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A COLUMN BY CINDY LARSON

Restaurant news: Thanksgiving feasts planned at restaurants

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 - 8:25 am

Restaurants are starting to send in information on what they have planned for Thanksgiving. I'll be publishing this information this week and next. Thanksgiving is Nov. 28 this year.

•Don Hall's Triangle Park, 3010 Trier Road, is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thanksgiving with a special meal including turkey, dressing, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, sweet corn and choice of soup or salad. Children may substitute chicken strips for turkey.

Not into turkey? Hall's Triangle Park also is offering Ossian ham, raspberry pecan chicken and baked scrod with two side dishes.

All of the above meals are $13.99 for adults, $11.99 for seniors, and $5.99 for children 12 and younger.

Other options are a New York strip or filet mignon with two sides for $18.99 adults, $14.99 seniors and $7.99 children under 12.

A 6-ounce filet mignon with a lobster tail and two sides is $29.99.

Desserts are $2.59 each, and a full bar service is available. Call 482-4342 to make reservations.

•Don Hall's Guesthouse Hotel and Restaurant, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, will host its annual Thanksgiving Day buffet again this year. Here's what's planned for the Grand Ballroom from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.: Turkey, roast beef and ham; garlic smashed potatoes; stuffing; sweet corn casserole; green bean casserole; sweet potatoes; fresh vegetables and fruit; salads; desserts; and drinks. Cost: $19.99 adults; $7.95 ages 4-10; free ages 3 and younger. Reservations: 489-2524.

If you are looking for a smaller version of the Thanksgiving feast, Don Hall's Guesthouse Grille Restaurant will offer a wide variety as well 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Main entrees include Hall's hickory ham and roasted turkey, and sides come with gravy, garlic smashed potatoes, stuffing, potato casserole, green bean casserole, sweet corn casserole and smashed sweet potatoes with candied pecans. Assorted seasonal pies and cakes are available for dessert. Cost: $14.99 adults; and $7.95 for children ages 4 to 10 years. Children 3 years and younger are free.

For reservations, call 489-2524. Don Hall's Guesthouse Hotel and Restaurant is at 1313 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46825.

Bakery has goodies for Thanksgiving

If you need desserts for Thanksgiving but don't have the time or talent to bake them, Richard's Bakery, 1130 N. Wells St, is the place for those special Thanksgiving desserts. It is taking orders for its specialty pies, pumpkin rolls, decorated cookies and other holiday treats. Call 424-4012 for more information. Bakery hours are 6 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

Free-range turkeys

Joseph Decuis Emporium is taking orders for free-range turkeys, but hurry – you need to order by Wednesday. They're $4.49 per pound starting at 15 pounds. You can also order Joseph Decuis Executive Chef Aaron Butts' cranberry relish with fresh cranberries, oranges and Grand Marnier. The turkeys can be picked up Nov. 27. The Joseph Decuis Emporium is at 151 N. Main St., Roanoke. Phone: 672-1715.

Historic Swinney Homestead event

The Historic Swinney Homestead, 1424 W. Jefferson Blvd., will be open at 2 p.m. Dec. 7 and 8 for Christmas at Home with the Swinney Sisters.

Presented by the Settlers, the event includes homemade sweets and savories, music from the Hearthstone Ensemble, an optional Victorian Christmas traditions program and unique items for sale in the upstairs gift shop.

Tables of four are provided; prepaid reservations are $15 per person. Call 489-7115.

Proceeds support the maintenance and restoration of the Homestead.

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.