New restaurant features modern traditional American food

Photo courtesy Black Canyon Resturant

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)  A new restaurant in Fort Wayne promises modern traditional American food in a classic and unique way. Black Canyon Restaurant on 1509 West Dupont Rd. opened August 5. The three men who own it have been looking forward to having their own place.

Two of the owners were chef partners at Biaggis when they were presented with the opportunity to open their own restaurant. Co-owners Kenneth Davenport, Garrett Hibiske and Chris Bartkus created a restaurant with a distinct and different atmosphere. Davenport said they chose a place that features a wide open concept where people can see the kitchen from everywhere.

Chefs will use a wood-burning grill, rather than a gas one, to grill a variety of meats. Davenport recommends diners try the prime rib.

Since opening, the menu has changed four times. Owners have been gathering feedback from customers and tweaking the menu for what best serves Fort Wayne. Owners said a finalized menu should be on their website in a few weeks.

Some of the more popular dishes currently include a corn bread appetizer that is made in house, and crab cake that is made with 100 percent real crab. Some of the entrees on the menu include a baby back pork rib dish, a fresh fish taco, a ground chuck hamburger and a version of strip steak, which Black Canyon calls a tri-tip steak.

Prices for entrees on the menu range from $10-$30. Reservations are not needed at Black Canyon.

Restaurant hours:

11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday

11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday

11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Sunday

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