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Chappell’s to open in Covington Plaza

After moving from its longtime home on Broadway in June, Chappell’s Coral Grill will open Tuesday at 11 a.m. in Covington Plaza.

It is in the former Opus 24 location, next to Covington Bar & Grill.

The menu is the same, and the restaurant will be open for lunch weekdays from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and dinner beginning at 4:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays.

For reservations, call 456-9652.

The Broadway location will be used for banquets and private events.

The restaurant at 5820 Coldwater Road is still open.

A few more restaurants will be opening in Fort Wayne soon. Here are the details:

•Vince’s restaurant is coming to 10460 Maysville Road, in the former Uno Chicago Grill.

•Champions Sports Bar & Grill will be inside the Courtyard by Marriott hotel that is under construction downtown.

The hotel, which is part of the Harrison Square project, will open Sept. 1.

•A Subway will take over the former Ritter’s Frozen Custard location at 6501 E. State Blvd.

•A Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will open at 2894 E. Dupont Road, near Trolley Bar.

WineTime moves to Covington Road

WineTime has reopened in its new location at 6210 Covington Road, just west of Getz Road.

Hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays.

Owner Jeff Armstrong will have a grand opening celebration from noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 7.

For information, call 459-9463.

WineTime had been at Jefferson Pointe until its lease ended.

Peony Tea House marks anniversary

To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Peony Tea House is going a bit bonkers with a Mad Hatter-themed tea party July 31.

The menu will feature food references to “Alice in Wonderland.”

The party runs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. And if you don a funny hat, you might win a prize.

Reservations are required; call 426-4832.

Joseph Decuis plans pool party

Joseph Decuis will head to the Pocahontas Swim Club for a fundraiser Sunday evening.

Executive chef Aaron Butts will serve the restaurant’s Wagyu burgers, and sommelier Carmen McGee will pour the wine.

The event, which is open to the public, will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at Pocahontas Swim Club, 3020 Ojibway Trail, next to Indian Village Elementary School.

Advance tickets are required; call 747-9815. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children.

All proceeds benefit the non-profit club, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.

For membership information, go to

Covington Bar offers lunch deals

Covington Bar & Grill in Covington Plaza has created weekly lunch specials: Mondays, beef and noodles; Tuesdays, fish and chips; Wednesdays, chicken wings; and Thursdays, meatloaf.

Lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays.

From 4 to 9 p.m. Saturdays, the bar has an all-you-can-eat fish fry for $8.95.

Georgetown Square has farmers markets

Two farmers markets have opened for the season in Georgetown Square.

One is open from noon to 7 p.m. Tuesdays inside Georgetown Bowl. It runs through Aug. 31.

The other market is open from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursdays and is outdoors near the former movie theater. It will run through Oct. 14.

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