Crumbs for May 31 2012

Taste of Omaha runs this weekend, June 1-3, from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. This outdoor food festival is free to the public with over 50 restaurants offering a “taste” of their cuisine. In addition, there are 5 entertainment stages, activities for kids and a cooking stage with demos and presentations from local chefs. Taste of Omaha is located at the Heartland of America Park on 8th and Farnam and the Lewis and Clark Landing at 515 N. Riverfront Drive. For more information you can visit www.tasteofomaha.com

Absolutely Fresh Seafood is moving it’s downtown location at 18th and Leavenworth after 27 years. The new location will be next to...

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Grillers’ Guide to Grass-Fed Burgers

A few months ago, I opened my Facebook page to see a Rosie the Riveter-era e-poster on my site. She was holding an armful of vegetables and the caption beneath her read, “Try Organic Food … or as a your grandparents called it, ‘food.’” Replace the vegetables with a hamburger and the caption could’ve easily read, “Try Grass-fed Beef … or as your grandparents called it, ‘beef.’”

This weekend marks the kick-off of grilling season, so I began to ponder the idea of grilling grass-fed burgers for our Memorial Day Barbecue. I have to be honest, in many ways, meat, especially red meat, is unchartered territory for me. I was almost 30 when I had my first hamburger as an adult. My husband made it...

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Taita, New Restaurant In Benson; Omaha Heritage Festival

Have you ever been curious about Peruvian food? You can put your curiosity to rest by checking out Taita Restaurant in Benson. Mostly serving seafood with Peruvian flare, Taita will have an official grand opening Friday, May 25 and is located in the historic Benson Bakery Building at 6109 Maple Street. For more information, call Taita at 402. 558.2482

This Memorial weekend, join Omaha in celebrating our many cultures at the Omaha Heritage Festival at the Lewis and Clark Landing. Organized by the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation, the festival was designed to help bring together different communities throughout Omaha and the surrounding areas by sharing the uniqueness of...

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crumbs May 17

Tickets are now available for the 2nd Annual Village Pointe Wine Festival, which is being held Friday June 8 from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday June 9 from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Main Street at Village Pointe. Tickets are available at Brix and are $45 a person with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Food Bank for the Heartland. Samples of over 100 wines, a Riedel tasting glass and small plates from Village Pointe Restaurants; Brix, Kona Grill, Firebirds Wood Fired Grill and Johnny’s Italian Steakhouse are all included in the ticket cost.  In addition, Vibes at Village Pointe Concert Series will have the Finest Hour on Friday night June 8 and The Innocence on Saturday Night June 9 at...

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Now That’s What I Call a Drink

The bartender: You respect her because she stands between you and your drink, whether it be that first sip of cold beer at Friday Happy Hour or a nightcap at the watering hole down the street. If she’s busy, you wait. When she’s ready, you’re served.

But there‘s often more to tending bar than banging out a dozen Kamikaze shots at once. Inventive bartenders, inspired by century-old classics and the methods by which they were made, craft their own recipes and execute with precision and care. Mixology, as the field is known, seems to have skipped over the era of sugary sweet Fuzzy Navels and looks further back in time for inspiration. Today, Omaha abounds with bars that feature the work...

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A Mother’s Day Challenge: Brunch and Beyond

A Mother’s Day Challenge: Brunch and Beyond

Go ahead and let the laundry pile up as the dishes lay in the sink.
The lawn is not mowed. The grocery list is long. The new shirt you just put on has strawberry drippings from two seconds ago and your gray hairs are showing up like bright pink neon. The kids are all dressed up for brunch and playing in the mud. It is Mother’s Day. Regardless of all of items on the to-do list, it is time for all of those who are called Mom to be celebrated. 

I could write about the history of Mother’s Day (that it was only declared a national holiday in 1914 by then president Woodrow Wilson.) Or speculate on how Mother’s Day brunch became synonymous with...

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