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Make it a Wohlner’s Steak
November 2 4:03 PM
Vicky Houston
As we head into the holidays, you may be thinking about gifts for business associates/clients and loved ones. We hope you’ll keep Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli in mind.

Wohlner's is Celebrating 100 Years
April 30 3:58 PM
Vicky Houston
We’re turning the big ‘100’ this May. While a lot has changed throughout the years, one thing has always been our top priority – our service to you. Since 1918, Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery and Deli has been a part of your dinner table, helping you cultivate memories that have lasted a lifetime.

Albert Wohlner’s vision has been passed down two generations where now Mike Schwartz holds the torch. Mike carries the 100-year-old traditions to heart and hopes that you’ll join us in our month-long celebration featuring 100¢ deals, fun themes, and old-fashioned neighborhood cookouts.

Plum Creek Farms Organic Free Range Chickens
April 6 2:44 PM
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Here are four ideas for how to prepare this roasted chicken, use an oven roasting pan with a rack or with an upright poultry cone. Pair it with either one of the red or white wines below.


Homemade Chicken Tenders
March 14 4:04 PM
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These crispy parmesan crusted chicken tenders are an easy dinner option your whole family will love. Serve them over a bed of leafy greens for a delicious salad, or they also go great with roasted sweet potatoes and green beans.

Mike’s Pan Seared T-Bone Steak
June 9 11:08 AM
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Perfect for summer grilling! 

Wohlner's Summer Salmon
May 4 1:56 PM
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This citrusy spring salmon recipe won’t leave you swimming upstream when its time for dinner. Enjoy with grilled asparagus or sautéed Brussels sprouts.

Wohlner’s Husker Pork Chops
April 16 1:05 PM
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After the Husker spring game we can’t stop thinking about football season, and we bet you cant either. Tempt your taste buds with a preview of tailgates and game day food with Wohlner’s Husker Pork Chops, only $3.99 per lb.

Fire up the Grill Steak and Shrimp Kebobs
April 8 9:15 AM
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With grilling season at our doorsteps we went searching for some delicious grillworthy recipes to share!

Wohlner's Double Smoked Ham
March 30 10:24 AM
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Easter is just around the corner and we have the perfect recipe for your Easter Ham! 

Lamb...It's what's for Easter!
March 23 10:59 AM
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Lamb is a traditional favorite for Easter and for Spring. Wohlner’s has a sale on whole bone-in leg of lamb, or our butchers will debone it and tie it for you. Our lamb is tender and delicious, fresh and flavorful. It’s best cooked rare to medium rare.

Slow Cooker Bourbon Glazed Kielbasa
January 29 10:41 AM
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Try this tasty dish made with Wohlner's own homemade kielbasa sausage! 

From Beef Tenderloin to Brown Sugar, Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli Keeps Midtown Crossing Stocked
May 15 2:12 PM
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Wohlner’s and I are very good friends. That happens when you visit each other several times a day. Now, don’t start judging here. I consider myself an organized person but I don’t have to be when Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli is my next door neighbor.

Old Style Beef Stew and Beef with Broccoli
February 25 8:44 AM
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Tastes great with Wohlner's Stew Meat!

Queso Crockpot Chili
January 15 9:47 AM
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This recipe pairs well with sour cream, tortilla chips or crackers of your choice.

Shredded Pork Beer Sandwich
January 14 10:55 AM
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This recipe pairs well with a lager beer and Wohlner's pasta salad, made fresh daily in several varieties and available in the deli.

Cheesy Asparagus and Roasted Red Pepper-Stuffed Chicken
January 8 3:54 PM
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This recipe makes dinner for 4, pairs well with a white wine and the green of your choice: spinach, romaine lettuce or broccoli.


Pork Chops with Cranberry Wine Sauce
December 18 10:16 AM
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This recipe pairs well with some sweet potatoes, oven-roasted asparagus or roasted red potatoes.

Savory New York Strip Steak
December 10 10:36 AM
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This recipe makes dinner for two and pairs well with some sautéed greens, such as artichoke hearts or asparagus.

Season your Greetings
December 5 8:51 AM
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Give the Gift of Wohlner's Meat! Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, but did you finish all that Christmas shopping? You probably remembered your aunts, uncles, grandparents, parents and your significant other, but what about your boss? Or your employees? Clients?

Wohlner's Meat is a Cut Above
November 12 1:24 PM
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If you’ve ever tasted meat that is as silky as butter, odds are it’s USDA Choice or Prime, the only varieties that you’ll find at Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli at Midtown Crossing.


