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Restaurant Notes: Mr. Panini opens if you want a Cuban, Reuben or CAT

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Also, the Girl Scouts will deliver cookies to your business.

Monday, February 06, 2017 09:01 pm
Mr. Panini has opened in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Forum at Coliseum Boulevard and Parnell Avenue. Mr. Panini, 1019 Coliseum Blvd. E., sells soups, salads and the eponymous sandwiches with a Cuban/Mexican flare. Craft sandwich choices include the Cuban with braised pork shoulder, ham, Provolone and Swiss cheeses and pickle; Torta with chorizo, egg, black beans, queso de Oaxaca, roasted poblano, pickled carrots and jalapenos; and CAT with cheese, avocado and tomato.  

Call 423-1300. Hours are 10:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday.


Girl Scouts deliver

Girl Scouts of Northern Indiana-Michiana has created an “order a troop” deal to provide them an educational opportunity while selling cookies. By ordering a troop to your business you commit to pre-purchasing at least 35 boxes of cookies, must provide a short tour to the Girl Scouts, talk about your business while girls hand out cookies to employees, and allow the girls to set up a booth after the tour to sell cookies.

For more information, send email to iwantcookies@gsnim.org. The cost per box of cookies is $4, and the sale continues through March 5 with the Girl Scouts’ goal of selling 1 million boxes.


‘Doughnut dynasty’

Kendallville again has its own doughnut shop with the recent opening of Tasty’s Donuts, which is operated by Andrew Taing, a young entrepreneur who comes from a doughnut dynasty. His uncle owns Tom’s Donuts at Wells Street and State Boulevard in Fort Wayne where Taing’s parents worked and he spent time as a child.

Taing’s doughnut shop is at 441 W. North St., Kendallville’s main east-west thoroughfare, U.S. 6, and is open seven days a week 5 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 6 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday.

He sells a wide variety of baked goodies including glazed, sugar-coated or frosted doughnuts and filled doughnuts, long johns, apple fritters and cinnamon rolls. Customers can call ahead to 349-1928 to place large orders.


Passion for pizza?

We saw the banner go up a couple of weeks ago and finally got to explore the location for Rosati’s Pizza in Jefferson Pointe, 4240 W. Jefferson Blvd. It’s been open for a couple of months around the corner from Michael’s and across from the Rave theater if you enter off Apple Glen Drive.

Its hours are 4-9 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 4-10 p.m. Friday, 10:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Saturday and 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. Sunday. With 17 big-screen TVs and audio throughout the restaurant it serves up Chicago-style pizza. It started as a family-based pizza place in the Windy City in 1964, and the franchise now has over 200 restaurants that also serve calzones, a variety of pastas, sandwiches, salads and desserts.

For more, see https://myrosatis.com/fortwayne or call 209-3979.


Sweets for the sweet

The Anthis Career Academy Culinary Arts Department will have a valentines 5-course meal 11 a.m.-noon Feb. 14 and 1:30-2:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at the academy’s Barr Street Cafe, 1200 S. Barr St.

Course 1 is a choice of Thai shrimp or arancini (rice balls) followed by a wedge salad, then a choice of cheddar cheese or pepper jack fondue all served with dipping accompaniments, with a course of sorbet and, finally, chocolate fondue flavored with Baileys, amaretto and crème de menthe.

The cost is $15 per person. Reservations are required by 3:30 p.m. Monday by sending email to stephanie.wheeler@fwcs.k12.in.us or calling 467-1031.


National Pancake Day

IHOP has extended its “All You Can Eat Pancakes” promotion until Feb. 12. Now through then you can fill up on unlimited orders of buttermilk pancakes. Also, IHOP hopes to raise $3.5 million during its National Pancake Day on March 7. This “Pancakes with a Purpose” benefits Children’s Miracle Network. You can get one free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In return, IHOP asks that you consider making a $5 donation.

IHOP has Fort Wayne locations at 4403 Coldwater Road, 1535 W. Washington Center Road and 6839 W. Jefferson Blvd.



Ivy Tech Northeast has a couple of interesting spring IvyLiving enrichment classes at its Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd.  Registration deadline for both is April 22. To learn more and sign up for classes, go to IvyTech.edu/northeast/living.

“When Root Beer Meets Ice Cream” is designed to help you create a fond memory for you and your child as you make root beer floats from scratch. “Learn step-by-step how to brew root beer and make ice cream the old-fashioned way,” according to a news release.

The class is 8 a.m.-noon April 29. Cost is $75 for one parent and child; $25 additional child, with a maximum of two children per parent.

“Homebrewing 101-Hops, Mash, and Beer, Oh My!” This two-session class will explain the ingredients, processes, and equipment that brewers have used for centuries. You get to take the brewing equipment home. Participants must be 21 or older.

Classes are 1-4 p.m. April 29 and May 13. Cost is $99.


Something fishy, but delicious

Lent begins with Ash Wednesday on March 1 and that means fish Fridays for many.

The time of deprivation for Christians leading up to the most important event on the holy calendar, Easter on April 16, calls for meatless Fridays.

Culver’s has these fish dinner options available now:

Friday Fish Fry – Culver’s North Atlantic Cod is fresh caught, then hand battered and fried only after guests have placed an order. The cod is available as a sandwich or a dinner. The dinner is served with Culver’s secret family recipe tartar sauce, a choice of two side dishes plus a warm dinner roll.

Butterfly Jumbo Shrimp Dinners – Select a 6-piece or 10-piece plate that is served with Culver’s special recipe cocktail sauce and two classic sides.

Also, starting Feb. 20, Culver’s is reintroducing the limited-time-only Northwoods Walleye, which is also fresh caught then hand-battered and fried after ordering.

Have restaurant news? Call Lisa M. Esquivel Long at 461-8244 or send email to notes@news-sentinel.com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.



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