Toast Nebraska Wines
Hosted by the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association and Blur Parties, the first annual “Toast Nebraska” wine festival is scheduled for May 3 and 4 at Mahoney State Park. Listen to Reggae and sip wine while noshing on unique foods from Omaha’s new restaurant Fusion BBQ, who will be serving their slow smoked meats. There will also be wood-fired pizza, Mexican cuisine and cupcakes from Le Cupcake, voted Lincoln’s CHOICE for Cupcakes and featured on Cupcake Wars in 2012. This event is sponsored by the Nebraska Tourism Commission and Nebraska Game and Parks. Tickets can be purchased at www.toastnebraska.com.
East Meets West in the BBQ World
Benson welcomes Fusion BBQ to their hip restaurant scene. Located at 7024 Maple, Fusion BBQ focuses on flavors across the globe to create their “fusion” BBQ. Check them out and let us know what you think by posting your thoughts to the Readers facebook page. For more information on Fusion BBQ, go to www.fusionbq.com.
Nebraska’s Best Burger Contest has a Winner
For the second year, Stella’s Bar and Grill in Bellevue won the prize of Nebraska’s Best Burger, which was recently announced by The Nebraska Beef Council. To see the list of contenders, visit www.nebeef.org.
NEW Chef at TASTE
New to Taste in Rockbrook Village, 11036 Elm St. is executive chef and partner, Ryan Devitt. Devitt hails from South Sioux City where he was named to the Best Chefs America list three years in a row.