Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar : Hummus is Yummus

Living on the southern coast of Turkey for a couple years made me a bit of a snob when it comes to Mediterranean food back here in the States. I often find myself making smarmy comments along the lines of, “Oh, you think this is hummus? Too bad you can’t taste the hummus I ate when I lived on the southern coast of Turkey for a couple years.”

I know, I know – it’s annoying.

You can understand my trepidation about trying out the Mediterranean Bistro and Wine Bar, because after all, not only was I worried that I would be disappointed by the food but I was also a little afraid I might go into smarmy mode. That’s why I went with my friend Sara; she had recommended this place and hasn’t...

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Stout It Out

Oh, the dark, mysterious stout. Some identify it as the base of a notoriously unwise cocktail known as the Irish car bomb. As if that’s not a bad enough impression, stouts — in particular dryer, Irish stouts like Guinness — picked up the nickname “liquid bread” somewhere along the line, making it sound like the beer would more likely lead to a nap than to a lively conversation.

The stout is a “misunderstood style,” according to Zac Triemert, Brewmaster at the recently opened Borgata Brewery & Distillery in the Old Market. The big differentiator between stouts and other styles is that it uses roasted barley or malt hence the darker color. “People see it as typically being heavy, high in...

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Not Too Late To Vote For Nebraska’s Best Burger

From now until March 15, visit http://www.nebeef.org and vote on your favorite burger in Nebraska. Sponsored by the Nebraska Beef Council, diners have a chance to weigh in on their favorite burger from across the state. Once the first round has been completed, a panel of judges will do their own taste test,  putting together a list of Best Burger finalists. You will then have another opportunity to vote from March 15 through March 30 on the selected finalists to determine the overall winner of Best Burger in Nebraska. So get out there and vote away at nebeef.org.


Who Wouldn’t Want A Ride To And From A Bar?

On Thursdays, Fridays, and...

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Who Doesn’t Love Sandwich Night?

The Kitchen Table, 1415 Farnam St, is running week-night dinners with vegetarian options starting at 5pm. You can eat in or order online for meals on the go at http://www.kitchentableomaha.com
Mondays are Soup and Sandwich Night.
Tuesday is Burger Night.
Wednesday is Pizza Night.
Thursday is Taco Night.
And Friday is Risotto Night.
Also, important to note is that Monday nights have a free corkage fee for those who would like to bring along their own bottle of wine for dinner.

 

Over Easy is announcing service on all days of the week.

Over Easy, 16859 Q St, is now open on Mondays. Enjoy breakfast or lunch at Over Easy 7 days a week from 7am to...

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Building Community with Beer: The Impact of Omaha Beer Week

A great man once said, “There is always room for more beer.” In Omaha, it seems as though every spare nook and cranny are being filled with breweries. Craft beer demand in our city is so high, that our own Omaha Beer Week event has become a national destination for many who long for a pint of Bourbon County without Chicago prices.

Things are changing in the beer scene here in Omaha, and it is incredibly exciting.

Said great man is Chris Bettini, internationally recognized beer aficionado, Marketing chair of Omaha Beer Week, and the monk at most Crescent Moon beer events.

“Omaha Beer Week spawned out of a discussion between Dustin Boushon, the owner of Krug Park, and Bill Baburek,...

entered on 03/03/14 at 09:41 PM | read more »


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Omaha Loves Our James Beard Award Semifinalist

Congratulations to Chef Clayton and team at The Grey Plume on being nominated as a James Beard Foundation semifinalist for 2014 Best Chef Award, Midwest. Follow or copy the link below for other nominations.
http://www.jamesbeard.org/blog/2014-restaurant-and-chef-award-semifinalists.


More Talent Coming from the Grey Plume

Chase Grove, chef de partie at The Grey Plume, Omaha, will be competing in a regional cooking competition March 17, in St. Louis during the American Culinary Federation’s (ACF) Central Regional Conference. Grove is competing for the title of ACF Central Region Student Chef of the Year against three other aspiring...

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