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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Coming To Grips With My “Dear John” Letter from Flavor 574

When I opened up an email from some guy at Flavor 574/Federated Media stating that they would no longer be accepting stories from their community bloggers, I was disappointed. The local food scene is something I’m passionate about and I was upset that Flavor was no longer allowing me to use their influence and reach to…

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…

Rook Offers an Alternative to the Ordinary

I recently had the pleasure of visiting Indianapolis for a business conference and when I informed some of my fellow attendees that I was headed to Rook for dinner, I was a little surprised by the number of locals that had never heard of it.

Silver Lake’s Surprising Silver Inn

I’ll  blame the fact that we hadn’t visited the Silver Inn in Silver Lake prior to this visit on the fact that there are so many great places to eat that are more convenient to get to. Not that the Silver Inn is hard to get to – it’s a half block east of a…