Black Oak Grill Beer Dinner at Midtown Crossing
August 20 11:22 AM
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Black Oak Grill Beer Dinner

Join Black Oak Grill tomorrow, August 21st at 6 p.m. for their first-ever Beer Dinner! The menu includes three courses paired with four beers from Lucky Bucket and features Wohlner's Ribeye Steak.

Jazz on the Green - Week 2
July 19 9:26 AM
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Meet the Wohlner's Dream Team!

Is your Grill Worthy?
June 13 3:57 PM
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Summer is prime time for grilling out – and Wohlner’s Neighborhood Grocery & Deli is serving up ten reasons why this Omaha original is the prime choice for quality meat, fish & poultry.


Happy Easter!
March 27 10:47 AM
Vicky Houston
It is Easter time and in my family, the anticipation is strictly focused on the ham. Well here are a few options and variations on the traditional Ham - featuring Blackberry Rum Glaze and Tropical Ham & Swiss Sliders for leftovers!


Did Someone Say Scallops?
July 6 7:59 PM
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Spectacular taste and easy to cook, what's not to like?


Scallops Galore.
June 20 7:52 PM
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Big U-10 Scallops are now in season. Scallop fans rejoice.


Easter Time!
April 4 9:10 PM
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It's Easter time and that can only mean one thing - delicious ham.


This week at Wohlner’s, Alaskan King Salmon is King!
January 4 7:49 PM
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This week Wohlner’s has wild, sustainabley line caught, Alaskan King Salmon at a super sale price. King Salmon is prized because it has a nicely balanced flavor and is loaded with Omega 3 fatty acids which are both heart healthy and brain healthy


New Year recipes and guidelines.
December 28 7:51 PM
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Your schedule this week is focused on New Year celebrations, football bowl games, and parties. With that in mind Wohlner’s has recipe ideas and grocery specials to help you entertain and celebrate.


Delicious Dips, Spreads, and Nibbles with Nutrition
December 14 8:05 PM
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Who says that Holiday cocktail buffet foods and dips must be high fat and lacking any nutrition? Here are our ideas for some delicious dips and spreads packed full of nutrition and flavor.

Duck breast and cranberry sauce.
December 7 8:24 PM
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Why do we never make duck at home? Why only enjoy it at a restaurant, and even then only on a rare occasion? It’s so delicious, easy to make, and very affordable at home, plus it’s on sale this week. Why not invite some friends over for an easy dinner where you WOW them with a memorable duck breast dinner. You could skip the sauce, but it is a classic presentation because it is so good and it can be made while the seared breast rests.


Thanksgiving is just around the corner, don't wait before it is too late.
November 16 8:25 PM
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Thanksgiving is almost here, and you know what that means - Food! This week we have especially delicious recipes that are sure to be a hit at your dinner.


Al Capone Pork Roast
November 9 7:54 PM
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It’s 1926 Albert Wohlner’s Grocery Store and Meat Market was located at 33rd and California Street. Albert, Mike’s grandfather, was supplying meat to a notorious in speakeasy and gambling joint in Omaha (he had to sell to them because they made him one those offers you can’t refuse, capisce.)


Celebrating Oktoberfest.
November 2 8:34 PM
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Crazy Mike is both creative and a perfectionist when it comes to Brats. He spent all of October perfecting 4 new Brat creations. So just in time for November Wohlner’s comes out with their Oktoberfest Brats. Hey didn’t your mom tell that good things come to those who wait. Well these 4 new Brats are worth the wait!!


It’s Chicken Mania this week at Wohlner’s
October 26 7:51 PM
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Looking for a quick weeknight dinner or something delicious to eat while the Huskers reign over Michigan State? Here is an easy to make and excellent recipe. Plus this healthier and doesn’t have all the extra and unknown chicken parts that you may get at a fast food joint.


Sirloin Steak Night with Friends and Family
October 13 8:25 PM
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Wohlner’s Sirloin Steak  is one of my favorite cuts and it’s very affordable without apologies. Top Sirloin is known for its big beefy flavor, and it’s low fat( almost as lean as chicken breast.)  This week Wohlner’s has Sirloin Steak on sale at a super price! 

Argentine Malbecs with an Argentine Dinner
October 10 3:03 PM
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Join us Thursday, October 27th at 6:30 pm for a Lidia Bastianich Wine Tasting Dinner!

Lidia is a famous New York restaurateur, cookbook author, and host of Lidia’s Italian Kitchen on PBS.  Curtis Reis is flying in from St. Louis to present the program. A special wine is paired with each of the 4 courses; some are the wines Lidia and her son import.  Make reservations early because this event should be a sellout.  See menu and details on page 4 of this week’s flyer.  Call Wohlner’s Aksarben Village deli to reserve your place.  402-551-6875

Read on for this week’s menu ideas – what to do with London Broil and Scallops!


