Bluffton, Indiana, was nicknamed “The Parlor City” over a century ago because its paved streets (a new phenomenon at the time) made the city “as clean as your parlor."
You might called the Saturday, July 14, Bluffton Taste of Summer "Italian Heritage Night," or perhaps its an Italian-American summer festival.
Bluffton's Taste of Summer continues with an evening of food and entertainment at Jeannie's Restaurant, on Vine Street, from 4 to 9 p.m., Saturday, July 14. The event is part of a summer series sponsored by the Bluffton Area Chamber of Commerce.
The event is family-oriented and is open to the public.
A portion of Vine Street will be blocked off, allowing those who wish to eat outdoors to do so. Persons may also choose to eat inside the restaurant.
With fresh Italian food as Jeanne's specialty, the menu includes:
o Italian sausage and meatball sandwiches
o Spaghetti with home made meatballs
o Fried Calamari
o Cannoli - pastry dessert
o Beverages including espresso and cappuccino
Musical entertainment will be provided by Krysti and Phil Schey of Bluffton.
The idea behind the Taste of Summer is to invite persons to downtown Bluffton in the summer. A final Taste of Summer will take place in August at Common Grounds coffee shop, Bluffton.