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Over Easy – Omaha

Over Easy is a great place for breakfast and brunch in west Omaha!     With our kids having a slumber party at the grandparents, Mrs. Nom and I had a chance to go out for a nice breakfast just the two of us.  In west Omaha, there are the usual chain places you can …

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Grand Opening at Spirit World

A brand new liquor store opened in Omaha!           This past weekend I attended the grand opening of Spirit World’s new location in Aksarben Village. Being a craft cocktail enthusiast/amateur mixologist, one of my favorite places to wander in and browse is Spirit World.  Spirit World has long been the source …

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Oakville Grocery – Oakville, CA

A fabulous historical grocery store on the main highway through Napa Valley. Check out Oakville Grocery!     During our second day of wine tasting in Napa Valley, we stumbled upon the very adorable Oakville Grocery. Located in the small village of Oakville, California on State Road 29 (the main drag through Wine Country.)  The …

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Peach Basil Gin Fizz

When a case of fresh Colorado peaches found its way into our kitchen, we knew we would have to find a way to come up with some great drinks that incorporated peaches.  One of the cocktails we tried was the peach basil gin fizz, a spin on the classic gin fizz cocktail.  Adding the peaches …

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Watermelon Strawberry Smash

The hot days of summer are perfect for growing watermelons, and with our summer finally getting enough sustained heat to ripen the local watermelons it was time to bust out the watermelon cocktails. I experimented with a couple of different combinations before I settled in on one I liked, which combined watermelon, strawberries, basil and …

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The English Affair

This cocktail is a spin on Brett Elser’s  London’s First Love Affair, which was the winning entry for the Southern region of the Broker’s Gin Bowler’s Cup cocktail contest.  Since I didn’t have all the ingredients on hand (oregat syrup) I decided to change things up a bit and modify the recipe.   Refreshingly sweet with …

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