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Oysters on the half-shell are obviously gluten-free, but the folks at both Shucks locations offer a slew of gluten free items, ranging from gluten-free breads for sandwiches and sides, to gluten-free breading for wings and calamari and other fried items. Just ask to see their gluten-free menu the next time you’re in. 

Qdoba is celebrating Husker football season with a contest that could land you a pair of tickets, a meet and greet and a trip to the field to meet Lil’ Red. While the last part doesn’t sound like much of a prize, free Husker football tickets are always welcome. Go to their web site, qdobanebraska.com, and find the hidden Lil’ Red. When you find him, click on him to enter....

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-- Westside Community Schools hired Sharon Schaefer as the new Culinary Manager for Westside High School. Schaefer is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, N.Y. and interned at the Food Network. She hopes to further incorporate from-scratch cooking and local foods into Westside's menus.

-- Lincoln-based ShadowBrook Farm was awarded nearly $32,000 from the Nebraska Rural Development Commission and the Nebraska Department of Economic Development to help increase production of its processing facility. ShadowBrook farm will collaborate with other small dairy farms in eastern Nebraska to increase the production of specialty cheeses. ShadowBrook cheeses can be found at...

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Whole Foods is testing a new wellness program. For a mere $199 signup fee and $45 per month, participants “can get lifestyle evaluations and access to classes in nutrition, cooking and health, along with 10% discounts on 1,000 better-for-you foods sold in Whole Foods," USA Today wrote. The programs running in Massachusetts, Illinois and California. NYC and Princeton, New Jersey are coming soon. If the program’s a hit (and who can say "No" to that sexy 10% discount for spending over $700?), it might be rolled out to more, if not all, stores nationwide.

Cookbook author Bee Yinn Low’s new book “Easy Chinese” won’t hit shelves for another couple months, but if you’ve been curious about the...

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Omaha Restaurant Week

On a national food stage, Omaha gets little credit for our vast culinary scene and impact on the food world. However, times they are a changing and this summer has been an amazing journey for the Omaha food community. It seems like a natural progression to have our own restaurant week and luckily for us, it starts September 16.

Although restaurant corporations have used the Omaha area for decades as a test market, little is mentioned in the media nationally.  This year the food gods answered my prayers and unloaded a wave of attention on the Omaha food and beverage industry. It started with Chef Ludo Lefebvre, a classically trained, five-star French chef finding his way to Omaha on a...

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Bella Vita Bella Elkhorn

Although snow flurries are in the distant past, I have fond memories of last winter when in February I set out to find some of the best places in the Metro area preparing the brilliant dish, Osso Buco. The traditional Italian dish is comprised of braised veal shanks, loosely translated as ‘hollow bone’ or ‘whole bone’ for the prized bone marrow inside the shank.  On a recommendation, I tried Bella Vita to test their version of Osso Buco.

When I arrived in the afternoon, snow flurries began to swirl around the historic buildings of downtown Elkhorn.  Clearly, this was a sign; it was a perfect day to have Osso Buco. The atmosphere was very comfortable and inviting - attractive chairs with...

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Last week, Burger King announced they’d be doing away with that creepy masked King in their advertising in an effort to appeal to mothers instead of teenagers, according to USA Today. In an effort presumably to attract moms, they’re also rolling out their “California Whopper,” which is essentially a Whopper with guacamole. This will undoubtedly be some uber-guacamole that will never turn brown and last forever, but hey, whatever floats your boat.

Speaking of floating, Subway’s rolling out some new ads with drinking fountains full of grease, implying that you might as well be doing grease shots to chase those Whoppers and Big Macs. Yeah, you can get a veggie sub on crappy bread with no...

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