Star Deli

First things first: Star Deli in Benson is not the same Star Deli that was in the Jewish Community Center in Omaha. I figured this out quickly when I first walked into Benson’s Star Deli and didn’t see matzo ball soup on the menu. I guess I was confused because for whatever reason I was under the impression that this was the same place. I asked the guy at the counter and he responded with a quick, “No, ma’am,” which was in a tone that indicated he’d responded to this question before.

I had walked in expecting to indulge in the same types of food I devour when I visit my Jewish family in Los Angeles, but had to switch gears and instead check out what the Star Deli menu had to offer. It’s...

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Omaha Recognized for Great Food, Again

You’re probably not surprised to find that Omaha appears on many lists of great places for foodies. This time it’s the 2014 Livability.com’s list of Top 10 Foodie Cities where Omaha appears as #9. Among those eateries specifically mentioned: The Grey Plume, V. Mertz, and The Drover. http://livability.com/top-10/top-10-foodie-cities-2014

Openings: Cupcakes and Beer

A grand opening of epic proportions for cupcake fans in Papillion is taking place just south of Highway 370 at Midlands Place. Smallcakes: A Cupcakery opens its doors, offering freshly-made baked goods and the cheeky motto, “Maybe a Cupcake Will Help?” Also opening its doors is Farnam...

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Help the Good Food Revolution

Local filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette are trying to raise enough money to sponsor an airing of their documentary Growing Cities on PBS. The film is about urban farming and the positive impact it has on communities, and a showing of the film on PBS would reach a national audience. Want to help? Check out the duo’s Kickstarter campaign to donate. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/growincities/growing-cities-lets-get-urban-farming-on-pbs

Save the Date

Absolutely Fresh Seafood Company has been around Omaha for some time – 35 years, to be exact. Join them for their anniversary party on Sunday, July 27 from 3:00 – 8:00 PM. Food, drinks and live...

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You Are What You Eat

I try to be a mindful eater. Considering that we are what we put into our body, I want to be sure I’m made of healthy, pretty things. So I recently took an inventory of the foods I regularly eat, and here is what I found; if I am indeed what I eat, then I am made of approximately 30% fruits and vegetables, 20% animal, 15% eggs and dairy, and 35% a combination of additives that years of winning spelling bees won’t help me to sound out, chemicals that even scientists have to use initials or nicknames for, and seven synonyms for sugar.

Ouch.

What the heck are you eating?

Let’s talk about a common food additive, but instead of saying “Butylated Hydroxytoluene,” let’s say “jet fuel.” It’s...

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More Than a Meal

Food is fashionable. From blogs to news reports, it is common to hear words like “farm to table”, “locally sourced,” “free-range, free-trade, cage-free,” in reference to the food we choose to eat. Food truly can be an art form for those with the means, and the luck, to be able to handpick their meals. But there is a large majority of the population who associate “hungry,” and “not enough,” when it comes to food.

And many of them are right here in Omaha.

In a 2008-2012 census data report, Douglas County had a population of nearly 540,000 people, with 14% of those living below the poverty line. Comparatively, Nebraska as a whole reported 12.4% individuals living below the poverty line.

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Marks Bistro Chef Now Co-Owner

Executive Chef James Davis joins the shareholders and becomes a co-owner at Marks Bistro in Dundee. He joins three other shareholders, all of which work at Marks Bistro full-time. You probably already know that the food at Marks is amazing, but now you know that the people who work there believe in what they’re doing enough to where they’re willing to put their money where their mouths are, metaphorically.  http://www.marksindundee.com/

The End of Many Eras

A rash of recent restaurant closings seem to have happened rather abruptly. Among the list: Bellevue Café, Taste Bistro, and perhaps most jolting, Grandmothers, which was in business for 40 years before...

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