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Joy of baking

Posted on Apr 23, 2020 in Indiana Eats

Bringing joy to others matters — now more than ever. And Olivia Luse of Lebanon, Indiana, enjoys spreading joy — one baking sheet at a time. Through her on-line cookie business, Backroad Baker, Luse makes, bakes and creates custom decorated edible works of art that look as awe-worthy on her Instagram page as they do… Continue reading.

The Post with the most

Posted on Mar 25, 2020 in Indiana Eats

On those days when you aren’t quite sure what you’re craving, The Post Restaurant and Bar in Tell City just might be the perfect dining option. Its eclectic menu includes burgers and other sandwiches, homemade soup, wings, Italian fare and Tell City Fish Tacos, the favorite dish of Rep. Stephen Bartels. The tacos feature hand-breaded… Continue reading.

Good to the bone

Posted on Feb 19, 2020 in Indiana Eats

This St. Patrick’s Day take a trip to Ireland — Ireland, Indiana, that is.  But don’t head to this small town in Dubois County for an Irish Stew and Colcannon dinner. The Hoosier state’s Ireland is synonymous with fried chicken from The Chicken Place.  Yes, this purveyor of good old-fashioned skillet-fried chicken, made fresh to… Continue reading.

Unforgettable dining experience

Posted on Jan 27, 2020 in Indiana Eats

Restaurant reviewers on have named it Indiana’s number one restaurant. It has consistently earned Wine Spectator magazine’s “Best of Award of Excellence” honor. The culinary buzz certainly inspires foodies looking for an unforgettable dining experience to flock to tiny Roanoke, Indiana, and take a seat at the renowned Joseph Decuis gourmet restaurant.    Invariably,… Continue reading.

Classic fare

Posted on Dec 19, 2019 in Indiana Eats

Tiny Kentland, Indiana (estimated population: 1,676), has a huge culinary attraction: an elegant, upscale restaurant that serves discerning diners from far and near. The Old Colonial Inn, located on Kentland’s downtown courthouse square, offers an unforgettable gastronomic experience of classic fare, excellent service and a perfect venue. Rep. Sharon Negele is an Old Colonial Inn… Continue reading.

Santa’s got a sweet tooth!

Posted on Nov 25, 2019 in Indiana Eats

No need to leave a plate of cookies for Santa later this month. He already has his pick of delectable sweets at Santa’s Candy Castle in the Spencer County town named after him. Since the jolly old soul is also hospitable, he invites you to visit and indulge in an overwhelming variety of candy and… Continue reading.

Tenderloin and onion rings at Nick's Kitchen

Indiana Eats: Nick’s Kitchen

Posted on Oct 24, 2019 in Indiana Eats

No political campaign was ever won on an empty stomach. Between photo ops of chowing down with the voting public to simply needing the energy to sustain a long campaign, folks running for office just naturally gravitate to down-home restaurants serving up stick-to-your ribs kind of meals. In Huntington, such a place is Nick’s Kitchen,… Continue reading.

Huber Restaurant Photo

Family fare

Posted on Oct 02, 2019 in Indiana Eats

By Richard G. Biever A year ago, a cloud of uncertainty hung over the future of the fertile u-pick fields and home-style meals of Joe Huber’s Family Farm & Restaurant. The iconic agritourism destination atop the rolling knobs of Starlight was brought to a very public auction by a division in the family-run business. But… Continue reading.

Cork ‘n Cleaver: Setting the bar

Posted on Sep 01, 2019 in Indiana Eats

It isn’t every day that a steak place gets rave reviews for its salad bar. But Cork ‘n Cleaver, an institution in Fort Wayne (it opened in 1974), is renowned for its 52-item salad bar which State Rep. Bob Morris calls “the best salad bar in the state.” The recommendation comes with good reason. Besides… Continue reading.

Magically delicious

Posted on Jul 30, 2019 in Indiana Eats

Creativity reigns on Voodoo Public House’s menu. And foodie fans of this popular Peru eatery couldn’t be happier with the culinary magic Rose Ryan, chef and co-owner, performs in the kitchen. For example, with the inspired addition of bacon and truffle oil, deviled eggs are elevated beyond your standard summer picnic fare. Sure, the restaurant’s… Continue reading.

Prime Dining

Posted on Jul 02, 2019 in Indiana Eats

Family-owned restaurants are a rarity in these days of chain eatery domination. But The Saratoga in downtown Terre Haute has been lovingly run by the Malooley family since 1942.  Back then, Joe Malooley purchased the restaurant from local attorney George Nasser. Nasser was the brother-in-law of Joe’s brother, Abe. When Abe returned home from serving… Continue reading.

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