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The Dish


Anastasia’s closing for move to Hollows

Anastasia’s Café will close its doors at 3 p.m. Friday to prepare for its move to The Hollows plaza next month.

The café, now in the Village at Coventry, will move to The Mill’s former location at 7121 W. Jefferson Blvd.

The Mill, which stopped serving lunch in December, recently moved its baking operations next door.

Anastasia’s Café will sell The Mill’s bread and baked goods; the two companies will remain separate.

Besides its regular lunch menu and coffee, the café still will feature the Cheer Baskets gift shop.

It has a target reopening date of Feb. 1, says owner Deborah Russell, who hopes the new location gives the popular café more visibility.

The move was prompted by the future Kroger expansion and rebuilding project.

Market, eateries opening in area

•Chappell’s Seafood Market will open by Feb. 1 at 5808 W. Jefferson Blvd., in a former Dairy Queen at the east edge of the Time Corners plaza. Hours will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Mondays to Saturdays. Owner Gary Chappell will sell soups, ready-to-go meals and plans to add a small bakery.

•Ziano’s Italian Eatery will open a second location at 702 E. Dupont Road.

•Cebolla’s Mexican Grill will open a location in Auburn, near exit 129 (Indiana 8) of Interstate 69.

‘Dining in the Dark’ at Oyster Bar

The menu will be a mystery at the annual “Dining in the Dark” dinner Jan. 30 at the Oyster Bar.

The five-course, tapas-style menu will be paired with wine as usual.

And diners again will have small shaded candles on their tables to help them make out the silhouettes of their food (and avoid injury).

But this time, the menu items won’t be revealed to diners during the introduction.

The event begins at 5 p.m. The first course will be served between 5:30 and 6 p.m.

It’s $75, which is all-inclusive.

Reservations are required; call 744-9490.

Plus, every Monday through March, diners can enjoy various shellfish dishes as part of “Mollusks and Martinis.”

Appetizers are $8 and martinis are $4.

Art group plans wine tasting

The Huntington Arts Initiative Inc. will have a wine tasting Feb. 5 at the New Huntington Theatre, 528 N. Jefferson St.

“Vino, Vittles and Vision” runs from 6:30 to 9 p.m. with red and white wines, plus appetizers and desserts.

Tickets are $25 in advance or $35 at the door.

To reserve tickets, call 260-454-0449 or go to

You must be 21 or older to attend.

Proceeds will go to renovation of The Studio at the corner of Warren and Market streets. The space will house a gallery, stage, classrooms, studios and office space.


•800 Degrees Wood-fired Pizzeria & Pub, 10020 Lima Road, will have a new-menu preview party from 6 to 10 p.m. Monday. In addition to the menu changes, which won’t be announced before the event, 800 Degrees is also creating a line of apparel.

•Three Kings Restaurant in Hoagland has closed.

•One of the dining areas at Fort Wayne International Airport has been moved to the second floor temporarily, so its main-floor home can be renovated. The new area is expected to reopen in late May with a Samuel Adams Brew Pub and Seattle’s Best Coffee.

•Fort Wayne Marriott’s $9.95 Sunday brunch menu is also available on Saturdays. It includes eggs or omelet, breakfast meat, waffles, oatmeal, fruit and yogurt and pastries. Hours are 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturdays and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays.

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