Just in time for spring, several restaurants have been sprouting up across the Summit City to give diners even more options.
The most anticipated of the bunch is Bravas moving into their brick-and-mortar spot at 3416 Fairfield Ave., just a couple spots south from their previous location that closed in the summer of 2020.
The popular burger and hot dog food truck has expanded their menu and become “a weird, Spanish American restaurant,” according to their Instagram post.
The fine folks at Bravas will be in “pilot mode” as they get their “feet wet and our groove down.” Hours listed are Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Meanwhile at Jefferson Pointe Shopping Center, after more than a year of preparations, Fort Wayne has a taste of New Orleans with creole and Cajun dishes now that Yats is open. The menu includes gumbo, étouffée and jambalaya, and, yes, crawfish. If you want to impress them, call the crustaceans what they call them in Louisiana — mudbugs.
Owner Joe Vuskovich has been operating in Indianapolis using a chalkboard menu that they mix up a bit daily.
Also at Jefferson Pointe, Chicken Salad Chick is set to open Wednesday, April 26, in the building they will share with Chipotle, where Bob Evans used to reside. The chain, with roots in Alabama, has grown to 220 stores in 17 states.
Local chain Guadalupe’s Mexican Grill recently opened its fifth location in the former Bandidos location in Georgetown Square. It features quick-serve authentic tacos, burritos, bowls, salads with vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options. The menu is crafted by Carlos Zepeda and inspired by his time growing up in Mexico.
Party about to get started at Tom’s Donuts
The original Four Corners location of Tom’s Donuts outside Angola is open for the season.
Last Memorial Day, the so-called Donut Capital of the World set a Guinness World Record for selling 9,000 doughnuts in an eight-hour period.
Another Memorial Day Block Party celebration is coming up Saturday, May 27, with live music, food, a doughnut-eating competition, and cornhole tournament with cash prizes.
Two-EE’s Winery receives national recognition
Local connoisseurs have been enjoying Two-EE’s Winery products for about a decade. Now, it’s drawing rave reviews in the national wine community.
At the 2023 Los Angeles International Wine Competition, the winery’s Plonqe concord wine won a gold medal. The 2020 Pinot Noir was awarded Best of Class.
Not bad, considering it’s the first time in the competition.
In a statement, owner Eric Harris called it a “testament to our unwavering mission of creating exceptional wines that unite people at the same table, irrespective of their taste preferences.
“We are excited to see friends and families share our award-winning wines.”
The vineyard on U.S. 24 between Huntington and Roanoke marks 10 years in business in May.
Fortlandia Brewing crafts new hours
Local watering hole Fortlandia Brewing Company, 1010 Spring St., has updated their hours for fans of their craft beers.
They will now be open from 5-9 p.m. on Wednesday, 5-10 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, noon-10 p.m. on Saturday, and 1-8 p.m. on Sunday.
Get ready for Tacos Tequila & Margarita
The sixth annual Tacos Tequila & Margarita Fest is right around the corner.
The one-day event comes to Headwaters Park on Saturday, May 13, from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Organizers promise great food, drinks, and entertainment.
There will be three full bars, 10 regional taquerias, 30 bartenders, and tequila sampling.
Tickets are $5 for adults. Children 12 and younger are free.
Berne hosting inaugural Cookie Crawl
Downtown Berne will host its first Cookie Crawl on Friday, April 21, from 4-7 p.m.
Tickets are $10 and include a gourmet cookie at each participating store with proceeds benefiting the beautification of downtown.
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