Issue 28

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Two Tales of LeadBelly

In most cases, a red herring is a clue left at a scene; a distraction meant to mislead others from the trail. For Mike Martin, a red herring means more than simple bait and switch. “A red herring is a

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Righteous Southern Grub at Dixie Quicks

Dixie Quicks Public House features Southern-Tex-Mex infused dishes reflecting classically trained chef and co-owner Rene Orduna’s many influences. But make no mistake, his good eats are soul food by any other name. He says about any cuisine, “It’s all soul

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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

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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Making the Grade: A Day with Nebraska’s Imperial Wagyu Beef

It was a Japanese military leader who predicted that Wagyu beef would power soldiers through war, and give them vital energy to fight for hours. An animal that once was utilized to tend rice fields and serve as an agricultural

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

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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Nosh Wine Lounge: Striving to provide consistent, excellent service

Omaha is a city with more than its share of bars and dining establishments. There’s something to accommodate every taste and every personality. Lately, it seems that a new restaurant rises up on every corner, from the ashes of another.

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On a Mission: The Pizza Pie Guys Bring Omaha Something New and Unusally Delicious

In a city dominated by chain pizzerias and run-of-the-mill catering businesses, The Pizza Pie Guys are on a mission to bring the Omaha area something new, fun and unusually delicious. Dan Reid, one of the owners and proprietors of The

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Hockenbergs: In the Know

“Everybody knows Hockenbergs.” This is the sort of comment one hears in Omaha when dropping the name of this restaurant design/supply company around anyone in a business that has a kitchen. A certain familiarity stands to reason; Hockenbergs has been

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