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May 5, 2017 8:00 AM Eat

The time I spent as a strict vegetarian was years ago before restaurants started offering meatless options beyond side salads and noodles with butter. So I can appreciate the fact that I can now stroll into just about any restaurant and hav... more

Feb 6, 2015 7:00 AM Eat

Restaurant Startup Over Easy is being featured on an episode of CNBC’s show “Restaurant Startup,” which is a show where restaurant owners try to woo investors so they can get funds to either open up a restaurant or add a location. No word ... more

Jan 27, 2015 1:35 PM Crumbs

Toast Nebraska The date has been set for the second annual Toast Nebraska, which is a festival featuring wines from various Nebraska wineries. Toast Nebraska takes place May 1 and May 2 out at Mahoney State Park. Now’s a good time to book ... more

Jan 20, 2015 1:36 PM Crumbs

Promote Mentoring: Eat More Ice Cream Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands are partnering for the second year in a row with Omaha’s eCreamery Ice Cream & Gelato to present a flavor in celebration of mentoring. Called “Big Swirl, Li... more

Jan 17, 2015 11:00 AM Crumbs

Family Dinner Support culinary professionals who want to further their education by attending the Family Meal at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for the Culinary Arts. Sunday, January 18 at 5:00 p.m. is the date to mark on your ... more

Jan 6, 2015 11:00 AM Crumbs

Producers Choice Chef Award Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for Culinary Arts welcomes the Nebraska Sustainable Ag Society for their 2015 Producers Choice Chef Award. Local nominees include Colin and Jessica Duggan (Kitchen Tabl... more

Dec 30, 2014 6:00 AM Crumbs

There are many dining trends that we predicted last year that are humming right along and very likely to increase further still in 2015. For example, sourcing food locally and leaning more toward seasonal ingredients is now par for the cour... more

Dec 26, 2014 9:32 AM Eat

The problem with reflecting upon this year is that it makes me very, very hungry. Here in the Omaha area we were lucky to have such a huge, ready selection when it came to finding something to eat and I certainly don’t see that trend changi... more

Dec 18, 2014 7:26 PM Eat

Jon Seymour’s Big Move V. Mertz chef Jon Seymour has plans to open his own restaurant. If you’re familiar with his prestigious career –including award nominations and time spent at the infamous Noma in Denmark – the news that he’s branchin... more

Dec 18, 2014 3:58 PM Crumbs

My husband’s boss loves Nosh Restaurant and Wine Lounge, and not only because she lives right next to it in a fabulous loft, but because they have such an impressive, extensive wine inventory and really good food. So even though I’m not the... more

Dec 12, 2014 3:04 AM Eat

Omaha Restaurant Association The Omaha Restaurant Association announced the date for their annual meeting: Monday, January 12 at Anthony’s Steakhouse. Of course it’s a dinner meeting, and includes cocktails, food and awards. New members wi... more

Dec 11, 2014 2:17 PM Crumbs

I’m a big fan of the tastes of the holidays. Pumpkin, chocolate, mint, gingerbread…I’ll take them all! So when holiday flavors are added to cocktails, I pretty much lose my mind. Instead of advising you to go to every bar and restaurant ou... more

Dec 5, 2014 3:00 AM Eat

Cookies, Carols & Cocoa Omaha Culinary Tours offers some pretty impressive tours throughout the year, but the Cookies, Carols & Cocoa tour is just about as “holiday” as you can get without wearing a Santa costume. Ride the bus, loo... more

Dec 4, 2014 2:56 PM Crumbs

Skate & Feed If you plan on visiting the ConAgra Foods ice skating rink after its opening on December 12, bring along some non-perishable food items to add to the donation boxes there. Food donations go to Foodbank for the Heartland. M... more

Nov 25, 2014 9:11 PM Crumbs

Congrats, Nebraska Brewing Company Nebraska Brewing Company just added another award to their growing list, and this one’s international. In the European Beer Star competition, Nebraska Brewing Company’s Cardinal Pale Ale won the Gold Meda... more

Nov 19, 2014 11:25 PM Crumbs

Holiday Market You can never have too much fancy cheese and jams and all that jazz on hand during the holiday season, whether it’s to gift to someone or to eat on your own because it’s too cold to venture outdoors to find food. Either way,... more

Nov 14, 2014 12:44 AM Crumbs

A Cherry Christmas There’s good news if you’ve ever looked at a Nativity scene and thought to yourself, “Sure, this is great and all, but it would be better if I could eat it.” The Cordial Cherry is taking pre-orders for their popular Nati... more

Nov 6, 2014 10:26 PM Crumbs

Beards and Beer Nebraska Brewing Company is celebrating No Shave November by partnering with the Pints for Prostates organization. They’re hosting a month-long no-shave contest that will culminate with a big party and silent auction on Sat... more

Oct 30, 2014 8:07 PM Crumbs

Read It & Eat It The Omaha Public Library is hosting a series of Read It & Eat It demonstrations and author talks. Kate Lebo, author of “Pie School: Lessons in Fruit, Flour, and Butter” will appear along with some other food author... more

Oct 23, 2014 11:01 PM Crumbs