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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Papa John's gets in Super Bowl spirit with free pizza promotion

Albright's Meat & Deli is ready to help with your Super Bowl party food needs

Thursday, January 31, 2013 - 5:19 pm

Free pizza. Yeah, you read that right. You can win a Papa John's free pizza if you correctly “call” the Super Bowl coin toss.

You can call heads or tails at www.papajohns.com or at www.facebook.com/papajohns through 2:59 a.m. Sunday. Every person who calls the coin toss correctly will win a free, large, one-topping pizza.

Don't think, however, that you're going to be able to order it right after the coin toss.

Those who correctly call the coin toss will get an email Monday with instructions on how to claim their pizza. As a bonus, just for voting, fans will get an offer for 35 percent off their next pizza at www.papajohns.com through Saturday.

Super Bowl party help

The big game is this Sunday. Albright's Meats & Deli, 4924 S. Calhoun St., can help with your Super Bowl party. The deli has handmade sausages and freshly ground chuck. Albright's makes its own deli items, from potato salads and coleslaw to barbecue pork and chili. And what's a Super Bowl party without chicken wings? Albright's Buffalo wings are $29.99 for 50. Call 456-9009 for more info.

Sapporo is open

A new restaurant featuring Asian cuisine opened last week. Sapporo Japanese Restaurant opened in a new building at 6150 Lima Road. This is the second location for Sapporo, which has another restaurant in Indianapolis. The hibachi-style restaurant is set up so diners sit around grills and watch their food being prepared. The restaurant also serves sushi, and offers beer, wine and liquor.

Hours: 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Friday; noon-10:30 Saturday; and noon-9:30 Sunday. Phone: 739-6064.

Free coffee

If the famous groundhog in Punxsutawney, Pa., sees his shadow Saturday, Groundhog Day, Seattle's Best Coffee will give away coffee samples to 10,000 winners. A spokeswoman for the company says the groundhog has seen his shadow about 80 percent of the time, so chances are pretty good he will on Saturday, and Seattle's Best will give away the free coffee.

For a chance at winning sign up at www.facebook.com/SeattlesBestCoffee. Voting ends Friday night.

Free pancakes

On Feb. 5, IHOPs nationwide will offer free pancakes to customers.

National Pancake Day celebrates Children's Miracle Network Hospitals' 30th anniversary, and IHOP hopes to raise $3 million.

Guests will be offered a complimentary stack of IHOP's buttermilk pancakes from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., and will be encouraged to make a voluntary donation to a Children's Miracle Network Hospital or other local charities.

In Fort Wayne, IHOP is at 4403 Coldwater Road, 1535 W. Washington Center Road and 6839 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Apple Spice Junction specials

Apple Spice Junction, the catering and box lunch company that offers takeout and delivery, has some daily specials this winter: a free bread bowl with the purchase of a bowl of soup on Mondays; free drinks with any box lunch delivery on Tuesdays (minimum order of five box lunches); $1 off any sandwich with sourdough bread on Wednesdays; free cookie with any salad order on Thursdays; and $5 for select deluxe box lunches on Fridays. Phone: 969-8450. Website: www.applespice.com/;fort_wayne.htm.

Burger King deal

Burger King restaurants are offering customers the opportunity to buy any original chicken sandwich, including limited-time-only options like the new Philly original chicken sandwich or the Italian original chicken sandwich, and get any original chicken sandwich for free. The offer is available nationwide now through Feb. 17.

Upcoming events

Fat Tuesday is coming up Feb. 9, and Valentine's Day is Feb. 14. If your restaurant is planning anything special for either occasion, please contact us via any of the methods listed below.

Something happening at your eatery? Call Cindy Larson at 461-8284, fax 461-8817, e-mail 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 News-Sentinel. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.