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…

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…

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.

Orthocity Brewery and Smokehouse Announces Closing

In what could only be described as disappointing news to its many customers, Orthocity Brewery and Smokehouse announced on Facebook that it was closing. The announcement confirmed what I had been hearing around town but still hoping was wrong.

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…

Thanks For The Memories, Owen’s

The closing of the “old” Owen’s, located just west of downtown Warsaw, has struck a resounding chord with many people in the community. Comments lamenting the loss of another grocery store and retail outlet on that side of town and diatribes against greedy corporate suits have permeated the social media airwaves. I don’t know much…

Warsaw’s La Troje Unveils New Taco Box

Warsaw’s La Troje, a Mexican restaurant located downtown, unveiled its new taco box and it’s everything your taco-loving self has ever dreamed of. If you think Taco Tuesday should be a national holiday, well, happy holidays, my friend. This might be the best day of your life.

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…