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Chimney Cakes opens store on Main Street

teds moving into Promenade, Brevin's vandalized, 2Toms hosting Frozen Firkin

Chimney Cakes Bakery & Cafe will celebrate their brick-and-mortar store at 1202 W. Main St. with an opening weekend on Jan. 28-29.

Dean Jackson

Whatzup Features Writer

Published January 25, 2023

Their products have been popular for a while at farmers markets, but now Chimney Cakes Bakery & Cafe has a place to call home, opening shop at 1202 W. Main St.

So what exactly is a chimney cake? It dates back to the 1400s in Hungary and Romania, the latter being where owners Timea Csibi moved from before settling in Fort Wayne. 

Over time, the hollow spiral of dough rolled in sugar, cinnamon, or any other sweet … or savory … flavor caught on all across Europe.

If you really want to sound sophisticated, call it “Kürtőskalác.” That’s what they are called. You are on your own for pronunciation.

teds looking to move into Promenade Park

For those of you living around downtown or the south side, enjoying beverages and food from teds beerhall might get a lot easier this summer.

In a Facebook post on Monday afternoon, the bar/restaurant at the corner of Coldwater and Union Chapel roads commented, “Well, we officially did something today. More information to come, but looking to have a small presence in downtown this summer!” with owner Brian Hench opening the door at the space formerly occupied by Trubble Brewing at Promenade Park.

2Toms hosting Frozen Firkin Festival

It’s called the Frozen Firkin Festival and it’s a twist on craft and microbrew beers. Organizers say it’s a creative festival that features unique and specialty beers from around the region. 

The event will be 2-6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at 2Toms Brewing Company, 3676 N. Wells St. Stay warm in a heated outdoor tent with beers from more than 20 breweries and live DJ music. Advance tickets are $30. Day of tickets at the door are $35. The pack includes a limited edition glass and unlimited pours. 

Inside 2Toms is Brew Two Sixty, which will be open for made from scratch snacks, sandwiches, salads, and desserts. 

City residents appointed to Indiana Grown

Two Fort Wayne residents are now part of the Indiana Grown Commission now that Nicky Nolot of Tolon and Leigh Rowan of the Fort Wayne Farmers Market were appointed in December. 

The mission is to connect producers of Hoosier products with restaurants, grocers, and processors. In short, they help solidify relationships and grow new markets for locally sourced products. 

The organization originated from the Indiana Department of Agriculture. There are more than 1,800 members of the commission. 

Churubusco’s Brevin’s eatery vandalized

For more than 30 years, Brevin’s Downtown Eatery in Churubusco has been delighting patrons with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

However, last month, the restaurant was targeted by vandals. A photo on the Churubusco Police Department’s Facebook page shows surveillance photos of a red pickup truck near the restaurant. The exterior of the building, walls, windows, and doors, including the mural, were covered with an oil-like substance. 

Rejoice! It’s Girl Scout Cookie season

Oh, how could I forget … it’s Girl Scout cookie time! 

Along with the tried-and-true favorites like Thin Mints, Peanut Butter Patties, and Lemonades, a brownie-like cookie iced with caramel and sea salt called Adventurefuls  returns after last year’s debut. This year’s new cookie is the Raspberry Rally cookies, a crispy, thin, raspberry-flavored treat covered in chocolate. 

Off the Eaten Path is the Whatzup weekly column that covers Northeast Indiana’s restaurant and food news. Send your news items to


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