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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Food truck offers 'culinary street fare'

Menu includes gourmet burgers, hand-cut fries

Tuesday, August 27, 2013 - 9:10 am

I spotted a new (to me) food truck cruising the streets of Fort Wayne last week. Chef Eric Spicer bills Spicer's food truck as “culinary street fare.” Spicer has 12 years' experience at the now-closed Hartley's Place. Spicer's shows up at the usual food truck gatherings, including Lunch on the Square at One Summit Square and Girl Scouts Food Truck Friday at Dupont Circle Drive. Spicer's sells gourmet burgers, pork tenderloins, a Hoosier Cuban sandwich, hummus, hand-cut fries and more. In addition to lunch service, Spicer's does catering and will take location suggestions. Spicer's accepts credit cards. To order ahead, call 415-4287. Follow Spicer's on Facebook and Twitter to find out where the truck will be and what's on the menu.

Sub shop opens

Jersey Mike's Subs officially opens Wednesday at 6408 W. Jefferson Blvd. Owners Lee Pines and Peter Lieffring will celebrate with a five-day free-sub fundraiser to support the athletic departments of Homestead High School and Canterbury School.

Wednesday through Sunday the restaurant will circulate 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution.

Half of those 10,000 coupons will be designated for Homestead with the other half designated for Canterbury.

The restaurant's hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m., seven days a week.

Bob Evans Express

Bob Evans is branching out beyond its own restaurants, partnering with an Ohio-based food service company to open Bob Evans Express eateries in workplace cafes, universities, airports, malls, hospitals and more.

None are planned for this area yet, but the concept has just recently been introduced.

Wine classes

Tony Forcucci, who oversees the Wine Shop at Joseph Decuis Emporium in Roanoke, will lead five “Wine 101” classes at Joseph Decuis restaurant, 191 N. Main St., Roanoke.

The classes run 6-7 p.m. for five consecutive Thursdays starting Sept. 5. The classes will offer insight into how wine is made, food and wine pairing, grape varietals, grape growing regions of the world, and other aspects of wine.

There will be sampling at each class. At the food and wine pairing class, Joseph Decuis Executive Chef Aaron Butts will share his knowledge. At the wine-making class, the group will go to Two-EE's Winery in Huntington and meet with co-owner Eric Harris. Classes are limited to the first 20 people who reserve a spot. Those interested in taking the class can email tforcucci@josephdecuis.com or call Joseph Decuis at 672-1715. The cost is $50 per person plus materials ($5 per person per class).

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email 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.com/ section/LARSON.