The Journal Gazette
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 1:00 am

Insomnia Cookies plans pajama party opening Saturday downtown


It's a good thing Insomnia Cookies says it's ready to satisfy day cravings – not just those late into the night. While the new sweet shop in downtown Fort Wayne is open until 1 a.m. some nights, this girl sticks to a bedtime of 9 p.m. ... or earlier.

Embarrassing? Maybe. True? Absolutely!

Insomnia Cookies will celebrate its grand opening with an all-day in-store pajama party.

The event will be noon to 1 a.m. Saturday and feature some sweet deals. Loyalty member deals include a free 12-pack of classic cookies and a mystery gift to the first 25 in line. Visitors will get one free classic cookie. Prefer delivery? Use the code FORTWAYNE for free delivery. There will be games, prizes and more.

The menu includes classic cookies, such as chocolate chunk and cookies 'n cream; deluxe cookies such as s'mores and salted caramel; brownies; and cookie ice cream sandwiches.

The new bakery, 840 S. Calhoun St., is close to the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory and Parkview Field. Hours for Insomnia Cookies will be 11 a.m. to midnight Monday through Wednesday, 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. Thursday and Friday, noon to 1 a.m. Saturday and noon to midnight Sunday.

To place an order or learn more, go to

Coffee shop opening

Grounded Coffee & Crumbs, 215 E. Perry St. in Paulding, Ohio, will celebrate its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

The shop will feature coffee from Sure House Coffee Roasting Co., an Ohio-based small-batch roaster.

The menu will feature standard coffee shop fare, such as caramel macchiato and mocha drinks, as well as frozen lemonade, smoothies and summer refreshers. Baked goods, such as cinnamon rolls, scones and cupcakes, will also be available.

Owners Ashley and Mitch Maibach are active in the Paulding community and hope to create a space for people in the area to come together.

There will be giveaways Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., as well as food trucks from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

Regular hours will be 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Free open house

Bon Appetit Management Co. will host its annual Taste the Opportunity open house 5 to 7 p.m. July 23.

Free and open to the public, the event will take place in Club Z, the clubhouse for Trine University's Zollner Golf Course, 1215 Thunder Ave. in Angola.

Attendees will have the opportunity to try free samples of popular dishes that Bon Appetit serves for events such as weddings, banquets, office meetings and parties. A cash bar also will be available.

For more information, go to

Around town

Savery Vegan Grill, 1122 Taylor St., was recently named on PETA's Top 10 Vegan Dogs.

The restaurant earned the mention for its Coney Dogs, which come with two grilled veggie dogs, house chili and cheese sauce and diced onions.

• A new eatery is opening on Dupont Road, near where Earth Fare used to be. Rice & Bowl will offer bubble teas and Asian-inspired bowls. Check back in a future column for more details.

The Venice Restaurant, 2242 Goshen Road, is open during construction. Hours are 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; 4 to 11 p.m. Saturday; and 4 to 10 p.m. Sunday.

• A new shaved ice food truck has opened in Decatur. Ice Queen offers shaved ice with the option of “stuffing it” with ice cream. It also offers Coney dogs.

The Dish features restaurant news and food events and appears Wednesdays. Fax news items to 461-8893, email or call 461-8304 at least two weeks before event or desired publication.

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