Lainey Seyler



Maybe the last thing chef Matthew Taylor expected a year ago was to be living in Nebraska City and working as the executive chef at the Lied Lodge and Conference Center. He was a co-owner of Rivers, an Italian restaurant in Grand Rapids, Mi... more

Apr 7, 2011 3:30 AM Eat



I woke after a few hours of sleep on the first Saturday in January to drive from Omaha six hours west to ranch country, to visit a man who makes artisanal vinegar. I was affectionately referring to it as the vinegar pilgrimage among friends... more

Mar 17, 2011 3:28 AM Eat

A little Moroccan eatery appeared on what seems to be the ever-transforming Farnam Street a few months back. I noticed it on my way home from class at Metropolitan Community College’s Institute for Culinary Arts. The restaurant occupies the... more

Mar 3, 2011 1:02 AM Eat

Banana is what polite people would call an interesting quality in a beer. But with the Nebraska Brewing Co.’s EOS Hefeweizen, it works. It’s what the Papillion brewpub’s owners Paul and Kim Kavulak were drinking, so I thought it best to fol... more

Feb 17, 2011 3:07 AM Eat

* Believe it or not, spring will return and things will start growing again. Now is the time to start looking for a community-supported agriculture group. Tomato Tomato, an indoor farmer's market near 156th and Center, is having its yearly ... more

Feb 12, 2011 12:57 AM Crumbs

* George Paul Vinegar released its raspberry and Brianna vinegars in late January. The company, which is located in Cody, Neb., and makes artisanal vinegar, sold out of its first batch of raspberry vinegar back in 2009. This is the first ru... more

Feb 3, 2011 1:30 AM Crumbs

Journalists are supposed to be unbiased. Most writers, at their best, do as well as they can to stay neutral, too. That being said, I knew I would like The Grey Plume before I even saw the sign go up last December outside its home on 31st a... more

Feb 3, 2011 1:18 AM Eat

* Everyone wants an escape from Nebraska at the moment, right? The staff at downtown’s Boiler Room took a week out of the restaurant to travel to San Francisco to do some foodie research. Last year, the team visited Chicago restaurants and ... more

Jan 26, 2011 11:28 PM Crumbs

On a slushy winter night, the dimly lit and quite romantic Q Consumables cradles diners from the cold in a neighborhood just as cozy. The restaurant, which touts a menu of items made fresh and from scratch daily, opened in the former Café d... more

Jan 20, 2011 3:06 AM Eat

* The Strategic Air and Space Museum is hosting a winter chili cook-off Jan. 29, dubbed the Chili Bomb. The event pits amateur or professional registrants against each other in a visitor-judged competition. The museum will be showcasing ins... more

Jan 20, 2011 3:04 AM Crumbs

* Soup is on for this chilly time of year. Soup Revolution’s truck is serving it indoors and Blue Planet Grill is serving it all-you-can-eat. The green restaurant at Aksarben Village is serving bottomless soup each Wednesday through April f... more

Jan 13, 2011 2:31 AM Crumbs

When Chris Blue decided to pursue a career in the culinary field, his mother told him to focus on what he liked most to eat. We should all be thankful that it’s chocolate. After graduating from the French Pastry School in Chicago and worki... more

Jan 6, 2011 1:03 AM Eat

Things come and go in the food business just about as regularly as in fashion. That fondue sensation? Defunct. Asian fusion isn’t as enticing as it once was. And let’s not even start on which restaurants shuffled through which strip malls i... more

Dec 30, 2010 1:31 AM Eat

Almost as difficult to get to as its namesake, Marrakech Gourmet is a tidy restaurant tucked away in the corner of the Brandeis Food Court at 16th and Douglas. The cafeteria for downtown Omaha’s daytime employees (chiefly those at the First... more

Dec 22, 2010 11:56 PM Eat

* The Grey Plume, which opened Dec. 10 at Midtown Crossing, was recently awarded three stars in sustainable building by the Green Restaurant Association, the organization's highest honor. In fact, The Grey Plume is the first restaurant in t... more

Dec 16, 2010 2:21 AM Crumbs

* Bellevue barbecue standard Amarillo BBQ closed its doors Dec. 1. However, fans of the restaurant, which served Texas-style smoked meat, can take a piece of the eatery home with them via an online auction Friday, Dec. 11, at auctionsolutio... more

Dec 8, 2010 6:24 AM Crumbs

* Fans of Daily Grub will be sad to hear it is moving to a new location yet to be determined. Owner Elle Lien sent an email to friends and family announcing the city’s plans to overhaul some plumbing near the restaurant’s current location a... more

Dec 2, 2010 2:32 AM Crumbs

I got a great assignment from this noble publication to write a first-hand story about how rewarding it is to volunteer in some of Omaha’s food pantries and soup kitchens around the holidays. There’s much to be gained from volunteering. You... more

Nov 25, 2010 12:07 AM Eat

* Tommy Colina’s Kitchen opened near 35th and Farnam and by all accounts has been chockablock full of Kiewit employees at lunch. The restaurant, owned by Jon Dye and Grant Ludlin (of Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar), is serving breakfast a... more

Nov 25, 2010 12:05 AM Crumbs

Going to happy hour at any of Blue Sushi Sake Grill’s three metro locations means you’ll probably be waiting for a seat, hovering near the host desk for your chance to sit down. But you’ll stay anyway because you know it’ll be worth it. Blu... more

Nov 19, 2010 6:08 AM Art