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…

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…

Savor K County: The Kirkendall Family

If you’ve frequented any of the locally-owned restaurants in the Warsaw/Winona Lake community, chances are pretty good you’ve run into a member of the Kirkendall family. Owners of the 100 plus year old Warsaw Cut Glass, three members of the family – parents Randy and Linda and daughter Lauren, agreed to be featured in the…

Getting Schooled at One Ten Craft Meatery’s Cooking Classes

My article on the cooking classes at Warsaw’s One Ten Craft Meatery, a restaurant located downtown across from the courthouse, originally appeared on Flavor 574 in September 2015. The monthly classes are still occurring, a testament to their popularity. Taking a break during the busy summer months, the cooking classes will resume soon. Have you…

Streven Distilling and the Strive for a Passion

The idea that Warsaw, Indiana-based Streven Distilling’s Streven Vodka will be replacing Tito’s or Ketel One on the shelves of your favorite local watering holes anytime soon might be a stretch for this start up distiller. However, that hasn’t prevented owner Mitch Miller from striving to achieve the same quality you would expect from those…

Oak & Alley to Open Second Restaurant in Former Great Wall Location

As if the language on the sign outside Great Wall’s location on Center St. in Warsaw wasn’t enough of an indicator, Oak & Alley will soon be moving into the recently closed restaurant. Previously thought to be vacating its current location in the alley behind Three Crowns Coffee on Buffalo St. in downtown Warsaw, Oak…

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…