Nothing screams summer like a plate filled with barbecued meat.
T8ste Tizzzzz BBQ & Soul Food has opened at 2801 Lower Huntington Road in the former Red Rooster Restaurant.
The menu includes a variety of items that are smoked on site: pulled pork, wings, ribs, brisket, chicken, bologna, turkey and sausage.
There also are burgers, turkey burgers, sandwiches and sides such as coleslaw, potato salad, cheesy corn, fries, onion rings and collard greens, plus daily lunch specials.
Most sandwiches are $4.99 to $7.99.
A full slab of ribs is $19.99.
Homemade desserts include pies, shortcakes and banana pudding.
Childrens and seniors platters are $3.99.
Hours are 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Mondays to Thursdays and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Its closed on Sundays.
For information, call 747-8499.
Clay’s opens for annual Pie Day
Once a year, Clays Family Restaurant in Fremont is open on a Monday for Pie Day.
This year, the festivities begin at 4 p.m. Monday.
The last seating will be at 8 p.m.
In addition to 15 varieties (or more) of pie, the menu will include pot roast, sloppy Joes, potatoes and gravy, soups and beverages.
Advance tickets are $10.99; get them at the restaurant.
A limited number of tickets will be available at the door on Monday for $13.99.
Clays is at 7815 N. Old 27 near Lake George.
For information, call 260-833-1332.
Scotch tasting at Tavern at Coventry
Halls Tavern at Coventry, 5745 Coventry Lane, will have a single-malt Scotch tasting with appetizers June 30.
It will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on the deck. If it rains, the event will be inside.
Admission is $30.
Reservations are required; call 459-2893.
Vanilla Bean’s menu expands
With the creation of a lemon blueberry-crumb version, Vanilla Beans Biscotti & Pastry Boutiques cupcake menu now has more than a dozen varieties, which are available on a rotating basis.
This new cupcake is made with fresh blueberries and topped with a blueberry butter cream frosting.
Theres also a new oatmeal cookie with whole wheat flour, oats, apricots, raisins and walnuts.
The store, 3410 N. Anthony Blvd., opens at 10 a.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. It closes at 6 p.m. Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 7 p.m. Thursdays and Fridays; and 4 p.m. Saturdays.
To place an order, call 415-4652.
Owners Debbie Smith and Sandra Wharton also have expanded the catering menu to include mini versions of its cookies.
They will have a booth at RiverFest on Saturday at IPFW.
They also plan to be at the Barr Street Market, which opens for the season July 9.
Golden Wok will open at 1930 Broadway.
Taste of Thai & Chinese Buffet, 6011 Bluffton Road, has closed.
Baan Thai Restaurant, 4634 Coldwater Road, is closed until July 5, according to a sign.