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Creative Cuisine — Indiana Eats

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Posted on May 22, 2018 in Indiana Eats

Looking for a creative twist to a fine dining experience? Corndance Tavern in Mishawaka, a farm-to-table favorite of foodies in northern Indiana, is renowned not only for specialities like bison and elote corn (fire roasted with lime juice, mayo, ancho chile, cilantro and cotija cheese) but for its even more unusual fare. Take the restaurant’s… Continue reading.

Indiana Eats — Pappy’s Bar-B-Que

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Posted on Apr 29, 2018 in Indiana Eats

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.

A bite of history

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Posted on Mar 29, 2018 in Indiana Eats

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.

Great steaks and more!

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Posted on Feb 28, 2018 in Indiana Eats

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.

Ragin’ for Cajun

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Posted on Jan 26, 2018 in Indiana Eats

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.

Sweets and Savories — Indiana Eats

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Posted on Dec 21, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

Timeless traditions

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Posted on Nov 29, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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 Eats — All in the Family

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Posted on Oct 31, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

Down by the river

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Posted on Sep 22, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

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Indiana Eats: Tea and serenity

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Posted on Aug 31, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

Indiana Eats — King of the Coney

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Posted on Jul 27, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

Good to the Bone!

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Posted on Jul 01, 2017 in Indiana Eats

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.

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