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  • Cathie Rowand | The Journal Gazette Leslie Swartz, a hospitality management student at IPFW, makes a black forest cake Tuesday for Gera Haus, this semester’s student-?­operated restaurant. Gera Haus will be open Tuesdays from 5 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 15 at the Holiday Inn at IPFW.

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 7:36 pm

IPFW students offer German street fare

Kimberly Dupps Truesdell | The Journal Gazette

From the streets of Gera, Germany, to a kitchen in Fort Wayne, IPFW students are bringing diners a taste of German street food.

Gera Haus, which is named for Fort Wayne’s sister city Gera, will feature an upscale twist on German food truck fare. Senior students in IPFW’s Hospitality and Tourism Management program create and operate a themed pop-up restaurant. Students handle all aspects of the restaurant, including ordering ingredients, cooking, table service and management.

The menu features appetizers such as sauerkraut croquette; entrées such as vegetarian stuffed strudel and schnitzel; and sandwiches such as a sausage on a pretzel bun with Germankraut. There are also salads, soups and kids items. Entrée prices range from $9.99 to $19.99.

The restaurant is open from 5 to 10 p.m. Tuesdays through Dec. 15 at the Holiday Inn Fort Wayne-IPFW, 4111 Paul Shaffer Drive. For reservations, call 482-3800.

DeBrand apples back

What is nearly 2 pounds, juicy on the inside and covered in chocolate? My favorite sign of fall.

DeBrand Fine Chocolate’s ­Giant Caramel Apples are back. Granny Smith apples are double-dipped in caramel and layered with milk or dark chocolate. The apples are also available with whole roasted almonds and pecan halves.

The caramel apples, which vary in size, are sold by weight and can serve eight to 12 people.

The apples are available through early November or while supplies last. Order online at or visit one of DeBrand’s three Fort Wayne locations on Auburn Road, Coldwater Road and at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center.

Beer medal

Mad Anthony Brewing Co. claimed a gold medal at the 2015 Great American Beer Festival competition.

The largest national beer competition recognizes beers produced in the United States, and the top three winners in the competition’s 92 beer categories were announced Sept. 26 in Denver.

Mad Anthony was recognized in the American-Style Amber Lager category for its Auburn Lager.

The Auburn Lager also placed first in the European Lager category at the 2015 Indiana Brewers’ Cup.

Winners were selected by an international panel of 242 judges. There were 6,647 entries, plus 91 Pro-Am entries, received from 1,552 U.S. breweries.

Around town

Red Rok BBQ & Bourbon Saloon, 123 W. Columbia St., has been shuttered by the Department of Revenue for a Class A misdemeanor. According to its Facebook page, the restaurant plans to open a new location at 9011 Lima Road.

• The city’s latest juice shop will celebrate a grand opening from noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. Juice Jar, 127 W. Wayne St., offers cold-pressed, unpasteurized juice. Flavors include Breakfast Club (beet, celery, apple, ginger) and Popeye (spinach, kale, cucumber, mint, apple, lemon). Hours are from noon to 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday.

Teds market, 12628 Coldwater Road, has opened a wine bar on its lower level. The bar features bottles from local, regional and international wineries. There are also craft beers and special menu items.

Hours are from 6 to 10 p.m. Thursday and 5 to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.

For additional information, go to

• According to plan receipts filed with the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, the next Tim Hortons will open at 3975 Ice Way – the address for Canlan Ice Sports. In February 2014, the company announced that 15 franchises were planned for the city.

So far, Tim Hortons has locations in Lutheran Hospital and Memorial Coliseum as well as a stand-alone location on Crescent Avenue.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email or call 461-8727.