Crumbs June 28 2012

Have you heard of the Nebraska Wine Passport? It is a fun and creative way to tour and taste Nebraska wines while winning prizes along the way. The Department of Economic Development’s Travel and Tourism Division designed the passport program three years ago. New this year, the passport tours are themed so they can be tailored to a person’s interests. The Nebraska Wine Passport includes 24 wineries and 7 tasting rooms throughout the state and is presented to you by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and the Nebraska Grape and Wine Board. You can receive a Nebraska Wine Passport from any of the participating vineyards or through www.nebraskapassport.com. Then you carry your...

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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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Much More Than Curry at Curri

The last time I saw a menu with more than 75 items must have been at a chain diner. As I read the menu at Curri, I realized there is much more to it than simply cramming every dish under the sun into one place. Co-owner Varma Dhanalakoti and his wife Mani Deepa wanted to incorporate at least a few traditional dishes from each region of their native India, originally opening the restaurant with more than 100 choices. Their capacity to make everything in-house from scratch is certainly a departure from your average greasy spoon.

Nestled in a strip mall, the interior at Curri, which opened in March, is neat and uncomplicated. The point-of-sale system is handled entirely on the ubiquitous...

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Crumbs June 21 2012

Block 16 is extending their hours to include dinner. Starting on Friday June 22, Block 16 will run their dinner menu Thursday through Saturdays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For more information go to www.block16omaha.com

West Omaha opens Cherryberry Self Serve Yogurt Bar at 156th and Pacific. With rotating flavors and toppings like fresh fruit, candies, nuts and syrups, Cherryberry brings frozen yogurt next to Mama's Pizza West, Hector's and the new Vincenzo's. They are open from 11:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Exact location is 1201 South 157th St. Suite A1 or contact Cherryberry at 402.991.9899.

Special for the College World Series, Lucky Bucket Brewing Company is teaming up with the...

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Looking for the best food at the CWS…

The College World Series has turned Omaha into the place to be and a place to eat for two weeks in June. With the second year in its new home at the TDAmeritrade Park, the city and visitors look to be loving it. And everywhere I looked people were eating.  I am a CWS newbie and have only heard stories of what the CWS was like around Rosenblatt so I can only imagine. But I can tell you what the CWS looks like now, in the north end of downtown. The tradition is very strong, the food booths are a plenty and I was excited to be there. 

I went with my husband and my father-in-law to eat and take in the scene. And we did eat. Parking is very expensive for Omaha considering that most of the...

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Review of J.Coco

I was conflicted with the news that Jennifer Coco would be leaving the The Flat Iron Cafe to start her own restaurant, J. Coco. At first I was excited to try the new dining experience and enjoy her cuisine, however then I became nervous – what if it wasn’t up to the culinary level of The Flat Iron? What if she couldn’t execute her new dishes in the same way she used to do? We recently dined at The Flat Iron and it still is one of my favorite upscale restaurants in Omaha. How would J. Coco compare?

Well, Jennifer Coco, you can rest assured that you are living up to your reputation. You alleviated my fears not once, but twice now and I’m excited to add you to my list of favorite dining...

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