Crooked Ewe and Its Cuban Revolution on the Banks of the St. Joe

There are about a dozen reasons you can come up with to visit Crooked Ewe Brewery in South Bend and it’s no coincidence that number approximates the amount of beers currently on their menu. While the beer rightfully hogs the limelight (after all, it is a brewery), there’s more than beer in Crooked Ewe and you can find it in the food menu. Continue reading “Crooked Ewe and Its Cuban Revolution on the Banks of the St. Joe”


Modest but Tasty Menu Makes Pierceton’s Old Train Depot the Little Restaurant That Could

Even though it’s only about 15 minutes east of Warsaw, finding someone in my hometown who has recently been to the Old Train Depot restaurant in Pierceton is nearly impossible.

It sits less than a quarter mile south of U.S. 30, the main thoroughfare for Warsaw denizens heading to and fro from Fort Wayne for their latest shopping excursion, the thought of stopping at this unique eatery never crosses their minds. While the lakers who call the Lake Tippecanoe and Wawasee areas home during the summer have made it a regular stop on their culinary tour, which results in a bustling business in the warmer months, the coziness of the unique atmosphere should cause the population of Kosciusko County to take notice and result in this attraction gaining the recognition it rightfully deserves. Continue reading “Modest but Tasty Menu Makes Pierceton’s Old Train Depot the Little Restaurant That Could”

Savor K County: Julia Moore

Julia Moore is a born-and-raised Hoosier who is proud of her small town roots and even more proud to call Warsaw her home. Fueled by her passion of helping those around her, Julia Moore has been working at First Federal Savings Bank providing home loans for residents of Kosciusko County and the surrounding areas since 1995. In fact, you’ve probably seen her meeting clients at the Latte Lounge, 3 Crown or Martin’s Supermarket–Starbucks drink in hand–discussing the types of financing options available. She firmly believes in supporting the community that has supporter her over the years and loves the “Shop Local” mentality! Continue reading “Savor K County: Julia Moore”

Savor K County: Michelle Smith-LeDrew

Michelle Smith-LeDrew, owner of Glam Boutique, recently relocated back to her hometown of Warsaw, Indiana and brought with her an upscale boutique featuring hand-chosen collections of women’s apparel and accessories from all over the world. With the recent revitalization of many downtown business districts, Smith-LeDrew knew her boutique was meant to be a destination shoppe in downtown Warsaw. Continue reading “Savor K County: Michelle Smith-LeDrew”

The tastiest carnitas around might just be found at Mi Cholulita in Warsaw

Walking into Mi Cholulita, a Mexican restaurant located on Warsaw’s north side in the Walmart plaza, was like most every other Mexican restaurant I’ve eaten in, with an ambiance and atmosphere that attempted to transport you to somewhere south of the border. Continue reading “The tastiest carnitas around might just be found at Mi Cholulita in Warsaw”

M the Market Brings Their PB&J Game

I don’t really have any good reasons to explain why it took me so long to finally visit M the Market in Syracuse, Indiana. My only defense is that there are so many great places to eat in the Warsaw/Winona Lake area that I just never made it a priority.

That changed, though, once I met Jeff Moerchen at an industry rum release party (I always mention that when given the opportunity). Jeff and his sister Sara Kropf started M the Market and are the owners. Upon coming to the quick conclusion that he was a swell guy, I told him I would get up there later that week for a visit. Continue reading “M the Market Brings Their PB&J Game”

Glancing Back at Two Years of Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery

As Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery closes in on two years of operation, I had the chance to sit down with its owner, Jason Brown, to take a look back at the last couple years as we discussed among other things the debut of The Vic and the rewards and challenges of opening a new restaurant. Continue reading “Glancing Back at Two Years of Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery”