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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The Pita Pit: Healthy Food Fast

 


Chris Pohl, is co-owner of one of Omaha’s newest restaurants, the Pita Pit. Though this is his first foray into the restaurant industry, Chris is quick to point out he doesn’t have a crazy story about he got into the business.

“Truthfully, I was looking at this other restaurant. It was something I’d kicked around for awhile. But the group of guys I am involved with have some pretty solid experience with Pita Pit and it just kind of went from talking about things to them actually happening,” said Chris.

He said they’d had some experience working together before so when they asked him if he wanted to join them, he said “yes.” It didn’t hurt that one of his partners was already a...

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9th Street Tavern Now Open in Capitol District

The 9th Street Tavern and Grill is now open and located one block south of the Century Link Center at 902 Dodge St. The new sports bar and grill hosts a weekly happy hour from 4-6:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and offers 27 televisions tuned to all sports coverage. With Nebraska native Chef Andrew Richardson at the helm, the 9th Street Tavern offers classic tavern cuisine, currently serving its comfy winter menu with items such as Shepard’s pie, stews and bison meatloaf. In addition, the 9th Street Tavern offers a signature drink menu with both domestic and craft beers on tap.

“We think this is a great neighborhood with three hotels and...

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New film looks at growing a healthy, sustainable food culture

With words like justice, security, healthy and sustainable increasingly attached to food in America, two Omaha filmmakers with an undisguised POV have plugged into the sustainable edibles culture with a new documentary.

In Growing Cities urban agriculture advocates Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette present farming operations around the nation as smart remedies to inner city food deserts. The doc's. 7 p.m. Film Streams screening on Oct. 29 will be followed by a Q&A with the creators.

Writer-director Susman, cinematographer Monbouquette and production manager Brent Lubbert logged 13,500 miles in a Dodge Caravan van on a three-month road trip to 20 cities in 2011. They searched out the...

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Inaugural Brew, Vine and Arts Festival

Nebraska at the Market presents the first inaugural All Nebraska Brew, Vine and Arts Festival on Leavenworth St. between 12th and 13th Sts. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19. With food, arts and live music playing throughout the day, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. Participating breweries include Blue Blood, Schilling Bridge, Nebraska Brewing Co. and Storz Brewery. There will be over a dozen wineries from the area including Soaring Wings and James Arthur Vineyards. Nebraska Humane Society will have their Paws van on hand between noon and 2 p.m. Tickets for the event are five for $15 for wine and five for $5...

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