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Café kicks off season of debuts

Serving sandwiches, chili dogs and baked goods, Linni Lyn’s Café has opened near Indiana Tech.

It’s at 1904 Maumee Ave., in the former Powers Hamburgers location.

Sandwiches include turkey, grilled cheese, ham salad and Reuben. The menu also has Polish sausage, nachos, cakes, pies, cupcakes, cookies and a variety of coffee drinks.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. For information, call 420-5437.

Other new restaurants expected to open this summer include the Firehouse Café at 1245 E. State Blvd., in the former Firehouse Theater, and the Salad Club at 6443 W. Jefferson Blvd., a few doors down from Chop’s Steaks & Seafood.

An Indianapolis-based Asian restaurant and sushi bar called Naked Tchopstix will open at 8607 U.S. 24 W., in the former Antigua Mexican Restaurant.

And in June, Vanilla Bean owners Sandra Wharton and Debbie Smith will open their new pastry boutique at 3410 N. Anthony Blvd., in one of the former Old Crown Coffee Roasters spaces. Old Crown has moved across the street.

Give vegan a try

To encourage more people to try vegan foods, Loving Café is participating in the annual Global Vegan Waffle Party on Sunday.

Between 10 a.m. and noon, the restaurant, 7605 Coldwater Road, will offer free samples of waffles, breakfast scrambles and drinks. The event will also include healthful cooking demos, a yoga mini-session, free massages, a bake sale and raffles.

Loving Café, a vegan restaurant, opened last summer. See the full menu at

Vegan dishes don’t contain animal products, such as meat, eggs and dairy.

It’s tea time

Enjoy tea and sweets during a fundraiser for Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home on May 27.

The “Forget-Me-Not Tea” event runs from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Seasons of Life gardens at 5910 Homestead Road.

Kyoko Shiga will share highlights from a traditional Japanese tea ceremony.

Tickets are $25 and are available at Hospice Home or by calling 435-3212.

Giant Taters debut

Recognizing that pot roast and potatoes were made to go together, Sara’s Family Restaurant, 5792 Coventry Lane, has created a jumbo baked potato stuffed with pot roast.

It’s one of the restaurant’s new “Giant Taters.” Each weighs about 2 pounds and is served with a side salad.

Other versions include chili, bacon and cheese; broccoli and cheese; veggie (mushrooms, onion, tomato and broccoli); Chicken Jack (grilled chicken, mushrooms, onion and Monterey Jack cheese); and pizza (Texas-, Colorado- or California-style).

Topping prices range from $6.99 to $7.99; a plain Giant Tater is $4.99.


•Naked Clay Café, 5925 N. Clinton St., has closed.

•Hungry for Home, 1935 E. State Blvd., has closed.

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