Restaurant Scene: Restaurant anniversaries, openings, and wine

2013-01-04T00:00:00Z Restaurant Scene: Restaurant anniversaries, openings, and wineEloise Marie Valadez, (219) 933-3365

Cherry Tree Cafe and Restaurant, 1312 N. Main St., in Crown Point, will celebrate its first anniversary next week.

Free coffee and soft drinks will be served from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jan. 9 in honor of the occasion. The restaurant recently began offering dinner. FYI: Call (219) 661-1800

Celebrating Plans for Restaurant Opening

The once iconic Miller Bakery Cafe in Gary has been closed since 2010 but food fans can look forward to another eatery at that location.

Jack Strode and Diana Twyman, a mother and son team, recently bought the building and plan to reopen the restaurant this spring. A recent Times story stated the eatery will reopen as The Miller Bakery Cafe but then undergo a name change at some point in the future.

The eatery's menu is expected to star steak and seafood.

Wine and Canvas

Have fun at "Wine and Canvas," a painting class with cocktails, Jan. 9 at Blue 82, 8209 Wicker Ave., St. John. Featured will be cocktails, appetizers, and choices from a dinner menu, if preferred. FYI: For prices and more information, call (312) 505-3065 or visit

Chili Supper

Have a taste for chili? Attend the 15th annual Hobart Kiwanis Chili Supper from 4 to 7 p.m. Jan. 31 at St. Bridget School Gym, 114 Center St., Hobart. Included in the dinner will be chili, hot dog, coleslaw, a drink and dessert. Cost for adults is $8; children pay $4. FYI: Purchase tickets at Hobart Chamber of Commerce office, 1001 Lillian St.

Start Making Plans for Valentine's Day

Actress/singer Felicia Fields will perform her revue "Mess Around and Fall in Love" Feb. 14 at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Dinner will also be offered during the special event. Cost for dinner and performance is $50 while performance only costs $35. Dinner begins at 5:30 p.m. with show at 7:30 p.m. FYI:

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