Vote for The 2014 James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef Awards

Calling all opinionated diners. Would you like to participate in the James Beard Foundation Awards process? Give your name, e-mail address and state of residence and submit your suggestions for nominees in up to 20 categories, ranging from Best New Restaurant to Rising Star Chef of the Year, at The deadline for entry is December 31, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

Isa Does It Again

If you haven’t already heard, Omaha’s own Isa Chandra who has charmed the nation with her recently released vegan cookbook, Isa Does It, is opening her first meat-less restaurant in Omaha off 50th and Center. The eatery, named Modern Love, will serve self-described “swanky vegan comfort food, prepared from scratch.” Check back soon for her opening date.

Urban Wine’s Winter Hours

The Urban Wine Company, located in the Old Market at 10th and Jones Sts., has switched their hours for the winter season. They are open Tuesday through Thursday from 4 to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 2 a.m. and on Sundays from 4 to 9 p.m. They will be closed on Mondays.

The French Bullog’s Salami is Nationally Recognized

Congratulations to the French Bulldog for being nationally recognized as a 2014 Good Foods Award finalist for their Hungarian Salami and Juniper Salami. The Good Food Awards look for the best of America’s craft food producers as they celebrate what is tasty, authentic and responsibly produced. Winners will be announced in December. Best of luck to the French Bulldog.

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