Brew Haven 2013, the annual craft beer festival in New Haven, isn't until Aug. 3, but the Trion Tavern, 503 Broadway St., New Haven, is having a ticket release party at 6 p.m. Friday. Buy your tickets for Brew Haven ($35, cash only) and enjoy 23 unique beers from Sierra Nevada and New Belgium breweries, some of which have never been seen east of the Mississippi.
At Brew Haven, the Aug. 3 event, there will be more than 300 craft beers from more than 50 breweries and more than 50 home brews to sample.
Mad Anthony's open on Lake James
The Mad Anthony's Lakeview Ale House is now open on Lake James in Angola. It is near where Bledsoe's Beach used to be on Lake James, with dock space for boaters. The restaurant will be open seven days a week, beginning at 11 a.m., with closing times varying and indoor and outdoor seating. The address is 4080 N. 300 W., Angola.
Mediterranean food returns to north side
Those who enjoyed dining at Maza Grille on Coldwater Road will be happy to hear owner Nasser Anabtawi has opened a new restaurant, Hala Grill, at 10366 Leo Road.
The restaurant serves Mediterranean and American food and is open 6 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 7 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. Phone: 471-4848.
2 for $22
Quaker Steak & Lube, 407 Coliseum Blvd. W., has a new Twin Turbo Meals menu that allows guests to order an appetizer to share, two entrees and dessert for $22.
The 2 for $22 menu includes appetizers such as Boom Boom Shrimp, Pick-Up Pickles, Chipotle BBQ Chicken Quesadilla, Stick Shifters and Philly Cheese Steak Flatbread.
Entree choices include Super-Size Grilled Boneless Wings, any Beefed-Up Steak Burger, QS&L Boneless Wing Salad, “Biker Chick” Salad, Baja Chicken Wrap, Boneless Chicken Wrap, Chicken Fender Basket, Crispy Shrimp Basket, Sesame Chicken Rice Bowl and more. To cap off the meal, all Twin Turbo Meals come with the Lube's Carmel Apple Nachos to share.
In other Quaker Steak news, Bike Nite will be held every Wednesday until October, weather permitting, at the Quaker Steak in Fort Wayne. It's not only a night for motorcyclists to hang out, it's also a night for special events, such as bands, DJ entertainment, weekly prizes and giveaways.
Starting Saturday there will be a farmers market 9 a.m.-noon Saturdays at the Antioch Church parking lot at the corner of Hoagland and Minnich Roads in Hoagland. Vendors selling produce, baked goods, crafts, homemade and flea market items are needed.
For information, call Cindy Holt at 728-9839 or Betty Peters at 639-3132.
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