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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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Nosh's New Executive Chef

Nosh Wine Lounge on 10th and Dodge has a new executive chef. With former executive chef of two years Isaiah Renner leaving to pursue other business ventures, Rocco Caniglia in stepping in to take over the kitchen. http://noshwine.com/

Smiles - and Local Food

Even more local foods are showing up on the shelves at a couple of Hy-Vee stores, including the 132nd & Dodge and the 156th & Maple locations. Check out their new offerings from Branch Oaked Farm, Davey Road Ranch and Dutch Girl Creamery, all of which are located within Nebraska. http://hy-vee.com

Salt 88 Accolades

Salt 88 was selected for the Wine Spectator's 2014 Award of Excellence. This award goes to...

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B&B Classic Dogs

When you walk into B&B Classic Dogs in Bellevue you’re going to have to make a decision as to where you will allow your attention to be pulled. Will you want to stop and savor the smell of the food? Will you want to allow your gaze to wander over to the menu on the wall, or will you instead get caught up in the bright lights and loud noises of the arcade in the back of the restaurant? Will you be able to disregard all these sensory events and boldly stride to the counter, confidently ordering a hot dog?

Calm down. It’s not meant to be stressful.

Opened last year, B&B Classic Dogs can be summed up in one word: fun. I mean, hot dogs are fun and arcades are fun, so put them both together in...

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Hot Food Walking

If you’re sick of going to the same restaurants all the time, maybe it’s time to mix things up and try out a food truck – if you can catch it.

Diner Food, Twisted

“My dad suggested a food truck and I thought, ‘Yeah, that’s it.’ Three generations work on our family-owned truck,” said Scotty Johnson.

Scotty’s Go-Go Grill serves classic diner food with a twist, making it fun and different. Johnson said one of his biggest selling items is his Bacon Dog, a quarter pound Nathan’s hot dog wrapped in bacon and topped with sweet pepper relish.

“Another huge seller is my Barnyard Burger which is a third pound handcrafted burger, topped with fried chicken, bacon and cheese,” he said.

For Johnson,...

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Bike Against Hunger

Rotary First Harvest says that over 100 billion pounds of food goes uneaten within the United States every year. Does that appall you? How about the fact that 50 million people within the United States fall into the category of “food insecure?” Bike Against Hunger aims to shed light upon these startling facts. Plan to attend the Omaha Bike Against Hunger event on August 1 at 5:00 at Miller’s Landing. http://firstharvest.org/harvest-against-hunger/bike-ride/

Join the (Bacon) Club

If you consider yourself a discerning bacon fanatic and have an appreciation for locally-made food, you might want to check out the Omaha Bacon Club. Locally-made bacon that comes from...

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