Maple Old Fashioned – A Bourbon Cocktail

Maple Old Fashioned

The Old Fashioned might be the most famous and original American cocktail, and since Thanksgiving was originally an American holiday we figured serving an Old Fashioned would be a great cocktail to serve on Thanksgiving. When we sit down to plan our Thanksgiving meal, one thing we always have to plan for is a goodRead more

Drinking for a Greater Good at The Tavern

One of the things we like most about living in Omaha is the way that this big city can still feel like a small town, where people are genuinely interested in their neighbors and a friendly face or place is never far away. One of those friendly places is The Tavern, a bar in theRead more

Christmas Old Fashioned

Christmas Old Fashioned - A Rye Cocktail with Cranberry Syrup

We love a great Old Fashioned, but it is nice to occasionally mix it up with some seasonal additions. With Christmas coming up, we decided to embrace the Yuletide spirit and made a  Christmas version of this classic cocktail! Cranberries are a classic Christmas ingredient and we always make sugared cranberries for Christmas to useRead more

Fired Peach Old Fashioned

This drink is is a twist on one of the most popular classic cocktails, the Old Fashioned, by adding grilled peaches and a spicy kick from Crazy Gringa’s Datil Pepper Hot Sauce. The grilled peach gives a fresh summery sweetness that combines with the mellow caramel and vanilla flavors that come from the Templeton RyeRead more

Railcar Modern American Kitchen – Omaha

In the heyday of rail travel, one of the ways that railroads competed for customers was to offer the best in customer comforts and that meant that the dining car cuisine soon rivaled the meals found in fine dining restaurants around the country. With the rails crossing many different regions, the offerings on the diningRead more

Plank Seafood

With a great stroke of luck, we actually got to go out on a date night with another couple, and we decided to head downtown to the Old Market for a change of pace.  Our friends were interested in trying something new, so we agreed on Plank Seafood which was new to all of us.Read more

Celebrate Repeal Day 2014

Around our house, we are big fans of cocktails so the anniversary of the repeal of Prohibition on December 5, 1933 is a day to celebrate.  With Repeal Day falling on a Friday this year, we decided to have ourselves a nice celebration with a couple of classic Prohibition era cocktails. The first one weRead more