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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, August 07, 2019 1:00 am

Trubble cafe set for Promenade opening

Kimberly Dupps Truesdell | For The Journal Gazette

Get ready to say “Hello, New Brewery” along with “Hello, New Park.”

With the grand opening of Promenade Park, Trubble Brewing owners Chad and Keli Hankee are preparing to welcome guests to their second location.

Trubble Riverside Cafe & Tap will offer views of the St. Marys River in a family-friendly atmosphere. The café will offer a selection of fresh grab-and-go items such as cold-brewed coffee, sandwiches and salads.

“We are thrilled to be part of the revitalization of our rivers, giving families a place to relax before or after a visit to the riverfront,” the Hankees said in a news release.

There will also be a beer garden, where guests can enjoy beers from Trubble Brewing and virgin and wine slushies.

In honor of this weekend's opening celebration for the park, Hankee has brewed Riparian Buffer, an imperial brown ale.

The cafe will be open Wednesdays through Sundays.

Different concept

Oscar Puga, the new owner of the restaurant on 3720 W. Jefferson Blvd., says it is an entirely new concept.

Joanna's Family Restaurant – Formerly Friends, Too – serves classic American fare, from breakfast to dinner. Diners can expect dishes such as omelets, skillets, pancakes, waffles and egg combinations in the morning. Lunch fare includes sandwiches and salads. Dinner specials might include fried shrimp, ribs and fried chicken.

The north location is at 10368 Leo Road in Leo Crossing.

Hours for the southwest location are 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, and 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday.

Free police meals

It was a police shooting in New York City that inspired a local resident to underwrite a fund so that police officers could enjoy a free meal.

The shooting, which was about two years ago, involved New York City police Officer Miosotis Familia, who was killed while sitting in her police car.

Wanting to recognize the role of police officers in the community, the anonymous donor reached out to Jimmy Sullivan, the owner of Laycoff's tavern on Clinton Street, and offered to underwrite a fund to provide free meals to police officers, in or out of uniform.

The fund has been in existence for nearly two years and is expected to continue indefinitely.

Around town

Cheddar's Scratch Kitchen recently launched its Quick Picks Lunch Combos, which feature more than 90 made-from-scratch lunch combinations starting at $5.99. For these Quick Picks, Cheddar's has also added four brand-new, scratch-made menu items, including a Southwest chicken quesadilla, toasted patty melt, three-cheese grilled cheese and house-fried potato chips. Cheddar's has more than 160 locations, including a restaurant on Coliseum Boulevard.

Olive Garden is now offering $5 Take Home meals. Previously available as a limited-time offer, guests can now order any entrée in-restaurant (including kids' entrées) and take home up to five ready-to-heat meals for just $5 each. Take Home items include fettuccine Alfredo, five-cheese ziti al forno and spaghetti with meat sauce. The entrées are freshly prepared, then chilled so they are ready to take home when your meal is finished.

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