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


East Meets West in the BBQ World


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Local bars featured on Bar Rescue

Three local bars will be featured on the hit Spike TV network show, Bar Rescue. Sorties Tavern which is located in Bellevue, Oasis Hookah Bar and TaZa nightclub, located downtown and O Face Bar, which is located in Council Bluffs, are all the focus of episodes.

Bar Rescue which premiered in July of 2011 features Jon Taffer, a food and beverage industry consultant entering nightclubs and bars with a team of professionals and helping them to reorganize, remodel, and fix any other internal issues the business is suffering from. Taffer frequently offers his professional expertise and is known to be quiet confrontational while he attempts to get his point across to an owner or employee.


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Running in the Best Burger Catergory...

Nothing says Nebraska like the Huskers and beef. Black Oak Grill is proud to have their Husker Burger placed into the top 10 in the Nebraska’s Best Burger contest and top three in Omaha. The Husker Burger is the featured Easter dish, along with three all-natural, high-quality Midwest steaks. Black Oak is located in the Midtown Crossings, 220 S. 31st Ave.


Easter Sunday and Jazz, A Great Combination

If you love Jazz and agree that it is a great way to spend an evening, then head on over Easter night to Pitch, 5021 Underwood Ave. Tom Hennig will be belting out some Jazz, Sunday, April 20, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Pitch Pizzeria will also be...

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Craft, Comfort, and Room to Grow: A Review of Wilson and Washburn

In a town saturated with bars, bar and restaurant Wilson and Washburn is brimming with potential. The decor of the bar is dark and warm with a hint of sexy, as images of burlesque dancers are framed on the brick walls. A large wooden apothecary holds shelves of spirits, 24 taps of local and international beers, and two large flat screen televisions. A staircase angles up the back of bar near the kitchen, leading to a lounge area upstairs with a capacity for 50 people, perfect for parties or work functions. Located a block from the Orpheum Theater, Wilson and Washburn is barely on the outskirts of the Old Market, with better bets for parking and avoiding the overspill from the core of...

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Getting Up Close and Personal

Kitchen Table is planning their first series of Summer Sunday Suppers.  Every 3rd Sunday of the Month, They will offer a 4-Course Sunday Supper that will feature 2 honored guests; a farmer and a producer that help make Kitchen Table’s menu possible. The entire Sunday Supper menu will focus on what the guest farmers have provided with an opportunity to get up close and personal with attendees about their passions for doing what they do. Tickets to the Summer Sunday Suppers will be sold in advance starting in May 2014. If you are interested in more information about Kitchen Table’s Summer Sunday Suppers, visit


Benson Brewery...

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