Midwest Food Stories

Photographer Brad Iwen spent 6 months collaborating with local chefs to create Midwest Food Stories, an installation of photo stories featuring one dish each chef finds meaningful. Collaborations with Clayton Chapman, Summer Miller, Bryce Coulton, Aj Sawnda, Sarah Hunt Hoffman, Andy Wettengel, Tim Nicholson, John Jelinek, and many more local food celebrities will be on hand in the lower level of The Pella at Blackstone. Drinks and snacks will be provided by The Grey Plume, Kitchen Table, Amsterdam Falafel & Kabob, and Scriptown Brewing.

Midwest Food Stories at The Pella at Blackstone

Friday August 12 4pm-9pm

303 S 41st st

Mark’s Jazzes the Place up

Marks Bistro gives you a new reason to step through the doors every season, and this summer is no different. Jambo Cat Cocktail and Wine Bar is opening directly underneath Marks on Underwood Avenue. The venue will be open every Monday through Saturday at 3pm, and will feature live jazz every Thursday from 7pm-10pm.

Jambo Cat Cocktail and Wine Bar

4916 Underwood Avenue (Just below Marks Bistro)

Duggers CAFE Reopens

A fire in the basement and storage area of Duggers CAFE in Dundee ended reasonably well, causing less than $2000 in damage, no injuries, and only a one-day closure. The owners and staff were able to guide everyone out the door safely, and the fire department was able to extinguish the flames before they reached the main dining area. The restaurant was able to open the next morning to serve their signature crab cake benedict and banana bread French toast.

Duggers CAFE

4950 Dodge

Dinner at The Beard House Fundraiser Dinner

Lot 2 Restaurant and Wine Bar has been invited to prepare a dinner at The James Beard House in New York next month. The dinner will highlight the restaurant’s use of locally sourced ingredients from Nebraska and Iowa farms. To defray the cost of attending the event and test run the menu, Lot 2 will host a fundraiser dinner with a sneak preview of the meal they intend to serve in New York. To attend the August 14 fundraising dinner in Benson, call the restaurant at 402-504-4200 and purchase your spot.

Lot 2 Hosts Fundraising Dinner

6207 Maple

August 14 6pm-9pm

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