Getting To Know HopLore Brewing

HopLore Brewing, located in the Leesburg Mill building, opened its doors recently and response to the new venture has been positive. I had the chance to interview Stefan King, one of the partners in HopLore, and talked with him about his experience. Find out how and why they got started, learn about their food offerings and of course, get the lowdown on their beer. Continue reading “Getting To Know HopLore Brewing”


Four Reasons You Should Visit Wine Down’s Sidecar Tiki Bar in Fort Wayne

I know. You just read the title and thought to yourself “Fort Wayne has a tiki bar?” To answer your question as succinctly as possible – “You betcha!” Wine Down’s Sidecar, presumably bestowed with that nomenclature because it’s actually housed in a railroad car sans the big clunky steel wheels, is the tropical escape you’ve been looking for in the northeast corner of Indiana. No need to head to Indy or Chicago for your tiki fix. Just follow Johnny Appleseed’s footsteps … or seeds … and head to the Fort. Continue reading “Four Reasons You Should Visit Wine Down’s Sidecar Tiki Bar in Fort Wayne”

Two Surprise Reasons To Check Out Two Warsaw Restaurants

When it comes to my regular restaurant rotation for nights out in Warsaw with the wife and/or friends, Oak and Alley, Rua and One Ten typically occupy the limited spots in that lineup. In an effort to get out of that comfort zone, I recently visited two restaurants not in that lineup – Mad Anthony’s Lake City Tap House in downtown and Redwood Firewood Grill, located on North Detroit St. on Center Lake. Continue reading “Two Surprise Reasons To Check Out Two Warsaw Restaurants”

And the Best Tacos in Kosciusko County Belong to ….

In case you haven’t heard, there was a taco contest going on this summer in Kosciusko County to find the best taco within our county’s boundaries. No, it’s not the one currently being hosted by the county’s visitor’s bureau. It was held by a baker’s dozen of taco-loving, salsa-dipping, refried-beans-scooping peeps just like me and you. The self-proclaimed “taco judges” traipsed all over the county, winding their way around unending lakes, dashing deer and spilled margaritas in search of the best taco served in a food truck, restaurant, grocery store or other eating establishment. Continue reading “And the Best Tacos in Kosciusko County Belong to ….”

From Our Home To Yours: Six Plus Reasons I Will Miss Our Home

Our home is officially on the market and it’s been a lot harder to let go of it than I thought it would be. When we first moved in 11 ½ years ago, it was just a house but over the last decade plus, it’s become more than that – it’s become home. It’s welcomed two children, numerous fish and four dogs. It’s hosted Christmas parties, wedding showers, family get-togethers, birthday parties and countless other celebrations and has handled each occasion with aplomb. Continue reading “From Our Home To Yours: Six Plus Reasons I Will Miss Our Home”