Sweet Violets Tea and Antiques opens Wednesday where the Peony Tea House used to be.
Local entrepreneur Debbie Woodroof, a certified tea specialist, will serve sandwiches, soups, salads and pastries as well as gourmet teas. She also will sell antiques and tea products.
Woodroof will serve tea and food “on china with linens and other quaint touches that contribute to the ambiance of a true tea house.” She is a retired human resources manager for Wells Fargo bank.
The tea house is on the first floor of a historic brick home at 503 W. Wayne St. Hours will be 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday. Phone: 426-4832.
First there was Germanfest, then Ribfest, and this week it's Greekfest at Headwaters Park downtown. Enjoy a variety of Greek cuisine including souvlaki, pastichio, gyros, spanakopita, Greek pizza, baklava, sweet bread, and more.
Got a finicky kid? All kids under 12 years old get a free hot dog in the food line when accompanied by an adult.
Hours are 11 a.m.-11 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday.
Admission is free until 4 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and then $3 after 4 p.m. on those days, and admission is free all day Sunday. The food costs extra.
Immerse yourself in Greek culture with live music, dancing and other activities each day.
J.K. O'Donnell's, 121 W. Wayne St., is hosting a Scotch dinner at 6:30 p.m. Monday.
The five-course dinner features local produce and proteins with a scotch pairing for each course. Learn about scotch and sample some scotches not readily available.
Seats are $40, plus tax and gratuity. For reservations, call 420-5563.
Here's the menu: smoked teriyaki wings; root vegetable salad; barbecue-glazed pork belly; cedar plank cod; and blackberry sorbet.
Our food columnist, Laura Wilson, is hosting her final Dinner with Friends this Friday at her business, La Dolce Vita in Roanoke. On the menu: salad mista; homemade focaccia with rosemary olive oil; chicken and bacon in her special pesto over angel hair pasta; and affrigato or gelato with chocolate sauce. Cost: $30. Wine will be sold by the glass and beer by the bottle.
Freshly made pesto will be sold for $19 per container. Call 341-4300 or email Laura at Iswim36@aol.com to reserve your spot.
She writes the Drop Dead Culinary column, which is published Tuesdays by The News-Sentinel.
Dicky's Wild Hare, 2910 Maplecrest Road, has designated Tuesdays as bike night.
Anybody who comes riding in on two wheels — bicycle or motorcycle — gets $4 pints and 10 percent off food starting at 7 p.m.
On Wednesdays, cornhole tournaments start at 7 p.m.; participation is $5 per person and the winner takes the pot.
Dicky's has live music 8-10 p.m. on Thursdays along with a wine or beer tasting; the Afrodisiacs play this Thursday.
Culver's customers who order a frozen custard flavor of the day now through June 29 will get a ticket to win a seven-night trip for four to Captiva Island in Florida.
The prize includes airfare, hotel accommodations, meals and cash. Each ticket will have a unique promotion code.
Customers enter the code at www.facebook.com/culvers for a chance to win the trip. In Fort Wayne, Culver's is at 6527 W. Jefferson Blvd. and 3510 E. Dupont Road.