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Last updated: Tue. Jun. 03, 2014 - 07:34 am EDT


Restaurant News: Steakhouse, upscale eatery are on the way

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I have been tipped to two new restaurants in the works, both on Dupont Road:

•Hideout 125 is going to be a steakhouse, I'm told. It's going in where the Noodle Bowl used to be in the Pine Valley shopping center at 10350 Coldwater Road. (The address is Coldwater Road, but it's at the intersection of Coldwater and Dupont roads.) The Bourounis family, which owns the Cosmos restaurants on Lima and St. Joe Center roads, is opening Hideout 125, according to a source.

•The sign at Northbrook Village shopping center at the corner of Dupont and Lima roads lists businesses there, including Black Canyon. From what I've been able to discern, it is going to be an upscale restaurant in the space formerly occupied by the Oyster Bar North.

I'll provide more details when I get them.

4-H fundraiser

Richard's Restaurants in Fort Wayne and New Haven will donate 5 percent of their total profits to Allen County 4-H Clubs on Wednesday and June 11.

Patrons do not need a coupon, nor are there special time windows. The two participating locations are at 717 W. Washington Center Road and 11155 Isabelle Drive, New Haven.

Fundraiser for Shepherd’s House

The Freedom Riders will host the Father's Day Shepherd's Ride 1-4 p.m. June 15 at the Fort Wayne Quaker Steak & Lube, which benefits the Shepherd's House of Fort Wayne. Quaker Steak & Lube will donate 20 percent of all sales 11 a.m.-6 p.m. back to the Shepherd's House, a nonprofit residential/transitional housing center for men who are addicted to alcohol or other substances. Riders and guests can enjoy two-for-$24.99 menu options at the restaurant and register to win a Myrtle Beach Golf Giveaway. Registration starts at 1 p.m., kickstands go up at 2 p.m. and an after-party with live entertainment begins at 4 p.m.

The event is sponsored by the Freedom Riders, a patriot motorcycle group dedicated to serving charities in the community. Quaker Steak & Lube is at 407 Coliseum Blvd. W.

Treat for dads

Father's Day is June 15. The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, has a treat for dads that day. A breakfast buffet 10 a.m.-2 p.m. is $8.95. A buffet 4-8 p.m. includes pizza, wings, pulled pork, ribs and catfish for $9.95. Microbrews are $1 off that day.

SpoonZ expands hours for summer

SpoonZ Frozen Yogurt, 1034 Thomas Road (in Orchard Crossing next to Target) announced its summer hours are 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Sundays. SpoonZ sells frozen yogurt, yogurt shakes and smoothies. SpoonZ also is selling fill-your-own waffle cones this summer.

Farmers markets

More farmers markets are opening for the season:

•Lutheran Life Villages Farmers Market runs 10 a.m.-1 p.m. every other Monday at 6701 S. Anthony Blvd. The next market will be June 16. Vendors will sell produce, baked goods and more.

•Ft. Wayne's Farmer's Market will be at Jefferson Pointe 4-7 p.m. Fridays (except July 4) near Carmike Cinema, starting June 20-Sept. 5. Jefferson Pointe is at 4110 W. Jefferson Blvd.


Skully's Boneyard, 415 E. Dupont Road, has closed.

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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