Chicago DogHouse Owners Announce Retirement and Closing of Restaurant

In a post shared to their Facebook page on September 17th, the owners of Chicago DogHouse, a small restaurant located on Detroit Street in Warsaw, announced that they were retiring from the business. Stating that they had “a growing family in mind,” the post went on to say that “Unless we find a new buyer…

Restaurant Review – Man Cave Brewing Company, Syracuse, Indiana

Man Cave Brewing Company, a brewery located in Kosciusko County on state road 13 just south of Syracuse, had been on my radar for a while, due to the multiple positive reports I had received about it. Plus, my newfound love for a good beer had grown considerably so when we found ourselves in the…

Rocket Fizz Brings a Sweet Nostalgia to the Village at Winona

My article on Rocket Fizz in the Village at Winona in Winona Lake, Indiana first appeared on Flavor 574 back in August 2015. It has been updated to include revised hours of operation, relevant links and video. When I go back in, which will undoubtedly be soon with two young kids, I’ll update it with…

Warsaw Bowl and Its Surprisingly Cozy Little Bar

When I first started dating my wife and she had to locate her father after work, she knew there were two places she could find him – home or the bowling alley bar. The latter won out most of the time. Back then it was called Holiday Bowl but nowadays, it’s taken on the moniker…

Restaurant Review – The Hoppy Gnome, Fort Wayne

I had heard great things about The Hoppy Gnome, a restaurant located in downtown Fort Wayne across from the Allen County court house, from friends and acquaintances. While all of the feedback was positive, a theme quickly arose – their tacos were the shizzle and it was very family-friendly. As a fan of all things…

Hallelujah Indeed – Cocktails Return To Warsaw’s Oak and Alley

In a moment that can only be described as glorious, cocktails returned to the menu at Warsaw’s Oak and Alley. Angels flapped their wings, babies giggled and choruses around the world declared in unison – “Hallelujah!” It was a momentous occasion indeed.

An Introduction to Winona Lake’s Port Winona Wine and Market

To say Port Winona Wine and Market, located in the Village at Winona in Winona Lake, hit the ground running would be an understatement. Informally opened the night before the Fat and Skinny Tire Festival and officially opened the day the festival started, Port Winona was a popular spot for participants and spectators of arguably…

In search of the best donut in Indy — Lost Between the Pages

Looking for the best donut in Indianapolis? Luckily for you, someone else has done the research. That doesn’t mean you can’t still conduct your own research though, right? After all, the cornerstone of any good research is replication. Pretty sure I heard that in a movie. Anyway, check it out and let me know what…