All-day dining CHRISTOS’ DÉCOR DRAWS YOU IN, THE FOOD MAKES YOU GLAD YOU CAME Since the 1980s, Christo’s Family Dining in Plymouth has been serving up delicious, American-style food in an welcoming atmosphere. Christo’s architectural elements, both inside and out, are notably stunning. When you pull into the parking lot, you’re immediately greeted by the… Continue reading.
State Sen. Ron Alting likens the Midtowne Oven Restaurant in his hometown of Lafayette to an evening in the Big Easy — even though this highly rated hangout is in Purdue Boilermaker country. “The ambience reminds me of a New Orleans setting with large windows so you may dine while looking outside,” Alting said. Though… Continue reading.
Long gone are the days when you could savor an ice cream soda or sundae at an honest-to-goodness ice cream parlor/soda fountain — that is, unless you visit Zaharakos in Columbus, Indiana. This national historic landmark is known not only for its creamy homemade ice cream, but for its unparalleled atmosphere. Originally, it was a… Continue reading.
Bedford is in the heart of Southern Indiana’s world famous limestone country. And the aptly named Limestone Cafe, a culinary treasure that garners consistent high marks from its diners, is in the heart of downtown Bedford. The homey eatery, open only for breakfast and lunch, is not just acclaimed for its tasty food; patrons like… Continue reading.
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.
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.