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 By Dave Faries    Community    July 11, 2013

Steakhouse owners "figure it out"

Depending upon when you catch him, William Cantu might be cooking, chatting with customers in his dining room or on his mobile phone, dispatching trucks. Owning a restaurant is something new for a... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    June 27, 2013

Stepping out: Potter Melodrama "Rogue of the Railway" brings chills and cheers to the stage

Professor Silias Scavenger is a nefarious cad, intent on fleecing the good people of Buffalo Bend—and woe unto those who cross his path. The conniving evildoer travels from town to town selling... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    May 9, 2013

Stepping Out

When faced with the question of the perfect Mother’s Day meal, Candice Swanson hesitated. “I’m a mom, but I don’t know,” she finally said. The Sidney resident’s uncertainty isn’t hard to fathom. A recent study by the National... Full story


Report shows persistence of TV violence

NEW YORK (AP) – Violence, gore and gunplay were staples on prime-time television even in the most sensitive period directly following the Newtown school shooting. A study of 392 prime-time scripted...

 By Jacob Misener    Community    May 2, 2013

Defiance could be television's next big show

As I sat at home sick this weekend, my cell phone buzzed on the table next to my recliner. My good friend from back home had texted me, asking if I had had a chance to check out the new series on SyFy - Defiance. Little did I know this message would...


In theatres: Iron Man 3, rated PG-13

A comic book action hero, translated to the big screen, should produce a film worthy of many bags of popcorn consumed without noticing while eyes are glued to the story. Marvel’s Iron Man 3 delivers in this regard. Robert Downey Jr.—as...

 By Dave Faries    Community    May 2, 2013

Stepping Out: A dish for Nebraska

States and regions often celebrate a defining cuisine. Clam chowder comes to mind when you think of Massachusetts, for example, and chicken fried steak smothered in white gravy appears on just about... Full story

 By Dave Faries    Community    May 2, 2013

Empyrean's Fallen Angel Sweet Stout

Lincoln’s Empyrean brewery has never feared jousting with the many flavors and genres of beer, from India Pale Ales to Extra Special Bitters to darker porters and stouts. Their Fallen Angel is an attempt at the old milk stout, a robust, silky and... Full story


Denver's annual Starfest a great success

Thousands of people enjoyed the weekend at Starfest in Denver. Photos with celebrities were offered along with autographs. The afternoon was filled with on-stage appearances by the celebrity guests who answered questions by the audience and told...


Stepping out: breakfast burritos and more

It’s difficult to pin down the origins of any dish. Was the fajita, for instance, invented by kitchen staff at Ninfa’s in Houston or derived from chuck wagon meals served to cowboys roaming the...


New Amsterdam vodka

New Amsterdam’s gin made quite a splash when introduced six years ago. Now the California distillery hopes to capture the more lucrative vodka market with a spirit turned to the casual, 20-something crowd. Their gin cranked down the potent juniper...


Rock Hall set to induct 2013 class at LA ceremony

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Christina Aguilera and Jennifer Hudson are among the singers set to pay tribute to this year’s eclectic group of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees. Aguilera and Hudson are scheduled to perform in honor of late disco queen Do...


'Burger Land' show host dishes on best United States burgers

NEW YORK (AP) — If you love a good burger, you might think George Motz has the best job ever. He crisscrosses the country as the host of Travel Channel’s new series “Burger Land,” looking for the best burgers in America. He consumed 70...


Travel to Denver for Starfest this weekend

Starfest is many things to many people. This weekend’s Denver event features the likes of Ben Browder, Avery Brooks, Melissa McBride, Seth Gabel, Julie Caitlin Brown, Nicole de Boer, Deep Roy and David Boop, amongst others. The convention will...


In theatres: Oblivion, rated PG-13

There are fits and starts to the pacing, soft spots in the script and some obvious sampling--to borrow a phrase from the music world. Somehow none of this matters. Oblivion benefits from some very big plus factors: Tom Cruise, Morgan Freeman...


Now playing at home .... DVD and Blu-ray

As a self-proclaimed movie-buff, I pride myself on seeing the latest movies on a pretty regular basis. The last six months have seen a handful of motion pictures that simply cannot be ignored. Here are my personal top five movie rentals that are...


A Touch of Taste

There is something enigmatic about this Nebraska brew. You embrace toasted bread, sweet and almost chocolaty malt, sweetness and something lowdown like chalk on the nose. Yet there’s a subtle bite indicated in there somewhere, akin to pine needles...


A Touch of Taste

940 Front St. Potter 308-879-4227 Open: Daily 10 a.m.-late Bag’s is the sort of place every village needs. The corner bar and steakhouse in Potter is dark, sometimes rickety – enough so to send a...


A Touch of Taste

FOOD: Anong’s Thai Cuisine 620 Central Avenue Cheyenne, Wyo. 307-638-8597 Open: Daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 5 p.m.-9 p.m. Anong’s Thai Cuisine opened on March 16, and you can tell. Two or three bites in... Full story


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