Inaugural Brew, Vine and Arts Festival

Nebraska at the Market presents the first inaugural All Nebraska Brew, Vine and Arts Festival on Leavenworth St. between 12th and 13th Sts. from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sat., Oct. 19. With food, arts and live music playing throughout the day, a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Nebraska Humane Society. Participating breweries include Blue Blood, Schilling Bridge, Nebraska Brewing Co. and Storz Brewery. There will be over a dozen wineries from the area including Soaring Wings and James Arthur Vineyards. Nebraska Humane Society will have their Paws van on hand between noon and 2 p.m. Tickets for the event are five for $15 for wine and five for $5 for beer. For more information on Nebraska at the Market, visit

Chat with Isa

On Sat., Oct. 26, Isa Chandra Moskowitz will be at the Bookworm, 8702 Pacific St. at 1 p.m. to join in a live chat and book signing for her new book ISA DOES IT: Amazingly Easy, Wildly Delicious Vegan Recipes for Every Day of the Week [Little, Brown and Company; October 22, 2013; $30.00; hardcover]. Moskowitz is the bestselling author and blogger who was raised in Brooklyn but now lives in Omaha. Her website Post Punk Kitchen is a local favorite as well as a hit with millions outside of the Omaha area. She has also been repeatedly voted as the favorite cookbook author in the VegNews. Her new book features more than 150 new recipes with a mission to get home cooks into the kitchen cooking satisfying meat-free meals using the freshest ingredients. Don’t miss your chance to talk with Moskowitz and learn how Isa Does It.

ORA Hall of Fame

This year’s Omaha Restaurant Association Hall of Fame dinner is being held Sun., Oct. 20 at the Institute of Culinary Arts at the Metropolitan Community College Fort Campus. This year’s inductees are Yano R. Caniglia, owner of Royal Boy and Mister C’s, Paul J. Dougherty founder of Dougherty Brokerage Co., Nicole M. Jesse, general manager and co-owner of LaCasa Pizzaria, Robert P. Mancuso, founder and President of Mid-America Expositions Inc., Anthony O. Messineo Jr., owner of Valentino’s Pizza and managing partner for the Amazing Pizza Machine and Chef Jeff Snow, executive chef and owner of Catering Creations. Congratulations to all inductees.

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