Issue 30

Menu Development 101

I often write about the importance of understanding the gears of business. Of knowing, fundamentally, how the gears of profitability work together. It is easy to know that a business works (you are either in the red, or in the

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The Myth of Fume’ Blanc

Pouilly-Fume’: Noun: An AOC established in France in 1937, composed of around 1,200 hectacres, and best known for producing Sauvignon Blanc. Sauvignon Blanc: Noun: A grape varietal originating in the Bordeaux region of France from which white wine is commonly

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Our Favorite Patios Around Omaha in 2018

  With the break in the cold temperatures and spring making its appearance, patio season is now in full effect. The ability to enjoy beers and cocktails on a deck is, once again, ours for the taking. With that in

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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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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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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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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 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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