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Bluffton café uses old menu

The Snug Café in Bluffton has been reborn again.

Chef Hector Mignon, formerly of the Rittenhouse restaurant, bought the café with Heyerly’s Meat Market owner Shaun Imbody.

They’re calling it Chef Mignon’s Snug Café, which serves Heyerly’s meats and produce.

Mignon has brought back the old menu of comfort-food staples, he says, and added a few of his own dishes.

There are Italian dishes on Tuesdays, fried chicken on Thursdays and fish on Fridays.

Breakfast items include eggs Benedict, quiche and steak and eggs.

Many of the longtime employees have returned as well, Mignon says.

Hours are 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sundays.

For information, call 260-824-0718.

Tom Sullivan had bought the old diner last summer but closed it in November.

Restaurants offer holiday menus

If your restaurant will have special hours or menus for the holidays, let me know by Monday. I’ll run lists in future columns.

•Joseph Decuis in Roanoke will have its annual holiday wine dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday. It’s $100 (or $75 without wine). Reservations are required; call 672-1715.

The restaurant will open at 5 p.m. New Year’s Eve, serving a five-course menu for $100, which includes a champagne toast and party favors. Reservations are required.

•The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, will have a seafood buffet from 5 to 9 p.m. Dec. 23. It will be $13 and will feature salmon, tilapia, ribs, chicken, catfish, shrimp, crawfish and salad bar. The Lucky Moose and Moosewood BBQ will be open until 5 p.m. on Christmas Eve.

•Albright’s Meats & Deli, 4924 S. Calhoun St., is taking orders for prime rib roasts, whole beef tenderloin roasts, fresh turkeys, ducks, leg of lamb and Ossian and Cumberland Gap hams.

To order, call 456-9009. For more information, go to

Dicky’s Wild Hare has beer tasting

Dicky’s Wild Hare, 2910 Maplecrest Road, will have a free tasting of a New Belgium Brewery Co. beer at 7 p.m. Friday.

At 5 p.m. Dec. 23, it will tap a keg of Bell’s Batch 10,000 ale. Anything Goes will perform that night; there is no cover charge.

Dicky’s will be open until 7 p.m. Christmas Eve and until 11 p.m. New Year’s Eve.


•Tyeger’s Pizza Parlour has moved to 931 N. Main St. (in the Villa North Plaza) in Bluffton. New lunch hours are 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays. Dinner hours are 4 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays.

•Old Crown Coffee Roasters, 3417 N. Anthony Blvd., is teaming up with Mad Anthony Brewing Co. for a Java Porter party at 6 p.m. Friday. Pints are $4.50.

•Evangeline Pulliam, owner of Inspirational Baskets, will be at Vanilla Bean’s Biscotti & Pastry Boutique, 3420 N. Anthony Blvd., from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday selling her holiday gift baskets.

•A reader wonders where she can find restaurant entrées that don’t contain monosodium glutamate, including “hidden MSG,” such as hydrolyzed proteins and processed free glutamic acid. If you can help, please let me know.

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