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Restaurant Notes: Bar 145 has closed while it hires new staff

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Tuesday, January 03, 2017 1:08 AM

Bar 145’s Facebook page says it’s permanently closed. However, a response Monday evening to a concerned gift card holder said it is only temporary.

“We are closed temporarily to restaff. (The gift card) will still be valid here after we reopen, or at any of our other locations.”

The Toledo, Ohio-based gastropub opened at 4910 N. Clinton St. in 2015 and is noted for its “Stack Your Own” burgers and live entertainment. While many gastropubs feature craft beers, Bar 145 highlights bourbon. As its website says: Burgers bands bourbon.

And as for the name, its website, www.bar145fortwayne.com, explains, “It is actually the temperature of a perfectly cooked medium rare burger. The warm pink center and slightly crispy outside provide an amazing contrast that we can’t resist, and you shouldn’t mess with.”

We’ll keep you posted.

Joseph Decuis to reopen Friday

Joseph Decuis is closed this week, reopening for dinner Friday. It’s an annual event to perform maintenance, according to an email from the restaurant, 191 N. Main St., Roanoke. Its Emporium, 151 N. Main St., Roanoke, is closed until lunchtime Jan. 16 while new carpet is installed.

Restaurant staff will continue to check phone messages and emails for reservation requests during the closure, it says.

Some of its upcoming events:

Farmstead dinners will be at 6-9 p.m. Jan. 27, Feb. 20 and March 10 at its restored 1884 brick farmhouse, 6755 E. 900 S., Columbia City. The five-course farm-to-fork dinners cost $200 per person and include tax and gratuity. The menus haven’t been posted yet. Reservations required; call 672-1715.

Blue Jeans, Burgers & Beer, a casual dining experience, will be held 5:30-8 p.m. Jan. 19, Feb. 23 and March 24 in the restaurant’s conservatory. Reservations preferred. The dinners will be winter-based, warm comfort foods.

Vineyard lunches, held at noon monthly at the restaurant, will feature cuisine and wine from around the world . Coming up are: Jan. 21: Chile; Feb. 18: Italy; and March 12: Pacific Northwest. Cost is $35 per person; $50 including wines, with tax and gratuity additional. Reservations required.

See more at http://josephdecuis.com/upcoming-events.

Hopsquatch heads to Ohio

Mad Anthony Brewing Co. is unleashing its Hopsquatch IPA on northwest Ohio. Mad Anthony, which opened in 1998, is partnering with Cavalier Distributing to bring its MadBrew to Toledo and Ohio counties that include Paulding, Defiance, Allen and Van Wert. Distribution started Dec. 30.

Hopsquatch IPA is an American-style IPA brewed with a single variety of hop. It says the “real star of this ale is the Mosaic hop, which gives off a complex array of tropical fruit, pineapple, herbal and earthy characteristics.” Mad Anthony brews more than 3,000 barrels of MadBrew annually at its original downtown Fort Wayne site.

Have restaurant news? Call Lisa M. Esquivel Long at 461-8244 or send email to notes@news-sentinel.com or write Restaurant Notes, C/O The News-Sentinel, PO Box 102, Fort Wayne, IN 46802.

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