Something to Brunch About

Pitch Pizzeria is now offering a brunch menu from 10am to 2pm. The weekend menu features a fennel sausage ragout, streusel berry pizza, chicken fried steak, and chilaquilles, as well as mimosas and Irish coffee.

Not Making The Grade

Nebraska ranked 49th out of 50 states in providing eligible kids with school breakfast according to a new national analysis released this week by the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard, an annual report that analyzes each state’s participation in the free School Breakfast Program. According to the Scorecard, only 40.8 percent of Nebraska students who participate in the free and reduced-price lunch program also participated in the school breakfast program. The new Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) allows eligible schools in districts with a high percentage of low-income families to receive funding to pay for free, healthy meals for all students regardless of the income of the students’ families. The full report is available at

Say Grace

Table Grace Cafe has announced an event on April 8th, 2016 in celebration of their five years of service to the Omaha community. This one-time event by the non-profit organization will be held at the Joslyn Castle and will feature a concert performed by Table Grace Co-Founder and local singer/songwriter Simone Weber. Event highlights will include live music, hors d’oeuvres, and desserts prepared by Executive Chef and Table Grace Co-Founder, Matt Weber. Proceeds from the event will support the non-profit mission of Table Grace to nourish hungry bodies and souls.  Table Grace’s flagship Pay-What-You-Can Café offers gourmet food prepared and served equally to everyone, with no prices on the menu and everybody donating what they can and what they deem fair. To purchase tickets, call Simone at (917)992-8574 or go to

The Reader Remembers Billene Nemec

Billene Nemec, pioneer of the buy fresh, buy local movement in Nebraska, passed away last Thursday. Known fondly as Mama Market, Billene was known as much for her warm smile as she was for her tireless work to promote family farms. Omaha is grateful for her countless contribution to the community and she will be deeply missed.

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