On Thursday, Vivo Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar in Hanover will debut a biweekly series of Italian movie nights. Each movie night will feature a four-course prix-fixe menu inspired by that night's film.
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Of course, these references make more sense if you've actually seen "The Godfather."
The $35 price includes wine pairings and complimentary "Italian popcorn," flavored with Italian spices. The a la carte menu will also be available for those who want it.
Upcoming films include "Big Night" on Aug. 14,
• Leinenkugel's Beer Garden at Power Plant Live kicks off a 50 States of Beer promotion this Thursday. The weekly event will feature a selected brewery and traditional foods from one of our 50 states, even the bad ones.
The cross-country journey starts, randomly, with Maine. The first featured brewery is Allagash White from Portland's Allagash Brewing Co., and the special a la carte menu includes lobster bisque with sherry, lobster grilled cheese sandwiches and lobster rolls.
• Artifact Coffee no longer offers regular dinner service, but this Woodberry Kitchen project has been stepping up its schedule of evening events. Most weeks, the Hampden cafe hosts a taco night on Tuesday and a Bowl and a Beer night ($8 for dinner and a can of beer) on Wednesday. The full schedule is on the cafe's website.