Stating The Obvious on Foodborne Illness
This just out from the Center of Disease Control and Prevention: More than half of all foodborne illness outbreaks in the United States are associated with restaurants, delis, banquet facilities, schools and other institutions. The CDCP’s Environmental Health Specialists Network announces four new publications on restaurant food handling practices that have been linked with foodborne illness outbreaks in restaurant settings. These publications are on the following topics: ground beef handling, handling of leafy greens,chicken cross-contamination, and sick food workers. Food safety programs and the restaurant industry can use these findings to develop effective interventions to improve food safety in restaurants.
Eating Around Town: Omaha Culinary Tours
Welcome Omaha Culinary Tours, a food tour company, showcasing Omaha’s food scene. Currently booking the Midtown Walking Food Tour. Stop at 6 or 7 places where you will eat, shop and learn a little history along way. Tickets are $45 for a two and half hour tour. Visit www.omahaculianrytours.com for more information or to book a tour.
Benson Brewery Brunch and UnBurger
With new reigns in the kitchen, Benson Brewery, 6059 Maple St., has a new brunch menu to announce. They will be serving their brunch menu on both Saturdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Also worth mentioning, the Vegan Brew Burger is getting rave reviews. If that’s your thing, try it out and let us know what you think. For more information, go to www.bensonbrewery.com.
Spend a Little Time in The Seeds
There is a Seed Packaging Party on Saturday, Jan. 11, 2014, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Benson Branch Library, 61st and Binney. Your help is needed to label and fill packets with seeds for the upcoming gardening season.
Festivus and Done Us
The Lauter Tun Fine Ales and Spirits, 3309 Oak View Dr., will close their doors for good on Dec. 29. According to their recent Facebook post, the folks at Lauter Tun tell us that “their glass is almost empty.” They will however, still throw the Lauter Tun’s 3rd Annual Festivus For The Rest Of Us on Monday, Dec. 23 starting a 6 p.m.