When ribs, pork, chicken and brisket are carefully rubbed with a secret blend of spices and are slow cooked over hickory wood for up to 14 hours, something magical happens. They emerge as smokehouse masterpieces. At Pappy’s Bar-B-Que, an Old West-inspired eatery in Brazil, Indiana, you can enjoy the succulent meaty rewards of a painstaking… Continue reading.
In 1837, Martin Van Buren was sworn in as president; John Deere started his business in Decatur, Illinois; and Nine Mile Restaurant, located in a small farmhouse on historic U.S. 27 in Fort Wayne, opened up for hungry customers. Today, it welcomes a whole new generation of diners as one of the oldest restaurants/bars in… Continue reading.
Fans of Johnny V’s Main Street Grille say that this locally owned eatery serves the best steaks in Frankfort, Indiana. But with an extensive menu featuring salads, burgers, sandwiches, pasta, dinner entrees, desserts and more, Johnny V’s makes family dining a breeze for even the pickiest of eaters. State Rep. Heath VanNatter, who represents the… Continue reading.
If you’re ready to embrace your inner Cajun and celebrate Mardi Gras (Feb. 13) this month with some mouthwatering food, we have just the spot for you. Zydeco’s Cajun Actual in Mooresville, Indiana, just a short drive south of Indianapolis, has been serving up authentic, world-famous southern Louisiana cuisine for its customers in a Mardi… Continue reading.
Many of the regular customers of Clauss Bakery and Cafe frequent the Rensselaer breakfast and lunch spot to indulge in its wide selection of homemade doughnuts, as well as other sweet treats like yeast rolls, cookies, pies and cakes. But State Sen. Ed Charbonneau prefers to make it a meal when visiting one of his… Continue reading.
Traditions abound during the holidays. Visions of beautifully adorned trees, decked halls and delicious food impart fond memories. Holiday traditions are showcased at Tippecanoe Place in South Bend. Built by Clem Studebaker of the famed Studebaker family in the late 1880s, the mansion is now a well-known event venue and fine-dining establishment. Typical items on… Continue reading.
Indiana’s fastest growing community — Whitestown — boasts new hotels, businesses, a sprawling residential area and even an Amazon.com warehouse. The booming Boone County town, just 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis, may be ever-changing but, luckily for local foodies, one local treasure remains the same: LA Cafe. The restaurant, one of the few businesses in… Continue reading.
A culinary institution since it opened in 1948, the Overlook Restaurant hugs the banks of the Ohio River near Leavenworth, Indiana. Its prime location, which offers a 20-mile panoramic view of the river, undeniably attracts clientele from near and far. Once there, no one leaves hungry after enjoying Overlook favorites like fried chicken, apple-topped pork… Continue reading.
Nestled in the serene Noble County countryside sits the Quiet Corner Tea and Coffee Room. Owned by Dick and Shirley Rinker, the restaurant was established in 2001 after a fallen tree destroyed a workshop on their property. Shirley had dreamed of opening a tea room ever since the couple had been missionaries in India years… Continue reading.
Just as Philadelphia has its cheesesteak and Chicago has its Italian Beef, Fort Wayne is famous for its Coney dog. That’s thanks to a small downtown diner that is the oldest hot dog stand in America. Founded in 1914, Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island has been in the same family since 1916. Five years ago,… Continue reading.
Hidden away in the rolling hills on the fringe of the Hoosier National Forest is a little gem, Marcy’s Leopold Restaurant & Bar. A trip to Marcy’s feels like a throwback to a bygone era. In fact, it’s next door to a true “general store.” Perry County residents claim this local eatery and watering hole… Continue reading.
By Holly Huffman Situated in the small northwest Indiana town of Wheatfield, just a short drive off of I-65 between Chicago and Indianapolis, is Marcella’s. For nearly 12 years, the restaurant has been serving up delicious pizzas, wings, sandwiches and more to locals and visitors a like. The eatery is best known for its buttery… Continue reading.
By Holly Huffman All along Indiana’s highways and byways there are great places to eat. Perhaps it’s a greasy spoon that serves up the most mouthwatering cheeseburgers and fries around. Or, it could be a charming tea room replete with cucumber sandwiches, pastries and beautiful gardens. Whatever the case, or taste, Electric Consumer is on… Continue reading.