Older than Beer or Wine

I’ll admit that the first time my friend told me there is a meadery in Bellevue I thought she was saying “meatery” and I couldn’t figure out what all the fuss was about. Once someone explained to me what a meadery actually is, I became so intrigued that I had to go check it out for myself.

Moonstruck Meadery in Bellevue opened its doors October 28, 2011. “We sold out three weeks later,” says Brian Schlueter, the meadery’s founder. “We reopened January 26 and then we closed four weeks later because we ran out of product again. We ramped up production and have been open ever since.”

It’s not a large place, but its cozy atmosphere works perfectly for the laid-back vibe of the meadery....

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<p>  From right: Phil Anania, Anne Cavanaugh and Byce Coulton.</p> <p>   </p> Come As You Are

An eye for the accessible and a true passion for letting people and food come as they are settles The French Bulldog into its Dundee home.

The highly anticipated neighborhood restaurant and deli opens this Saturday, Sept. 8th at 50th and Underwood streets. It came to fruition over many months of casual conversations and chance meetings between Amsterdam Falafel and Kabab owners  Anne Cavanaugh and Phil Anania, and Chef Bryce Coulton, formerly of Pitch and the Boiler Room.

Coulton has made a name for himself amid the Omaha dining scene due to his skills and passion for charcuterie. It was during a culinary program at the Ballymaloe Cookery School in Ireland that he learned to truly...

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In Search of Breakfast

Mere words cannot describe the warm affection I feel toward the breakfast meal. I consider myself quite the breakfast aficionado, so it only makes sense that I would venture out to various breakfast spots in town in search of the best place I could find where the food is delicious and the menu delightfully varied.

Vidlak’s Brookside Café, 15668 West Center Road, Mon-Sun 7:00AM – 1:00PM

Vidlak’s Brookside Café has a no-nonsense ambiance. You seat yourself and the efficient wait staff suddenly appears out of nowhere. There is not much by way of décor, but what it lacks in aesthetics it makes up for in great food and low prices.

The menu features the standard breakfast fare, but the...

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Outstanding in The Field comes to Nebraska

Local food connoisseurs are looking forward to the Outstanding in The Field Dinner this Saturday, August 4th at Branched Oak Farm in Raymond Nebraska, owners Doug and Krista Dittman. The event is part of the Outstanding in the Field 2012 North American Tour. 

The mission for Outstanding in the Field is to reconnect diners to the food they eat, while honoring the farm and farmers that provide the food, creating a celebratory dining experience. Outstanding in the Field began back in 1999 and have been setting long tables for people to eat ever since. The Outstanding in the Field events have been held in every type of possible setting from farms, gardens, ranches, mountains, seaside and...

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Eater, Meet Food

My friend (we will call her Susan) and I often discuss the local food scene. Is there really a scene? Are people really passionate about local food, supporting small farms and eating well? Or are they going to the farmers market so they can wear a floppy hat and tote a canvas shopping bag just to buy a pastry and a $5 jar of jam.

Does anyone really know what to do with tarragon? Or kholrabi? Or beets? Or any other produce item at the farmers market? Is it a place to shop and feed our families or is it a place to be seen?

My friend has a slightly more cynical view than I do, believing most people buy a bunch of Swiss chard only to let it rot in the fridge while ordering take out from...

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A Pantry of Immigrants

And DishOmaha Team

The American palate is constantly evolving. Evidence of that evolution here in Omaha is the strength and number of established ethnic markets throughout the city. Mexico, Asia, India and the Mediterranean are all represented, reinforcing culture with shared shopping and supporting the dishes that have been made and served for generations.

Most of Omaha’s ethnic markets are true to their roots in their products, languages and staff. As community borders continue to broaden, ethnic markets are seeing a much wider customer base, searching for ways to become stronger by offering a greater variety of products as they adapt to our ever-changing city. The Japanese market...

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