In the Dawg House but it’s all good

“Nobody beats our wiener.” That’s Chicago Dawg House’s slogan.

Owner Kelly Keegan said he brought his business to Midtown Crossing last month because he wanted to have a good family restaurant where families could eat and not go broke.

Keegan had never owned a restaurant before but after 23 years in the corporate world, he was suddenly told his services were no longer required. He did receive a severance package and that was the money he used to buy Chicago Dawg House from its former owner, a friend of Keegan’s.

“He is a great guy but not a good businessman. My friend tried to do too much without having a good support staff,” explained Keegan.

When Keegan’s friend first told him...

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Small Farming Workshop

Is small scale farming something that interests you? Then you may want to attend the UNL Extension’s "Small Spaces, Big Potential: a Small Scale Farming Workshop” on Sat., Nov. 23 at Kimmel Education & Research Center, 5985 G Road, Nebraska City. For more information or to register for the class, contact the Nemaha County UNL Extension Office at 402.274.4755.


Opening of Storz Brewing Co.

The much anticipated Storz Brewing Company is getting closer to opening their doors. On Friday, Nov. 15 the brewing company will host an opening press conference then the 19,000 square foot riverfront restaurant, formally known as Rick’s Boatyard, will open for business on...

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Food Focus: CoffeeHouse Pumpkin Drinks

Let’s get serious, people. Pumpkin drinks are everywhere right about now, and since this only happens once a year, we need to be very meticulous in our drink selections. Don’t waste the fall season drinking sub-par beverages when you can delight your pumpkin-deprived taste buds with utter deliciousness.

If you like pumpkin as much as I do, you recognize that is serious business indeed.

The key to finding the best pumpkin drinks is to find a place where they use fresh ingredients and don’t rely on ten thousand pounds of sugar to give the beverage its flavor. I humbly suggest that you head to a locally owned place if you really want the best options. I’m not necessarily saying that the...

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How do you like your eggs?

Get ready for Over Easy, a breakfast, lunch and drive-thru, coming soon to 168th and Q Sts. They describe themselves as offering honest food for a new era. Head Chef Tim Maides says he will be taking breakfast to a new level. Hurrying to open by Nov. 12, Over Easy will be open 7 days a week from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. For further information or updates on their innovative menu, visit their Facebook page or Twitter at OVEREASYOmaha.

Closed for repairs.

The Localmotive Food Truck has closed for the rest of fall and winter due to an engine replacement and radiator repairs. Via Facebook, the Localmotive team thanks everyone for your support and will look forward to...

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Theater-food pairing highlights the legacy of fabled French chef Escoffier

Long before the Food Network or even television's start, long before our cult of celebrity, a certain French chef attained such fame that he became a culinary star concocting meals for socialites and royals.

Georges Auguste Escoffier literally wrote the book that standardized contemporary cooking, commercial kitchen organization and fine dining. Still studied today in culinary circles, Escoffier would be a household name in this media-driven era of celebrity chefs. Omahan Marty Skomal pays homage to Escoffier in a one-man portrayal he;s performing Nov. 16 at Metropolitan Community College's Institute for the Culinary Arts.

Skomal, Nebraska Arts Council arts administrator and director...

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Celebrate Taste

The Omaha Restaurant Association is hosting "Celebrate Taste", a charity event featuring many of Omaha's Finest Chefs who will be offering a sampling of their Restaurant's menu items at Anthony's Steakhouse and Grand Ballroom, 7229 F St., on Sun., Nov 3, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This event is in honor of friend, fellow chef and owner of Catering Creations, Jeff Snow, who was hit by a car while bicycling with his children in August. Snow sustained terrible injuries that lead to 8 days in intensive care followed by 5 weeks of hospital care. Thankfully, Snow will be back to work after the first of the year. But of course, there are many expenses that were incurred during...

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