Author: Edge Staff

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: Sakoon The Spa West Omaha’s newest spa, Sakoon, offers massage and facial services as well as med spa treatments and a lounge to enjoy craft cocktails. Give the gift of relaxation this holiday! The bartender: Tonya The drink: Annapurna “Goddess of the Harvests” Step 1: What you need: […]

Lighting the Way

Sixteen-year-old Nic Bianchi was an entrepreneur even before he knew what the word meant. At age seven, he sketched a logo without knowing that someday it would represent his company. At age 11, he bought novelty items from Oriental Trading, such as slap bracelets, and sold them to students at […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The bar: The Jewell The bartender: Granville Sharpe The drink: The Business Suit Step 1: What you need: 1 oz. Suntory Toki Whiskey 1 oz. Uncle Val’s Botanical Gin .5 oz. Benedictine .75 oz. Stella Artois Apple Cider Reduction Syrup 10 drops Vieux Pontarlier Absinthe 4 dashes of Angostura Aromatic […]

A Hero for Healthier Pets

When eight-year-old Porter Hinrichs found out his Golden Doodle Auggie had food sensitivities to many store-bought treats, he wanted to do something to help. So he and his mom Melissa found a recipe online to make grain-free, organic dog treats. He set up a stand outside his house and sold […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Jams at Legacy The Bartender: Stephanie The drink: The Diplomat Step 1: What you need 5 oz. Kahlua 1 oz. Diplomatico rum .5 oz. simple syrup 2 oz. heavy cream Ground espresso beans Step 2: Combine Kahua and rum and shake well Step 3: Pour into chilled martini […]

A Talent for Tumbling

A particular talent often runs in a family, which happens to be the case for 9-year-old Eliza Turman. Her mother, Kim, was an All-American gymnast at the University of Nebraska Lincoln. After just four years in the sport, the fourth grader from Fire Ridge Elementary has already achieved a Level […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: WestEnd Lounge The Bartender: Raechel Van Buskirk The drink: Pretty in Pink   Step 1: What you need 2 oz. citrus vodka 1 oz. fresh lemon juice 2 oz. raw cane sugar simple syrup 3 raspberries Step 2: Muddle raspberries Step 3: combine ingredients Step 4: Shake well […]

5 Steps to the Perfect Cocktail

The Bar: Spirit World The Bartender: Sidra Akhter The Drink: The Conciliation, Winner of the 2019 Perfect Pour Craft Cocktail contest benefitting Friends of Nebraska Children Step 1: What you need 75 oz. Smooth Ambler whiskey 1 oz. Cocchi Americano .75 oz. Ginger lemon syrup .75 oz Ginger Infused Malic […]

Making Voices Heard

Eight years ago, Nebraska Writers Collective Executive Director Matt Mason brought the idea of a slam poetry festival to Omaha. Modeled after a similar event in Chicago, the Great Plains chapter of Louder Than a Bomb (LTAB) started in the spring of 2012 with teams from 13 schools. Currently, more […]

Leading by Example

Everyone has natural talents and abilities. Sixteen-year-old Abby Stilley happens to have many. On the surface, it may seem like the activities she’s involved in aren’t connected: Sunday school teacher and youth group leader at her church, member of the tech team and film club at Elkhorn High School, cook […]