Quick Bites: More tickets, hours added for Elkhart Shakey’s event
Posted: 01/14/2013 at 1:15 am
By: Marshall V. King
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Chicken and mojos will be on the menu at a fundraiser at Knights of Columbus on Jan. 26 in Elkhart. Fans of Shakey's restaurant will be able to get their fill. These potatoes and chicken are from Rulli's in Middlebury, which puts the items on its buffet. (Truth Photo By Marshall V. King)
June Kershner (left) and Kim Brennan (right) are this year’s winners of the Server of the Year awards presented by Scott Shultz, owner of Scott D. Schultz & Associates and part of the Michiana Human Resource Association. Kershner works at Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern and Brennan at The Vine, both in Elkhart.
Due to demand, the Knights of Columbus event on Jan. 26 got even bigger last week.
Since last Monday’s column, the Knights sold out of the 500 tickets organizers printed. And Matt Eppers, whose family operated Shakey’s in Elkhart and other locations, got worried about being able to feed the crowd who remembers the restaurant that closed in 1998.
So on Friday they announced that they’ll add hours. Instead of 3 to 6 p.m., chicken and mojos using the approximate Shakey’s recipe will be served from 1 to 7 p.m.
The fryers in the basement of the Knights hall at 112 E. Lexington Ave., Elkhart, only can hold so much and Eppers didn’t want a crowd waiting for food.
The KofC, which is using the money it raises for its charitable projects, printed another 100 tickets, but they’re all gone now, too.
A few people have asked why they won’t serve Shakey’s pizza and the answer is simple: The KofC doesn’t have a pizza oven.
• Scott Shultz gave the second annual Scottie Server of the Year awards at last week’s Michiana Human Resource Association meeting. June “Junebug” Kershner of Pete’s Simonton Lake Tavern and Kim Brennan of The Vine, both in Elkhart, earned this year’s award. Schultz selected the women and honored them with 40 human resources managers. Congratulations to both.
• Terry’s Pizza & Sub is closed and “in limbo,” according to owner Terry Patten. He’s had the restaurant for 17 years and decided it was time to slow down. He’s operating Piper’s in Sturgis, but closed the restaurant at 426 N. Main St., Middlebury. It’s for sale and will remain closed until a buyer comes through. He had eight employees when he closed the restaurant on Dec. 28. You can read more at blogs.etruth.com/diningalaking.
• The next Middlebury American Legion’s monthly steak grill event is slated for Jan. 26. Post 210 will serve the ribeye from 5 to 7 p.m. that night and the following dates are Feb. 23 and March 30. The steak got a good rating in Steak Quest.
Marshall V. King is news/multimedia editor and food columnist for The Elkhart Truth/eTruth.com. You can reach him at email@example.com, 574-296-5805, on Twitter @hungrymarshall or via Facebook. His blog is at www.blogs.etruth.com/diningalaking/.