5 for foodies: wine
Winter in Michiana can be an unpredictable beast, but one thing is sure: it arrives whether we want it or not.
We are fortunate to have many great wineries along the Lake Michigan shore to help us beat back the seasonal affective disorder. We got in touch with the experts at five wineries along the shore and asked them for their recommendations on wine to pair with winter this season.
12 Corners Vineyards and Winery
In order to survive the cold winter with a belly full of hearty meat ...
Tippecanoe Place combines fine dining, historic atmosphere
As soon as they witness the old stony façade as they pull into the parking lot and approach the large vintage wooden doors of restaurant’s front entrance, visitors of South Bend’s Tippecanoe Place should realize they are in not in for a typical fine dining experience.
Once the home of the powerful Studebaker family, the nearly 130-year-old mansion, located at the corner of West Washington and Taylor Street, is now home to one of the Indiana city’s most popular dining destinations — ...
5 for foodies: hot drinks
Autumn is a time for red and yellow blankets of leaves, crop harvest and, most importantly, coffee weather. There are few things as satisfying as sipping a cup of coffee — or a hot chocolate, if that’s your jam — while inside a coffee shop with fogged up windows surrounded by fellow coffee lovers. As you bundle up and prepare for the frigid chill of a Michiana winter, consider these cafés when looking for a place to warm your bones.
Clifford’s Coffee Canal
If you find yourself ...
The Rock a destination for waterfront diners
There are few pairings as strong as great good and drink — especially when combined with a breathtaking location and relaxing atmosphere.
Marcellus’ The Rock at Big Fish Lake appears to have nailed this formula perfectly. Nestled by the calm waters of Fish Lake in Cass County, the restaurant provides customers with a pleasurable experience for their eyes and mouths alike.
Since opening more than four years ago, The Rock has established itself as a destination for not just residents of ...
Benton Harbor restaurant has unique mission
Walking into Mosaic On Main, one is struck by the brightness of the room, shown both in the design, the clean shine, and the exuberance of those behind the counter.
Entry to the building is greeted by smiling faces, welcoming hellos, the smells of fresh coffee and the eclectic, locally sourced, cooked to order menu.
The community-minded eatery is housed at 325 W. Main St. in Benton Harbor, a location which has seen numerous restaurants come and go, but it is the intention of those who work ...
5 for foodies bakeries
Few things in life are more satisfying that freshly baked desserts.
Holiday baking season is around the corner, but if you want to avoid heating up your kitchen during the dog days of summer, Michiana has dozens of different, excellent bakeries to explore. Whether you are someone who is looking to have a wedding catered, or you want a quick snack before work, these five bakeries are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.
Sean Wojtkowski, owner of Indulgence, has been baking ...
In the Kitchen: Conway’s a popular breakfast, lunch destination in Three Oaks
Situated on a quiet street in Three Oaks’ downtown, visitors to the Harbor Country community can often find the inside of the small, white farmhouse-looking building packed to the gills on weekends, with lines sometimes extending out the doors.
The coffee shop known as Conway’s has established itself as a spot for locals and visitors to Three Oaks alike to gather for breakfast and lunch — and not just for the restaurant’s freshly roasted coffee or its selection of dishes from across ...
5 for Foodies: Michiana seafood restaurants to get hooked on this summer
We may live in the Midwest, but with Lake Michigan so close folks in Michiana are able to ditch the corn fields in favor of the open water. The oppressive summer heat and humidity that sweeps into the area begs for lighter meals, and there are few light meals as satisfying as seafood. Here are a couple of places where us Midwesterners can get a taste of the coast at home.
1: Lakehouse Restaurant and Bar
Located a stone’s throw from Lake Michigan, this restaurant easily boasts the best ...
New Buffalo’s first brewery finds a home in a former church
Less than a mile from the glittering waters and sandy beaches of Lake Michigan is a white church with a steeple and a unique congregation.
It might seem a bit sacrilegious, but at the new Beer Church brewery in New Buffalo it is easy to taste how beer can be a religious experience.
Since March, Beer Church, the first brewery in New Buffalo, has opened its doors and welcomed those with a thirst for craft beer.
The church’s resurrection began when co-owners John Lustina and Jane Simon ...
South Bend’s Purple Porch Co-op thrives on farm-to-table business
The sun was shining in fat golden beams through the large glass windows of South Bend’s Purple Porch Co-op on a crisp winter day.
Customers browsed between aisles eyeing varieties of fresh produce, taking great care to inspect each label.
Myles Robertson, the local foods purchaser for the co-op, emerged from the back room clad in an apron and wearing a smile.
Myles, who has been with the co-op since 2010, has worn a lot of different aprons in his time, which has included customer service ...