We've been working on a really interesting story for Midwest Food Stories about a farming family in north eastern Nebraska that raise a rare breed of pigs. The Mangalitsa breed originated in the Hungarian empire and was initially bred for it's very unique fat. Almost extinct as recently as the 1980s, farmers have slowly brought this pig back and the fat, as well as the meat, has become very popular with chefs in the last decade. Chef Brian O'Malley, head instructor at the Institute of Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College in Omaha, Nebraska, traveled with the Midwest Food Stories crew to the farm to learn about this breed. And then the farmers traveled back to the kitchen to watch Chef O'Malley and his team work their magic.
Midwest Food Photographers
We were hired to produce a series of videos for a shiny new ramen restaurant just down the street from our studio. Ugly Duck, which is located in the Midtown Crossing District of Omaha, Nebraska, is serving up some super fun food. Casual and great beer pairings! Here is the first video of the series.
We were approached by Omaha Steaks to create a series of photographs that screamed summer. Images that take you back to a late afternoon cookout or a family gathering. We had a great time working with these beautiful beef cuts and creating that gorgeous summer light. Cheers!
Love these reuben shots. Beautiful whole grain mustard from The Grey Plume. Corned beef from Omaha's Skylark Meats.
The Cheddar Burger at Brix Bistro - Midtown Crossing in Omaha, Nebraska. This fantastic burger is made with an Angus beef patty, cheddar, Arcadian lettuce, tomato, onion, pretzel bun. Shot for Food and Spirits magazine.
Omaha's newest brewery, Scriptown Brewing Company, opened across the street from our studio in the Blackstone District. Started last year by Scott Stephens and John Fahrer, Scriptown serves original session beers with a beautiful atmosphere conducive for conversations. Scriptown Brewing Company co-founders Scott Stephens, left, and Brewmaster John Fahrer inside the bar.
More from our Blackstone neighbors at Nite Owl: the crowd favorite Korean-Style Chicken Wings. They’re beautiful double-fried chicken wings with a sweet Korean barbecue sauce that holds an underlying heat. Very tasty.
It's always great when a place opens up in your neighborhood and serves a burger like this one. Beef patty with onion ring, cheese, butter lettuce, house pickles, and owl sauce. You can find all of it on a bun at Nite Owl in the Blackstone District of Omaha, Nebraska.