Three Darn Good Reasons You Should Get Your Brunch on at Rua

If you’ve followed this blog for any length of time, you’ll know that Rua, a locally-owned restaurant in downtown Warsaw, is among my favorite places for a night out. It’s become our go-to spot for special occasions and even though it’s dressed up as a restaurant, its bar is my preferred one to get comfortable…

Restaurant Review – Asian-Cajun Finds a Permanent Home in Warsaw

When you step out of your vehicle in the parking lot of Warsaw’s Asian-Cajun Seafood Company restaurant, there’s one telltale sign you’ll notice immediately that will confirm you’ve made the right decision – the smell. It wafts from the insides of the waterfront building like a siren song calling out to wayward sailors, except in…

Into the Mix – Warsaw’s Asian-Cajun Restaurant

Asian-Cajun, a new restaurant in Warsaw located in the former Redwood Firewood Grill location on North Detroit St., is easing into an opening this week with a week-long soft run. The eclectic menu (click here for a draft version of it) will include seafood dishes such as fish, shrimp, lobster, seafood boils, snow crab, mussels,…

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…

The Only Reason You Need to Visit the New Oak & Alley

When you first walk through the front doors at Oak & Alley’s new location in Warsaw, you’ll be shocked if you had visited the structure in its previous life. While China’s Great Wall won’t be going anywhere anytime soon, it didn’t take long for Warsaw’s Great Wall to be history, reincarnated as the largest privately…

Restaurant Review – Become Uncorked in Rochester, Indiana

When I first heard Uncorked, a restaurant in Rochester, Indiana that describes itself as “a beer and wine bar with a Cuban twist,” had opened, I was at the same time filled with excitement and trepidation. You see, I love Cuban sandwiches and Louis Ferro, who, along with his wife Alissa, owns Uncorked, comes from…

K County Quick Bites – Fat and Skinny!

If you’re in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community, chances are you’ll see an invasion of bikes. That’s because the 15th annual Fat & Skinny Tire Fest is happening this weekend! Friday night activities will be happening in downtown Warsaw with the Saturday and Sunday events pretty much in Winona Lake. They usually have food trucks around…

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…