Thanks For The Memories, Owen’s

The closing of the “old” Owen’s, located just west of downtown Warsaw, has struck a resounding chord with many people in the community. Comments lamenting the loss of another grocery store and retail outlet on that side of town and diatribes against greedy corporate suits have permeated the social media airwaves. I don’t know much…

Savor K County: Public Beaches to Enjoy in Kosciusko County

One thing Kosciusko County is known for is its lakes, of which public beaches naturally go hand in hand. Many of the activities around the lakes center on the boating industry but you don’t have to own a boat (or know someone who does) to enjoy them. Beyond the numerous parks that dot its inland…

Warsaw’s La Troje Unveils New Taco Box

Warsaw’s La Troje, a Mexican restaurant located downtown, unveiled its new taco box and it’s everything your taco-loving self has ever dreamed of. If you think Taco Tuesday should be a national holiday, well, happy holidays, my friend. This might be the best day of your life.

Time for Indiana Wines — Indiana Home Cooks Podcast

Great article on the wines of Indiana! Glad to see someone writing about them. For the latest episode of the Indiana Home Cooks podcast, Time for Indiana Wines, I visited the Horticulture Congress put on by Purdue University recently in Indianapolis. I was specifically interested in the program for Indiana wine makers and grape growers….

Into the Mix – Warsaw’s Asian-Cajun Restaurant

Asian-Cajun, a new restaurant in Warsaw located in the former Redwood Firewood Grill location on North Detroit St., is easing into an opening this week with a week-long soft run. The eclectic menu (click here for a draft version of it) will include seafood dishes such as fish, shrimp, lobster, seafood boils, snow crab, mussels,…

Restaurant Review – Bring Comfort to Your Palate at Palette

One of the restaurants I get asked the most about is Palette. Located at the Wyndham Garden hotel in Warsaw, Palette occupies the former space of Bella Vitale and before that Bennigan’s. On its website, it bills itself as “your go-to spot for delicious and heartwarming comfort foods that perfectly capture the nostalgia of family…

Restaurant Review – Cork ‘N Cleaver, Fort Wayne, Indiana

I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t been to the restaurant, Cork ‘N Cleaver in Ft. Wayne before. I remember passing it many times as we headed to the north side of the city to whatever other restaurant or store was calling our name at the time and hopped on Washington Center to head home. When…

The Only Reason You Need to Visit the New Oak & Alley

When you first walk through the front doors at Oak & Alley’s new location in Warsaw, you’ll be shocked if you had visited the structure in its previous life. While China’s Great Wall won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, it didn’t take long for Warsaw’s Great Wall to be history, reincarnated as the largest privately…

Savor K County: The Kirkendall Family

If you’ve frequented any of the locally-owned restaurants in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community, chances are pretty good you’ve run into a member of the Kirkendall family. Owners of the 100 plus year old Warsaw Cut Glass, three members of the family – parents Randy and Linda and daughter Lauren, agreed to be featured in the…