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Cindy Larson's Restaurant Notes: Top chefs cook up support for kids

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 - 8:01 am

Want to taste the best of the best – the finest offerings from some of the area's finest chefs? Then plan to attend the Summit City Chef Competition at 6:30 p.m. Sept. 12 at Sweetwater Sound, 5501 U.S. 30 W.

The event is a fundraiser for the Fort Wayne Children's Foundation, a nonprofit whose programs aim to stop child abuse.

This year chefs from Chops, Eddie Merlot's, Club Soda, Baker Street and TW Fable in Bluffton will compete for the Summit City Best Food, Wine and Dessert trophies. Attendees will get to sample all the food and wine.

I've been honored to judge this competition before, and I can say the food is exquisite, both in taste and presentation.

Tickets are $200 per person or $2,000 per table. To learn more about the Fort Wayne Children's Foundation or to purchase tickets go to You also can call 637-6000 or 637-4969.

New sub shop

Last week we reported a Jersey Mike's sub shop will open soon in the strip shopping center in front of Covington Plaza on West Jefferson Boulevard. Here's some more information from the company:

Jersey Mike's is known for its East Coast-style subs made with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and a blend of olive oil, red wine vinegar and spices. Everything is made to order for each customer. The company uses private labeled meats and cheeses that are sliced fresh for each sandwich and served on in-store baked bread. Their certified Angus beef top rounds are trimmed and cooked in the store.

It looks as if the store will open around the end of this month.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email clarson@ 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