Jeff Korbelik: News about Chocolatier Blue, Nitro Burger, etc.

2012-08-14T16:00:00Z 2012-08-15T15:29:09Z Jeff Korbelik: News about Chocolatier Blue, Nitro Burger, etc.By JEFF KORBELIK / Lincoln Journal Star JournalStar.com

Chocolatier Blue is adding new gelato flavors now that the remodel to the shop is finished.

“(The flavors) are designed using local Lincoln ingredients and buying several items from the vast array of Thai and Vietnamese markets that are available on North 27th Street,” owner and founder Chris Blue said in an email.

Some of the flavors include tamarind with goji berries, toasted coconut, lemongrass, honey, mint and Cultiva Coffee.

Coming soon are sweet potato with maple syrup, poppy seed with lemon, wasabi with candied ginger and orange cardamom.

Blue is a former Lincoln resident who studied pastry arts in Chicago and worked for renowned chef Charlie Trotter. He and brother Sean opened Chocolatier Blue in August 2010 in the shopping center at 70th Street and Pioneers Boulevard.

Chris Blue also has stores in Omaha, Colorado and California, where the company is based.

Lincoln’s Chocolatier Blue started as a chocolate store, but expanded into gelato about six months after opening.

Store hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. For more information, call 402-488-0048.

Just desserts

* Nitro Burger is on the move again. The outdoor hamburger stand left its 11th and South streets location for a variety of spots around town.

Today, it’s at 29th and O streets.

Other locations have included 17th and M streets and Cornhusker Highway and Superior Street. The burger stand posts a weekly schedule on its Facebook page.

Nitro Burger recently was listed in Country Living magazine as a summer vacation stop for Nebraska. You can check it out at http://www.countryliving.com/homes/shopping/burger-with-poppy-seed-bun-apple#slide-27.

* Omaha Restaurant Week will run Sept. 14-23. Participating restaurants feature a multicourse meal at a fixed price of $19, $29 or $39 per person. Patrons can select their choice of appetizers, entrees and desserts.

Several popular Omaha eateries are involved, including Anthony’s Steakhouse, Rick’s Cafe Boatyard, V. Mertz and The Grey Plume. You can learn more about the event and find a complete list of restaurants at www.omaharestaurantweek.com.

This is an idea that could work in Lincoln, too.

Reach Jeff Korbelik at 402-473-7213 or jkorbelik@journalstar.com, or follow him on Twitter at twitter.com/LJSjeffkorbelik.

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