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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Donate to food bank, get free wings

In other news: New eatery on Main, cookie shop in contest.

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 - 12:01 am

To celebrate National Chicken Wing Day, Quaker Steak & Lube will offer free wings Monday. For a voucher (valid Monday only) for six free wings, donate a nonperishable food item to the Community Harvest Food Bank by Monday.

Fort Wayne Lube, 407 W. Coliseum Blvd., will offer six wings for $3, 10 wings for $5 and compact buckets of breaded boneless wings for $10.

Patrons who come in Monday will also receive a $2 off coupon for All-You-Can-Eat Wing Night. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/QSLFortWayne.

Vanilla Bean in national contest

Vanilla Bean Unique Cookies, 3410 N. Anthony Blvd., is participating in the Specialty Food Association's My Story My Ad Contest.

The association encourages food entrepreneurs to share personal stories. If the business wins, it will receive a part in a free national ad campaign and a three-day trip to San Francisco.

Voting has now concluded for the local gourmet cookie business, which has been in operation in Fort Wayne since July 2010. Top 10 entries will be selected based off vote totals, after which Specialty Food Media staff will choose one winner Aug. 2, based on originality and creativity.

For more information, visit http://vanillabeanchefs.wordpress.com/.

Arby's offers online sandwich coupon

Visit www.Arbys.com/ backto64 to print a coupon for its classic roast beef sandwich at just 64 cents. The special price celebrates 1964, the year in which the sandwich was first served in Boardman, Ohio.

The anniversary offer is valid today only at participating locations, while supplies last.

Gathering of food trucks moves downtown

The Fort Wayne Food Truck Association and the Downtown Improvement District are bringing FOODSTOCK to downtown this Saturday.

Many food trucks, including Bravas, Whip & Chill, The Getaway Grill, Wise Guys Ice and Columbia City's Jimmy Ray's BBQ are among some of the names who will dish out their specialties.

The day of food runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at One Summit Square, 911 S. Calhoun St. Visit http://on.fb.me/15QBjqQ for more information

New eatery at 1st Source Bank Building

New window advertising has cropped up on the ground floor of the 1st Source Bank Building, 200 E. Main St. The signs advertise “Main St. Bistro & Martini Lounge.” Stay tuned for more information about the new venue.

'Free Tea Day' Thursday

McAlister’s Deli announced its fifth annual "Free Tea Day" Thursday. Visitors at the 1310 S. Illinois Road location (Jefferson Pointe), will receive a free 32-ounce McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. No coupon is required and no purchase is necessary.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Matthew Glowicki at 461-8362, fax 461-8817, email mglowicki@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.