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Bagel shop among new local offerings

Just in time for spring feasting, two restaurants recently opened, and several more are on the way.

•Big Apple Bagels has opened at 5129 Illinois Road in the Shoppes at Illinois Road. The menu includes a variety of sandwiches, such as BLT, turkey, grilled chicken, vegetarian, tuna salad, chicken Caesar, roast beef, club, Italian and ham and cheddar. It also sells breakfast sandwiches, muffins, boxed lunches and platters. Hours are 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. For information, call 755-5752.

•Hibachi Grill Supreme Buffet has opened at 5507 Coldwater Road in Coldwater Crossing, in the former Old Country Buffet. The Chinese lunch buffet is $6.55 on weekdays and $7.55 on weekends. The dinner buffet is $9.95 daily. Sushi is $2.95 to $9.95. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For information, call 484-8899.

•YOYO: Yogurt On Your Own will open soon at 10015 Lima Road, next to B. Antonio’s Pizza in Lima Marketplace.

•Renovations have begun at 5925 N. Clinton St., the former Naked Clay Café. It will become the New Ground Coffee Co., owned by New Ground Community Church.

•A new Subway is coming to 1518 Wells St., the former Brewer’s Art Supply.

IPFW dinner series whips up taste of Paris

Escape to Paris next week as part of the annual spring dinner series at IPFW.

Students in the Department of Consumer and Family Sciences plan and serve the meals, plus work on budgets, marketing and financial reporting.

Reservations should be made by Friday for “Da Rosa de Paris” on March 30 at the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road. The dinner costs $32.40.

Other themes are “A Night at Mardi Gras,” April 6 at Paula’s On Main, 1732 W. Main St. ($35); “Spring Fever,” April 13 at Sycamore Hills Golf Club, 11836 Covington Road ($43.20); and “A Taste of Mexico,” April 20 at Holiday Inn at IPFW, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive ($21.60).

Each event’s toast starts promptly at 6:30 p.m.

For reservations, call 481-6619 or go to

German dinner on tap at Ivy Tech

Sample a taste of Germany during Ivy Tech Community College’s next Special Cuisines dinner on March 31.

The menu includes a beer, beef and cabbage turnover; German potato salad; sausage and sauerkraut soup; pork cutlets in sour cream; dumplings; and a raspberry dessert.

The meal, which is planned and prepared by students in the culinary arts program, is $20.

Reservations are available between 5 and 6:30 p.m.; call 480-2002.

The dinners are served in the hospitality room (Room CC1696) on the Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd. Enter through Door 24.

La Margarita offers 2-meal lunch special

La Margarita, 2713 S. Calhoun St., is offering a dine-in lunch feature on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays, which runs through April 26.

Order two La Margarita lunch specials, two soft drinks and one small beans-and-cheese appetizer for $14.99, plus tax.

This offer is good from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.


•Several Hall’s restaurants are serving “Captain Tony’s Sanibel Platter” until Easter Sunday. The $14.99 meal includes cashew-crusted cod, beer-battered shrimp, a crab cake, smashed sweet potatoes and Island Slaw. Order it at the Factory, Triangle Park, Tavern at Coventry, the Old Gas House and the Guesthouse Grille.

•Red Robin at Glenbrook Square will have a fundraiser for the Fort Wayne Children’s Choir from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday. Ten percent of sales will be donated to the choir for new instruments and music. For information, call the choir office at 481-0481.

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