Customer demand for smaller portions and more variety has prompted Halls Triangle Park to revamp its menu.
Smaller salads, more burgers and more seafood options – scallops, swordfish, mahi mahi, tuna and halibut – are available now.
There are nine shrimp dishes, plus walleye, salmon, lobster tail and haddock. Broiled fish dishes are served with your choice of specialty sauces: cucumber-dill, mango salsa or crab and shrimp sauce.
New dinner entrée salads include Shrimp Louis, Shrimp Chop Chop and an Italian layered version. A tuna Po Boy and a Philly (shaved prime rib and smoked red peppers) sandwich have been added.
Meanwhile, the senior lunch menu has become the main lunch menu, since three times as many of that menus smaller portions (with lower prices) were sold as the larger entrées.
And the childrens menu offers chicken strips, fish, popcorn shrimp, macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and hamburger steak. Get an entrée and two sides for $3.99; add another side for $1.
For reservations, call 482-4342. Triangle Park is at 3010 Trier Road.
Raise a pint for a good cause
Enjoy your favorite ale and donate to a local charity on Saturday.
Thats when J.K. ODonnells, 121 W. Wayne St., will have a fundraiser for St. Marys Soup Kitchen, beginning at 7:30 p.m.
The bands Lee Miles & the Illegitimate Sons and Thunderhawk will perform.
Also, there will be a silent auction, a raffle and an appearance by Santa Claus.
Admission is $5; all proceeds go to the soup kitchen.
Try eats, wine of Bordeaux
Sample the food and wine of Bordeaux on Dec. 12, when Joseph Decuis serves its next vineyard lunch.
The French-inspired menu will feature duck liver pate, sautéed halibut cheeks, braised Wagyu beef Bordeaux and a pear poached in red wine with vanilla-bean ice cream and fig sauce.
Wines are Chateau Sansey 2008 White, Graves and Chateau Sainte Colombe 2005, Cotes de Castillon.
The lunch is $40 (or $28 without wine), plus tax and gratuity.
Reservations are required; call 672-1715.
The Roanoke restaurant will have its annual holiday wine dinner Dec. 21, and it will be open Dec. 31.
Red River ready for the holidays
You know its the holiday season when Fort Wayne Marriotts Red River Steakhouse brings out the Peppermint Stick Pie.
Other December features include lunch entrées of teriyaki fillet, garlic-spiked fillet, New York strip, black-and-tan ahi tuna (pepper- and sesame-crusted), cedar plank salmon and pan-seared tilapia. Each includes one side dish and the soup and salad bar. Prices are $16.95 to $24.95.
Dinner entrées are New York strip, teriyaki fillet, prime rib, fillet and crab-stuffed shrimp, half-pound of King crab legs and fillet, pan-seared tilapia, orange roughy and crab-stuffed shrimp with lobster sauce. Each includes one side and the soup and salad bar. Prices are $20 to $39.
If you buy $25 in gift cards, youll receive a $5 coupon for the restaurant.
Red River Steakhouse, 305 E. Washington Center Road, is also taking reservations for holiday parties and New Years Eve. If you book a party for 20 people or more, youll receive jumbo shrimp cocktail for the entire party.
Are you planning holiday events?
If your restaurant will have special holiday menus, hours or events, let me know. Ill run lists in future columns.
Downtown Pizza & Ice Cream, 543 W. Berry St., is available for holiday parties (up to 35 people), including all day on Sundays and Mondays. For reservations, call 424-2030.
This month, B. Antonios Pizza is offering a traditional white Pizza Bianca with olive oil, garlic salt, mild banana peppers and mozzarella. And for every $25 you buy in gift cards, get a free 7-inch specialty pizza. To order, call 490-9222 (Lima Marketplace) or 485-2400 (Chapel Ridge).
Famous Fish of Stroh is offering a winter special for dine-in customers: a family meal for $13.99 (two people) or $24.99 (four). Each has two pieces of fish or chicken per person, plus fries and coleslaw.