Issue 26

The Supper Club: Lot 2

Publisher’s Note: Omega Omega Omega (Tri Omega), the culinary fraternity at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, strives to provide students with opportunities to apply and develop their skills through unique experiences. One of these experiences

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A Color-Code for the History of Wine

I’m sure that somebody somewhere has written a comprehensive book on the history of wine. Surely it must be one thick book, since wine dates as far back as the written page, or more likely, the chiseled rock. If we

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A Sandwich Called Reuben

Is there anything as soul satisfying as a perfectly made Reuben? Encountering your first Reuben is a delicious rite of passage here in the city of its birth. The Reuben newbie, finding themselves seated at the table facing the glorious

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Finding the Food: Lippy’s BBQ in Malcolm

Ever since the demise of Amarillo BBQ in Bellevue, I and many others have been on the search for great BBQ in Omaha. Every now and then, I or someone else will put up a Facebook post asking for “the

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Beer Chat: Local brewers strive to use local ingredients

Local Nebraska beer is a wonderful thing. It’s fresh. It didn’t spend a month floating across an ocean and it hasn’t been driven down hundreds of miles of interstate highways to make it to our glass. It supports our local economy, builds jobs,

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It’s Beer-ginning to Look Like Spring

During one particularly chilly evening this past winter, I remember staring at my road bike from the couch, leaning sadly against my office door, looking as forlorn and out of shape as I felt. The sun was just a dream,

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Diving into the Future: What lies ahead for the American dive bar

I recently read an article suggesting that the existence of the American dive bar is being threatened by the onset of craft cocktail culture. The article was critical of a particular market where even iconic dive bars are closing their

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For Local Cocktails, Look No Further than a Syrup

When people talk about the craft of the cocktail these days, they focus on how fresh the juice is, how clear the ice, and where the spirit came from. However, this only addresses two of the four critical components of

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Babysitting After Midnight: Infusions

It’s about to be summertime, which means grilling and drinks with friends and family outside on sunny days. We’ll be talking about some fun home infusions you can make at home and the drinks to go along with them. Infusions

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Seeing Purple: Lavender adds flavor and flair to food and cocktails

In the past few years, lavender has been popping up more and more frequently as an ingredient on bar and restaurant menus. With its vibrant purple hue, sweet floral aroma and distinctly herbal qualities, lavender is incredibly versatile and can

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