If you're curious about Fort Wayne's mobile food trucks, an event Oct. 12 will let you sample from at least six vendors.
Foodstock 2012 will be 6-11 p.m. at The Shiloh, 3127 Carroll Road. The following mobile food vendors will be there: JumBy's JoiNt, Bravas, Ragin' Cajun, Affine, The Getaway Grill and Whip n Chill. In addition to food, there will be live music, corn hole games and a car show.
•Food trucks have gotten the OK to start showing up at IPFW. Bravas will be there Thursday and JumBy's JoiNt will be there Oct. 2, both 1-2 p.m. outside Neff Hall.
Art, food and culture fusion
On Oct. 3, 10, 17 and 24 the Fort Wayne Cinema Center, 437 E. Berry St., will present the seventh annual Sister City Film Festival, featuring films from each of the countries where Fort Wayne has a sister city.
The films begin at 7 p.m., but at a reception before each there will be a tasting featuring cuisine and beverages from the featured country.
The film festival is a fundraiser for Fort Wayne Sister Cities International.
The cost for each is $30 including the film and food tasting. Tickets are available at the Cinema Center box office or by emailing Suzanne Galezka at Suzanne@artlinkfw.com.
Here are the details:
•Oct. 3: Takaoka, Japan: Sushi tasting followed by a Japanese film.
•Oct. 10: Taizhou, China: Chinese cuisine followed by a Chinese film.
•Oct. 17: Gera, Germany: German cuisine, including rouladen, red cabbage, Danube cake, followed by a German film.
•Oct. 24: Plock, (pronounced Pwotsk) Poland: Polish cuisine, including pierogi, kielbasa and more, followed by the Polish film “The Winner” (“Wygrany” in Polish).
Time to order baklava and more
The Daughters of Penelope and Philoptochos are taking orders now through Oct. 21 for their Holiday Bake Sale. Orders can be picked up 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Nov. 16 and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 17, shortly before Thanksgiving, at Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church, 110 E. Wallen Road.
Choose from sweet bread for $5; a small pan of baklava (20 pieces) for $12 or a large pan (40 pieces) for $22; or cheese or spinach pites, 12 per pan, frozen, ready to bake for $8.
Cash or checks are accepted. Make checks payable to Daughters of Penelope.
Orders need to be prepaid. To place an order, call Stacie Lyman, 459-9471.
Yum-Mee's Bakery on East State Boulevard has opened a second location at Glenbrook Square, across from Barnes and Noble and next to Starbuck's. Yum-Mee's is owned by Terry Mee and specializes in cupcakes.
New farmers market
A new indoor farmers market is opening Oct. 6 inside Parkview Field, at the corner of Douglas and Webster streets. It will run 9 a.m.-noon the first Saturday of each month October-May. You'll be able purchase produce, baked goods and crafts. In the future, entertainment, educational topics and cooking demonstrations by Parkview Field's chef are planned.
For more information about the Fort Wayne Farmers Market, go to www.ftwaynefarmersmarket.com.
Key III Candies
I've had a couple of inquiries about what happened to Key III Candies, which used to have an outlet store on Earth Drive. I called and was told the company moved and closed its outlet store, but the candy can be purchased locally at Hill's Market, 3211 Lower Huntington Road. The company makes chocolate-covered maple, vanilla and caramel clusters.
•The Salsa Grille is coming to 7755 Coldwater Road, where It's Playtime used to be. The eatery has applied for a liquor license. More details to follow.
OK, Henry's Bar, 536 W. Main St., simply added on a small area for a cooler and storage, freeing up kitchen space. And just in case you thought maybe they were expanding so they could open for lunch, the answer, sadly, is no.
Bartender Matt Risk said there's no parking during daytime hours; Henry's parking lot is used by its next door neighbors, SCAN, until 5 p.m. Half the parking lot opens up for Henry's customers at 4 p.m. and then at 5 p.m. SCAN closes and Henry's reclaims its parking lot.
•The Gin Mill Lounge, 3005 E. State Blvd., has a sign on the door saying it's closed.
•Salay's, which opened for a short time where the Moosewood Smoke House used to be at 5755 St. Joe Road, is closed.
•Stadium Bar and Grill, 2607 Goshen Road, is closed, and from the looks of the exterior, it has been closed quite a while.