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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Warsaw’s La Troje – My Favorite Spot For Mexican Food

My article on La Troje garnered the most attention on Ink Free News’s Facebook page out of all my articles with most of the comments leaning towards the “You’re an idiot” variety. Not bothering to notice that I called this downtown Mexican behemoth “my favorite spot for Mexican food” and instead focusing on the assumption…

Waterfront Dining at North Webster’s Pizza King

Finding the Pizza King in North Webster was a pleasant surprise for me. Realizing it offered lakefront dining  on a deck set literally over the waters of Webster Lake pretty much made my weekend. If it was any closer to my home, I would be there way too much. Following is my original article as it…