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Pancake House: Beyond breakfast

With a menu that features frittatas and liver, the new Ozzy’s Pancake House can prepare a feast for every taste.

The restaurant opened this week at 4610 Coldwater Road, the former site of Mi Casita.

Breakfast is available all day.

The menu also features chicken sandwiches, burgers and patty melts, Mediterranean dishes, fajitas, shrimp, salads and chopped steak.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sundays.

For information, call 471-0302.

Coffee shop moves across the street

Old Crown Coffee Roasters has relocated (almost directly across the road) to 3417 N. Anthony Blvd., two doors down from Jamison Meats.

The new venue opened last week and is still a work in progress, owner Michael Woodruff says. For now, the menu is the same with coffee, tea, wraps and baked goods.

But with more seating space and a larger kitchen, the new Old Crown eventually will offer a full-service bar (with classic cocktails and craft beers) and a heartier menu. Some hot dishes will be added in the next few weeks.

Old Crown opens at 7 a.m. weekdays and 8 a.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For now, the closing hours vary, but it is open until at least 8 weeknights.

For information, call 422-5282 or visit www.facebook.com/oldcrown.

Habaneros ditches ‘deli’ for new menu

Ditching its “gourmet deli” tag, Habaneros headed south of the border to create a new menu.

It includes tacos, one-pound burritos, quesadillas, nachos and various daily specials – this Thursday’s special is a 25 percent discount on burritos. And it still has the Spanish-style hot dog from the former menu.

Burrito fillings include barbacoa (shredded beef), carnitas (shredded pork) and vegetarian (with guacamole). Burritos come with rice, salsa, cheese, baked pinto beans, sour cream and lettuce.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays; it’s closed Sundays.

Habaneros is at 9187 Lima Road in the White Swan Plaza. For information, call 433-9063.

$5 menu launches at Moosewood

Moosewood BBQ is catering to hungry shoppers this month with some holiday options.

The $5 specials at lunchtime include the soup and salad bar, blackened or grilled tilapia, catfish, pulled pork sandwich, breaded tilapia sandwich and wings.

For dinner, enjoy two entrées – tilapia, catfish, chicken or half-slab of ribs – for $14.99.

And if you buy a $25 gift card, get a “Christmas bonus” in the form of a $10 gift certificate.

Moosewood BBQ is at 5755 St. Joe Road in the Marketplace at Canterbury.

Paula’s moonlights as farmers market

Every Saturday morning, Paula’s on Main is transformed into an indoor farmers market.

Vendors offer vegetables, herbs, citrus, apples and cider, jams and jellies, gourmet breads, pies, cookies and chocolates.

Paula’s’ contribution to the market is take-out fare: deli salads, soup, frittatas and fresh seafood.

The farmers market, in its inaugural season, is open from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays through March – but will be closed for the holidays Dec. 26 and Jan. 2.

Paula’s is at 1732 W. Main St.

‘Little Women’ have a tea party

Dress as your favorite character – or at least wear a hat – for the “Little Women” theme lunch at noon Saturday at Peony Tea House, 503 W. Wayne St.

The menu features sandwiches, choice of soup or salad, tea and desserts.

The lunch is $15.12 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Guests are encouraged to bring a small, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program.

Reservations are required; call 426-4832.

Waynedale baking holiday goodies

Waynedale Bakery, 2610 Lower Huntington Road, is baking up a storm for the holidays.

Get dreidel or Star of David cookies for $7 a dozen. Challah bread is $2.50 (plain) or $3 (raisin). Stollen is $5 per loaf with icing or powdered sugar.

The bakery is also having a cake sale through January. Get an 8-inch round cake or quarter-sheet cake (serves 15 to 20) for $20. Or get a half-sheet cake (serves 25 to 40) for $32.

To order, call 747-2992.

Holiday events?

If your restaurant will have special holiday hours or menus for Christmas or New Year’s, please let me know by Monday. I’ll run lists in future columns.

Tidbits

•Aunt Millie’s’ 2010 calendar, “We Bake Landmarks,” features Hall’s Drive-In North and the Charger House in Ligonier. The calendars are free; you can get them at either restaurant.

•Higher Grounds Coffee House has opened at 14552 Amstutz Road in Leo-Cedarville. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

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

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