Getting To Know Lawney’s BBQ

When the Francis family had me over to their home to sample some of the dishes coming out of their Lawney’s BBQ endeavor, I wasn’t expecting much. First of all, I’ve never been a big fan of BBQ. It’s not that I don’t like it – I would just rather fill my belly with something…

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…

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…

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…

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…

The Tasty Taco Tour: Eat Tacos, Pass Judgment

If you’re out at your favorite restaurant in Kosciusko County over the next month and you spot someone spending an inordinate amount of time studying and documenting their tacos, they’re not obsessed – they’re just passing judgment.

Two New El Faro Restaurants Open In Warsaw

The group behind the two El Faro restaurants in Warsaw, Indiana might have just opened two locations but they’re not new to the scene. They’ve been successfully running La Troje for years so if experience counts towards anything, they’ll be just fine with two more restaurants, thank you very much. That, in turn, makes me…

Raw Bar Opens at the Pier Restaurant at Oakwood Resort in Syracuse

The Pier Restaurant, located at Oakwood Resort on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana, will be welcoming the brand new Raw Bar to its list of offerings this summer. Known for now as the Raw Bar at the Pier Restaurant, the bar will allow guests to nosh on house-made sushi rolls, oysters on the half shell,…

Two Surprising Destinations In Kosciusko County

As the weather heats up and the school year comes to an end, thoughts turn to possible vacation spots for this summer season. Even as fuel prices continue to hover at levels significantly lower than last year, traveling for a family can still be expensive and time consuming, especially if traveling anywhere in an automobile…