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Posted on Tue. Dec. 10, 2013 - 12:01 am EDT


Restaurant news: Downtown Pizza reopens with new name and toppings

Brisket and pulled pork among options.

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Downtown Pizza reopened under new ownership last week.

The eatery at 534 W. Berry St. is now Chubby's Downtown Pizza, owned by Don Wright.

He bought it in October but just got it open last week after putting in brick ovens, which he says make for a crisper crust and a better taste than pizza cooked on steel.

He's changing the menu to include brisket and pulled pork pizza toppings that will be supplied by Blue Stack Smokehouse.

Wright said Chubby's white pizza is already proving to be a favorite.

The restaurant is also serving subs, including one made with the eatery's own marinated chicken.

He plans to add to the menu including ice cream and toppings in the spring.

Right now the restaurant offers dine-in or carry-out options, but plans to add delivery service in the future. Hours: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday-Friday and 2-10 p.m. Saturday; it's closed Sunday. Phone: 424-2030.

Fundraiser for Easter Seals Arc

Eat at a local Bob Evans restaurant anytime between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m. Thursday and you can help Easter Seals Arc of Northeast Indiana.

All Fort Wayne Bob Evans restaurants, as well as those in Auburn, Huntington and Columbia City, will give 15 percent of their sales to Easter Seals Arc that day.

Participants must present a flyer at the time of service. Pick up a flyer at the two main Easter Seals Arc facilities at 4919 Coldwater Road or 4919 Projects Drive.

Easter Seals Arc serves people with disabilities and special needs and their families.

Fundraiser at Culver’s for tornado victims

On Dec. 17, Culver's of Fort Wayne at 3510 Dupont Road and 1425 W. Washington Center Road will donate 10 percent of sales to the American Red Cross to help communities recently devastated by tornados and severe storms. The donation will go to the Red Cross to help communities and individuals recover from the disasters.

New ice cream shop planned on East State

A new ice cream shop is planned for 1937 E. State Blvd., just across the street from St. Jude Catholic Church.

It will be the second location for Carousel Ice Cream, which also has a store at 717 Broadway St. in New Haven. Owner Tom Brummond says the ice cream is all homemade. In addition Carousel sells edible floral arrangements made out of fruit, which they call Edible Creations. The East State shop also will sell gourmet cupcakes.

Brummond hopes to open the new store in January; if that doesn't happen he wants to be open by Valentine's Day.

SpoonZ discount

Bring a canned good or nonperishable food item to SpoonZ Fro Yo through Dec. 19 and you'll get a 20 percent discount on your cup of frozen yogurt. The donated food items go to Community Harvest Food Bank.

SpoonZ Fro Yo is at 1034 Thomas Road (next to Target southwest).

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email 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

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