You choose, we deliver
If you are interested in this story, you might be interested in others from The Journal Gazette. Go to and pick the subjects you care most about. We'll deliver your customized daily news report at 3 a.m. Fort Wayne time, right to your email.

The Dish

  • Carousel expands menu to add lunch
    By most accounts, it is soup weather – not ice cream weather. There's a chill in the air, leaves on the ground and frosty mornings.
  • Carousel expands menu to add lunch
    By most accounts, it is soup weather – not ice cream weather. There’s a chill in the air, leaves on the ground and frosty mornings. Rather than limit hours, Carousel Ice Cream at 1937 E. State Blvd.
  • Cleanses part of menu at juice bar
    A “celebration on a cellular level.” It's what the cold-pressed, unpasteurized juices from Jai Juice & Cafe offer, owners Julia Haller and Dani McGuire write on its

More restaurants to dish up turkey ’n’ fixin’s

If you’re planning to get stuffed on Turkey Day, here are more opportunities to let someone else do the cooking (and cleaning up).

If your restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving, let me know by Monday.

•Don Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, will have a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. It features rosemary roasted turkey, caramelized Pitt ham, beef tips marsala, whipped potatoes, sweet potato casserole, wild rice, vegetables, the salad bar, fresh fruit and desserts. It’s $17.95 for adults and $6.95 for kids (ages 4 to 10). Children 3 and younger eat for free. Reservations are encouraged; call 489-2524, ext. 413.

Hall’s Guesthouse Grill will be open from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Breakfast is available until 11 a.m., then the dinner menu begins. Get a traditional turkey dinner with pumpkin pie for $13.99.

And Hall’s Catering, 1504 Bluffton Road, has plenty of appetizers and two dinner options (turkey or ham) on its holiday menu. Prices range from $8.95 to $20.95 an order; a minimum of 20 orders is needed. To order for pickup or delivery, call 747-0767. Delivery charge is $26.

•Lambro’s Rib & Steak House, 303 Tillman Road, will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Get a turkey dinner (with dressing, mashed or sweet potatoes and salad) or ham steak dinner (with salad and potato) for $10.95. There also is filet mignon (6-ounce for $15.95 or 8-ounce for $18.95). For reservations, call 447-3142.

•Sara’s Family Restaurant, 5792 Coventry Lane, will be open from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. serving the regular menu and some $8.99 specials, which are available starting at 10:30 a.m. Get turkey or ham with mashed potatoes, a side and cranberry sauce. The turkey also includes stuffing; the ham comes with green bean casserole. Add a slice of pumpkin or coconut-cream pie for $1. Kids’ meals (ages 10 and younger) are $4.99.

Los Alambres gets cooking

A new Mexican restaurant, Los Alambres Grill, has opened at 3434 N. Anthony Blvd. in the former Coney Factory location.

The menu features traditional favorites, such as fajitas, tacos, burritos, nachos, quesadillas, salads and soups.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. For information, call 482-7927.

Mother, daughter team at The Bakery

As if being a mom to nine kids isn’t enough, Julie Sanders will open The Bakery, 2461 Hobson Road, on Tuesday in the former Simple Goodness Bake Shop.

Sanders, who worked at Simple Goodness before it closed in September, bought its equipment and will bring 30 years of baking experience to her new role. Her daughter, a culinary arts student, will do the decorating.

They plan to offer cookies, breads (such as pumpkin and banana), cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, 4-inch cakes and other treats, such as pie on a stick. They’ll also take orders for birthday cakes, custom cupcakes and other baked goods.

“It will be yummy and fun,” Sanders says.

Hours will be 6 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays and 6 a.m. to noon Saturdays. The Bakery is closed Sundays and Mondays. For information, call 755-6904.

Barr Street Café sets holiday events

Barr Street Café is ending the semester in style with two holiday events.

The first is a tea party Dec. 8. The menu includes tea sandwiches, scones, crumpets, muffins and cookies. It’s $10, which doesn’t include gratuity.

On Dec. 15, the five-course holiday lunch features a choice of roasted duck breast with sweet cherry sauce or roasted snapper with fennel breadcrumbs.

Each is served with a choice of two sides, soup, salad and dessert (chocolate-cherry trifle or Buche de Noel).

The lunch is $12.50, which doesn’t include gratuity.

The student-run café, 1200 S. Barr St., will be open from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. for both events.

Reservations are recommended; call 467-1031 to leave a message.

The café is closed Nov. 26. It will reopen Dec. 1. Regular hours during the school year are 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays.


•800 Degrees Wood-Fired Pizza, 10020 Lima Road, has a new lunch special: Pick two (soup, salad or panini) for $6.50. Two new pizzas include a Pomodoro with tomatoes, garlic, chili flakes, basil and ricotta; and a Bianca with Parmesan, mozzarella, green olives, garlic, basil and chili flakes. A taco pizza is still under development. The pizzeria has carryout and works with Waiter on the Way. For more information, visit or call 490-0111. A Facebook page also is in the works.

•If you buy a McDonald’s breakfast or beef extra value meal on Friday, $1 will be donated to Ronald McDonald House Charities (75 percent goes to the house affiliated with Parkview Hospital).

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears every Wednesday. Fax news items to 461-8893, e-mail or call 461-8313.