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…

Restaurant Review – Hoplore Brewing, Leesburg, Indiana

I had written about HopLore Brewing, a small brewery located in Leesburg, Indiana, when I first interviewed Stefan King, one of the local guys who founded it. We had heard wonderful things about it from others who had visited. However, our addiction and convenience to restaurants in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community had always trumped our…

Restaurant Review – Become Uncorked in Rochester, Indiana

When I first heard Uncorked, a restaurant in Rochester, Indiana that describes itself as “a beer and wine bar with a Cuban twist,” had opened, I was at the same time filled with excitement and trepidation. You see, I love Cuban sandwiches and Louis Ferro, who, along with his wife Alissa, owns Uncorked, comes from…

Getting Schooled at One Ten Craft Meatery’s Cooking Classes

My article on the cooking classes at Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery, a restaurant located downtown across from the courthouse, originally appeared on Flavor 574 in September 2015. The monthly classes are still occurring, a testament to their popularity. Taking a break during the busy summer months, the cooking classes will resume soon. Have you…

K County Quick Bites – Time To Get Biblical

It’s been awhile since I posted a Quick Bites article about the restaurant scene in Kosciusko County but there are some goings-on that needed to be mentioned. It’s a period of change for the foodie scene in our area but in this case, change is a good thing. The highlights include all day Bento boxes…

Streven Distilling and the Strive for a Passion

The idea that Warsaw, Indiana-based Streven Distilling’s Streven Vodka will be replacing Tito’s or Ketel One on the shelves of your favorite local watering holes anytime soon might be a stretch for this start up distiller. However, that hasn’t prevented owner Mitch Miller from striving to achieve the same quality you would expect from those…

Oak & Alley to Open Second Restaurant in Former Great Wall Location

As if the language on the sign outside Great Wall’s location on Center St. in Warsaw wasn’t enough of an indicator, Oak & Alley will soon be moving into the recently closed restaurant. Previously thought to be vacating its current location in the alley behind Three Crowns Coffee on Buffalo St. in downtown Warsaw, Oak…

K County Quick Bites

There’s a lot going on in Kosciusko County’s food scene so I’m going to take this opportunity to switch up the format of this column. Previously focused on the upcoming week’s food-related events, I’ve chosen to feature a handful of longer (but still short) snippets. Events will still be featured but they’ll be more of…