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"MassAve Munchies"

The first weekly "MassAve Munchies," a gallery walk and revolving snack buffet, will be held on Friday, July 2 from 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. The event is sponsored by Red Dot Gallery, Kuaba Gallery, Artisans' Jewelry for the Joyful Spirit, Cathedra, and Wedding Wonderland: all located east of College on the rapidly changing East End of Massachusetts Avenue. The event is free.

For more information please call Red Dot Gallery at 635-7868. Mikado Open Again after October Fire

Mikado Restaurant and Sushi Bar (148 S. Illinois St., 972-4180), one of the area's premier Japanese restaurants, has re-opened in downtown Indianapolis. The restaurant underwent an extensive remodeling after a fire last autumn caused the restaurant to close. Owner and chef Juping Chi says that new, vibrant red walls inside and colorful tile mosaics on the floor are all signs of how the restaurant has matured and grown over the years. With a streamlined menu of even higher quality ingredients, including all wild Atlantic seafood caught on day boats and shipped within 24 hours, Mikado will soon serve a variety of fresh and innovative antipasti and appetizer selections from tableside carts. Mikado was the first of four restaurants, including Five Spice Café, Mikado Café, and Shanghai Lil, that Chi and her sister Yu-Mei Lee and sister-in-law Vivian Chi have opened around the city.

Zyng Asian Grill

Zyng Asian Grill, a Pan-Asian restaurant located at 1133 N. State Road 135, Greenwood, will open July 1, and will have a Grand Opening Celebration July 12. Plus, as part of the week-long grand opening celebration, Zyng Asian Grill is hosting a Kids Eat Free Night. Kids will eat free with the purchase of any adult entree.

Free Appetizer Night is Tuesday, July 13. Choose a free appetizer or a free dessert to share with the purchase of two entrees.

Wednesday, July 14 come to Zyng Asian Grill between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m. and receive 25 percent off of your lunch.

Thursday, July 15 Zyng Asian Grill will donate 10 percent of the entire day's profits to Habitat for Humanity.

Beer and Zangria Happy Hour Friday, July 16: $1.50 draft beers and half price pitchers of Zangria (Zyng's own take on Sangria).

Hero Appreciation Day is Saturday, July 17, which honors those men and woman who are active or retired members of the military, police, firefighters or Red Cross worker sby giving them 15 percent off their meals.

For more information, call 703-549-5332, ext. 173 or go to

"Unwine" At Indy Vinos

Take a mid-week break and indulge in wine at a local wine-tasting event on Wednesday, July 14. Indy Vinos, an Indianapolis wine-tasting group, will host a wine-tasting event from 7-9 p.m. on July 14 at Vapour Lounge, 5252 E. 82nd St. Cost is $15 at the door and includes wine-tasting and appetizers.

Indy Vinos is a social wine club for young business professionals to taste some wine, make new friends and share a few laughs at the finest restaurants Indianapolis has to offer. Indy Vinos' events are held every second Wednesday of the month at various restaurants in Indianapolis. For more information visit or call 317-216-8290.


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