Eight Tips To Successful Grilling

This spring’s been warmer than usual, which means the grilling season began around Easter this year rather than the “official” start date of Memorial Day.
Whether you opt for charcoal, gas or use one of those hobo grills that run on newspaper, here are a few things to keep in mind this spring/summer when grilling:

1.     Don’t buy cheap charcoal. It may be tempting to spring for that generic brand of briquettes for $1.50, but don’t. Cheap charcoal is made out of furniture shavings and includes all sorts of nasty binders. You’ll burn more than charcoal – you’ll be burning stain, lacquer and all sorts of solvents. None of which are good for you.

2.     Invest in some sheet pans....

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<p>  Festival-goer digs in at Lewis and Clark Landing for Taste of Omaha 2011.</p> Find Omaha’s hottest summer food

Every summer, Omaha brings its finest foods out for some air, giving residents and visitors the chance to sample new flavors and old favorites at outdoor foodie events throughout the city.

One of the longest-lived such events is Taste of Omaha (June 1-3). Celebrating its 15th year, the annual food festival enables local restaurants to strut their stuff in the beautiful setting of the Lewis and Clark Landing on the river. If it takes more than food to whet your appetite for a good time, check out the new fire-spinning demos taking place in the Around the World Pavilion or visit the festival on Saturday for ethnic music ranging from Serbian to Irish to mariachi. A similar event, O Fest,...

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Crumbs for May 31 2012

Taste of Omaha runs this weekend, June 1-3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. This outdoor food festival is free to the public with over 50 restaurants offering a “taste” of their cuisine. In addition, there are 5 entertainment stages, activities for kids and a cooking stage with demos and presentations from local chefs. Taste of Omaha is located at the Heartland of America Park on 8th and Farnam and the Lewis and Clark Landing at 515 N. Riverfront Drive. For more information you can visit www.tasteofomaha.com

Absolutely Fresh Seafood is moving it’s downtown location at 18th and Leavenworth after 27 years. The new location will be next to...

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Grillers’ Guide to Grass-Fed Burgers

A few months ago, I opened my Facebook page to see a Rosie the Riveter-era e-poster on my site. She was holding an armful of vegetables and the caption beneath her read, “Try Organic Food … or as a your grandparents called it, ‘food.’” Replace the vegetables with a hamburger and the caption could’ve easily read, “Try Grass-fed Beef … or as your grandparents called it, ‘beef.’”

This weekend marks the kick-off of grilling season, so I began to ponder the idea of grilling grass-fed burgers for our Memorial Day Barbecue. I have to be honest, in many ways, meat, especially red meat, is unchartered territory for me. I was almost 30 when I had my first hamburger as an adult. My husband made it...

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Taita, New Restaurant In Benson; Omaha Heritage Festival

Have you ever been curious about Peruvian food? You can put your curiosity to rest by checking out Taita Restaurant in Benson. Mostly serving seafood with Peruvian flare, Taita will have an official grand opening Friday, May 25 and is located in the historic Benson Bakery Building at 6109 Maple Street. For more information, call Taita at 402. 558.2482

This Memorial weekend, join Omaha in celebrating our many cultures at the Omaha Heritage Festival at the Lewis and Clark Landing. Organized by the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation, the festival was designed to help bring together different communities throughout Omaha and the surrounding areas by sharing the uniqueness of...

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crumbs May 17

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Village Pointe Wine Festival, which is being held Friday June 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday June 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street at Village Pointe. Tickets are available at Brix and are $45 a person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for the Heartland. Samples of over 100 wines, a Riedel tasting glass and small plates from Village Pointe Restaurants; Brix, Kona Grill, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse are all included in the ticket cost.  In addition, Vibes at Village Pointe Concert Series will have the Finest Hour on Friday night June 8 and The Innocence on Saturday Night June 9 at...

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