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….

Peeking Into the Future at Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery

One of my favorite new restaurants in my hometown of Warsaw, Indiana is One Ten Crafter Meatery, a fine dining establishment sans the pretentiousness that “fine dining” normally implies. I had the opportunity to sit down with its owner, Jason Brown, as he paused a moment to take a look at what the future held for…

One Ten to Host “Spirits and Spirits” Halloween Event at The Vic

Looking for something to do this weekend? If so, One Ten Craft Meatery in Warsaw, Indiana is hosting its first Halloween event, the cleverly titled “Spirits and Spirits.” Starting at 5 pm this Saturday and going until 8, the event gives adults the opportunity to do their own trick or treating with alcohol serving as…

An Introduction to Warsaw’s Three Crowns Coffee

My article on Three Crowns Coffee in downtown Warsaw was my first for a publication outside of my blog, beachbarbums.com. In an effort to impress the editors (and because I often find myself off on a tangent), my original draft contained about 850 words. When the editor replied to my submission, she said it was…

Farm-to-Table Restaurants Stand Up for Small Farmers, Oppose House Bill

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – Chicken is on the menu at Indiana’s leading farm-to-table restaurants during this legislative session as they feature farm-raised poultry processed under a USDA “grant of exemption” in opposition to a House bill that would prohibit them from serving it.

An Introduction to Hooch and Nosh

Hooch and Nosh is a lifestyle blog.  It’s the slightly more sophisticated sibling to my travel blog, beachbarbums.com.  While the blog will include some personal posts, most of the articles will be hospitality, travel and tourism related and will be used to help promote the region I call home.  They will be articles that couldn’t naturally…