Grey Plume serves "Earth Burger" in the middle of cow country

Posted at 10:41 AM, Jun 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-21 17:36:50-04

OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) - An environmentally friendly burger made with mushrooms in Nebraska. It's not the stuff of fiction, it's what is in the kitchen at the Grey Plume in Midtown Crossing. 

The green centered, fine-dining restaurant owned by chef Clayton Chapman, a five-time James Beard nominee, is participating in a challenge called the "Blended Burger Project." 

Chase Grove, Grey Plume's Chef De Cuisine, has come up with the "Earth Burger." At 18 dollars, it's a healthier option that blends ground bison or wagyu beef with locally grown mushrooms. It also includes a maitake plume, herbed chevre, watermelon radish, black dutch cocoa and squid ink flavor. 

The James Beard Foundation’s mission is to celebrate, nurture and honor chefs and other leaders making America's food culture more delicious, diverse, and sustainable for everyone.

The "Earth Burger" is on on the Grey Plume's menu through the end of July. 

Watch Upfront at 4 as we make and try the burger. To vote, go to:

You can scroll through or use to the search box to find the Earth Burger entry and vote every day until the end of the competition.