Issue 27

Taxi’s Grille & Bar: An Omaha Classic Reviewed

For Food & Spirits Magazine’s quarterly review we hit an Omaha classic at Taxi’s Grill & Bar at 120th and Blondo (1822 N 120th Street). Taxi’s was opened in 2002 by the original owners of The Neon Goose (also an

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The State of the Cocktail: V Mertz and the Artful Pairing of Food & Spirits

In my continuing quest to evaluate the state of the cocktail art here in Nebraska, I have discovered some applications of this art form that are truly unique in their approach and inspiring in their passionate attention to detail. V

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Libation Conversation: The Old-Fashioned

It seems in many cases that the simpler a drink appears to be at first glance, the more complicated it actually is when examined more fully. Consider the Old-Fashioned; bitters, cherry, orange slice, sugar cube, bourbon, ice. Seems simple enough,

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Popping Your Cork: Options Abound Across Omaha

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.”   Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) “Wine is bottled poetry.
”   Robert Louis Stevenson “Up to the age of forty eating is beneficial. After forty, drinking.”   The Talmud, 200BC Winter winds can be most annoying

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Cuthills Vineyards

While all of Nebraska’s Vineyards and Wineries give us something different on the wine shelf than the norm, Cuthills has given the wine world wines that can found nowhere else. This all started as a dream of Ed Swanson’s over

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Wine Your Friends And Influence People

You are an avid wine drinker. You have been imbibing for years and have amassed a small arsenal of memorable wines. You have visited a winery or two, done a bit of reading on the subject, and are comfortable discussing

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Red Wine And The Healthly Lifestyle

The salutary benefits obtained by drinking red wine come from two different mechanisms. One is from alcohol; the other is from health-giving compounds, called polyphenols. Polyphenols are found in the pigments of fruits and vegetables and are found in concentrated

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Beer Review Too

St. Peters India Pale Ale (United Kingdom) ABV 5.5%  Rating: C This was served from the standard St. Peters flask/medicine bottle. St. Peters is well known for it’s Cream Stout and English and Golden Ales. All are excellent beers so

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Outside Looking In

I confess: I was hesitant leaving Portland for Omaha. When the big moving day finally arrived, the experience was solidified when my wife and I packed all our belongings onto a moving truck and began psyching ourselves up for that

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Food Service Warrior: On the Line and Behind the Scenes

How many people that have never worked in the kitchen think they have what it takes?  I am going to guess maybe 1 out of 10 people actually do.  There are a lot of misconceptions about working in a kitchen.

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