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Area restaurants plan specials for Easter

Easter is late this year – April 20 – and still I feel like it’s sneaking up on me.

I have nary an item for baskets and have yet to pin a ham recipe (or bunny cake) on my Pinterest board. A trip to the drugstore will solve one of those dilemmas.

And a phone call might solve the other. Here are some area specials for Easter Sunday.

Don Hall’s Triangle Park, 3010 Trier Road, will have a dinner feature of baked Ossian curemaster ham, au gratin potatoes, vegetable and salad. The cost is $12.49 for adults, $10.49 for seniors and $4.99 for children. The full menu will be available, and brunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. For reservations, call 482-4342.

Don Hall’s Guesthouse Hotel, 1313 W. Washington Center Road, is hosting its annual Easter Sunday buffets. A brunch buffet will be available from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guesthouse Grill Restaurant. It will feature fresh fruit, an omelet station, hand-carved honey ham and Montreal beef, and waffles. Cost is $19.95 for adults and $7.95 for children 2 to 10.

The lunch buffet will be from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Guesthouse Grand Ballroom. There will be hand-carved hickory ham and roast beef, poached Atlantic salmon, chicken supreme, almond parmesan-crusted cod, soup station, a variety of fresh salads and assorted desserts. Cost is $24.95 for adults and $7.95 for children 2 to 10. For reservations, call 489-2524, ext. 413.

Hotel Fort Wayne, 305 E. Washington Center Road, is hosting an Easter buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Marquis Ballroom. A carving station will feature sirloin and ham; a seafood display will have Red River smoked salmon and chilled shrimp. There will be stations with entrées, vegetables, salads, omelets and dessert. The Easter bunny will make an appearance, and there will be candy for the children. Cost is $35 for adults, $25 for seniors and $10 for ages 5 to 12; and 4 and younger eat free. For reservations, call 484-0411, ext. 310.

Potawatomi Inn Resort at Pokagon State Park in Angola will host a buffet from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The menu features smoked ham, broasted chicken, a pasta bar, cod, sides, soup and salad and dessert. The cost is $23.95 for adults, $19.95 for ages 65 and older and $9.95 for ages 4 to 10. For reservations, call 260-833-1077.

Lighted Gardens in Ossian will have a brunch buffet from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be soup, salad, sticky buns, breakfast entrées, lamb with mustard glaze and a carving station. There will be a dessert station. Cost is $17.95 for adults, $16.95 for those 60 and olderand $6.95 for children ages 4 to 10; 3 and younger eat free. For reservations, call 260-622-4023.

Mystery dinner

Potawatomi Inn Resort at Pokagon State Park in Angola is hosting an evening of mystery and laughter with “Harry Ripley’s Birthday Blues.”

The mystery dinner show will feature two menu options: roasted pork loin with red potatoes and green beans or pasta primavera. Both options come with salad and dessert.

Dinner starts at 7:30 p.m. Friday with the show following. Cost is $50 for dinner and show. Special rates for the inn are also available. Call 877-563-4371 for reservations or go to and use group code 0411MM.

Around town

•The special cuisines class at Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast will host a Mexican/South American-themed dinner Thursday. The À la carte dinner will feature appetizers, soup, salads, sides, entrées and desserts.

Reservations, which are required, are taken for times between 5 and 6:30 p.m. To make reservations, call 480-2002. Dinners are served in the Hospitality Room on Coliseum Campus, 3800 N. Anthony Blvd., and cost $20, cash or check only. Wine is available for an additional cost.

•On May 14, the Culver’s locations at 3510 E. Dupont Road and 1425 W. Washington Center Road will donate a portion of purchase prices to Turnstone, which provides therapeutic, educational, wellness and recreational programs to empower people with disabilities.

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