Issue 27

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

This is part one in a two part series. With the explosion of craft beer and the dozens of new breweries in the great state of Nebraska, it’s starting to feel like our natural way of life.  As the number

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Bar Managers Get with the Program

I hate the term ‘bar program’. It is meaningless. You either have a bar, or you don’t. You either have a bar manager, or you don’t. The addition of the word ‘program’ simply communicates that your bar is a specific

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A Midsummer’s Picnic with Salt 88

Mostly people enjoy picnics, and I believe Omahans are no exception. This is the thought that woke me up sweating in the night – having a picnic adventure (or many) was inevitable. Where to start though? Oh, oh, I know.

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8 of Our Favorite Places for Brunch

Brunch has been a trending craze in the national food scene for a while now and Omaha is no exception. Our Metro area abounds with plenty of great options to enjoy a weekend brunch. Here are eight of our favorite

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Passing the Torch at the Dundee Dell

In the wake of Piccolo’s closing, leaving Omaha one less signature Italian steakhouse, the Bohemian Cafe announced it would serve its last Czech specialties in September. So when rumors surfaced Pat Gobel was selling the city’s oldest pub, the Dundee

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Love on the Rocks: Percentage Markup and Bar Ownership

Quality, or quantity? That is the question. Recently, I have spent a lot of time analyzing the profitability of ‘percentage markup’ vs. ‘profit margin’ models in our industry. The bar biz love affair with percentage markup is undeniable; it poses

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Our Favorite Patios in Omaha

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 mind,

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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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Wine Tools and Toys

Wine lovers love their toys. We have aerators, bottle tags, bottle stoppers, coasters, corkscrews, capsule cutters, carafes, decanters, drip screens… and that’s only the first four letters of the alphabet. You’ve got to hand it to the creative thinkers in

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