Category Archives: Cocktails

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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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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A toddy for your thoughts

Last night I was in the mood for a hot toddy — I blame it on the cold weather, the pumpkin candle I was burning and the fact that I’d just read three posts on the Kitchn dedicated to toddy … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: Bloody Mary

The Bloody Mary prowl proved one thing, if anything: There’s no one way to make this hair-of-the-dog classic. A new bar in town also took the win — I love it when the outcome is unexpected in a prowl. Read … Continue reading

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Punch

Recently I wrote a story about the popularity — resurgence, really — of punch. And after I wrote it, I realized that just the weekend before, as part of a baby shower I played host to for some of our expecting … Continue reading

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The Ice Press

Last night I met Clark Ross, the head bartender at the Boiler Room, at the bar on his night off. He’d asked me a couple days before to come in because he had something to show me. Turns out it … Continue reading

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Life lately

A few snaps from what I’ve been doing lately. Last Saturday I spent the day in Lincoln for what Matthew deemed “The Lincoln Day of Fun.” And it was fun. Top to bottom: A snap at one of my favorite … Continue reading

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Snow Adventure

Earlier this week in Omaha we had our first big snowstorm of the year. Since we live within walking distance of a bunch of midtown bars and restaurants, we set out on foot to see what was open. We landed … Continue reading

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Food Prowl: The Old Fashioned

I realized this morning that I am quite behind on blogging about Food Prowls. Please pardon my tardiness and enjoy the belated updates. SBH This Food Prowl may have been the one I’d been most anticipating since January. I think … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Greetings from Booze Island

This is the first in an occasional series of guest blog posts focused on the out-of-town drinking adventures of one Matthew Hansen, who also happens to be my husband. Enjoy. The Whistler,  2421 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago, 773-227-3530 If you someday … Continue reading

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