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Schnitzelhaus to open for homeless, veterans

It was cold. The city was quiet. News reports were sharing that some of the soup kitchens were closed.

And, like many other restaurants, Das Schnitzelhaus at 1522 W. Main St. was closed because of the weather. Owner Cornell Taubert, though, was working – on an idea.

“I got the idea, ‘Why not do something good?’ ” he says. “(Help) people who need some food or somewhere warm to sit.”

Today, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Taubert will open Das Schnitzelhaus and offer free meals to the homeless and veterans. He’s unsure of the menu – wanting to see what he had in stock – but it will include the German specialties he’s known for. There might be potato leek soup, warm potato salad, schnitzel and roast pork. Four or five items, he says.

Taubert posted about the event on the restaurant’s Facebook page,, seeking volunteers to serve. He says the response has been great and anyone who wants to help is welcome.

“It’s just to give somebody something to eat and somewhere warm to sit,” Taubert says, adding that he wants to “be nice to the people who need it right now.”

Das Schnitzelhaus will tentatively reopen for normal hours Thursday.

Around town

•Joseph Decuis Emporium in Roanoke took a bit of a holiday, closing from Jan. 1 to Thursday. The restaurant will be back to regular hours Friday. Hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday and lunch is served 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

•Tucanos Brazilian Grill at Jefferson Pointe is hosting a charity night on Tuesday. The Make it Rain event, which is from 5 to 9 p.m., will feature three local nonprofits – Community Harvest Food Bank, The Embassy Theatre Foundation and Fort Wayne Trails – with all of the evening’s proceeds going to the nonprofits. Tickets are $25. Call 436-4433 for reservations.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email or call 461-8462.