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New restaurant serves up variety of cuisine

If you’ve ever had a craving for both spaghetti and orange chicken, Orange Garden has you covered.

It’s one of several restaurants that will open this year.

Serving American, Chinese and Italian cuisine, the restaurant is at 3710 E. State Blvd. in the former Blueberry Hill Pancake House.

The lunch and dinner menus also include items such as pizza, lasagna, fried rice, fried noodles and duck, which must be ordered four hours ahead.

The breakfast menu, which is available from 7 to 11 a.m. daily, includes traditional staples such as pancakes, omelets, waffles and french toast.

Orange Garden closes at 9 p.m. Sundays to Thursdays and 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

For information, call 471-9176.

•Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches will open at 101 W. Wayne St. in the former Higher Grounds, by the end of the year.

•Courtney Hamm plans to open a Courtney’s Bakery at 5625 W. Jefferson Blvd. in late December.

•Bengino’s Pizza, 5825 Maplecrest Road, has closed.

Menus stuffed for Turkey Eve dinners

If you want to get an early start on the food-filled holiday, at least two restaurants will celebrate on Nov. 23, aka Turkey Eve.

•Biaggi’s at Jefferson Pointe will have a craft beer dinner at 7 p.m. The six courses will include smoked salmon crostini, roasted lamb medallions and beer-battered haddock.

The meal is $55, which is all-inclusive. Reservations are due by Monday; call 459-6700.

•The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, will have its annual “Thanksgiving Rehearsal Party” from 5 to 9 p.m. with a seafood buffet and $3 pints. For $13, you can load your plate with salmon, catfish, tilapia, crawfish, shrimp, chicken, ribs and salad bar items. For reservations, call 490-5765.

Restaurants serve Thanksgiving feasts

If your restaurant will be open on Thanksgiving, please let me know by noon Monday.

•Hall’s Guesthouse, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, will have two buffets. The grand ballroom feast will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will feature turkey with dressing, roast beef, Ossian ham, garlic smashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, rice and broccoli casserole, vegetables, salad station, fresh fruit and desserts. Prices are $17.95 for adults, $6.95 for kids 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger.

The other buffet, also open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., will be in the Guesthouse Grill. It will include turkey and dressing, Ossian ham, sweet potato casserole, garlic smashed potatoes, vegetables and pies. Prices are $14.99 for adults, $6.99 for kids 4 to 10 and free for children 3 and younger.

For reservations, call 489-2524, ext. 413. The Grill also will be open for breakfast from 6 to 11 a.m.

•Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road, will have a buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a jazz trio and mimosas.

It also will feature prime rib, ham, turkey, pecan-crusted orange roughy, chicken stuffed with wild rice and cranberries, a cold seafood station, mashed potatoes, sage dressing, salad station with fruit and cheese, and a bread bar. Desserts will include cakes, bourbon pecan pie, cheesecakes and chocolate-covered strawberries.

Prices are $35 for adults, $17 for kids ages 5 to 12 and free for children 4 and younger. Reservations are required; call 484-0411.

•Liberty Diner, 2929 Goshen Road, will be open from 5:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. The menu will include roast turkey and dressing, ham and sweet potatoes, roast pork and dressing, turkey sandwich or croissant, turkey Manhattan, turkey salad, lasagna and ham. Prices are $8.95 to $12.75. Each entrée includes a side and a cup of soup (or salad, in some cases) and a slice of pumpkin pie. Children’s choices ($7.95 and $6.95) are roast turkey with mashed potatoes or a turkey burger with fries. For information, call 484-9666.

•Arena Bar & Grill, 1567 W. Dupont Road, will be open from 5 p.m. to 3 a.m. with the regular menu. For information, call 849-0840.

•Waynedale Bakery, 2610 Lower Huntington Road, is making plenty of holiday treats, including Swiss and pumpkin rolls ($10) and iced sugar cookies (pumpkins and turkeys for $8 a dozen). It has more than a dozen pie flavors, such as pumpkin, pecan, mince, apple, cherry and banana cream. Prices range from $8 to $9.50. To order, call 747-2992.

•This month, Purple Mountain Cheesecakes, 424 E. Wayne St., is selling its pumpkin version for $35, a $3 discount. The 9-inch cheesecake is topped with white chocolate ganache. If you order by Monday, you can pick it up on Nov. 23. To order, call 797-2324.

Lucky Moose offers 2 buffets Sundays

You have two opportunities to graze the buffet at the Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, on Sundays.

The restaurant will keep its $7.95 breakfast bar open later, so it’s now available from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It includes a new item, crepes, and all the old favorites: eggs, pancakes, hash browns, bacon, sausage and the salad bar.

And from 4 to 8 p.m., you can grab pizza and flatbreads, wings and pulled pork sandwiches, plus the salad bar, for $8.95.

From 5 to 9 p.m. Fridays, order all-you-can-eat tilapia, catfish and the salad bar for $12.95. On Saturday nights, get all of that, plus ribs, for $13.95.

The $5 lunch specials are still available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. Currently, they include pulled pork, flatbreads, fish and chips and lasagna rolls.

Satek uncorks Beaujolais Nouveau

Satek Winery in Fremont will release its first Beaujolais Nouveau, called Kreibaum Bay Nouveau, on Thursday.

The term refers to a wine made from grapes harvested during the same year. Satek’s Marechal Foch grapes were grown in a Lake James vineyard.

Kreibaum Bay Nouveau is $11.17 a bottle; only 15 cases will be sold.

Winery hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. For information, call 260-495-9463 or go to

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