Be on the lookout for another food truck on the streets.
Tony Fumarolo is rolling out Rig-A-Tony's food truck this week, specializing in Italian cuisine. He describes it as the “street food version of my grandmother's recipes.” The food truck will serve four-cheese stuffed shells, an Italian sausage sandwich, a chicken Parmesan sandwich and caprice stackers, among other things. Tony's dad, Greg Fumarolo, is head chef. Rig-A-Tony's will cater private events as well as sell street food. Look for the truck Wednesday downtown at One Summit Square.
Mark your calendars for Deer Park Irish Pub's fourth annual Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 5. The festival, from 1 to 5 p.m., provides an opportunity for nationally known craft brewers to share their art and tradition with local beer enthusiasts.
Dozens of microbrews will be on tap, including four products from Sierra Nevada, several beers from O'Fallon Brewery and an Ocktoberfest from Goose Island of Chicago. Participating regional brewers include Bell's Brewery of Kalamazoo, Mich.; Figure Eight of Valparaiso; Cutter's Brewing of Avon; Chapman's Brewing Company of Angola; and Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co. of Indianapolis. In addition, local microbreweries include Brewers Art Supply, Mad Anthony, NE Indiana Home Brewers and Summit City Brewerks.
Local food truck Affine will serve smoked pork sandwiches and unique menu items; Getaway Grill will serve fajitas and tacos. Riegel's Pipe & Tobacco will host a cigar table.
Admission is $25 in advance or $30 at the door. Proceeds from the festival will go to the Jerome & Marganelle Henry Foundation for Neighborhood Health Clinics. The foundation helps provide health care to the working poor.
Tickets are available at the Deer Park Irish Pub, all Fort Wayne area Belmont Beverage locations or online at www.deerparkcraftbeerfest.brownpapertickets.com. For more information, contact Tony Henry, Deer Park Irish Pub, at 437-8254.
Joseph Decuis will explore the wines and foods of Spain at its Vineyard Lunch at noon Saturday. Cost: $50 per person for a four-course lunch with two glasses of wine or $35 without wine, plus tax and gratuity. Call 672-1715 to make reservations. Joseph Decuis is at 191 N. Main St., Roanoke.
Hospitality administration students at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast are hosting A Reason to Taste: Golden Gala from 6 to 10 p.m. Oct. 12 at the Student Life Center gymnasium, North Campus, 3701 Dean Drive. This gourmet, multicourse dinner and silent auction is a student scholarship fundraiser. Ivy Tech is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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