Issue 28

Beer Chat: Favorites

Belgian Tripel (or Trippel): The Belgian Tripel style was originally brewed by Trappist monks at the Westmalle brewery. Examples of this style are golden in color and pack a high ABV, usually from 7.5 to 9.5 percent. Known for being

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Smoking-Hot Summer Tobacco Legislation

Unbeknownst to many local tobacco lovers, two new tobacco laws have come from the Nebraska Legislature this summer. One of them, LB 355, affects the statewide smoking ban. Introduced by Senator Scott Lautenbaugh and passed by a 27-22 vote on

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The Great Corn Debate

If you’ve ever read anything by Michael Pollan, you might exhibit a certain nervousness when talking about corn. (Thou shalt try to eat no corn?) But let’s just come out and admit it: as you strolled through the farmers market

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20 Questions with Chef Alfred Hiltbrunner

This Interview is with Chef Alfred Hiltbrunner, retired Executive Chef of more than 35 years at Le Café de Paris in Omaha, Nebraska. The restaurant decided to shut its doors following the departure of Chef Hiltbrunner. The interview was conducted

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Omaha Standard: Jam’s Coconut Chicken Salad

Fried coconut chicken salad – coconut coated chicken, artichoke hearts, avocado, swiss, tomato, red onions, croutons and almonds with field greens, creamy herb mustard dressing and raspberry sauce – $11.25 Jam’s has given Omaha more gifts than can be aptly

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The Last of the Great Bear Men: Scott Schreiner 0

On June 21st 2009, Scott Schreiner lost his battle with brain cancer and passed away. He was a mentor to me and many other young chefs over the years. He was also a great friend and a great human being.

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Industry Recycling

In this age of green it is not easy to practice what is being preached, or at least on the surface it isn’t. Each green step we take requires change, time and funding. Of course, disposing garbage via the traditional

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Restaurant Technology Trends and the Customer

As this year’s figures continue to come in from restaurants during 2009, we will continue to see a year of contraction in total restaurant industry sales. Nevertheless, we as consumers will continue to eat out and rely on restaurants as

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Food Service Warrior: How the Industry has Shaped My Life

When I sit back and reflect upon my life in the restaurant world I often wonder if I made the right choices. Maybe I should have gone to college or pursued my love for extreme sports. I think about what

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Carolina on My Mind

Second Empire is truly one of North Carolina’s finest dining experiences. The restaurants setting takes place in an beautiful old Southern Mansion that was most likely built around the turn of the 20th century.The wood floors, chandeliers, and decorations of

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