Issue 28

Harnessing the Harvest: A Spring & Summer Infusion Guide

After months of plodding and dawdling, spring has finally arrived. For most, this signifies the end of wintertime doldrums or a fresh start with some new endeavor. The most sacred moment of the green season comes with those tenderest of

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Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review #6

Food & Spirits Magazine recently hosted Omaha’s 6th Annual Pizza Review at The Waiting Room. As it has been for the previous years, a capacity crowd was on hand to sample pizza from over 15 Omaha pizza restaurants and hear

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One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer: The Gateway

Welcome to my new George Thorogood-inspired column, where instead of drinking alone/by ourselves, we will discuss various issues facing consumers and producers in the booze industry today. Quality over quantity is our mantra and the format will be loosely based

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Noah’s Ark was a Sandwich: Eating on the Road with Omaha’s Noah’s Ark was a Spaceship

Editor’s Note: Omaha has developed a reputation as a ‘music town’ around the nation so we figured a good way to visit some of the food our community encounters was to talk to one of the finer bands in Omaha

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The Wine Leading the Blind

Purchasing wine can be a daunting task. Restaurant lists and store shelves are loaded with seemingly endless brands and varieties from which to choose, and it is impossible to know about all of them. As a result we often find

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The Dumpster: You Are What You Eat

Some say you are what you eat. That’s fine, I get it: if you eat carrots, you feel good. If you eat a cheeseburger and waffle fries, you feel better. If you eat gluten-free paleo tofu, you feel like a

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 17

Welcome to the latest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. This issue of FSM is the ‘Cocktail Issue’, and as you might suspect, includes a great deal of information on cocktails, the ‘art’ of craft, infusions, garnishes, and where you

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Hockenbergs: In the Know

“Everybody knows Hockenbergs.” This is the sort of comment one hears in Omaha when dropping the name of this restaurant design/supply company around anyone in a business that has a kitchen. A certain familiarity stands to reason; Hockenbergs has been

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It’s all Greek to Me

When a group of friends is hanging out on Saturday night, tossing around ideas about where to go eat, there are some inspired suggestions that seem almost inevitable, and this is one of them: “Let’s go get Greek food!” There’s

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Finding the Food: Avoca, Weeping Water, Manley, Papillion

Sometimes, when trying to find places to check out in small towns around the state, you end up finding something good closer to home. This happened to me recently when a group of friends made a trip to Avoca, Nebraska,

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