Issue 30

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From the Willamette Valley to Omaha: Illahe Vineyards

In 1983, Lowell Ford got his hands dirty planting grapes in the dirt of what would ultimately become Illahe Vineyards in Oregon’s Willamette Valley.  Taking advantage of the Missoula Floods, which some twelve thousand years earlier had rushed between the

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Farine + Four Opens Its Doors

The sun rises over Leavenworth Street every morning, streaming through Farine + Four, a daytime restaurant and bakery. Arriving at 4:30 a.m. isn’t always easy according to Ellie Pegler, the owner, who begins baking and prepping before the sun even

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Sodas in Which You Were Not Entirely Aware of: NuGrape

Ahh, Grape Soda. It is one of the flavors that everyone has a special memory about. Maybe you had your first grape soda while visiting your grandpa’s farm for the summer. Or maybe you shared a grape soda with your

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Nebraska Journalist-Author Genoways Takes Micro and Macro Look at the U.S. Food System

It should come as no surprise that a writer, who chronicled a year in the life of a Nebraska farm family, exposed the dangers of a broken American food system and is now researching Mexico’s tequila industry, has always marched

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Harvesting Food and Friends at Florence Mill Farmers Market, Where Agriculture, History and Art Meet

The ‘Mill Lady’ is hard to miss at the Florence Mill Farmers Market on summer Sundays. She’s the beaming, bespectacled woman wearing the straw hat adorned by sprays of plastic fruit and vegetables. Market vendors include local farmers, urban ag

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 30

Welcome to the 30th issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. A great deal of work, by some very creative people, has gone into the magazine you see before you. Of course, we hope that you love reading it as much

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2018 Happy Hour Map

  Everyone loves happy hour and we’re no different here at Food & Spirits Magazine. We’ve created a map of some of the tops spots in the Omaha Metro to satisfy your happy hour cravings. We’ll see you there! Brickway

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The Great American CabSauv Review 2017

I had “The Library Club” over at my house again, everyone having chipped in a bit of money to taste through some older wines that none of us individually would be likely to splurge on. Not for the first time,

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Sage Student Bistro Hits All the Right Notes

Textbooks say multiple star fine dining restaurants have three defining qualities: Delicious and beautifully plated cuisine. A wait staff that provides top-notch service. A welcoming atmosphere and luxurious ambience. That is what the textbooks impart to every student going through

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Shifting Paradigms: Shake Out and Start Up

Closing one calendar year and transitioning into another seems to have a renewing effect on most of us.  Many people begin to focus on health and wellness changes for the New Year. Over the past year, I have been presenting

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