A variety of area restaurant owners and foodies are featured in “Food for Thought: An Indiana Harvest,” a coffee table book out late-summer that features first-person food narratives and photography in the Hoosier state.
The owners at Caliente (1123 E. State Blvd.) and Joseph Decuis (191 N. Main St., Roanoke) join more than 80 other Indiana restaurant owners and foodies in the book, and some Fort Wayne locations are celebrating “Food for Thought's” late-summer release with a book tour, including book signings and discussions. Local stops include:
* 800 Degrees Three Fires (5129 Illinois Road) – Book author David Hoppe, book illustrator Kristin Hess and Greg Gunthorp, who is featured in the book and supplies 800 Degrees' pork and chicken, will be on site from 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday.
* Caliente – Hoppe, Hess and owners Yalili Mena and Gus Rodriguez will be on site from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.
* Auer Center for Arts and Culture (300 E. Main St.) – Hoppe, Hess and Jeff Hawkins, who is featured in the book and ruse HOPE CSA, a North Manchester-based ministry on a small family farm, will be on site from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday.