Scooter’s Coffeehouse and Yoji Frozen Yogurt is open in west Omaha. This is the first co-branded concept of the companies to open in Nebraska. Yoji Frozen Yogurt is a self-serve frozen yogurt concept offering frozen yogurt and a wide variety of toppings. Pick from sour gummy worms, cereals or more traditional toppings like fresh berries and granola. The group is set to open their second co-branded site this week at 22nd and Capehart in Bellevue. For more information check out

House of Loom opened this week in downtown Omaha at 1012 10th street. The House will offer a wide range of events to blend music, dance, art and education while offering craft cocktails. Think of a craft bar as cocktail wizardry using advanced techniques and fresh, house-made ingredients. Chris Engles (formerly of Boiler Room), will lend his expertise as the head bartender. The House of Loom is open Wed.-Sun. from 4 p.m. – 2 a.m. For more information on events go to or call 402.505.5494

Local Chef Clayton Chapman of The Grey Plume earns environment award from Cooking Light Magazine.  Chef and owner Chapman, was one of only seven recipients of the 2011 Trailblazing Chefs awards and even more impressive, Chapman is only 25 years old. You can check out the entire article and see the other recipients at

ConAgra Foods announces a new “Smarter Shopping” iPhone app. In partnership with shopping and trends expert Phil Lempert, the free mobile app features the “Supermarket Guru” tips to help consumers down the path of smarter shopping. ( Features of the app include the latest food news, trends and tips on replacing common recipe ingredients, whether for health, allergy or weight control reasons. Now only if I can remember where I put my phone.

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