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Jessica Clem-McClaren

Back when Omaha was still brand new, an idea fostered over a game of cards evolved into one of the longest running clubs in local history. Boasting some of the best journalists in the country as members, the Omaha Press Club has been dedica... more

Oct 30, 2014 10:40 PM Eat

The issue of food insecurity is one that is too familiar here in the United States. Recognizing this nationwide dire issue, the Center for Science in the Public Interest created Food Day, a nationwide event meant to highlight the importance... more

Oct 2, 2014 6:05 PM Eat

The evolution of alcohol consumption has changed dramatically over the last few years, particularly in the Midwest. Where Bud Light buckets once reigned, clear tulips of craft beer have taken the throne. Bland vodka has been replaced with c... more

Jul 21, 2014 3:53 PM Eat

Food is fashionable. From blogs to news reports, it is common to hear words like “farm to table”, “locally sourced,” “free-range, free-trade, cage-free,” in reference to the food we choose to eat. Food truly can be an art form for those wit... more

Jun 6, 2014 3:36 AM Eat

In a town saturated with bars, bar and restaurant Wilson and Washburn is brimming with potential. The decor of the bar is dark and warm with a hint of sexy, as images of burlesque dancers are framed on the brick walls. A large wooden apot... more

Mar 19, 2014 6:32 PM Eat

A great man once said, “There is always room for more beer.” In Omaha, it seems as though every spare nook and cranny are being filled with breweries. Craft beer demand in our city is so high, that our own Omaha Beer Week event has become... more

Mar 4, 2014 3:41 AM Eat

Appreciating the small things had a whole new meaning on January 25th. A little bit of rye, a little bit of food, a lot of overwhelming intoxication of the senses. Nearly delirious with the memory of soft scallop, creamy egg, and the frie... more

Feb 3, 2014 11:02 PM Eat

Everyone can be a critic. From food bloggers to Yelp-ers, people everywhere have taken it upon themselves to publicly judge a new restaurant. Too upscale? Then too snobby. Too casual? Then too dirty. To open a place where class groups c... more

Nov 22, 2013 11:10 PM Eat

In 1920, Prohibition turned American farmers into outlaws, and numerous farms throughout the nation began distilling, storing and selling alcohol for the bootlegging industry. Templeton, Iowa, was one of those places, where a number of ta... more

Oct 10, 2013 8:37 PM Eat

Before Don Draper made Old-Fashioneds fashionable again, bar tenders and drinkers alike have been enjoying the complex flavors that enhance the pleasure of drinking a classic cocktail. These drinks have come back full speed because of t... more

Sep 5, 2013 9:05 PM Eat

"I asked one young girl for her opinion on what a mentor was,” explained Girls Inc. Executive Director Roberta Wilhelm, “She said, ‘A mentor is someone who isn’t paid to be with me.’” Across the state 80,000 youth and 30,000 in Omaha li... more

Aug 9, 2013 7:02 AM News

With 2012 standards coming up for a city council vote in August, Omaha still operates under the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code (IECC). These energy codes are the minimum requirements for new or remodeled homes, adopted by eve... more

Aug 7, 2013 6:11 AM News

Reading the chalkboard at Kitchen Table, I sipped on a fennel bourbon and listened to the excited chatter of the crowd behind me, anticipating a dinner unlike one I had ever participated in. The first course would be served on Farnam St.,... more

Jul 30, 2013 12:41 AM Eat

While Nebraska does not yet have severe air quality issues, increasing levels of ozone have put us in an uncertain situation. The Clean Air Act requires the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) to set National Ambient Air Quality Standards... more

Jul 22, 2013 10:36 PM News

A Democrat who’s successful in Republican counties, Hassebrook has begun building his state-wide campaign for Governor in 2014. “I’ve represented 15 counties in northeast Nebraska on the UNL Board of Regents,” he said. “It’s nonpartisa... more

Jul 15, 2013 10:38 PM News

In a town brimming with craft breweries, it can be difficult to crave another beverage. But summer in Nebraska is notorious for heat that can make you beg for something fruity and chilled. Something sweet but potent. Enter the world of ... more

Jun 27, 2013 11:28 PM Eat

“My education in planning is that when I was in fourth grade, I started riding the bus across Portland, Oregon to school, with a transfer downtown,” explained Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit and the keynote speaker at the 2nd annu... more

Sep 26, 2012 2:44 AM News

Nearly 237,000 Nebraskans do not have health insurance, close to 13 percent of the population. The Affordable Care Act passed Congress in March 2010 to help address this issue through health-insurance exchanges, pooling risk and offering ... more

Aug 21, 2012 1:28 AM News

A small change has come to your morning commute. More drivers are noticing the blinking of bicycle lights, and the bus system is seeing a rise in activity. “[There] is a dramatic increase in bike rack usage on Metro buses,” said Sloan Da... more

Aug 14, 2012 9:22 PM News

I noticed the spotted hen making its way towards me as I took notes during the outdoor meeting discussing a new cohousing community in Papillion. Out of the corner of my eye, I watched it slowly head my direction, unblinking eyes focused ... more

Jun 5, 2012 11:18 PM News

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