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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Phoenix restaurant opens for evening crowd

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:01 am

The Phoenix restaurant is now open at 1122 Broadway. It has changed a lot from when I first reported on it back in August.

Originally, it was going to be open for breakfast, but that has changed. Currently, it's open 5 p.m.-midnight Tuesday-Thursday and 5 p.m.-2 a.m. Friday-Saturday, serving pizza, burgers, entrees, salads and appetizers. Full bar service is available.

It's open to all ages until 9:30 p.m., when it becomes a 21-and-over venue.

The Phoenix has live music every night it's open.

The eatery plans to begin lunch service soon, and in the future may serve a Sunday brunch. Phone: 387-6571.

Thanksgiving at Bob Evans

If you still haven't made plans for Thanksgiving dinner, consider good, old Bob Evans.

The restaurants will be open 7 a.m.-2 p.m. Thanksgiving Day (this Thursday) for breakfast or a holiday dinner through the early afternoon.

The limited menu features roasted turkey with dressing, mashed potatoes and gravy, glazed fresh baby carrots, cranberry relish, rolls, and a choice of pumpkin pie or apple pie (green beans or macaroni and cheese can be substituted), all for $12.99.

Not fond of turkey? Substitute ham for turkey with all the same sides, also for $12.99.

Bob Evans offers the Turkey Lurkey dinner for kids: turkey, mashed potatoes, chicken gravy, carrots (green beans or macaroni and cheese can be substituted) and a chocolate chunk cookie for $3.99.

The turkey and ham meals also will be available in Family Meals To Go sizes for carry out. Bob Evans' $5 Family-Size Sides also will be available to take home, such as mashed potatoes with gravy, dressing, carrots, green beans, and macaroni and cheese.

In Fort Wayne, Bob Evans is at 5785 Coventry Parkway (436-2566), 2935 E. Dupont Road (490-6096) and 1715 Apple Glen Blvd. (432-5545).

Thanksgiving 'rehearsal dinner'

Need to get that stomach stretched for the big day Thursday? The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, can help.

The eatery is serving a $13.13 buffet 5-9 p.m. Wednesday. On the buffet: shrimp, tilapia, beer-battered catfish, pulled pork, pecan chicken, salad bar and dessert.

The cost is discounted for children.

From 9 p.m. to close Wednesday, boneless and regular wings will be 13 cents each.

The Lucky Moose has a new drink menu featuring 13 martinis and 11 specialty drinks.

Satek releases nouveau wine

Satek Winery in Fremont showed its appreciation for French wines with the release of the nouveau-style wine last Thursday — the same day as the official release date of Beaujolais Nouveau wines in France.

Traditionally the nouveau wine is released on the third Thursday of November. The term nouveau, meaning new, refers to wines that are released in the same year in which the grapes are harvested.

Satek's version — Kreibaum Bay Nouveau — was created from recently harvested Marechal Foch grapes from Satek's own vineyard. The Nouveau wine is popular because the bitter tannins normally found in red wines aren't there, leaving an easy-to-drink, fruity wine. It is best served chilled and is at its peak during its first month.

Satek is open seven days a week at 6208 N. Van Guilder Road, Fremont. For more information, go to www.satekwinery.com.

Wine tasting

Joseph Decuis is hosting a wine-tasting featuring the best cabernet sauvignon from two Napa Valley wineries: Cardinale and Lokoya. The event is at 7 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Gallery Board Room at Joseph Decuis restaurant, 191 N. Main St., Roanoke. The event is limited to 16 people and costs $100 a person, but the fee is waved with the purchase of $100 or more of wine. To reserve your seat, call Joseph Decuis at 672-1715 or email Tony Forcucci at tforcucci@josephdecuis.com.

Cooking class

Health and wellness program Parkview LiVe, in partnership with the Allen County office of the Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, is offering a series of free cooking classes called Cooking to LiVe.

Participants can learn how to prepare healthy recipes and how to substitute ingredients to make meals more nutritious.

Attendees may go to any number of classes in the series. All classes will meet 12:30-2:30 p.m. at Leo United Methodist Church, 13527 Leo Road, Leo-Cedarville. Upcoming classes are Dec. 17, Jan. 21, Feb.18 and March 18. To enroll, call Leo United Methodist Church at 627-2161. Class size is limited to 12 individuals, ages 18 and older.

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.