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Drink Wine with Wine People

The Boiler Room’s Fourth Annual Guild of Sommeliers Dinner is scheduled for Thursday, August 28 at 5:30 PM. This five course meal is hosted by Master Sommeliers Matt Stamp and Jesse Becker. This annual dinner is a fundraiser for the Guild of Sommeliers. Reserve a ticket ($225, not including tax and gratuity) beforehand to make sure you get a spot. http://www.boilerroomomaha.com

The Good Food Revolution

Sustainable art shows are popping up all over town, all with the mutual goal of bringing attention to the sustainability movement. The pieces displayed are designed to prompt conversation about where our food comes from and what people can do to make sure they...

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Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival

The date has been set for the second annual Nebraska Brew, Vine and Spirits Festival: Saturday, September 13. Taking place from 11:00 a.m. until 8:00 p.m., this year’s event will be on the green space at 10th and Capitol Avenue. Food, live entertainment, and –of course- lots of drinks will be available. http://nebraskabrewwineandspiritsfestival.com/

Scooter’s Expanding

Scooter’s Coffeehouse started in Nebraska back in 1998 by Omaha natives, but this locally-owned coffee powerhouse will soon expand exponentially with even more locations opening up in Arizona. Already present in several states, it’s hard to believe that Scooter’s began as a small drive-thru...

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Nosh's New Executive Chef

Nosh Wine Lounge on 10th and Dodge has a new executive chef. With former executive chef of two years Isaiah Renner leaving to pursue other business ventures, Rocco Caniglia in stepping in to take over the kitchen. http://noshwine.com/

Smiles - and Local Food

Even more local foods are showing up on the shelves at a couple of Hy-Vee stores, including the 132nd & Dodge and the 156th & Maple locations. Check out their new offerings from Branch Oaked Farm, Davey Road Ranch and Dutch Girl Creamery, all of which are located within Nebraska. http://hy-vee.com

Salt 88 Accolades

Salt 88 was selected for the Wine Spectator's 2014 Award of Excellence. This award goes to...

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Bike Against Hunger

Rotary First Harvest says that over 100 billion pounds of food goes uneaten within the United States every year. Does that appall you? How about the fact that 50 million people within the United States fall into the category of “food insecure?” Bike Against Hunger aims to shed light upon these startling facts. Plan to attend the Omaha Bike Against Hunger event on August 1 at 5:00 at Miller’s Landing. http://firstharvest.org/harvest-against-hunger/bike-ride/

Join the (Bacon) Club

If you consider yourself a discerning bacon fanatic and have an appreciation for locally-made food, you might want to check out the Omaha Bacon Club. Locally-made bacon that comes from...

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Brace Yourself, Vegans!

Omaha’s first all-vegan restaurant is on schedule to open their doors on August 5. Modern Love Omaha will initially only serve dinner, but has plans to offer a Sunday brunch soon thereafter. More good news: they have their liquor license. http://www.modernloveomaha.com/

Omaha’s Food Network Star

The second season of The Food Network’s “Kids Cook-Off” with Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri  premiers on August 14 and includes a young chef from Omaha. Helen Wilson will be a "kidtestant" on this season, which includes a bunch of culinary competitions and oohs and aahs from a long list of celebrity guest judges....

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Thirsty for Tea?

Thirst-Tea Café opened its doors on June 30 in Midtown Crossing. They offer a huge variety of teas and plenty of snacks. If you’re a fan of bubble tea, you’re going to love this place. Any chance this tea place will sway the coffee lovers of Omaha and make them tea fanatics? We shall see. http://www.thirstteacafe.com

Growing Cities Needs Help

This is your last chance to help local filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette with their quest to get their documentary Growing Cities aired on PBS. Their Kickstarter campaign is nearing its funding amount, but more is needed. Help these guys get the word out to the world about urban farming. Seriously, even $5 will help....

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