Stout It Out

Oh, the dark, mysterious stout. Some identify it as the base of a notoriously unwise cocktail known as the Irish car bomb. As if that’s not a bad enough impression, stouts — in particular dryer, Irish stouts like Guinness — picked up the nickname “liquid bread” somewhere along the line, making it sound like the […]

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Crumbs

Haven’t yet had your fill of ice cream this summer? Good news: Blue Bunny is launching a three-week long series of free sampling events throughout the Omaha metro area, starting on July 17th. The featured product is 2nd St. Creamery, Blue Bunny’s new premium brand. Check 2ndStCreamery.com/flavor-scene for locations and times. The place to get […]

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Craft of the Future

In the final installment of The Reader craft cocktail series, we take a look at the future of craft cocktails in Omaha. We can’t predict the future, but we can see how the image of the bartender – slinging mixed drinks with both hands – might expand to also include more of a craft sensibility, […]

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Back to Basics at Baxter’s

I heard mixed reviews from friends who tried Baxter’s shortly after their December 2012 opening. As Benson’s newest pizza place, I had hoped not to hear such things as: “The wait is long,” “It’s expensive,“ and, perhaps the most foreboding warning, “It’s by the slice, but it’s nothing like New York style.” Happily, I was […]

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The Heroes of the Gyro

The ‘80s saw the establishment of several authentic Greek restaurants in Omaha that are still flourishing today. Not a whole lot of other things from the ’80s have that kind of longevity. So what is it about the cuisine and the gyro that we love so much?  Bill Sgourakis says that when he and brother […]

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The Heroes of the Gyro

The ‘80s saw the establishment of several authentic Greek restaurants in Omaha that are still flourishing today. Not a whole lot of other things from the ’80s have that kind of longevity. So what is it about the cuisine and the gyro that we love so much?  Bill Sgourakis says that when he and brother […]

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