Artist Formerly Known as Loft 610

I have heard good things, bad things, weird things and then better things from all sorts of people about their experiences at Loft 610.  So much back and forth, I swear it sounds like a Dr. Seuss rhyme.  Now the Levy management group that operates Loft 610 will close and reopen as an Italian restaurant.

Portovino Ristorante, set to debut in mid-November, will feature a warm, casual atmosphere and traditional Italian dishes – from pastas, entrees, salads and sandwiches to pizzas prepared in an authentic brick oven. To complement the cuisine, the restaurant’s beverage program will include Italian wines, liquors and beers.

The Mutual of Omaha subsidiary that owns Midtown Crossing has spent a lot of money on the Loft 610 space.  With deep pockets, it is easier to make changes and start anew. Time will tell if it works.

Omaha Steaks to Support Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Omaha Steaks announced a partnership with Susan G. Komen for the Cure in support of their mission to end breast cancer. From October 2011 through September 2012, Omaha Steaks will donate 10% of the purchase price of selected steak combo packages to Susan G. Komen with a guaranteed minimum donation of $25,000.

Omaha Steaks will invite customers to participate in their “Raising the Steaks” campaign to help in the fight to save lives by purchasing one of several exclusive steak combo packages. The packages, which feature a wide assortment of gourmet items including Omaha Steaks filet mignons, top sirloins, burgers, pork chops and award-winning franks, will be offered at discounted prices throughout the year-long campaign. Ten percent of the purchase price of each package will be donated to Susan G. Komen.

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