Issue 26

Love on the Rocks: Percentage Markup and Bar Ownership

Quality, or quantity? That is the question. Recently, I have spent a lot of time analyzing the profitability of ‘percentage markup’ vs. ‘profit margin’ models in our industry. The bar biz love affair with percentage markup is undeniable; it poses

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Omaha Adventures in Pairing Food and Spirits

Café de Paris and the French Café were wonderful destinations for anniversaries, birthdays or out-of-town guests. Fine dining adventures became ingrained in our lifestyle. My wife and I have been going to food and wine pairing dinners at Omaha restaurants for

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Food Caddie Delivers Dozens of Omaha’s Top Restaurants

We’ve all been there: Unable to find the time to make dinner, not wanting to leave the house due to weather, simply too tired to muster up the energy to cook anything or perhaps wanting to order lunch for the

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Two Tales of LeadBelly

In most cases, a red herring is a clue left at a scene; a distraction meant to mislead others from the trail. For Mike Martin, a red herring means more than simple bait and switch. “A red herring is a

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Our Favorite Patios in Omaha

With the break in the cold temperatures and spring making its appearance, patio season is now in full effect. The ability to enjoy beers and cocktails on a deck is, once again, ours for the taking. With that in mind,

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A Napa Valley State of Mind

“Some folks like to get away, take a holiday from the neighborhood, hop a flight to Miami Beach or Hollywood.” But I’m flying Frontier, through the blue and gentle skies; I’m in a Napa Valley state of mind. The Napa

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Wine Recommendation: 2015 Meadowcroft Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc

2015 Meadowcroft Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc – 93 Points I’m more or less a red wine drinker, full stop. That being said, when summer rolls around, I can’t help but crave “patio” whites; those light, crisp and refreshing wines

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Letter from the Publisher: Issue 23

Welcome to the latest issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 23rd. We’re happy to have put this issue in front of you and we hope you enjoy it. This last quarter has been a rough one for the Omaha

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The Dumpster: Salad Barred

When I order a cheeseburger, the waiter asks me how I want it. With cheese? What kind? Onion, lettuce, and tomato? They don’t invite me into the kitchen so I can muck around and build it myself. Yet that’s what

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Results of the First Annual Doughnut Shootout

The First Annual Omaha Doughnut Shootout was held February 13th at The Waiting Room Lounge, Krug Park and Reverb Lounge. A sold out crowd of over 300 attendees tasted samples from a total of nearly 2,000 doughnuts from Harold’s Koffee

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