WINE & FOOD CORNER BLOG

 
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.

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.

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.

More of What Would Julia Do - 100th Birthday Edition
August 15 7:50 PM
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Today is Julia Child’s 100th Birthday, so I though we should have a “What would Julia do” theme. What would Julia do with Wohlner’s ad flyer and sales items this week?


Charred Onion Relish
June 30 3:53 PM
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A wonderful condiment on brats, hot dogs, and believe it or not, salmon.


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


Superbowl Week at Wohlner's
February 1 7:33 PM
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Whether you’re hosting a Superbowl Party, or you’re attending a party and need to take something, much of what you need is on sale at Wohlner’s. Plus we have easy recipes for appetizers with a wow factor.


Pork Chops and Tacos
January 25 7:17 PM
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Husker Chops are perfect for stuffing with delicious ingredients. Nice enough for a dinner party or event, easy and fast enough for a weeknight meal.


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!

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!

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

 


So much to do ... so little time!
June 29 11:55 AM
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There is always something going on in Midtown Crossing or Aksarben Village! See what we have in store for you this weekend!

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!

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!

This weekend with Wohlner's!
June 8 8:44 AM
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We are always up to something at Wohlner's - check out what fun we have in store this weekend!

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.

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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