In Search of Coffee

Ask me if I’d like to spend some time gallivanting around town trying different specialty drinks at coffee shops and I doubt you’ll have trouble sensing my enthusiasm. In truth, I had a difficult time masking my glee about drinking coffee and labeling it research because the only thing I like better than coffee is more coffee.

I visited four independent coffee shops and asked the barista to make me whatever drink he or she considered to be the specialty drink. I also spent some time lingering with my coffee to get a sense of the shop’s ambiance and culture. It was tough. You’re welcome.

Caffeine Dreams, 4525 Farnam Street, http://www.CaffeineDreams.net

The barista presented me with...

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Lincoln’s own Round-Abouts Restaurant, a pot pie eatery, was featured on “Food Paradise” which airs on The Travel Channel. It was the first restaurant in Nebraska to appear on “Food Paradise”. The episode, ” Pot Pie Paradise” was scheduled to air on Wednesday, November 7th at 9:00 pm on The Travel Channel. Prometheus Entertainment, the company which produces “Food Paradise”, sent producers and a camera crew to Round-Abouts Restaurant in May to film the episode. Round-Abouts Restaurant is located at 70th & A Streets in Lincoln at Clocktower Shopping Center. Cameras took a look behind the scenes of the unique restaurant to see how the food is made. A full crowd was on hand that evening and...

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Lovers of Food and Music Unite!
Benefit dinners are pretty common these days but few are as cool as those that support Hear Nebraska. The nonprofit organization dedicated to making the cornhusker state a place for great music and creative talent partnered with Vegan Super Chef Isa Chandra Moskowitz of Post Punk Kitchen (http://www.theppk.com) and musical talent, The Mynabirds, for a one-night gourmet dinner and musical performance. The event will take place Sunday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Benson. Only 20 tickets are available at $100 per ticket. The money you spend is tax deductable, which means you get to feed your soul and your stomach at the same time. For complete details check out:...

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Where’s Your Beef?

You would be hard-pressed to catch my friend Stacy Darnold perusing the meat counter at a grocery store. She has enough beef at home in her freezer to last her family for a year. “I don’t know when the last time I bought beef from a store was,” she says. “I’d never buy beef from a grocery store unless for some weird reason I’m out of beef.” Of course, with a freezer full of beef at home, this never happens.

Stacy is just one of the many people who have joined the growing trend of buying quarter or half portions of cows directly from farms. Granted, as a self-proclaimed “farm kid,” this is not a new practice for her. “We always did this growing up. We bought beef from our neighbor.”...

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Food News Round-Up

Benefit to Support Bread and Cup Co-Owner Karen Shinn

Upon walking into Bread and Cup in Lincoln nothing particularly screams local – at least not in the typical Lincoln, Nebraska sense. No bright Husker-red walls or football memorabilia, but in a way it represents everything that local should be – a place for community and conversation.

The capital city restaurant turned five this year while one of the co-owners, Karen Shinn, battled reoccurring stage IV ovarian cancer. She was first diagnosed in 2010. She and her husband, Chef Kevin Shinn, are revered members of the regional culinary scene. A benefit dinner to help offset Karen’s medical costs will be held in her honor on Sunday,...

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Check out this fun event for all “foodies” or history buffs. There will be a Read it and Eat Culinary Conference at the W. Dale Clark Main Library on Saturday November 3rd, from 11:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m. The event is for all ages. Join former restaurateurs, Omaha food enthusiasts and historians as they discuss how menus have changed dramatically over the past 50 years in Omaha to reflect changes in society and how we look at food. People knowledgeable about the evolution of Omaha’s restaurants, food and kitchens will discuss the changes, as well as the reasons for the changes. Menus will be on display. Here are some of the other speakers and their agendas that will pride insight at the...

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