Scenes From Inside the New and Improved Downtown

After a recent renovation that took a little longer than expected, Warsaw’s Downtown Eatery & Spirits, known to most as just “The Downtown” or “Downtown,” finally reopened its doors on March 26th. Featuring a cleaner and more upscale modern look, the new layout is dominated by the main bar. Located in roughly the same area…

K County Quick Bites – Brunch Hard For Mother’s Day

It’s all about brunches and the ladies who birthed us or raised us. Numerous Kosciusko County restaurants and bars are hosting Mother’s Day brunches including Rua, the Sleepy Owl and Barbee Hotel. Others may be as well so get a hold of your favorites if they’re not listed below. Skip One Ten, though – they’re…

K County Quick Bites – Cinco de Mayo!

Spring is finally here so most of the warm-weather events in Kosciusko County are starting to ramp up. This includes the opening of the Garden at Winona (delayed a week from its original opening date) and the outdoor Tiki Bar at the Channel Marker in Syracuse. Plus, the downtown farmers and artisans market kicks off…

Rise ‘n Roll’s Amish Crack Epidemic and Its Impact on the ‘Saw

I wasn’t sure what I was expecting when I first walked through the doors of the new Rise ‘n Roll Bakery store on the north side of Warsaw. The dealers responsible for the “Amish Crack” epidemic overtaking our region had decided that Warsaw, affectionately known as ‘the Saw to anyone who cares, would be its…

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…