Trubble, Ted’s and cushy movie seats
The old Chappell's is becoming a brewpub
GET INTO TRUBBLE
After many years vacant, the old Chappell’s restaurant on Broadway is well on its way to becoming the city’s latest and greatest brewpub. Trubble Brewing is the product of husband-wife duo Chad and Keli Hankee. Chad handles the brewing side of the business while Keli manages the restaurant operations, and together, they’re bringing some highly anticipated activity back to the Broadway corridor. The Hankees have tackled some major cleanup and renovation over the last year, breathing new life into the storied space while maintaining some of the cool, original details like the beautiful tin ceiling. Neighborhood residents and local fans of indie brewing have been keeping an eye on Trubble, patiently waiting for the space to open (the installation of the new awning caused an immediate flurry of activity in person and online). When Trubble Brewing opens, they’ll be pouring pints out of gorgeous custom taps created by local artisan Casey Spurgeon of Graphite Customs. Chad crafted six brews to kick off the opening: Mindtrap Double IPA, Dogjaw Peanut Butta Stout, Yer Bitter ESB, Anti-Establishment Black IPA, 9 Crimes Rye Pale Ale and Dogslobber Sess IPA. Trubble will also offer cider, wine and beer from other small breweries. On the kitchen side, another husband-wife duo, John and Lindsay Cheesebrew, will be creating the menu, cooking up fresh and inventive pub fare with local produce and meat from Hawkins Farm CSA. Keli Hankee plans to grow herbs and hops on premises and compost Trubble’s food waste. While I write this, the Hankees are waiting on a few more permits to come through, but they expect to open this month. For updates, opening hours, menu and events, “like” Trubble Brewing on Facebook. 2725 Broadway. For more information, call (260) 750-2993 or visit www.trubblebrewing.com.
I love to grocery shop (unless my kids are in tow), and I especially love smaller natural/organic markets. So when locally owned Ted’s Market opened up on the north side of town, I had to check it out. The market features an espresso and gelato bar, a small grocery with dry goods, organic spices, a small refrigerated section and fresh produce as well as a delicious deli, bakery and cafe, all with an emphasis on healthy, fresh and local. On the lower level, just off the parking lot, is a cute wine and craft beer bar that hosts special tastings. On my first visit, I was overjoyed to discover a tub of fromage blanc, a creamy farmer’s cheese that is both incredibly delicious and hard to find. Based on this discovery alone, Ted’s Market won regular business from me. On my second visit, I took my computer with me for a working lunch in the cafe. My fig & prosciutto panini was out of this world. On both visits, I purchased unique pantry items and non-GMO produce as well as some natural cleaning products for my home. It’s kind of a hike for me from the city’s south side, so it won’t be on my weekly rotation, but it’s well worth the drive for specialty items (I’ll always go out of my way for great cheese) as well as a fresh lunch or wine tasting. Ted’s Market is open 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Mon.-Sat., with the coffee bar opening at 7:30 a.m.; and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sun. at 12628 Coldwater Road. Call (888) 260-0351 or visit www.teds-market.com.
KICK YOUR FEET BACK @ COLDWATER CROSSING
I love movies but don’t get to the theater very often these days (thanks, kids). That said, I snuck off to a matinee this summer, solo (it’s the best), and discovered Regal Cinemas Coldwater Crossing had completely renovated its theaters! Gone are the un-comfy and tight traditional flip seats and in their place are very roomy and cushy leather (or leather-like?) recliners. Each theater now seats far fewer guests, but seating is assigned during the ticket purchase process, ensuring couples, families and/or groups are seated together. Seriously, this new deluxe seating is the best thing to happen to movies since George Clooney. Coldwater Crossing is open 11 a.m.-11:30 p.m. Mon.-Sun. at 211 W. Washington Center Road. Call (844) 462-7342 or visit www.regmovies.com.
First appeared in the October 2015 issue of Fort Wayne Magazine.