Issue 30

Posts From Erik Totten

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Erik Totten

Erik Totten

Erik Totten is the founder and publisher of Food & Spirits Magazine in Omaha, Nebraska. He's worked in publications for the last 21 years at all levels. As well as serving as a writer, designer, photographer and editor, he's also founded two publications which have allowed him to grow into being a publisher, which he would describe as his 'true calling'.

Portrait of a Bartender: Linda Lichtenwalter

I sat down with Linda Lichtenwalter for this issue’s bartender portrait. Linda has written for Food & Spirits Magazine in the past, mostly in her capacity as a pastry chef for Modern Love, but she can turn an outstanding cocktail

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Letter from the Publisher: Issue 24

Welcome to the 24th issue of Food & Spirits Magazine. This issue also marks our ninth year anniversary and we’re proud and honored to have served our readers and the Omaha food and spirits community for (what feels like) so

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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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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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Portrait of Bartender: Alex Lund

For this issue’s bartender portrait, I sat down with Omaha native Alex Lund. I’ve known Alex from many of his bartender jobs leading up to his current position, and in the time I’ve known him, I’ve been impressed by his

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Newly Opened Cedar Lounge Hits the Mark

When Nick O’Connor opened Cedar, one of Omaha’s most recent lounges in November of 2015, his goal was to provide a unique and casual neighborhood bar that focused on the details. Details like lighting, music, art, décor, all-natural cocktails and

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Railcar Modern American Kitchen: A hidden gem of Omaha’s restaurant scene

Although Railcar Modern American Kitchen, located at 144th and Blondo, is easily seen from the road, it feels like a hidden gem that seems to have been a bit overlooked in the recent bustling Omaha restaurant scene. Tucked into an

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Omaha’s Largest Pizza Review #7 0

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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The Birth of a Classic: The Market House and Great Expectations 0

It’s getting harder and harder to start a restaurant in Omaha. With the incredible growth of the quantity, and quality, of the many, many restaurants opening their doors, it’s no longer enough to offer a steak, a side of canned

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Letter From the Publisher: Issue 21

Often, throughout the course of running Food & Spirits Magazine, I’m reminded of the food bounty that is available to us living in Omaha. Of course, chefs and restaurants have noticed this, and particularly in recent years, the dining-out public

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