Urban Abbey

“The main thing is we are not trying to make a profit, we are trying to make an impact,” said Debra McKnight, Executive Director for Urban Abbey.

Urban Abbey opened in November of 2011. McKnight explained First United Methodist Church was in the process of exploring what it meant to be a church in the world. At the same time, Soul Desires Bookstore (in the Old Market) was considering its future. McKnight said they received a grant, with churches across the state of Nebraska contributing to Urban Abbey’s mission.

McKnight leads worship services on Sunday evenings at 5:30 p.m. She also works with staff to connect with other non-profit groups and help them through fundraisers. McKnight said...

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Drink Wine with Wine People

The Boiler Room’s Fourth Annual Guild of Sommeliers Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 PM. This five course meal is hosted by Master Sommeliers Matt Stamp and Jesse Becker. This annual dinner is a fundraiser for the Guild of Sommeliers. Reserve a ticket ($225, not including tax and gratuity) beforehand to make sure you get a spot. http://www.boilerroomomaha.com

The Good Food Revolution

Sustainable art shows are popping up all over town, all with the mutual goal of bringing attention to the sustainability movement. The pieces displayed are designed to prompt conversation about where our food comes from and what people can do to make sure they...

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Omaha’s Community Gardens

As fast as fad diets come and go, faithful foodies, vegans, carnivores, and even the sometimes hard to understand world of raw consumers can all agree on one thing, and that is we should all be eating more fruits and vegetables. That should be easy enough, right? I mean, who doesn’t love fresh summer watermelon juice dripping off of their elbows, or a tomato so sweet and crisp you just sink your teeth into it like an apple?

A quick gander at a weekly circular indicates that an in-season, hydroponically grown, slightly waxy, chemically bathed hybrid tomato is on sale this week…and still incredibly expensive. Red bell peppers are $1.20 each. My favorite recipe for red peppers calls for six!...

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Food, Fun and Family at Piccolo Pete’s

When nervous teenage boys and their sparkling homecoming dates are ushered into seats beside men in jeans and ball caps this fall, they will not only sit down to a meal that will become a fond memory, but they will have become part of an Omaha tradition.
 
Purchased as a blacksmith shop in 1922 by Sicilian immigrant Joseph Piccolo, the venture took on life as a grocery store, a beer garden, and finally under the management of Joseph’s son Anthony, a restaurant and Omaha landmark.

Still run by family to this day 80 years later, Omaha’s second oldest steakhouse is proving that in a time of drive-thru dinners and burger dives, sitting down to a hot meal with loved ones is still where the...

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Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival

The date has been set for the second annual Nebraska Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival: Saturday, September 13. Taking place from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., this year’s event will be on the green space at 10th and Capitol Avenue. Food, live entertainment, and –of course- lots of drinks will be available. http://nebraskabrewwineandspiritsfestival.com/

Scooter’s Expanding

Scooter’s Coffeehouse started in Nebraska back in 1998 by Omaha natives, but this locally-owned coffee powerhouse will soon expand exponentially with even more locations opening up in Arizona. Already present in several states, it’s hard to believe that Scooter’s began as a small drive-thru...

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Menu of Menus 2014

Best Soup

WINNER
Broccoli Cheese at J.Coco:
One must be diligent to find themselves lucky enough to encounter the famous J.Coco broccoli cheese soup. A rare soup special, it draws a crowd with its creamy, yet light texture. There will be no hiding your veggies once you taste the still-bright broccoli in this fresh take on a soup standard! Follow J.Coco on Facebook to stay on top of the ever-changing specials.

Tomato Cashew  at McFoster’s:
Surprisingly smoky, this pleasant soup will leave you wanting for nothing.

French Onion at Marks Bistro:
Presented in a rustic crock with a crust of rich gruyere, this perfectly seasoned soup will warm you through even on Omaha’s coldest of winter days....

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