For Jeff Ford, the path to a successful culinary career began in the back of a catering company’s semi-trailer. He perfected his chicken frying technique there when he was just 17 and that led to stints as sous chef and executive chef at various country clubs and restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky. In 2006, he… Continue reading.
Speedway, Indiana, may most famously be known as the home of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. But race fans shouldn’t overlook the town’s six-block long downtown area just walking distance from the south end of the track for a taste of small-town charm and a comparatively large selection of podium-caliber restaurants to satisfy a variety of… Continue reading.
Tapas dining — the Spanish concept of ordering small plates of food that can be shared with others at your table — is gaining popularity with diners who enjoy sampling a little this and a little that. Since opening in 2010, Habana Blues Tapas Restaurant, housed in a converted bank building in New Albany, has… Continue reading.
At FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale in Fortville, the food may be good but it’s the entire dining experience that is the true focus. An on-trend farmhouse chic décor, occasional live music, and an imaginative rotating menu focused on elevated comfort food have drawn hungry Hoosiers to this over-21 establishment in Hancock County for over five… Continue reading.
By Jennifer Barger Nestled in the heart of the Village of Winona, overlooking the Winona Lake canal, you’ll find Cerulean Restaurant, home to superlative sushi, bountiful bento boxes, and delectable desserts that will tantalize your taste buds. Get a load of some of these desserts: crème brulee bread pudding, chocolate pralines crunch, blood orange sorbet…. Continue reading.
The Rod and Gun Steakhouse in Rosedale offers diners something that most restaurants can’t — a tasty steak dinner plus a side of scandalous history. Located just north of Terre Haute on the Wabash River, the restaurant — originally called the Spring Brook Rod and Gun Club — opened in 1921. A favorite hangout of… Continue reading.
Italian food is comfort food for many of us. It warms our souls and stomachs, and tantalizes our taste buds. In Vincennes, Procopio’s Pizza and Pasta is the first choice for diners looking for Old World flavors in a comfortable setting. Established in 2006, the family-owned business, run by Procopio Palazzolo and Kristen Maeder, is… Continue reading.
By Jennifer Barger Warsaw, Indiana, is home to a lot of great things. There are some pretty sweet parks, an exceptional greenway, an evolving downtown, a LOT of lakes, and a population of dreamers who just keep making this town better. A slightly less well-known fact is that Warsaw is also home to the most… Continue reading.
At a time when traveling beyond our borders is not an option, one of the best cures for wanderlust is to sample cuisines of other countries. And one of the best restaurants to enjoy authentic German cuisine right here in the Hoosier state is The Sherman, a combination bar/restaurant/hotel in Batesville. Formerly known as The… Continue reading.
Not that you need an excuse to enjoy a rich and creamy milkshake, but Sept. 12 is the designated day to raise a toast to everyone’s favorite sweet indulgence. Celebrate National Chocolate Milkshake Day by popping into one of these 10 Hoosier ice cream shops that offer exceptional chocolate shakes. The Chocolate MooseBloomington, Nashville |… Continue reading.
Finding your favorite tender-to-the-bone barbecue ribs may be is as easy as heading to the rustically decorated shack by the railroad tracks in Lizton, Indiana. Rusted Silo Southern BBQ and Brew House, a converted package liquor store located off I74, boasts a rotating smoker filled with hickory and cherry wood that transforms meats like ribs,… Continue reading.
Locally-owned, family friendly, convenient … and yummy food, of course. When we’re choosing a place to eat, these important considerations lead us to our eventual favorite restaurants. Papa’s Grill in Columbus ticks all those boxes — and some more, too. Established in 2008, Papa’s is tucked away in a small strip mall on State Road… Continue reading.
Though it’s only been open a little more than a year, Harry Stuff Brewing Company has attracted quite a following, and not just from craft brewery aficionados. Located in Wawaka in northeast Indiana and served electrically by Noble REMC, Harry Stuff is renowned not only for its inspired beer selections but for its tasty flatbread,… Continue reading.