The On Tap Experience

The evolution of alcohol consumption has changed dramatically over the last few years, particularly in the Midwest. Where Bud Light buckets once reigned, clear tulips of craft beer have taken the throne. Bland vodka has been replaced with choice whisky, and blended wines of impressive vintage have bumped Yellow Tail out of kitchens.

And it’s all about the presentation.

Any bartender will tell you the true essence of a spirit can be sought in the right vessel. Rocks glasses, carafes, and wine decanters help open the aromas of a beverage, creating a chemical reaction that can dramatically change the flavor. Attention to glassware and presentation also helps create an energy about the drink,...

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Brace Yourself, Vegans!

Omaha’s first all-vegan restaurant is on schedule to open their doors on August 5. Modern Love Omaha will initially only serve dinner, but has plans to offer a Sunday brunch soon thereafter. More good news: they have their liquor license. http://www.modernloveomaha.com/

Omaha’s Food Network Star

The second season of The Food Network’s “Kids Cook-Off” with Rachael Ray and Guy Fieri  premiers on August 14 and includes a young chef from Omaha. Helen Wilson will be a "kidtestant" on this season, which includes a bunch of culinary competitions and oohs and aahs from a long list of celebrity guest judges....

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Brew at the Zoo

The only thing better than spending time at the Henry Doorly Zoo is doing so while sipping drinks from local breweries and wineries. Join the zoo for their first Brew at the Zoo on Saturday, July 19 from 7:00 PM – 10:00 PM. Ticket cost beforehand is $50 for members, $55 for non-members, and $60 when purchased at the gate the night of the event. This is a rare opportunity to enjoy an all-adult event at the zoo. http://www.omahazoo.com/about/special-events/

Happy Birthday, Stories Coffeehouse!

Saturday, July 19 is the anniversary party for Stories Coffeehouse. Swing by for specials and raffles, and a benefit for Omaha Police Officer Sophia Jordan, who also just so happens...

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Omaha Culinary Tours

Whether you’re a hardcore foodie or you just like to try new places to eat, Omaha has so many good restaurants it would be really difficult to find them all on your own. That’s where Omaha Culinary tours comes into play.

The company was formed in October 2013 and conducted its first tour in early December 2013.

According to Suzanne Allen, one of the owners, there are currently six tours up and running: three walking tours and three bus tours.

Eat your way through town

The walking tours focus on different neighborhoods in Omaha. Right now, these include the Midtown, Old Market and Orpheum areas. There are plans to offer walking tours of Benson and Dundee in the future.

Each walking tour...

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Sommelier on a Mission

Let’s be honest here – we all know that Omaha has an amazing restaurant scene. This is no secret to us, and apparently word is spreading because people outside of Omaha are hearing it too. Enter Jennifer Moleski, a restaurant industry consultant who uses her years as a sommelier and trainer to help restaurant service teams figure out how to be great.

Jennifer started a tour last month that is taking her all around the nation in a quest to visit with the best restaurants and see what makes their service teams tick. So, of course, she wound up in Omaha and visited with four of our best eateries to add to her ongoing blogumentary. She spent one shift with the service team of each restaurant...

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Thirsty for Tea?

Thirst-Tea Café opened its doors on June 30 in Midtown Crossing. They offer a huge variety of teas and plenty of snacks. If you’re a fan of bubble tea, you’re going to love this place. Any chance this tea place will sway the coffee lovers of Omaha and make them tea fanatics? We shall see. http://www.thirstteacafe.com

Growing Cities Needs Help

This is your last chance to help local filmmakers Dan Susman and Andrew Monbouquette with their quest to get their documentary Growing Cities aired on PBS. Their Kickstarter campaign is nearing its funding amount, but more is needed. Help these guys get the word out to the world about urban farming. Seriously, even $5 will help....

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