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Ingredient will open its second restaurant in Omaha, at One Pacific Place in the space vacated by California Pizza Kitchen. The Kansas City-area restaurant boasts a repertoire of fresh food made fast. The company’s first Omaha outlet opened several months ago at the Midtown Crossing development. The One Pacific Place restaurant marks its seventh outlet. Visit ingredientrestaurant.com. Nebraska Brewing Co.’s Melange a Trois won a bronze medal in the wood- and barrel-aged strong beers category at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival held Sept. 16-18, in Denver. Judges rank the top three brews in 75 categories. The Nebraska Brewing Co.’s beer placed third in a competitive category among 77 contenders. California’s Island Brewing Co.’s Barrel Aged Big Island took home the gold. Schmaltz, a San Francisco Brewery, took second place with its He’brew Ripa on Rye. Some of Nebraska Brewing Co.’s beers won awards at the 2010 U.S. Open Beer Championship. This year the brewery also began distributing to the East Coast and Oregon. To try the ales and lagers where they’re made, beer lovers can visit the brewery and restaurant at the Shadow Lake Towne Center in Papillion. Visit nebraskabrewingco.com or call 934.7100. — Lainey Seyler Ever found yourself stuck with your weight in tomatoes and no clue what to do with them? What about recommendations for a side dish for veal parmesan? Questions on how to dispose of the oil you used for that fish fry last night? You can find answers to those questions and much, much more at Food Pickle, a sort of online help center for perplexed cooks. Visitors can post questions and get answers from the collective to all sorts of food conundrums. It’s sort of like Yahoo! Answers, but with a lot less idiocy and better spelling. Check it out over at food52.com/foodpickle. — Kyle Tonniges Comments? Questions? Want more? Check out our Booked blog online at thereader.com. Or email us at booked@thereader.com.

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on Thursday, September 30th, 2010

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