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RESTAURANT NOTES

Restaurant news: Fresh shrimp raised, sold in New Haven

Also, Spicer's Food Truck will host a five-course meal.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013 - 12:01 am

Fresh, locally grown live shrimp is now available in this area for public purchase.

Shrimp! Shrimp!, an independently owned and operated agriculture business based in New Haven, has opened a retail store at its production facility at 9990 Thimlar Road, northeast of New Haven. The store currently offers a limited supply of fresh shrimp 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday, but eventually will open those same hours Wednesday through Saturday.

The company broke ground in February. The facility includes a quality-control lab, and 18,000-square-foot production area and offices.

Pacific white shrimp are grown in saltwater in a climate-controlled environment. Currently the facility is raising about 130,000 shrimp in various stages of development, according to a news release.

Eventually the company will offer an online pre-ordering system so customers can place fresh-shrimp orders, designate a pickup time and prepay with a credit card on the secure website.

For more information, call 410-7794.

Five-course meal from a truck

Spicer's Food Truck is hosting a five-course meal 6:30-9:30 p.m. Sept. 21 at Wunderkammer Gallery, 3402 Fairfield Ave., called South End Supper.

Chef Eric Spicer and Chef Pamela Downs, both formerly from Hartley's Restaurant, are presenting the meal, which includes wines. They say they have a wonderful menu planned, but aren't releasing details, hoping to add a little mystery to the evening.

Reservations are $40 per person and are being taken now. Call 415-4287. The exhibit in the gallery is about the greatest battle in art history: “Old School vs. New School.”

Ivy Tech cafe opens

Kelty's Kafe will open at Ivy Tech Community College Northeast's Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., on Wednesday.

Run by hospitality administration students, the cafe is open 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesdays through Nov. 20 for employees, students and the public.

Each week, a different student runs the restaurant, choosing the theme and menu. To start off Kelty's, the cafe will have a Pop, Rock, & Be-Bop lunch, a '50s drive-in themed restaurant complete with dancers from a local studio teaching how to do dances such as the Twist, the Mashed Potato and the Watusi.

Upcoming themes include What Do You Think About Them Apples?, Southern comfort food and a Brazilian buffet.

Cafe celebrates anniversary

Ceruti's Cafe at Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry St., will celebrate its second anniversary Monday through Sept. 20 by offering complimentary anniversary cake, a small beverage with any entree purchase, free popcorn and a slice of pizza for $1.75.

Ceruti's Cafe is open to the public 7:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

An evening with Larry Wardlaw

Fort Wayne Youtheatre's annual fundraiser, Conversation with a Celebrity, features Larry Wardlaw, who will talk about his theater adventures, the world of local advertising and public relations, and his numerous community endeavors. The evening features appetizers courtesy of Catablu, beer and wine from Five Star Distributing, and piano music by Allen County Judge Tom Felts.

The event is 7 p.m. Saturday at the Fort Wayne Museum of Art, 311 E. Main St. Tickets are $75 per person. Call Lindsay Sprunger at 422-6900 for tickets.

Proceeds benefit Fort Wayne Youtheatre, assisting with outreach, scholarships and continuing the organization's mission of bringing dramatic arts to area children.

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. To read other columns, go to www.news-sentinel.com/section/LARSON.