Issue 28

Celebrity Spotlight: Buddy Carlyle

A graduate of Bellevue High School, Buddy Carlyle started his baseball career in 1996 with the Cincinnati Reds, where he spent three years before being picked up by the San Diego Padres. In his 11 years on the mound, Carlyle

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Mojitos in the Metro

If you haven’t yet tried a mojito, now is the time. This sweet, minty libation originated in Cuba and is rapidly seeing a resurgence in American popularity thanks to movies like Miami Vice, and a serious internet marketing campaign from

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Omaha’s Best Cosmopolitans

Ask any woman what her favorite cocktail is, and chances are she’ll say the Cosmo. A Cosmopolitan is a delicious pink martini made with 4 parts vodka, 2 parts Cointreau or Triple Sec, 2 parts Cranberry Juice, and 1 part

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Oktoberfest in Omaha

The first Oktoberfest was held on October 12, 1810, as a celebration of the marriage between King Ludwig I and Princess Therese of Saxony-Hildburghausen. Unusual for the time, the common class was invited to attend a public ceremony. The party

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The Characteristics of a Great Wine

After tasting a great bottle of wine, have you ever asked yourself why you liked it? Most people willy-nilly take in the hedonistic pleasures that the wine evokes without any analysis. The purpose of this article is to outline the

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Rieslings Shine in Wine-Food Parings

Summer is over, but light, tart, refreshing wines are just as enjoyable on a crisp, cool fall evening. I can think of no better wine to enjoy on a sunny fall afternoon than a clean, fresh and complexly flavorful German

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Experience Midwestern Wine Country

Wine drinkers as a group are known for being very knowledgeable consumers — sometimes having more knowledge than their bartenders, waiters or retail clerks. This is because the natural inclination for a wine ‘fancier’ is to move from drinking wines

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Matching Wine with Food

Time and time again, I hear the erroneous statement “It doesn’t make any difference what wine you match to food. Drink the wine that you like.” Would you put mustard on ice cream or maple syrup on raw oysters? Would

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A Spin on Comfort Classics

Food is a big part of tradition, and Fall is the time of year for comfort foods. The long, cold winter is not far away, and we crave something warm and familiar for dinner. There are many places to find

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Gimme Sushi

Due to its landlocked status, the Omaha Metro isn’t usually the first place people think of when sushi is the subject. Fortunately, those who enjoy this Japanese staple have plenty of local options. Here are Food & Spirit’s top three

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