Food-Day Recipes!
September 28 8:46 AM
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It's Fall and that traditionally means office potlucks and tail gates! Try our simple Special K Bar recipe, Avodcado Salad or Mexican Pinapple Salad for your next event!

It's still grilling season!
September 22 8:39 AM
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Even though the weather is cooling off and the days are getting a bit shorter, let's not forget that it's still grilling season. Here are a few simple recipes that utilizes our favorite summer cooking device!

Tastes from all over!
September 14 1:33 PM
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This week let's try the foods of the Greek gods, traditional Indian tandoori bread, the flavors of the USA southern country and back to Omaha for great pork chops! Read on for some great recipes, all on sale this week at Wohlner's!


Indian Food at Home!
September 7 3:06 PM
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I enjoy going to Indian food restaurants but when the bill arrives the meal ends up being surprisingly expensive.  Wohlner’s has the easy solution to cooking Indian food at home.  With Patak’s Simmering Sauces, and other ingredients on sale, the cost won’t surprise you.  The recipes feed four people, and, except for the Baked Chicken in Yogurt recipe, they don’t take much longer than 30 minutes to make!

Summer is winding down
August 24 3:42 PM
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Summer is winding down. The kids are back in school so our frame of minds go from BBQ's and picnics to after-school snacks. I've included a few of the later since they are needed, but in the spirit of what is left of August, I've also included some T-Bone Steak BBQ favorites and thinking outside of the typical Gin and Tonic recipes for you to enjoy! Let us know what you think in our comment section!

The Best Meal I've Had All Summer
August 17 12:58 PM
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What is the most memorbale item you've tasted all summer? Was it a special dish at a neighborhood block party? Something from a family reunion? How about a new cold cocktail?

The most memorable item I’ve tasted all summer is Char Sui Teriyaki Glazed Pork Tenderloin
When friends came in from out town we got together for a BBQ party.  So we stopped at Wohlner’s and grabbed a couple pork tenderloins, a bottle of Lawry’s Teriyaki Marinade with Pineapple, and some charcoal. 

Cooking the Perfect London Broil
August 10 8:41 AM
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The secrets to cooking the perfect London Broil are:  First, pick a thick London Broil from Wohlner’s.  Season your London Broil with plenty of coarse kosher salt and coarse pepper.  Grill each side for a few minutes directly over the coals or the high heat just long enough to get a seared crust on each side, then move the steak away from the coals and continue cooking more slowly with indirect heat.  If it's a thick London Broil you may need to turn this a few times while it cooks in the indirect heat. Cook until the internal temperature is 125°-128° for rare; 133°-135° for medium rare.  Rare is better with this cut!!  Do not overcook this very lean cut, sorry, I am repeating myself but I can’t stress this too much.  When it reaches the desired doneness, allow it to rest for 8 to 10 minutes, then slice very thinly across the grain. This combination of searing, followed by slower indirect cooking, resting, and then thinly slicing transforms a potentially tough cut into tender and flavorful sliced steak.  Finally, after slicing season the cut slices with more kosher salt and black pepper.  

What to do with Roquefort Cheese?
August 3 9:56 AM
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Roquefort is a sheeps milk cheese and aged in limestone caves in the south of France where they consider it the King of Cheeses.  It’s crumbly yet at room temperature it is creamy enough to be spreadable.  I love to spread it on slices of crusty Wohlner’s Baguette.  It also is the basis for good sauces for beef including tenderloin, Ribeye steak, strip steak, sirloin or sliced sirloin tip roast.  At Taxi’s restaurant they make a wonderful bleu cheese cream sauce they serve on sliced pork tenderloin which is a thing of beauty. 
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ideas for using Roquefort with other items on sale this week at Wohlner’s!

Midtown Crossing and Jazz on the Green!
August 3 9:38 AM
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This week’s featured event is Jazz on the Green at Midtown Crossing
Thursday, August 4th
Music by:  Steven Raybine.

Looking to pack the perfect picnic for this week’s Jazz on the Green? Look no further – the underlined items are on sale this week at Wohlner’s! Don't feel like packing and picnic? Wohlner's has a booth setup in 31st Ave ready to serve you! We are grilling homemade brats, pulled pork sandwiches and plenty of drinks to go around! Come by and see us!


Cumin and Corriander
July 27 9:21 AM
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A few weeks ago lamb shoulder chops were on sale and Mike said you all bought a heck of a lot of lamb!  That week we featured a recipe which seasoned the lamb with cumin and coriander—that spice combination and the results were fantastic.  This week we have some more recipes with cumin and coriander.


