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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Dining out on Thanksgiving? Here are a couple more options

Mastodon Grill, Red River offer buffets.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 12:01 am

We have some more ideas for your Thanksgiving dinner, if you still haven't made plans:

•The Holiday Inn at the coliseum/IPFW is having a Thanksgiving Day feast 11 a.m.-3 p.m. The family-style buffet will be in the Mastodon Grill Restaurant. On the buffet: turkey, ham, salmon, salads, vegetables, mashed potatoes, whipped sweet potatoes, dressing, macaroni and cheese, gravy, cranberry relish, pumpkin and apple pie, chocolate pecan tarts, and red velvet cake.

The bar will be open, so you can enjoy a mimosa or bloody Mary with your meal, and watch football on one of three large-screen TVs. Cost: $21.95 adults; $18.95 seniors; $10.95 ages 6-12; free ages 5 and younger. For reservations call 482-3800.

•Red River Steakhouse, located in the Marriott Hotel, 305 E. Washington Center Road, is serving a Thanksgiving Day buffet 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

The buffet includes chef-carved beef and turkey, shrimp cocktail, ham, salmon, dressing, vegetable medley, mashed potatoes, gravy, breads, salads and desserts, including pies and cakes. Cost: $27.95 adults; $22.95 seniors; $13.95 ages 5-12; and free under 5. Reservations are required: call 484-0411, Ext. 310.

•Waynedale Bakery, 2610 Lower Huntington Road, is selling pumpkin, pecan, apple, cherry and blueberry pies for $8-$9. Turkey and pumpkin- shaped iced sugar cookies are $8 a dozen. Butterflake rolls are $2.75 a dozen, and pumpkin or Swiss cake rolls are $12 each. Phone: 747-2992.

Turkey eve party

*The Lucky Moose, 622 E. Dupont Road, is hosting its Turkey eve party Wednesday with the theme, “eat a shrimp, save a turkey.” From 4 to 8 p.m. the restaurant will serve a seafood buffet with royal red shrimp, cold peel and eat shrimp, Cajun shrimp, other seafood items and a crepe station all for $13.13.

Also, The Lucky Moose has added 50 craft brews to its menu and all will be $1 off all day Wednesday.

*Dicky's Wild Hare, 2910 Maplecrest Road, will have $3 well drinks, a $6 pizza buffet and live music starting at 9 p.m. Wednesday. Cover is a nonperishable item for a food pantry.

Beer tasting

Deer Park Irish Pub, 1530 Leesburg Road, is hosting a beer tasting at 6:30 p.m. Nov. 28.

The cost is $5. For more information, go to http://tackk.com/gelewt.

New margarita

Owner Jim Schindler says his Bandido's restaurants are all now serving Red Bull margaritas.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, email clarson@news-sentinel.com 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 N-S. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.