Lo Sole Mio throwing milestone block party
Lo Sole Mio is having an outdoor block party on July 21, complete with vendor booths, food, beer and wine to celebrate 20 years in Omaha.
The restaurant will serve its grilled portobello sandwich, Italian sausage and peppers, grilled Italian chicken sandwich, meatball sandwich, Italian beef sandwiches, pizza by the slice, cannoli, ice cream and more.
An outdoor bocce ball court, face painting, a dunk tank, clowns and Italian-themed movies playing on an outdoor big screen are some of what the restaurant has planned. All of the proceeds from a number of raffles will benefit the Open Door Mission.
The party will take place on 32nd Street between Frederick and Oak Streets from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will go on rain or shine. There is no cover charge.
Zin opens patio
The Zin Room's patio is open, and it's debuting with outdoor cocktails.
Signature drinks and Skinny Girl Bikini Tinis are all available outside.
Happy hour runs Monday through Saturday, 3 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., and all day Sunday. A reverse special starts at 10:30 p.m.
The Zin Room is at 316 S. 15th St.
Blatt has full menu
The full menu now is available at Blatt Beer and Table in north downtown Omaha.
Megan Longo with the Flagship Restaurant Group said the restaurant debuted the menu Monday.
The full craft cocktail menu isn't yet available, and Longo said they're hoping to roll it out sometime in August.
A more buff Buffalo
Buffalo Wild Wings has a new logo and a new look.
The chain, which has been in business for 30 years, will first unveil a new logo that has a sportier, contemporary feel. The logo's more muscular buffalo has enlarged wings, narrowed eyes and upward-turned horns.
The new design of the restaurants will be unveiled later this year and keeps sports as the focal point. The new design will feel more like being in a stadium and will include a new audio-visual system. The restaurant will put more emphasis on both the beer selection and the chain's 20 flavors of wing sauce and seasoning.
Buffalo Wild Wings has four Omaha locations, one in Papillion and one in Council Bluffs.
For more information, visit buffalowildwings.com.
Wine, brews at Brix
Cabernet is the focus of the Silver Oak Tower Tour's one stop in Nebraska.
The winery is coming to Brix, in Village Point, on Monday as part of its nationwide tour to celebrate 40 years of Silver Oak wine.
The winery will be pouring its Silver Oak Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, Twomey Napa Valley Merlot and Twomey Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir. Brix Chef Erik Rickard will prepare food to pair with the wine. The event is $40 per person and begins at 4:30 p.m.
Empyrean Ales also is bringing its brews to Brix as part of a brewmaster dinner on Wednesday. Empyrean's brewmaster, Rich Chapin, will play host at the dinner, where Empyrean Ale will be paired with Rickard's cuisine. Seating is limited.
For more information, call 402-991-9463, ext. 107.
A summer break
Mangia Italiana will be closed for summer vacation from July 29 through Aug. 5. It will reopen on its fifth anniversary, Monday, Aug. 6.
Cantina Laredo, in Midtown Crossing, has a drink special for the rest of the month.
Every Monday in July, the Herradura margarita is $5. The drink includes Herradura Reposado and Cointreau Orange Liqueur and usually sells for $11.50.
The restaurant is serving a number of other seasonal drinks, including the Coyote margarita, made with Herradura Silver Tequila, mango puree, fresh lime and Monin HabaŮero; and the Tamarind Heat, which has Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, tamarind purťe, fresh mint, pineapple, lime and a hint of Cholula.
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— Staff writer Sarah Baker Hansen
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