Picnic's in the Park!
July 6 9:09 AM
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Jazz on the Green kicks off Thursday, July 7th:  Turner Park at Midtown Crossing every Thursday through August 11th!
This week: Tiempo Libre. 
Buy your food, wine and beer at Wohlner’s Midtown Crossing store or stop at Wohlner’s “Booth on the Green” where we’ll be selling Italian Sausage and Brats.  And even if you forget your wine opener, stop at our booth and we will let you borrow ours! 

All Jazz on the Green shows will take place Thursday evenings, from July 7 to August 11, starting at 7 p.m. Venue opens at 5 p.m. Thousands of free parking spaces are available starting at 4:30 p.m.  For more information visit www.midtowncrossing.com

 


Happy 4th of July!
June 29 11:54 AM
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4th of July weekend tends to bring lots of picnics, concerts and fireworks in the park! We've brought to you lots of great picnic ideas using items that are on sale this week at Wohlner's! Enjoy your holiday - we know we will!

Got Lamb?
June 22 2:30 PM
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Got Lamb? 
Affordable and Delicious Lamb Shoulder Chops on the grill—2 ways
I love lamb!   Yet the only time I have it is when at a party or  dining out.  When lamb is so delicious, why are those the only times we eat lamb.  This week Wohlner’s has Lamb Shoulder Chops in the ad, they’re great on the grill, they cook quickly, and they’re very affordable.  If you’ve never had lamb shoulder chops then here’s your chance to treat yourself to lamb.  It’s more than good enough to serve to company, and its fast and affordable enough to serve on a weeknight.  No more excuses not to eat lamb!


MORE Patio Party Ideas!
June 8 8:50 AM
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Last minute guests arrive? Need a little more inspiration for your menu? Looking for some summer drink ideas? Look no further - we've got you covered!

Let's have a Party!
June 8 8:37 AM
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Now that Memorial Day has come and gone, it is officially grilling season and we are ready to celebrate with a Patio Party! Read on for some great Patio Party ideas for this weekend's soiree!

This Weekend with Wohlner's!
June 1 8:49 AM
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There is always something going on at Wohlner's!

It's All Greek to Me!
June 1 8:26 AM
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Saganaki? Grilled Kasseri Cheese? It’s all Greek to me!
OK, here’s the story on Saganaki. In Greece, Mt. Vikos Kaserri cheese is a Greek meze (a meze is what we call a warm appetizer) which is both pan-fried and served in a Saganaki pan (a small shallow pan, but you can use a skillet). Because fried Mt. Vikos Kasseri is traditionally served at the table in the traditional Saganaki pan the meze is called Saganaki. It is both delicious and simple to make.
In 1968 a Greek restaurant in Chicago poured Ouzo over the fried cheese, flamed the Ouzo liquor at tableside, and yelled “Opa!” Flaming Saganaki is now traditional in the U.S. but not in Greece.

St. Patrick’s Day Meal in Deli Thursday March 17th, Lunch and Dinner.
March 18 9:50 AM
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Corned Beef, Cabbage, Carrots, Potatoes, and Rye Toast.   Lunch $5.99.  Dinner $7.99.  btw, pints of Guinness are available in the beer cooler to consume with your St. Paddy’s Day lunch and dinner. See details in the bottom of page 1 of the ad flyer. 

Free Tasting: Guinness, Harp, and Smithwick Ale. 
Thursday March 17th, 4:30-6:30PM.  Both Aksarben Village and Midtown Crossing. 

Punxsutawney Grill Sees His Shadow —Predicts good grilling weather
February 17 9:50 AM
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Omaha, NE  February 16, 2011   (Nebraska News Service)
According to Omaha legend if Punxsutawney Grill sees his shadow on the patio this predicts that you should grill Wohlner’s New York Strips this week.  

Wohlner’s Christmas Dinner Recipes and Menu Ideas
December 20 9:50 AM
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Dec 20
Beef Wellington with Duxelle in Puff Pastry
Christmas Dinner Suggestions from Wohlner’s Wohlner’s Prime Rib or Beef Tenderloin are often the center piece of many Christmas dinners.  To complete the meal from start to finish here are some other ideas for the evening:

Midtown Crossing
3253 Dodge Street
(ground floor of the Element
by Westin hotel building)
Omaha, NE 68131

Store Hours:
Monday thru Friday: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Phone: (402) 504-1025
Fax: (402) 504-9778
E-mail: wohlners@wohlners.com


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