Seems as if we just got past Easter, and now restaurants are sending me information on Mother's Day dinners already. Mother's Day is May 11 this year.
Here are a couple of options:
•Lighted Gardens, 10794 N. Indiana 1, Ossian, is hosting a Mother's Day buffet 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu includes soup and salad buffet, rolls and pastries, Belgian waffles, breakfast entrees, vegetables, rice, potatoes, chicken, cod, and a carving station with prime rib and herbed pork loin. A dessert buffet will include pies, parfaits, English trifle, strawberry shortcake and more. Cost: $19.95, adults; $18.95, ages 60 and older; $7.95, ages 4-10; and free for 3 and younger. Reservations are suggested. Phone: 622-4023.
•The Fort Wayne Courtyard Downtown is hosting a Mother's Day brunch 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Adults are $29.95, children ages 5-12 are $12.95 and children under 5 are free. Call 490-3629 for reservations.
Biggby Coffee on its way
A sign at Georgetown Square says Biggby Coffee is coming to the shopping center. Biggby is a chain that sells beverages for the coffee and non-coffee drinker, as well as meals and light snacks, including cookies, baked goods and bagel sandwiches. For more information, go to www.biggby.com.
The Dunkin' Donuts/Baskin Robbins shop at 6747 W. Jefferson Blvd. is going to undergo some remodeling in June. Eric Strebig of Strebig Construction says the crew will work an 11 p.m.-7 a.m. shift so the dining room can be open for breakfast. The drive-thru will be open during most of the construction, and the store will be closed June 5-6 for millwork and equipment change-out.
•The McDonald's restaurant at 5703 W. Jefferson Blvd. in the Time Corners area has closed temporarily. The building will be demolished, and a new-style McDonald's will be built in its place, a construction official said. It could reopen in three to four months.
•Pizza Hut will close its West State location, 1233 W. State Blvd., as of Monday to remove the existing building and replace it with a new one offering carryout and delivery only, said Todd Hollman, vice president/chief executive officer.
The new restaurant will feature Pizza Hut's updated image as well as its WingStreet menu of chicken wings, waffle fries and mozzarella sticks — similar to the updated Pizza Hut in the Marketplace of Canterbury at St. Joe and St. Joseph Center roads, Hollman said. The company hopes to reopen the West State location by mid-August.
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 news-sentinel.com/section/food.