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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Dining out on Easter? Here are a few more options

Tuesday, April 15, 2014 - 6:47 pm

If you still haven't made reservations at a restaurant for Easter Sunday, which is this upcoming Sunday, here are a few options:

•The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, is serving a buffet 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Diners can choose from an omelet station, a dessert crepe station, bacon, sausage, potatoes, scrambled eggs, soups, salad, salmon, tilapia, catfish, shrimp, ribs, pulled pork and chicken.

Cost is $13.13 for adults, half-price for children ages 6-10 and free for kids under 6. Reservations are recommended; call 490-5765.

•There will be two Easter buffets at Don Hall's Guesthouse Hotel and Restaurant: the Easter Brunch Buffet in the Guesthouse Grille Restaurant and the Easter Luncheon Buffet in the Grand Ballroom. Reservations are required; call 489-2524, Ext. 413. Don Hall's Guesthouse is at 1313 W. Washington Center Road.

The Easter Brunch Buffet in Don Hall's Guesthouse Grille Restaurant will be served 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. On the buffet: ham, beef, omelet station, fruit bar, hot buffet with waffles, scrambled eggs, sausage links, hash browns, bacon and biscuits and gravy. There also will be muffins and Danishes and a dessert bar with strawberries and fudge, pies and cake. Cost: $19.95 adults, $7.95 children ages 2-10.

The Easter Buffet in the Grand Ballroom will be served 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. On the buffet: ham, roast beef, chicken, cod, salmon, soup, salad bar, potatoes, rice and pasta, and more. Cost: $24.95 adults; $7.95 ages 2-10.

Mad Anthony anniversary

Now through Sunday, Mad Anthony Brewing Company is celebrating the 16th anniversary of the first keg tapped at the downtown Fort Wayne location at the corner of Broadway and Taylor Street. Mad Anthony will celebrate at all its regional taprooms. Food specials will be offered throughout the week, but the highlight of the celebration is the release of a special anniversary ale: Sweet Sixteen. It's described as a Double Imperial IPA, brewed with a large amount of Pale Ale malt, grown and processed in the U.K. A Mad Anthony news release says the beer has a “substantial malt backbone and a nice dose of sweetness to go with the pungent aromas and bitterness contributed by the American grown 'Falconers Flight' hops.” This beer has an alcohol by volume of nearly 9 percent.

Nice explanation, but I think I'd rather just stop by and try it.

Albright's second store is open

Albright's Meats and Deli has opened its second location at 2820 Maplecrest Road. But south-siders, don't despair — the store at 4924 S. Calhoun St. is staying open.

Both stores sell freshly cut beef, pork and chicken, handmade sausages and smoked meats, and deli dishes made on site.

The Maplecrest store, (485-0003) is open 9 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sundays. (It will be closed Easter Sunday.) The Calhoun Street store (456-9009) is open 9 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Saturday and closed Sundays. More information: www.albrightsmeats.com.

Chick-fil-A fundraiser

A fundraising dinner will be held at Chick-fil-A at Jefferson Pointe to benefit a 14-year-old girl who needs a kidney transplant. Area resident Noel Resor anticipates a kidney transplant at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis. Funds are being raised to assist with transplant-related expenses.

Between 5:30 and 7:50 p.m. April 28, 15 percent of dining room sales at the Jefferson Pointe Chic-fil-A will benefit the Children's Organ Transplant Association in honor of the Noel R campaign. The Resor family needs an estimated $75,000.

The dinner will feature members of Northern Darkness Garrison, who represent Northern Indiana in the 501st Legion, a charitable organization that promotes interest in Star Wars and Star Wars costuming while giving back to the community. There will be opportunities to take pictures with the characters.

For more information about the event at Chick-fil-A or other fundraising and volunteer opportunities, contact Nancy Leming at 307-3999 or nileming@gmail.com.

Fundraiser for Hospice Home

Lutheran Health Services Society is presenting the 28th annual Festival of Wines on May 2 to benefit Hospice Home, the area's only inpatient facility dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of terminally-ill patients and their families in its 14-bed facility.

The event is 5:30-8:30 p.m. at the Fort Wayne Country Club, 5221 Covington Road. Attendees will sample a variety of fine wines (and microbrews, too) and be treated to an hors d'oeuvres buffet and chocolates for dessert. Pianist Joe Thomas will set the mood. Wines from California and around the world may be purchased at a discount.

Tickets for the Festival of Wines are $50 per person and are available at Visiting Nurse, 5910 Homestead Road, or by calling 435-3222. Cash, check or credit cards are accepted. The proceeds benefit patient care in Hospice Home.

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/food.