DINING: Lasagna Day, food trucks and more


In honor of National Lasagna Day July 28, Buca di Beppo is offering a free lunch-sized portion of its nine-layer lasagna to anyone who purchases a large pasta or entree that day. The restaurants also are featuring summer lobster specials. Local outlets of the Buca di Beppo chain are at 412 E. Flamingo Road and 7690 W. Lake Mead Blvd. ...

Also in honor of National Lasagna Day, Cafe Martorano at the Rio, 3700 W. Flamingo Road, is serving an off-the-menu lasagna dish for $24, July 28-31. ...

Another Food Truck Roundup is scheduled for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 29 at the Nevada Cancer Institute’s main campus at 1 Breakthrough Way, near Town Center Boulevard and the Las Vegas Beltway. Participating trucks include Ben’s BBQ and Smokehouse, Slidin’ Thru, Grouchy John’s coffee and Snow Ono shave ice. A portion of proceeds will benefit the institute. ...

And Mike Mills, owner of the three Memphis Championship Barbecues in the valley, cooked at the James Beard House in New York City last Friday. His book, “Peace, Love and Barbecue,” was nominated for a 2006 James Beard Award.