Issue 28

Basil vs. Zucchini

Every year at this time we make a few notes regarding the hits and misses of our backyard garden so we can do better next year. Basil and zucchini were big producers this year, but what if you don’t have

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Book Recommendation: Judgment of Paris: California vs. France and the Historic 1976 Paris Tasting that Revolutionized Wine by George M. Taber

The damage done by prohibition to American wine palates was more than substantial; it set the domestic wine industry back forty years, if not more. During “the noble experiment” that lasted between 1920 and 1933, Americans didn’t stop drinking wine,

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Trophy Wines

Recently I viewed an episode of the TV series, “American Greed”. The show is based on true stories of some of the world’s most prolific white collar criminals. The level of deception incorporated into these scams is astounding. Based on

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Kansas City Beers

Kansas City has long been known as an epicenter for some of the most delicious smoked meats that the world has to offer, but a quick three-hour drive South down I-29 will truly prove rewarding to the craft beer enthusiast.

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Portrait of a Bartender: Benton Alexander

One of the things I’ve learned over the past several years, ever since I started my journey in bartending, to be honest, is that bartenders come in all shapes and sizes. They all have different areas of focus, knowledge, attitudes,

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Good Training is Hard to Find

Social media outlets and pop culture trends are creating a new breed of consumer that is more product-educated and less responsive to marketing gimmicks. They are challenging our industry to up its game as they demand an elevated food and

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Taste the Nation

A country-wide guide to bringing the flavors of the mountains, prairies, and coasts to your kitchen Traveling and Christmas shopping are two of my most enjoyable disposable income streams. I travel several times a year for fishing trips, concerts, a

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Bonding over Korean Food

Korean food was designed for bringing together friends and family. I lived in Korea for two years as an English teacher and what I have noticed is that Koreans like to do things in groups. I once told my co-workers

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Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review #7

Food & Spirits Magazine recently hosted the 7th Annual Omaha Pizza Review at The Waiting Room Lounge. A sold-out house greeted award-winning musicians Kait Berreckman and Brad Hoshaw, but the star of the show was the pizza from 14 different

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Sodas Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware Of

Goody Green Pop and Blue Pop For this installment of this column (which has become a huge part of many of our readers’ lives), I will be reviewing two sodas. You must understand that this is twice the amount of

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