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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 1:00 am

New kitchen put to work at Pedal City

Kimberly Dupps Truesdell | For The Journal Gazette

Known for its bicycle bars, Pedal City has expanded its patio bar to now include American fare cooked in its new kitchen.

Owner Janelle Ford announced this summer plans to expand the offerings, adding a full kitchen to the 1215 W. Main St. spot. The hope was to find a self-motivated chef to take over the space and create a menu.

For now, Pedal City is serving pizza by the slice, burgers, hot dogs and fried appetizers.

The patio at Pedal City, for ages 21 and older, has games such as cornhole and table tennis and is dog friendly.

It's open year-round from 3 p.m. to 1 a.m. Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 a.m. Friday, 3 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Sunday.

Ivy Tech goes bakery

Students at Ivy Tech Community College are swapping sandwiches for sweets at the Fort Wayne campus' former Kelty's Kafé.

Kelty's Bakery, which served weekly deli lunches in previous semesters, will focus on baked goods beginning this semester.

Each week, students will make and sell breads, cakes, pies, cookies, and muffins, and the bakery will also offer coffee from Old Crown. In addition to this set menu, each week will feature a specialty item such as biscuits and gravy, soup, cold sandwiches, or a specialty dessert.

Each week, a different student will be the bakery's manager and will determine the menu.

This first baking and merchandising class is eight weeks and will run Kelty's Bakery from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. today, Sept. 13, 20 and 27 and Oct. 4 and 11 in Anthony Commons on the Coliseum Campus (3800 N. Anthony Blvd.).

The bakery is open to students, employees, and the public.

Culver's donating

Participating Culver's restaurants will donate a percentage of their sales Tuesday to the United Way of Greater Houston to help victims of Hurricane Harvey.

A percentage of sales will be collected on every menu item sold from the time the restaurant opens until it closes Tuesday. Participating restaurants in the over-630-restaurant chain in 24 states will also collect personal donations if guests are interested in enhancing their contribution.

The United Way of Greater Houston says 100 percent of donations to its special relief fund will go to help victims and the Houston area.

YMCA fundraiser

The YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne is hosting a fundraising event – “Sip and Support” – to benefit its Youth Services Bureau.

From 5 to 7 p.m. Sept. 28at the Historic Women's Club at the University of Saint Francis Performing Arts Center, 402 W. Wayne St., guests can enjoy wine and beer tastings from S&V Liquor and Alcohol, and hors d'oeuvres provided by The Orchid Catering.

There will also be a silent auction.

Proceeds will support the YMCA Youth Service Bureau, including its newest program, Safe Place, which provides safety and resources to youth in immediate crisis.

Tickets are $35. For information or to make a donation, call the YMCA Youth Service Bureau at 449-7511.


In last week's column, I wrote about the cheesecake truck soon to hit the streets of Fort Wayne. The venture by Purple Mountain Cheesecakes owner Glenn Ellenberger and his son Aaron will be run out of a 1968 vanette, which was a disaster relief vehicle in Illinois.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email or call 461-8304.