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Mastodon Grill offers N.Y. flavor

Hanger steak and pork belly.

These are some of the “Flavors of the West Side” (of Manhattan), which will be available every Tuesday night at the Mastodon Grill in the Holiday Inn at IPFW.

As part of the Advanced Foods Service Management class, students in IPFW’s hospitality and tourism management department plan the menu, create a budget and business plan, market the event and manage the restaurant each week.

The dinners are available 5 to 9 p.m. through April 26 – except March 8, which falls during spring break.

Other entrées are maple scallops, beef short ribs, grilled shrimp and roast chicken.

Entrée prices are $13 to $19; most include two sides. Burgers are $9.50 and are served with fries.

IPFW faculty members receive a 15 percent discount, and IPFW students get a 10 percent discount.

Reservations are recommended; call 482-3800.

To see the complete menu, go to flavorsofthewestside.weebly.com.

Anastasia’s Café opens in The Hollows

Anastasia’s Café has opened in its new spot at 7121 W. Jefferson Blvd., in The Hollows plaza.

Besides its regular menu of sandwiches, quiche, salads and soups, the café also sells The Mill breads and baked goods. The Mill moved its baking operations next door.

Hours are 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays.

For information, call 432-1133.

JK O’Donnell’s plans French-themed dinner

What wine goes best with escargot in garlic butter?

A 2009 chardonnay, of course.

Sample both during JK O’Donnell’s next wine dinner at 6 p.m. Feb. 28.

With the theme, “Kiss Me, I’m French,” the meal also will feature lima bean soup with smoked bangers, foie gras with mixed greens and truffle oil, braised pork with chestnuts and cabbage, roasted rabbit with caramelized prunes and shallots, and an orange tart.

The dinner is $35, which doesn’t include tax or gratuity.

Reservations are required; call 420-5563.

JK O’Donnell’s is at 121 W. Wayne St.

Casa adds veal dishes to its spring menu

Two new veal dishes will be on the Casa Ristorante Italiano spring menu through March.

One features Italian bread crumbs, Parmesan and Romano cheeses, and walnut brandy sauce. It is served over three-cheese risotto. The other dish includes prosciutto, sage, cheese and a Marsala sauce with mushrooms.

Other featured entrées are shrimp scampi with cappellini; lasagna with Italian sausage, pepperoni, prosciutto and meatballs; and a BLT pizza (Ossian bacon, Roma tomatoes, lettuce, Asiago, provolone and mozzarella cheese with a hint of mayonnaise).

Entrée prices are $10.99 to $13.99, and the pizza is $7.99.

The spring dessert is a raspberry vanilla cake dipped in dark chocolate, which is delivered daily by Waynedale Bakery.

Moosewood BBQ expands menu

French fries get a makeover at Moosewood BBQ, next to Subway in the Marketplace of Canterbury.

The restaurant’s new Campfire Fries ($6.50) will be loaded with barbecue pulled pork, mozzarella, cheddar, pico de gallo, guacamole and sour cream.

Other new menu items are fish tacos ($7.50) and a grilled portabella burger ($9.25).

Moosewood has a new beer and wine selection.

For information, call 485-2121.

Tidbits

•Chappell’s Seafood Market has opened at 5808 W. Jefferson Blvd. Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. For information, call 444-3357.

•Waynedale Café will open a second location at 110 W. Columbia St., in the former Cancun Mexican Grille.

•Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road, will have a winter beer tasting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Admission is $5.

•Arena Bar & Grill, 1567 W. Dupont Road, now serves lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. weekdays. The menu features several items for $6.99, including pizza, sandwiches (grilled chicken, club, BLT, grilled cheese and a bacon-wrapped filet), wings and salads. For information, call 489-0840.

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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