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Bloggers From Omaha – Jay and Leah Hall

Kim’s note: This is the 18th installment in a series introducing different voices from around Omaha. Each week Whenever I can, I’ll introduce a different Omaha blogger, what his or her blog is all about, and since I love getting recommendations as much as I love giving them, I’ve asked each person to share some Omaha tips. Today’s bloggers are a husband and wife duo share their love of food and cocktails with readers. Their tempting photos almost make me want to take up drinking a night cap just so I can have a glass of something that looks so pretty.

The Gastronom

Name: Jay and Leah Hall

Blog: The Gastronom

Find @gastronomblog onFacebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest


Describe your blog in five words.

Enthusiastically Celebrating Food & Cocktails

What are the two most popular posts on your blog?


Jay and Leah’s Caramel Apple Moscow Mule looks almost too nice to drink, but you’re going to, aren’t you? Photo courtesy Gastronom.

It is a quintessential fall cocktail that combines a lot of great fall flavors, and plus, it just tastes good!

The Omaha blog Gastronom combines recipes with gorgeous photos. Photo courtesy Gastronom.

It’s such a great summer drink, and so fresh and light, it works for everyone (that likes cilantro)!
What social media channel are you on the most and why?

It’s a toss up between Facebook and Instagram. Facebook is such an easy way to communicate with people, but Instagram is so fun to see all the pictures and snippets of peoples’ lives!

You get one hour to spend on writing, where in Omaha do you go?

In all honesty, the basement or kitchen at our house! We have two little boys and don’t have a lot of time to write together except at night when they are asleep!

If friends visit from out of town, what three places would you take them to?

The Henry Doorly Zoo, because let’s face it, we have a super amazing zoo! If they are foodie types, we would take them to a number of our favorite bars and restaurants in the Old Market and Benson. The third place would potentially be just in our own backyard, as we have a swimming pool, and can whip up some amazing cocktails to go with the time in the sun!

What’s your favorite free thing to do in Omaha?
The Farmer’s Market, either in the Old Market on Saturdays or at Aksarben on Sundays. We always find great local produce and products every time we go!

More about Jay and Leah

Omaha blogger

Jay and Leah, the due behind Gastronom.

Husband and wife team that share our love of food and cocktails through our blog! We have lived in Omaha for 13 years, since graduating college. We have a love for all things local, be it food, restaurants and events.

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Friday 12th of February 2016

Kim, thanks so much for featuring us! We are honored!


Monday 15th of February 2016

My pleasure!

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