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…

Restaurant Review – Bring Comfort to Your Palate at Palette

One of the restaurants I get asked the most about is Palette. Located at the Wyndham Garden hotel in Warsaw, Palette occupies the former space of Bella Vitale and before that Bennigan’s. On its website, it bills itself as “your go-to spot for delicious and heartwarming comfort foods that perfectly capture the nostalgia of family…

Restaurant Review – Cork ‘N Cleaver, Fort Wayne, Indiana

I honestly don’t know why I hadn’t been to the restaurant, Cork ‘N Cleaver in Ft. Wayne before. I remember passing it many times as we headed to the north side of the city to whatever other restaurant or store was calling our name at the time and hopped on Washington Center to head home. When…

Restaurant Review – Hoplore Brewing, Leesburg, Indiana

I had written about HopLore Brewing, a small brewery located in Leesburg, Indiana, when I first interviewed Stefan King, one of the local guys who founded it. We had heard wonderful things about it from others who had visited. However, our addiction and convenience to restaurants in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community had always trumped our…

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…