Curly Cone will reopen with new owners

Quick Bites includes news of an ice cream stand reopening, an anniversary party at Elkhart's oldest brewery, Ma's closing at least temporarily and other tidbits.
Posted on May 26, 2013 at 1:00 a.m.

New owners will bring new life to an old ice cream stand.

Curly Cone didn’t reopen for the 2008 summer season at 917 W. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart, and has been closed since.

But Edi Lopez and his sister, Rosy Lopez, are remodeling and planning to reopen the stand with food and soft-serve ice cream. They plan to call it Eddy and Rosy’s, he said.

He’s doing most of the remodeling. She has restaurant experience at Olive Garden and 523 Tap & Grill and will oversee the stand, he said.

He said he knows people have missed the stand and he hoped to make it similar to what it was in the past, but even better, too.

Neighborhood ice cream stands can be special and I hope this one becomes special again.

Ÿ A sign went up at Riverview Tavern, 12394 Riverside Drive, White Pigeon, Mich., indicating that the restaurant was closed temporarily. A message was posted on Facebook on Sunday that said “unfortunately we will not be back in business.”

The longtime bar and restaurant had been well-known for its fried chicken and fans expressed dismay on social media that the place had closed.

Ÿ Mark your calendars for the first anniversary party at Iechyd Da Brewing Co. Owners Chip and Summer Lewis have had a far bigger year than they imagined and will celebrate on June 8.

They’ll be open regular hours from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., but a tent party will happen from 3 to 11 p.m. The results from a hog roast will be served with beer under the tent and music is being planned. The outdoor beer garden will be cash only and growlers won’t be filled after 2 p.m., according to Summer. Eric Strader had the details on his blog last week and he’s planning his own party with the Lewises on July 13. He and Chip will brew a special beer for the event.

Ÿ The Elkhart County Health Department shut down part of the food sales at an Alco store in Nappanee. The store at 1538 E. Market St. had been selling perishable refrigerated or frozen foods without a license for several months, said Mike Hoover of the environmental health division of the department.

Ÿ The Super Mercado Rosales market at Main and Prairie streets in Elkhart could be moving to the former Ace Hardware location at Parkmor Plaza, according to Hoover.

The market, which has a taqueria, needs to move because of an underpass. I haven’t eaten at the taqueria in a long time, but reader Frank Connolly said he believes it has some of the best Mexican food in Elkhart.

Ÿ A new taco truck could be ready for business in Goshen in the next week or so, according to Hoover. He said the name is likely to be Taco El Portal.

Marshall V. King is managing editor and food columnist for The Elkhart Truth. You can reach him at mking@etruth.com, 574-296-5805, on Twitter @hungrymarshall or via the Dining A La King Facebook page.

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