Saffron Patch, the Indian restaurant in the Merriman Valley, has a new home, just next door.
It has moved from 1244 Weathervane Lane to 1238 Weathervane, the site of the former Liberty Street Brewing Co., (also formerly Misto 1238, and for a short time the Firehouse Grill) which has been empty for more than five years.
Owner Mohammed Solaiman, said the new location is larger, has a larger kitchen and a banquet room for parties.
Everything else, including the menu and hours, remain the same. Solaiman said he will hold a grand reopening in the not-too-distant future.
Holiday markets in Kent
Haymaker Holiday Markets are set for Saturday and Dec. 21 at the Kent United Methodist Church, 1435 E. Main St., in Pierson Hall.
The holiday markets are from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with 40 vendors offering a variety of local foods, locally grown produce, and gifts, including mittens, slippers, kids’ clothing, toys, scarves, note cards, prints, ornaments, jewelry, pet treats, bath and beauty products, candles, bee habitats and holiday decorations.
The market will be closed for a holiday break on Dec. 28 and Jan. 4, but will reopen at the church on Jan. 11, with winter markets every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. until the end of May.
Spirit of Christmas past
From now through Dec. 29 at Farnam Manor, 4223 Brecksville Road, Richfield, you can enjoy a 19th-century dinner, complete with historical re-enactors portraying members of the Farnam family.
The dinner is served from 6 to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 4 to 7 p.m. Sundays. It’s $60 for adults and $30 for children 12 and younger.
The event is presented by the Ohio Living History Society. For reservations or more information, visit www.olhs.org or phone 234-200-6547.
Time to order dessert
From Thursday through Dec. 23, the Spaghetti Warehouse, 510 S. Main St., will be hosting the 12 Days of Giving, donating a portion of the proceeds from every appetizer or dessert sold to the Akron-Canton Regional Foodbank.
Each $1 donated by the restaurant will pay for three meals provided by the food bank.
Money will be donated to food banks in each city where the restaurant chain has a location, spokesman David Ayers said.
In case you missed it
Tony Ninni, owner of Ninni’s Bakery on East Tallmadge Avenue in Akron, announced that he will be closing the longtime Italian bakery founded by his grandfather on Dec. 31 at 2 p.m.
This will be the final year for pastries from Ninni’s so order early at 330-634-0060.