Bellevue’s Amarillo BBQ closes, Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act

* Bellevue barbecue standard Amarillo BBQ closed its doors Dec. 1. However, fans of the restaurant, which served Texas-style smoked meat, can take a piece of the eatery home with them via an online auction Friday, Dec. 11, at auctionsolutionsinc.com. The restaurant was popular for its decor including retro memorabilia and plenty of license plates collected by its owner, Gordon Campbell, at flea markets primarily in Oklahoma and Texas. * A bill called the Healthy, Hunger-free Kids Act only awaits President Obama’s signature before going into effect. The bill promises current at-risk students more healthful school lunches — no more Cheetos. Schools that adopt the new standards will...

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Gift Tips for Foodies

Having a hard time finding the right gift for the foodie on your list? Here are three suggestions, ranging from the practical to the ridiculous. Got a cheese-lover on your list? Consider a subscription to Culture (culturecheesemag.com/), a magazine devoted to all things cheesy. Yeah, it’s a little expensive at $30 for 4 issues, but that wedge of St. Andre wasn’t exactly cheap either. What’s better than grilling while tailgating? How about the ability to brand your favorite team’s logo onto that hot dog or hamburger? The folks at Grill Toppers (thegrilltopper.com) have you covered, with cast-iron Husker grilling accessories/branding irons that enable you to sear your sincerity onto...

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Immokalee Workers Reach Important Agreement

* Though you’ve probably never been to Immokalee, Florida, you’ve almost certainly enjoyed its produce. Immokalee is the home to a $600 million tomato industry that’s been under fire for the treatment of the men and women who harvest all those tomatoes. Earlier this month the Coalition of Immokalee Workers and the Florida Tomato Growers Exchange reached an agreement to incorporate a penny-per-pound increase in wages for tomato pickers, a strict code of conduct, a cooperative complaint resolution system, a participatory health and safety program, and a worker-to-worker education process that will have a positive impact on 90 percent of Florida’s tomato workers. “This is a...

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Grey Plume Opens, Daily Grub Relocates

* Fans of Daily Grub will be sad to hear it is moving to a new location yet to be determined. Owner Elle Lien sent an email to friends and family announcing the city’s plans to overhaul some plumbing near the restaurant’s current location at 20th and Pierce this coming spring. Lien is seeking alternative venues. Daily Grub was the Readers’ Choice 2010 winner for best new restaurant. Visit dailygrubomaha.com for more information. * The doors are slated to open soon at The Grey Plume at Midtown Crossing. It will be open for dinner only, starting Friday, Dec. 10 and will start serving the lunch crowd Monday, Dec. 13. Owned by local chef Clayton Chapman and Chicago-native Michael Howe,...

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Digestifs, Crack Pies

* Whether you overdid it at Thanksgiving or you’ve had enough of Aunt Carol, a digestif might be just what you’re looking for. Thought to aid digestion (not to mention making your aunt’s questions about why you’re still not married more tolerable), digestifs like grappa, brandy, sherry, limoncello, ouzo, tequila and even whiskey are purported to help your body ease things along and help you prepare for the traditional Thanksgiving Nap. * Ever wondered how a $44 pie tastes? David Chang, the man behind the justifiably awesome Momofuku restaurants in NYC is there to help. Chang and his partner Christina Tosi at Momofuku Milk are making some of their creations available around the...

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Tommy Colina’s, Nothing Bundt Cakes

* Tommy Colina’s Kitchen opened near 35th and Farnam and by all accounts has been chockablock full of Kiewit employees at lunch. The restaurant, owned by Jon Dye and Grant Ludlin (of Shucks Fish House and Oyster Bar), is serving breakfast and lunch weekdays with plans to start a weekend brunch in the near future. The owners’ children, Tommy, Melina and Colin are the eatery’s namesake. Visit tommycolinas.com or call 502.9027 for more information. * Nothing Bundt Cakes, which opened last week at One Pacific Place, serves just what it says: bundt cakes and only bundt cakes. The restaurant/bakery is a small chain out of Las Vegas, Nev., with locations across the Southwest and now in...

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