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Ivy Tech fires up 2 cafés

It’s time to Wrap ’n Roll.

That’s one of two new food spots Ivy Tech Community College will open Monday. Both are open to the public.

Blue Bamboo Café will be in the Student Life Center on the north campus, while Wrap ’n Roll Deli will open at 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.

Some of the menu items will be prepared by students in the culinary arts program.

The cafés, run by new Ivy Tech food services manager Samuel Bolden, will replace those that were operated by outside vendor Java Loco, whose contract ended in December.

Blue Bamboo will sell a Black Angus quarter-pound burger – which will always be fresh and not frozen, Bolden says – chicken breast sandwich, breaded pork tenderloin, hot dog with cheese and bacon, ham and turkey melt, chicken strips, fries, onion rings, breakfast burrito, salads, soups and coffee.

Weekly specials and pizza will be added soon.

Blue Bamboo’s sandwich prices are from $2.99 (cheese toasty) to $5.79 (double burger).

At Wrap ’n Roll, the wraps menu has chicken Caesar, turkey, vegetarian, roast beef, chipotle turkey BLT and Italian with smoked ham, salami and pepperoni. The wraps are $4.29.

Breakfast items include a wrap with eggs, hash browns, cheese and bacon; yogurt parfait and cinnamon rolls.

Both locations will offer salads for $2.99 to $4.69 and soups for $3.29.

Both will sell Cadillac Coffee and Pepsi products.

Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Fridays. Breakfast is served until 9:30 a.m.; lunch starts at 11 a.m.

Wrap ’n Roll is expected to move to a larger location in the main campus building by this fall, after which its menu will expand.

Bagel Station Uptown adds Monday hours

The Bagel Station Uptown, inside Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, is extending its hours to Mondays (when the conservatory is closed).

New hours are 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Mondays, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Fridays and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays. It is closed on Sundays.

There is metered parking on Calhoun Street. Validated parking (with café purchase) is available in the Civic Center parking garage.

The café has a separate entrance off Calhoun Street.

Peony Tea House honors Elvis at brunch

In honor of the King of Rock ’n’ Roll, Peony Tea House will make peanut butter and banana sandwiches for its winter brunch Jan. 15, which falls a week after Elvis’ birthday.

The menu also will include French onion soup, quiche, caramel apple salad and pastries.

The brunch is available from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’s $15.12, which is all-inclusive.

Reservations are required; call 426-4832.

The tea house, 503 W. Wayne St., will have a chocolate-themed lunch Feb. 12.

Tidbits

•Downtown Pizza & Ice Cream, 534 W. Berry St., has closed, according to a sign on the door. It opened in 2003.

•Hopsing’s, 6214 Stellhorn Road, has reopened after being damaged by fire in August. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. It is closed Sundays.

•Mama Agata Pizza has moved to 5825 Maplecrest Road. To order, call 486-4041.

•The Fresh Market in Covington Plaza will have a cooking demonstration from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, featuring shrimp and sweet potato chowder.

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

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