World Class Fort Wayne and the Bartenders Doing Their Thing

When I first read on social media that two bartenders currently working in Fort Wayne had made the US Midwest regionals (out of 12 for the whole region) for the World Class bartending competition put on by the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG), the significance wasn’t lost on me. Oh yeah, did I also mention…

Third Annual St. Patrick’s Day Party Set For Downtown Warsaw

The staff at Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery, never ones to shy away from celebrating life, are set to host their third annual St. Paddy’s Block Party this Saturday, March 17th in downtown Warsaw. The party will take place in a tent at its normal location in front of One Ten with a planned opening…

Restaurant Review: Dillys Restaurant and Bar

With the chief complaint I hear from many people in our community revolving around the apparent lack of a good steak house, a short drive to Akron, Indiana will reveal Dillys Restaurant and Bar. A legitimate argument against the dearth of decent steak houses to choose from in our area (that’s another argument for another…

Get Your Bento on at Winona Lake’s Cerulean

If you’ve never been to Winona Lake’s Cerulean, a restaurant located in the Village at Winona, because you thought it was too expensive, too fancy or too something else, then I’m about to give you the best reason you need to change your mind and it comes down to two words – Bento Box.

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…