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At Factory, whole meals now $11.95

If you’re an early-bird diner, Hall’s Factory has your tasty reward.

The restaurant, at 5811 Coldwater Road, has launched a fixed-price menu that’s available from 4 to 6 p.m. daily (and all day Sunday).

For $11.95 (plus tax), enjoy a featured entrée, Caesar salad, vegetable of the day, mashed potatoes, table bread and dessert.

The entrées are almond-crusted haddock, barbecue beef brisket, chicken Marsala, apple-spiced pork loin and sirloin with mushroom-peppercorn sauce.

For reservations, call 484-8693.

Grill has new menu

To give diners a sneak peek at its revamped dinner menu, Covington Bar & Grill in Covington Plaza has unveiled some new items.

They include seafood nachos, a Chef salad, Cowboy burger (with ham, bacon, Swiss, lettuce, tomato and onion), mushroom and Swiss burger, wings and a steak sandwich.

Entrée prices are $9 to $14, the half-pound sirloin burgers are $7.50 to $8.25, sandwiches are $6 to $8.50 and appetizers are $4 to $8.

The complete new menu will be available next month, which is when new owner Scott Steele plans to bring back lunch hours with a full soup and salad bar.

A Web site is also being developed.

Private parties can make reservations at the bar; call 432-6660.

Hot Tea Month here

To celebrate “National Hot Tea Month,” Peony Tea House is having a special lunch Saturday.

The menu includes croissant sandwiches, soup or salad, desserts and tea.

It is $15.12, which is all-inclusive.

The tea house, 503 W. Wayne St., will be open from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Reservations are required; call 426-4832.

Winter treats at bakery

It’s time for King Cakes at Waynedale Bakery.

The cakes traditionally are prepared around Epiphany (Jan. 6). They also are associated with Mardi Gras, which falls on Feb. 16 this year.

Prices are $12 for cinnamon King Cakes or $15 for fruit-filled versions.

The bakery is also selling three sizes of cheesecakes, which are $10 to $25. Flavors are cherry, blueberry, raspberry and “turtle.”

To order, call 747-2992.

Super fish fry soon

Famous Fish of Stroh is already gearing up for Super Bowl Sunday on Feb. 7, when both locations will be open until 5 p.m. with plenty of specials.

Order four pieces of fish or chicken, fries and a half-pint of coleslaw for $13.99.

Or get eight pieces of fish or chicken, fries and a pint of slaw for $25.99.

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