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Brandon Harpster

Single Barrel and executive chef Brandon Harpster will participate in their fourth Lincoln Restaurant Week, which runs from June 24-30.

As Lincoln Restaurant Week enters its fourth year, diners will notice one significant change -- five of the 15 restaurants will feature lunch as part of the event.

“Our lunch business has constantly been increasing,” Single Barrel executive chef Brandon Harpster said. “We thought this was a great way to promote our lunch, so we went with it.”

Lincoln Restaurant Week, which is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Journal Star, will run June 24-30, with participating restaurants offering a discounted fixed-price, three-course dinner menu, costing $19.95 or $29.95.

In addition to Single Barrel, The Oven (both locations), Issara, Miller Time Pub and Grill and Green Gateau will offer a three-course lunch, costing $12.95. All five also will have a dinner menu.

Tax, gratuity and beverages are not included in the fixed price. Reservations are not required but are strongly encouraged.

Other restaurants participating this year are Dish, Chef Karim’s Mediterranean Grill, Fireworks, Copal, Culinary Underground, The Lodge at Wilderness Ridge, The Normandy, Billy’s Restaurant, Carmela’s Bistro and Venue.

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Chef Karim’s Mediterranean Grill, Copal and Culinary Underground (formerly BLINK!) are new to Lincoln’s dining scene since last year’s restaurant week.

Single Barrel has participated in every Lincoln Restaurant Week, with Harpster saying the event is a “good way to promote restaurants in Lincoln,” especially independent and locally owned eateries.

“It lets people come in and try us and see what we do at a discounted or a little better price,” said Harper, who, in addition to working at Single Barrel, is the new program chair at Southeast Community College. “They can see all aspects of our menu from appetizers to entree to dessert.”

To learn more, including menus from each restaurant,

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Jeff Korbelik is the features editor and covers dining, performing arts, TV and local media. Follow him at @LJSjeffkorbelik.

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