Issue 30

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The Art of Hospitality

When I was 10 years old, I earned my first-degree black belt in Taekwondo. My instructor, Ken Brooks, had a reputation for earning respect. He gave us the tools to succeed, and the personal room to fail; the choice was

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Triple Cola

This one really pisses me off. We are looking at Triple Cola this week. Oh, on the surface, it seems like a fine beverage out of Mukilteo, Washington. It proudly proclaims, “Drink it for Vim & Vigor.” Sure, buddy, like

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The Dumpster: Take a Load Off

Thanksgiving gluttony skidded right past Christmas indulgence and T-boned into New Year’s revelry. Cookies and cocktails everywhere every day. I can’t say no — that’d be rude. So here I am, as wide as I am tall, psyching myself up

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Seasonal Cravings: A recipe for blue cheese cherry tomatoes

I take my job as a food writer very seriously indeed, but I believe my calling is to help you not only produce deliciously crave-able food, but above all else to realize that food is the vehicle we use as

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“The Ostentatious Parlay”

“When I made this wine, I needed a creative outlet, and a financial outlet.  I needed to be independent. I needed to make my own mark, I needed to make my own wine.” ~Sam Smith I first met Sam Smith

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Destination Date Night: A month by month guide for an enjoyable night out for you and your significant other

It’s a brand new year full of optimism and opportunity. During that goal planning remember to take care of yourself and those around you as well. We are fortunate in Omaha to have so many magnificent eateries to choose from

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 29

Welcome to the 29th issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, the first of 2018. As always, we’re proud to present the issue in front of you and we hope you enjoy it. It’s packed full of some great articles and

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The Dumpster: Fads Gone Bad

As Food & Spirits celebrates its 10th year of persnicketiness and gluttony, I offer my congratulations to Erik the Publisher. In his honor I’ve come up with a top ten list of food fads from the last ten years that

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Little Wine Lies

For the most part the business of wine is an honest one, albeit not perfect. Over the course of its two thousand year history there has been a smattering of documented crimes. For example, there is the phony bottle of

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Go Big Rouge

When I was a kid growing up in Valentine, I used to relish the lengthy road-trips to Lincoln to visit my mom’s side of the family. We’d drive down Friday night, leaving right after I got out of school, stopping

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