Food ‘n’ brew
Round Barn’s foray into dining paying off big
BARODA, Mich. — If there is one thing that Baroda’s Round Barn empire has not done in its more than 20 years of operation, it is resting on its laurels.
Starting as just a humble winery run by husband and wife team Rick and Sherrie Moersch, the business has since expanded into distilling and brewing, with three facilities across southwest Michigan.
With the world of drinking nearly conquered, the venerable company at the heart of ...
From the cookbook: BBQ Chili
• 1 pound fully cooked pork BBQ
• 1 large onion, diced
• 1 can (4 ounces) diced green chilies
• 1 package (2 ounces) chili seasoning
• 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) chili beans
• 1 can (14.5 ounces) crushed tomatoes
• Sour cream, shredded cheese, chopped scallions (to garnish)
1. Thaw barbecue meat (ideally, overnight in refrigerator)
2. Saute diced onions over medium heat about 5 minutes, until translucent.
3. Add ...
From the Cookbook: Garden Medley
4 tsp. olive oil
1 green pepper, sliced
1 red pepper, sliced
3 cloves garlic, crushed and diced
2 cups cooked fresh or frozen sweet corn
1 can black beans, drained and rinsed
5 slices fried and crumbled bacon (optional)
4 tsp. apple cider vinegar
3 tsp. white sugar
salt and pepper to taste
1. In a skillet, sauté peppers, onion and garlic in olive oil.
2. Add cooked corn, black beans, bacon, salt and pepper.
3. When ...
Why I love Michiana: Alison Hayes
Niles native Allison Hayes says her broadcast journalism success is rooted in her hometown
Living in Niles, Michigan, Allison Hayes was raised on Big Ten sports.
Her love of sports in general led her to pursue a career in journalism and broadcasting.
After graduating from the University of Florida, Hayes was able to come back “home” to Michiana and became a reporter and the weekend anchor at FOX 28.
Hayes became a popular figure throughout southwest Michigan and northern ...
Behind the curtain
Morris Performing Arts Center blends historic charm with modern technology
Almost every Saturday night people from all over Michiana wait anxiously in plush seats for world-class performers to take the stage.
Couples sip happily on their drinks and snack on treats in anticipation for the show.
Surrounded by artwork from floor to ceiling, spectators comment on architecture resembling that of a European palace. Large banisters support intricately engraved boxes made for a more intimate ...
Striving for greatness
“I am the greatest.”
This statement, made famous by boxer Muhammad Ali, has taken on a new meaning in Benton Harbor thanks to a local business owner and art enthusiast.
Anna Russo-Sieber is the owner of the ARS Arts and Culture Center in the Arts District of the city. A hot spot for arts and culture, the non-profit organization and gallery is also the home of the “I Am The Greatest” Project, named for the famous mantra from the celebrity with ties to Southwest Michigan
Are you ready to share the secret of Michiana?
Welcome! You hold in your hands the premier issue of Michiana Life magazine. We hope you are as excited to get to know us as we are to showcase you and your neighbors.
What is this all about, you may ask. In essence, Michiana Life is a high-end lifestyle magazine designed to celebrate the amazing people and communities of Southwest Michigan and Northern Indiana.
In many ways, this region is the best-kept secret of the Midwest.
Well, it’s time to pull back the curtain a bit and let ...