Issue 26

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Letter from the Publisher: Issue 25

Welcome to the new issue of Food & Spirits Magazine, our 25th. As we move into a new year, 2017, FSM will be approaching our 10th anniversary. While we have some exciting things in store for next year, 2016 isn’t

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12 Types of Gift Giving For Foodies in Omaha

It’s the end of the year and in Omaha that usually means cold temperatures, snow and holidays full of good cheer and good company.   If you have foodies on your gift list and are struggling to find that perfect gift,

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An Osso Buco Recipe to Remember

The leaves are falling, there’s a chill in the air, your breath is visible and every step crunches the leaves underfoot releasing the aromas of fall that fill your nostrils with memories of the past and a longing for all

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Portrait of a Bartender: Mary K. Gross

I sat down with Mary K. Gross for this issue’s bartender portrait. I’ve known Mary for a while and have always appreciated her cozy ‘bar-side’ manner. She also makes some great cocktails (or in my case, pours some great shots).

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Anne and Craig McVeigh Bring Beacon Hills Take on American Comfort Cuisine Back to Where Their Food Careers Started

It is back to the future for Anne and Craig McVeigh and their new Beacon Hills restaurant at 6750 Mercy Road in Aksarben Village. The restaurateurs got their industry start at M’s Pub and the Garden Cafe in Omaha before

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Food & Spirits Magazine Announces 2017 Event Schedule

2016 was a great year for events at Food & Spirits Magazine. Along with the 8th Annual Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review continuing its streak of being sold out every year, we also kicked off the inaugural Omaha Doughnut Shootout and

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Chef-Owner Jenny Coco Proves She Can Hang with the Boys

In the male-dominated culinary field men get the lion’s share of attention. In Omaha, Clayton Chapman and Paul Kulik headline a deep roster of acclaimed chefs. But at least one woman, Jenny Coco, has proved her chops compare with anyone’s,

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Heart of Spain: Little Espana

Memories of Old España My love of tapas and Spanish cooking began when I went to my first Spanish restaurant in a large city about 20 years ago. When I moved to Omaha, I found España, a much-loved Spanish restaurant

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Sodas in Which You May Not Be Entirely Aware of: Moxie Soda

Moxie Soda proudly boasts that it is ‘Distinctively Different.’ This is probably true, unless you drink dirt a lot. Then it is probably a normal flavor for you. One time, while playing soccer in elementary school, I was curious about

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It’s Just Natural: Nebraska’s Craft Beer Breweries are on the Rise, Part 2

Part two of our story on Nebraska’s burgeoning craft beer culture will give us a sneak peek into a couple more of the current breweries in planning that happen to share a common starting point. It’s official, for the first

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