Issue 28

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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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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Doing Things the Dario Way Nets Omaha Two of its Most Distinctive Restaurants

Half measures don’t cut it with Dario Schicke, the Bosnian chef-owner who bears a striking resemblance to Alec Baldwin. Schicke’s helped raise the Omaha culinary scene through a pair of Dundee restaurants dedicated to distinct, authentic European cuisines. His Dario’s

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The Supper Club: Baela Rose

Publisher’s Note: Omega Omega Omega (Tri Omega), the culinary fraternity at the Institute for the Culinary Arts at Metropolitan Community College, strives to provide students with opportunities to apply and develop their skills through unique experiences. One of these experiences

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The Dumpster: Hot Stuff

Mary Avery grew up on a prehistoric dome of salt in the middle of the Louisiana marsh. It was huge: six miles around and with caves 50,000 feet deep. It belonged to her parents, so naturally she wasted no time

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The Dumpster: In the Raw

On a recent jaunt to Hawaii’s Big Island, I was introduced to the traditional bowl of raw ahi stirred up with soy sauce and sesame seeds, called poke. Although it looked like an exposed brain, I fell instantly in love

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Omaha’s 8th Annual Pizza Review

Food & Spirits Magazine hosted the 8th Annual Omaha Pizza Review at The Waiting Room Lounge and Reverb Lounge on June 7th at 6:30 pm. Musicians John Finocchiaro and Sarah Benck Tardy performed. Those attending voted for their top three

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Sous Vide, Not Paleo but Prehistoric

Sous-vide, or just unhyphenated sous vide cooking is cooking under vacuum. Say, “soo-veed.” Don’t pronounce the terminal S or the final E and you’ll be square with any waiter. Rhyme the first word with grouse and say, “souse viday” and

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Summertime Goodness: Gazpacho Recipe

Another season is upon us and with it comes the sunny and sweltering hot days of summer. What better way to refresh and recharge than a quiet warm evening on the patio sipping chilled white wine or maybe a deliciously

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