Issue 28
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Our Current Issue

Front Cover:
10 Years of Food & Spirits Magazine
Each and Every Cover

Features Include:
- Dolce and Anthony Kueper
- Barrett's opens new bar called 'The B'
- Tour de Fork Omaha
- Hockenbergs Still Delivers
- Jean Hoefliger, JH Collection come to Omaha

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2018 Food Truck Rodeo Dates Coming Soon

Spotlight

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Tacos and Tequila Take Center Stage at Hook & Lime 0

The high concept behind Hook & Lime Tacos + Tequila is a small plate nirvana paired with crafted margaritas for a fine dining-meets-street food experience. The changing menu is anchored by tacos and tortas, family-style meals and shareable small plates.

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Featured

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Our Favorite Patios in Omaha 2017

With spring and summer making its appearance, patio season is now in full effect. The ability to enjoy some delicious

8 of Our Favorite Pizza Places

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s a great way to enjoy a fast and fun family meal, or to start a

2017 Favorite Burgers Map

Omaha is definitely a burger town. Nebraska is famous for its beef, and the Metro Area boasts many restaurants that

The Latest

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In Lieu of Wine

On Monday, April 24, 2017, my wife Sonja and I welcomed our second child, Zooey Elizabeth Gudgel, into this amazing

Wine Recommendation: Barnard Griffin

Rob Griffin graduated from the now-infamous UC Davis with the likes of Phil Wente and Tim Mondavi – names which,

Grape Expectations

I like a good movie. Hey, who doesn’t? However, if I’m in the mood for a suspense filled action thriller

Omaha Restaurant Matchbook Memories

Restaurant memories are intangible and tangible; taste, smell, ambiance, service, stand-out dishes, dining companions, a romantic evening, indigestion, disrupted sleep,

Diversity in Japanese Summer Foods

Japanese soups and noodles are the most versatile food ever, one dish served during the winter with a few simple

8 of Our Favorite Pizza Places

Who doesn’t love pizza? It’s a great way to enjoy a fast and fun family meal, or to start a

Industry

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Bartender Portrait: Phoe Mess

I sat down with Phoe Mess for this issue’s bartender portrait. Phoe and I have a known each other for

Employee vs. Apprentice: The Value of ‘How’ vs. ‘Why’

I barely remember Jerome Didier. I remember standing in an aisle of the grocery store where my father worked. I

Paradigm Shifts: Changing Local Buying Habits

It seems that the idea of a “traditional” spring has quickly come and gone to hot intense sunny days, followed

Spirits

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In Lieu of Wine

On Monday, April 24, 2017, my wife Sonja and I welcomed our second child, Zooey Elizabeth Gudgel, into this amazing

Wine Recommendation: Barnard Griffin

Rob Griffin graduated from the now-infamous UC Davis with the likes of Phil Wente and Tim Mondavi – names which,

Grape Expectations

I like a good movie. Hey, who doesn’t? However, if I’m in the mood for a suspense filled action thriller

Columns

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The Dumpster: Pie in the Sky

“Tang: breakfast of astronauts!” cried the TV ad. Nope. Tang was never any part of their breakfast. Most astronauts couldn’t

Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware Of: Kickapoo Joy Juice

Well, I have decided to write about Kickapoo Joy Juice, and I’m already regretting it. Sentence one, and I have

Letter From the Publisher: Issue 27

Welcome to the newest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 27th. With this issue we are just one issue

Recipes

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And Now for Something Completely Delicious

I was recently staying with a good friend of mine at an Airbnb in Texas and, since we had a

A Bite of Spring: Spring Rolls Recipe

Spring rolls are a classic Vietnamese appetizer that I discovered in the late 80’s/early 90’s at the long closed midtown

An Osso Buco Recipe to Remember

The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, your breath is visible and every step crunches the leaves