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…

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…