Grey Plume is Green!

* The Grey Plume, which opened Dec. 10 at Midtown Crossing, was recently awarded three stars in sustainable building by the Green Restaurant Association, the organization's highest honor. In fact, The Grey Plume is the first restaurant in the country to receive such a rating. The restaurant is considered the greenest and most sustainable in the country and is the first in the world to meet SustainaBuild standards set out by the Green Restaurant Association. It's interior was built and furnished with repurposed and recycled materials, including salvaged wood and post-consumer recycled materials. It also recycles glass, paper, aluminum and plastic and uses recyclable and/or compostable...

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Clementine’s Produce & Provisions

* Even though spring’s a long way off, you can get a jump on locally sourced produce by signing up for a weekly delivery of fresh veggies from Gretna’s Clementine’s Produce & Provisions for $7.50 per person, per week. And no, you don’t have to commit to 10 pounds of cabbage if you can’t stand the stuff — just let them know and you’ll never have to see that in your box. The boxes will be available for 22 weeks, from May to September, and the cutoff for subscriptions is Feb. 15. For more information and/or details, go to clementinesproduceandprovisions.blogspot.com or email them at clementinespandp@gmail.com to learn more. * Looking for a specific wine or liqueur or just feel...

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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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