Author Archives: Sarah Baker Hansen

The B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook

A friend in Oxford asked me excitedly during my recent trip to the South if I’d heard of or owned the B.T.C. Old Fashioned Grocery Cookbook. I had a copy sitting on my desk way back in Nebraska and I … Continue reading

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Faulkner and the Blues

I started reading William Faulkner’s Absalom Absalom! before we left for Oxford, and what started out as a bit of a slog turned into an absolutely fantastic read as soon as we got on the plane to Mississippi. (If you give … Continue reading

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More on the Mississippi Delta

It goes without saying that the Mississippi Delta, the swath of land between the Mississippi and the Yazoo Rivers on the western edge of the state, is a land of contrasts. I can’t do the few days I spent there … Continue reading

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Taylor Grocery & Restaurant

I can count my “incredible dining experiences” on my ten fingers. They don’t happen that often. The latest happened during a handful of days last week in  Mississippi. It’s one of those dining experiences that makes me want to rely … Continue reading

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Breaking the Ice

Three Little Birds Punch from Le Bouillon Yesterday, the Omaha Craft Bartenders Guild had its first public event, Breaking the Ice, at the Joslyn Castle. If our experience is any indication, it was a rousing success. The guild is a … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Nebraska Brewed Beer

Meeting very cool people at bars and breweries all over town to sip on beers and opine on their flavor, like I did for the first Food Prowl of 2014, is an enviable job. It’s a ton of fun. But … Continue reading

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The Other Room

The only evidence I have that I was ever in the Other Room — a fantastic new speakeasy in Lincoln’s Haymarket — is a business card. You can’t take photos in the intimate space, which seats just 25. And the … Continue reading

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Chicago, part one

I hadn’t been to Chicago in a long time — years, literally — before December. And now I’ve been to the city twice in the past eight weeks. Chicago is as cool as ever (albeit freezing cold this time of … Continue reading

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Blatt + Lagunitas Beer Dinner

Last week, I went to my first beer dinner. I’d been to plenty of wine dinners — I wrote a story about the ones I visited — but never one focused on beer. I like the menu at Blatt Beer … Continue reading

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2013 Favorites: Restaurants I can’t stop visiting

Some restaurants never get old. Though I don’t write about any of these places often, I visit them often. Two of them serve my favorite cheese plates in town, the third my favorite French fries and mussels, the last is … Continue reading

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