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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: New Chinese-Japanese-American buffet eatery to open

Science Central holds Mixology fundraiser; Fort Wayne Ballet serves Princess Tea.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012 - 12:01 am

Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet opened Monday.

The restaurant bills itself as “the largest and most elegant Chinese, Japanese and American cuisine restaurant.” It looks to be a big one, located across from Glenbrook Square at 285 E. Coliseum Blvd in the same shopping center as Dick's Sporting Goods.

At the teppanyaki-style grill, customers can choose their own meats and vegetables and have it cooked by a chef right before their eyes. The restaurant also will have a sushi bar, a slew of entrees and side dishes, a dessert buffet and an ice cream buffet with eight flavors.

This is the restaurant's seventh location in Indiana; it's one of 52 restaurants in the chain.

The lunch buffet is served 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is $6.89. The dinner buffet is served 3:30-9:30 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 3:30-10:30 p.m. Friday-Saturday; and 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Sundays and is $9.89. Kids 2 and under eat free. Phone: 755-2328.

Mixology fundraiser

Science Central is usually the place for kids, but on the evening of Nov. 2, it will host an event strictly for adults.

“Mixology 201: The Science of Cocktails” will be 6:30-10:30 p.m. at the science center, 1950 N. Clinton St. Award-winning mixologists from around the country will create specialty cocktails. In addition, students and professors from Ivy Tech's culinary program will conduct food demonstrations with cutting-edge gastronomy tools; and Baker Street will provide food.

Mixologists include Arthur Black from Miami; Las Vegas-based “Bobby G” Gleason; and Tim Atz, a Kendallville native who graduated at the top of his class at the Professional Bartending School of America.

Ivy Tech students will prepare gourmet treats using scientific techniques, such as granita salad and vinaigrette foamed in liquid nitrogen and hot maple ice cream on bacon-dusted elephant ears, among other treats.

Tickets are $60 per person or $100 per couple, or $350 for a group of eight tickets. Go to www.sciencecentral.org to buy tickets. This is Science Central's biggest fundraising event of the year.

Princess tea

Fort Wayne Ballet is hosting a special afternoon Princess Tea for children and adults. The event is 2-4 p.m. Nov. 4 at the Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road.

It's two hours of fun, dance and goodies. A personal tiara and craft will await each child, while parents can peruse items in a silent auction and sip on champagne. The tea ends with a short performance by the Fort Wayne Ballet. Tickets for this fundraiser are $35 per person, and reservations are required by Friday. Call 484-9646 for reservations.

Fundraiser for Vincent Village

Vincent Village — a transitional shelter serving homeless families and children since 1989 — is hosting A Place at Our Table, a farm-to-table dinner and auction event.

It will be 6-10 p.m. Nov. 15, which is during National Hunger and Homeless Awareness Week. The dinner will feature locally sourced ingredients, some of northern Indiana's most noted chefs, and wine and beer pairings at Thermodyne Foodservice Products, 2300 Meyer Road, New Haven.

Local and regional chefs will be paired with farms and purveyors of locally grown foods to provide a 15-course meal, served tapas style (small portions). Wine, beer and seasonal drinks will complement the food.

Tickets are $100 per person and can be obtained by calling Cynthia at 456-4172, Ext. 222, or by emailing crossberry@vincentvillage.org.

Ghost truffles

Have you seen DeBrand Fine Chocolates' ghost truffles? They're actually DeBrand's regular truffles disguised as ghosts, covered in milk, dark or white chocolate. They're available individually or in an assorted box of three.

DeBrand also is selling milk chocolate “Happy Halloween” bars and mini fall leaf bars; both would be nice as place settings or handed out as party favors. They're available at DeBrand's three locations, 10105 Auburn Park Drive, 5608 Coldwater Road and Jefferson Pointe shopping center, or online at www.debrand.com.

Kids Bike Nite at Quaker Steak

Quaker Steak & Lube, 407 W. Coliseum Blvd., will host Kids Bike Nite every Wednesday through March. Kids 12 and under get a free cup of ice cream to decorate at Quaker Steak's sundae bar, and a girl's bike and a boy's bike will be given away the last Wednesday of each month.

Parents can sign up their children for the bike drawings at the booth located inside Quaker Steak during Kids Bike Nite.

Butler barbecue team seeks coveted title

Steel Smokin' BBQ, a professional barbecue team from Butler, has qualified and will compete in the 24th annual Jack Daniel's World Championship Invitational Barbecue in the quest for the title of Grand Champion on Saturday Oct. 27 in Lynchburg, Tenn. They'll compete against nearly 90 teams in the quest for the title of Grand Champion. We wish the team luck.

New at Red River

The Red River Steakhouse in the Fort Wayne Marriott, 305 E. Washington Center Road, now offers a Bloody Mary Bar 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays for $5 per drink. The eatery also will serve an all-you-can-eat Prime Rib Buffet — including a weekly seafood entrée and an endless salad bar — 5-9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays for $19.95 per person.

Diners still can enjoy the Sunday Brunch from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Sundays for $9.95 per person.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, e-mail clarson@news-sentinel.com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46801. This column is the personal opinion of the writer and does not necessarily reflect the views or opinion of The News-Sentinel. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.