Who doesn’t like cookies? Well, apparently Fort Wayne does, because there’s another cookie shop preparing to open its doors to the joy of everyone with a sweet tooth. 

Dirty Dough announced they will open a store in Northbrook Shopping Center, setting up shop at 1525 W. Dupont Road, near Laz’s Cuban Cafe, Arena Bar and Grill, and Black Canyon.

According to the company’s website, the concept began in a college dorm room in Arizona. It has since grown to stores in nearly 20 states. Indiana boasts three stores in Indianapolis, Fishers, and Zionsville. 

The company described the cookies and other treats with adjectives like “one-of-a-kind” and “messy.” The rationale is simple: Who wants neat and ordinary cookies when you can have flavor packed creations that grab your attention? And they add, “Dirty Dough sells cookies for real life, which can get a little messy.”

The cookies are culinary marvels with a “combination of layers, mix-ins, or filling within the dough.” Their menu features creations such as the Cinnamon Toast Crunch, stuffed chocolate chip, The Brookie, The Muscle, and The Reverse.

The Brookie is a combination of chocolate chip cookie and a brownie. 

The Muscle is a peanut butter lover’s dream. With 25 grams of protein, it’s practically injected it with PB. By that I mean peanut butter chips, peanut butter nougat, and peanut butter icing crisscrossing the top. It is all about peanut butter. 

The Reverse is a chocolate chip cookie wrapped around a fudge. Then for good measure, it’s triple wrapped with peanut butter, covered in chocolate, and topped with fragments of a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup.

Cookies come as singles, four-packs, half-dozen, and a full dozen boxes. 

And never fear: they do offer milk.

Bring appetite to Johnny Appleseed Festival

Just in case you need a reminder, the Johnny Appleseed Festival is Saturday and Sunday at Johnny Appleseed Park. 

Dozens of food vendors will serve up food the way they would have in the 1800s. That includes caramel corn, chicken and dumplings, pork burgers, ham and beans, coffee, ice cream, and even turkey legs. 

There are plenty of treats such as fudge, root beer, and candy, and naturally you can find caramel apples, cider, cinnamon apple slices, turnovers, and apple-glazed wings. 

Again, believe it or not, all these items are authentic to the era.

New spot for farmers market

Ft. Wayne’s Farmers Market will have a new home for the fall. 

The past 10 years, the market has operated at Parkview Field in the Lincoln Financial Events Center. That space is undergoing repairs, so for at least for the immediate future, the farmers market will set up shop in the new Franciscan Center at 500 E. State Blvd., across from North Side High School. 

You’ll likely remember it as the old Kelley Chevrolet dealership and most recently their Midwest Auto Parts operation. 

The fall/winter market will operate from Oct. 7-May 11 before returning to Electric Works. 

The market is open 9 a.m.-1 p.m. on Saturdays. It offers a variety of fresh produce, meats, cheeses, baked goods, and other local products.

Scooter’s offers free coffee

How does free coffee sound? 

You may not know it, but National Coffee Day is Sept. 29, and Scooter’s Coffee’s four area locations in Bluffton, Decatur, Kendallville, and Wabash are celebrating the entire month. 

For the rest of the month, customers can enjoy one free cup per person, per visit.

Free corn being offered at Community Harvest

It’s a cornucopia of corn. 

Community Harvest Food Bank has plenty of farm-fresh corn available to anyone free for the taking. Just visit their headquarters at 999 E. Tillman Road and grab as much as you’d like on the southwest side of the building. 

Don’t worry if you can’t make it during business hours. You can even pick up ears of corn after hours.

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