Issue 28

The Beginnings of Bourbon

There are lots of reasons to be proud of America. One of my favorites is Bourbon. Bourbon encompasses the great elements of American history in liquid form. Its history is tied to the history of America itself. It’s a story

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Under the Radar: Culinary Kudos

Following our weekly routine, we delve straight to the section of the newspaper and magazine to read that day’s Culinary Review. The article is filled with great accolades for the work produced by the executive chef which can lead the

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The Regulation Fixation

Rugged individualists. Mavericks. Working class capitalists. These are some of the phrases that describe one of America’s last great hopes, the small business person. These are people with a variety of backgrounds from their race, education and national origins to

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Smoking 101

Last issue I wrote about some of the basics of cigar etiquette including cutting, lighting, ashing and extinguishing your cigar. Now that we’ve gotten the actual smoking component out of the way we can go back to the beginning –

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Exploring Your Feelings (about beer)

This column will be an exploration of beer and brewing. To be clear, soon we’ll begin to dive more deeply into various beer styles but for now, we need to establish a baseline. For those of you who might not

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Microbrews Hit the Metro

The American micro-brew phenomenon that came to roost here in the 1980’s has increasingly grabbed the attention of beer drinkers across the country.  Where it was once relegated to yuppie bars in major metropolitan areas, it’s now not too hard

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Spring BBQ Review

Considering that the summer is nearly upon us and nothing speaks to the summer like the smell and taste of kick ass barbecue, we thought the next food review for Food & Spirits Magazine should have at least something to

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5 of Our Favorite Salads

Summer is here and the time for light lunches has arrived. Whether you are a year-round salad enthusiast or one who sways with the seasons you know that a tasty and satisfying salad can make the perfect meal in warm

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Off the Eaten Path: Blood Sausage

Food is a divine pleasure in life, to be hedonistically consumed without regard to its previous state of existence, allowing one to fully enjoy the wide range of texture and flavor available. To deny oneself the joys of eating something

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The Publisher’s Pick: Market Basket

Every day, in the course of putting the magazine together, I get the opportunity to go in and out of so many of the wonderful restaurants Omaha has to offer. Along the way I see many things I wish I

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