After youve nibbled the ears off your chocolate bunnies Sunday, you might want a real meal. Heres a basket full of more Easter treats.
Saras Family Restaurant, 5792 Coventry Lane, will be open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the regular menu and several features that start at $8.99. The Italian sampler has cheese manicotti, chicken parmesan, pasta alfredo, salad and garlic bread. The barbecue feast includes ribs, chicken, fries, baked beans and coleslaw. There is also a seafood feast and a tilapia dinner with rice, vegetables, salad and baked potato.
Halls Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, will have a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with Ossian ham, prime rib, salads, vegetables and desserts. Its $24.95 for adults and $7.95 for children ages 3 to 10. For reservations, call 489-2524, ext. 413.
Halls Triangle Park, 3010 Trier Road, will serve brunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. You also can enjoy the regular menu or the Ossian ham dinner with sweet potatoes, salad and a vegetable for $11.99 ($9.99 seniors and $4.99 children).
The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, will have a brunch buffet from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. with royal red shrimp, ribs, chicken, tilapia, catfish, omelets, ham, potato casserole and salad bar. (You can get omelets and potatoes without the buffet between 10 and 11 a.m.) The buffet is $12.95; children age 10 and younger get free pancakes with adult buffet purchase.
Henrys, 536 W. Main St., opens at 4 p.m. Specials include roast beef dinners and sandwiches.
Waynedale Bakery has plenty of holiday treats, including fruit basket cakes, carrot cake, pineapple upside-down cake, Boston cream pie, hot cross buns ($7 a dozen) and iced sugar cookies ($7 a dozen). Cakes are $10 to $22. Call 747-2992 to order.
The Bakery, 2461 Hobson Road, is making hot cross buns ($4 a dozen or $2.50 for six), cookies ($10 a dozen or $1 each), cupcakes ($12.50 a dozen or $1.25 each). To order, call 755-6904. The Bakery will close at noon Friday and Saturday.
Amish Acres in Nappanee will serve its hearty Threshers Dinner from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Its $15.95 to $19.95; children 12 and younger are charged $1.25 per year of age. The Easter egg hunt starts at 1 p.m.
Or get a carryout meal with ham, beef, potatoes, vegetable, coleslaw, dressing, gravy, bread, apple butter and pie. The $59.95 dinner feeds five, and the $99.95 dinner feeds 10. Orders are due by noon Thursday and must be picked up between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Friday or Saturday. Call 1-800-800-4942, ext. 213, to place orders.
The Italian Grille, 227 N. Duesenberg Drive in Auburn, will be open 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Reservations are recommended; call 260-925-9400.
Stroh closing at Pine Valley
The Famous Fish of Stroh location in Pine Valley Shopping Center will close at the end of May when its lease expires.
Starting this weekend, it will be closed Sundays and Mondays. Hours for April and May are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.
Meanwhile, hours at the Georgetown Square location are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. It will be closed on Easter.
That restaurant will start serving breakfast again in June.
Cheap eats at Ivy Tech’s deli
Ivy Tech Community Colleges student-run deli, CoCo Bistro, is open for lunch every Wednesday.
The menu changes each week but typically includes one or two sandwiches, a soup, a salad and a vegetarian option.
Sandwich prices start at $3.50; soups are $1.75 and up.
And there are plenty of desserts: cookies, cheesecakes, breads and other baked goods.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesdays through April 28.
Chop’s offers lamb lollipops
With dishes such as scallop pasta, lamb lollipops and a risotto of the day, Chops Wine Bar caters to the pickiest of palates.
It also serves cocktails and imported craft beers. And it has daily features, such as fried green tomatoes.
The bar, which seats 45 people, is next door to Chops Steak & Seafood, 6421 W. Jefferson Blvd.
It opens at 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays. The kitchen closes at 10 p.m. weekdays and 11 p.m. weekends. The wine bar is closed Sundays and Mondays.
Reservations are accepted; call 436-9220.
Historic feast at Peony Tea House
If you want to celebrate the birthday of French gastronome Jean Anthelme Brillat-Savarin, who wrote The Physiology of Taste in 1825, the Peony Tea House will have a feasting possibility Thursday. You can have a Hamlet sandwich or a Grapes of Wrath salad at restaurant, 503 W. Wayne St. Reservations are encouraged; call 426-4832. (The tea house also will have a Kentucky Derby party starting at 11 a.m. May 1).
Cheeseburger pizza at B. Antonio’s
B. Antonios Pizza has this special for April: For $20, get any 14-inch specialty pizza with a large order of breadsticks and a 2-liter of pop.
And the pizza of the month is cheeseburger – with ground beef, mayonnaise, bacon, onion and Colby and mozzarella cheeses.
To order, call 485-2400 (Chapel Ridge) or 490-9222 (Lima Marketplace).
A new Subway outlet is under construction at 3129 E. State Blvd., at the corner of Hobson Road.
Curlys Village Inn, 4205 Bluffton Road, has outdoor tables on its new deck overlooking the St. Marys River.