Month: November 2014

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 […]

From the cookbook: BBQ Chili

Ingredients • 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 […]

From the Cookbook: Garden Medley

Ingredients 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]