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Omaha Beer Fest

Tickets are on sale for the 4th Annual Omaha Beer Fest taking place June 6-7 at Stinson Park. This year they’ve included some food trucks to complement the fifty or so breweries represented. Live music, beer education sessions and other attractions will make this a fun event, particularly for those who can remain upright and cognizant after sampling so much beer. http://www.omahabeerfest.com/

 

Beer & Bacon

Speaking of beer tasting, tickets are also on sale for the 2nd Annual Beer & Bacon Festival scheduled for Saturday, August 2. This event is hosted by the Old Mattress Factory and tickets are limited. Although drinking beer and eating bacon is likely ample incentive to...

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The Dining Room at Union Pacific

If you've never set foot inside the Union Pacific building, it's worth a look. The corporate building is open to the public (or, at least, the atrium is) so anyone can wander into the building and have some fun watching people in business casual clothing scurry from one place to another. I can't guarantee that someone wouldn't eventually ask you what you're doing standing there watching people, but hey, it's worth a shot.

Walk into the front doors of the building and you'll undoubtedly spot the Dining Room up on the next level. Take the stairs or the escalator, but look out because everyone there is on their way to something, and whatever that it, they have to be there quickly.

Out of my...

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Discounted Dining

Some people are embarrassed by using coupons and discounts at restaurants. Not me. I’ll walk into these places waving my coupon over my head, humming a happy song about how I’m not paying full price.

My experiment for the week: all my eating adventures included discounted vouchers from various sources. It wasn’t without its hiccups, but all in all I’m declaring my experiment a success.

Groupon

I’ve used Groupon successfully before for discounted race tickets, mainly because I figure if I’m going to pay someone to let me run anywhere it might as well be at a discounted rate. So I went into this knowing that Groupon has proven to work for me in the past and that most merchants seem to...

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Is It Patio Season Yet?

Finally, Omaha is on the cusp of patio season. So stop by Corkscrew Wine and Cheese, 10924 Prairie Brook Rd in Rockbrook Village, and enjoy their quaint patio. Another reason to stop by is that their Rosé has started to arrive. This past week, they have received 13 cases of the most popular Bieler Pere et Fils. They are also currently pouring a Montepulciano Rosé by the glass. Stop out and see Janell and Justin this afternoon for a glass.

 

Get Your Mug Out.

Krug Park, 6205 Maple St., is offering Monday Mug Night in April which features the lovely Stella Artois wine chalice. Try the Stella Artois Cidre, made with hand-picked apples. Get your glass and first...

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Think Local Food

I grew up a few miles west of the Union Stockyards in South Omaha. On windy days when the sun burned hot and bright in a blinding blue sky the acrid sent of manure would fill my nostrils while I worked alongside my parents and siblings picking pole beans and tomatoes in our garden. When I look back to my youth, before my parents were divorced, before south Omaha transformed from one kind of ethnic community into another, I think of our garden and the bright and blinding summer sun.

My parents weren’t exactly hippies, but they did name me Summer, and my older brother narrowly escaped the name Wolfgang. My dad always packed a lunch for work, the idea of eating out was unthinkable, and my...

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Toast Nebraska Wines

Hosted by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and Blur Parties, the first annual “Toast Nebraska” wine festival is scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Mahoney State Park. Listen to Reggae and sip wine while noshing on unique foods from Omaha's new restaurant Fusion BBQ, who will be serving their slow smoked meats. There will also be wood-fired pizza, Mexican cuisine and cupcakes from Le Cupcake, voted Lincoln's CHOICE for Cupcakes and featured on Cupcake Wars in 2012.  This event is sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska Game and Parks. Tickets can be purchased at http://www.toastnebraska.com.

 

East Meets West in the BBQ World

Benson...

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