This is great news for those who are gluten-intolerant or who have celiac disease — especially if you live southwest.
Amanda Williams and Melissa Paul opened a new, 100 percent gluten-free bakery Friday in Roanoke.
Good Grains is located in the plaza connected to Nick's Junction restaurant on U.S. 24, just south of the intersection of Lafayette Center Road. They will sell an array of gluten-free fresh baked goods, including breads, rolls, pizza crust, cookies, pies and cupcakes. They use all organic, custom milled grains including sorghum, sweet brown rice, quinoa, teff and millet.
Kim Vu Vietnamese Cuisine has opened at 433 E. Dupont Road, behind Casa Grille. Hours are 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Sundays.
To see a menu, go to http://kimvufw.com. Phone: 220-1188.
A Wings Etc. restaurant is going to open on Dupont Road around the second week of July, in the same shopping center as the Kroger store at Dupont and Coldwater roads.
Smith Tun is opening Bangkok Thai Restaurant and Sushi Bar sometime in July in the 6700 block of West Jefferson Boulevard. It will serve Thai food and sushi, and will have a license to serve beer, wine and sake.
A sign says Teppanyaki Grill and Supreme Buffet is going in where Circuit City used to be on Coliseum Boulevard, next to Dick's. No word on when it will open, but when I stuck my head in it looked as if they have a long way to go. Even in its raw state, the remodeling suggests it's going to have an impressive interior.
Belmont Beverage at The Shoppes of Scott Road, 10311 Illinois Road, is hosting an Independence Tasting Event 6-8 p.m. Friday.
I have to give a shout out to the Tastee Twirl on U.S. 33 in Rockford, Ohio. A few weeks ago, I had car trouble in Rockford and parked my vehicle under a shade tree in the Tastee Twirl parking lot. The owner came out and shot the breeze with us while another local man went out of his way to help us, driving into Van Wert to get us a new radiator cap. I know small towns sometimes get a bad rap, but within 15 minutes of sitting there with the hood up we had three offers of help.
And, of course, while we were waiting, we had to order some food from the Tastee Twirl. I recommend the fried pickles.
Picture Perfect Catering and Florals, a 20-year-old business based in Columbia City, is partnering with the Channel Marker Restaurant of Lake Wawasee to provide full-service catering, floral arrangements and everything else needed for any event. They can provide reception locations, tents, linens, china, decorating, wedding consulting and event planning for 20 to 2,000 guests.
Both companies have been in business for many years and bring together expertise with weddings, corporate events, banquets and parties.
I'm told Vince's in Chapel Ridge has closed. I couldn't make it out there this week to verify, but when I called the restaurant, the phone just rang and rang, and Vince's website is down. Also, the Vince's in Muncie has closed.