950 Speakeasy Bistro opens in Lagro | The dish

  950 Speakeasy Bistro opens in Lagro |  The dish

After more than a year of stoppage due to the pandemic 950 speakeasy bistro will open in Lagro at the beginning of next month.

Located on the banks of the Wabash River and near the trailhead of the Wabash River Trail, the 950 Speakeasy Bistro was renovated by owners Justin and Darcie Gillespie. It has a wooden bar, a stone back, a metal ceiling and ambient pendant lights. It’s a look that is equally rustic and modern. The two-story bar and restaurant were completely renovated in over a year.

“A lot of work, love and attention to detail has gone into this place in Lagro,” says Justin Gillespie in a written statement. “We had been striving to open the doors to the public for some time, and after countless hours of work, it finally came to fruition. We hope that this community will enjoy everything the 950 Speakeasy Bistro has to offer. “

The bistro serves a variety of dishes and cocktails that pay homage to Lagro, which is southwest of Fort Wayne. Signature cocktails like the River Island Sunrise and Blue Star Highway were created to stay true to the most popular Prohibition-era spirits such as gin and whiskey.

There will be a limited menu of pizza, sandwiches, soup, salads and sausage boards.

The main level will be available for family dinners. The bar on the lower level is suitable for adults aged 21 and over. There is also an open deck and deck seating overlooking the river and plenty of space for lawn games and outdoor activities.

“Our family has lived in Lagro for many generations and the town has no restaurants or pubs apart from the local legion,” Gillespie said in an email to The Journal Gazette. “We wanted to open up an inviting place for residents and visitors from outside. There has been a concerted effort to rebuild our local community and we wanted to do our part. “

The opening times are provisionally set at 9 a.m. until 10 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to midnight on Friday and Saturday and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Sunday and Monday. An opening date has not been set.

Anniversary offers

It’s been a year Crescendo coffee & more opens and The Club Room at The Clyde has expanded, and it’s time to celebrate.

This week the Bluffton Road Café and Restaurant is offering specials and giveaways to mark the anniversary. At Crescendo Coffee & More there is an ice cream special to buy and a free ice cream special. Club Room guests can register for day ticket raffles for upcoming concerts at the Clyde Theater as well as other daily birthday surprises.

Crescendo opened in July 2020, building on the success of The Clyde Theater and The Club Room, 1908 Bluffton Road

The opening times for crescendo are Monday through Saturday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Club Room at The Clyde is open Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Summer closings

Summer is here and that means two things. And I’m not talking about oppressive moisture and uncomfortable tan lines. Summer is the season for weekend trips and projects around the house.

For restaurants, it can also mean a longer break to give employees a break and time to travel. It’s also an opportunity to freshen up the restaurant, be it an opportunity to do a cleaning or do a remodeling project.

Spyros, 6455 W. Jefferson Blvd., will be closed on Sunday for light cleaning and remodeling. The restaurant will reopen on July 19th.

Waynewood Inn, 8421 Bluffton Road, is temporarily closed for a renovation project.

The corner pocket, 3215 St. Joe Center Road, will be closed Sunday through Thursday to allow staff time to take a vacation.

Saigon restaurant, 2006, S. Calhoun St., is closed until July 14th.

I’m going to be on vacation too, so there won’t be a Dish column on July 7th. She will return on July 14th.

Around the city

• A new ghost kitchen was opened. Mr. Beast Burger operates from the kitchen at Piere’s, 5629 St. Joe Road. The menu includes burgers, chicken sandwiches, fries, and more. You can order through delivery services like DoorDash.

Sycamore Hills Golf Club and Chef Anthony Capua were recently recognized by Club + Resort Business. The club ranked 20th on a list of the best dining experiences in private clubs and resorts.

Clubs reported “data on annual food and drink income, membership count, weekly number of covers, banquet capacity, la la carte and banquet menus, meal costs, certifications, photos of the front and back of the house, and more,” according to the website for industry news. An independent jury evaluated the clubs.

The Dish offers restaurant news and food events and appears on Wednesdays. Fax messages to 461-8893, email kdupps@jg.net, or call 461-8304 at least two weeks prior to the event or your desired publication.


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