Summer is here and Indiana Beverage has a whole slew of adult beverages to quench your thirst and add a little flavor to your summer nights. Recently, we got a chance to sample a mighty selection of these beverages, from your traditional beers, to some sweet hard sodas and some low calorie spiked sparkling waters; all perfect ways to kick back, relax, and soak in the summer.
Living just outside Chicago and with a good chunk of the community commuting into Chicago daily, most people living in the Region know how to appreciate a good steak. A good steak is thick, hearty, never cooked more than medium, and doesn’t need anything other than some salt and pepper. Being able to properly cook one is a fundamental of a good cook.
The best restaurants are the ones that feel welcoming and familiar, even when it’s your first time dining in them. Strawberry Fields Pancake House exudes such a warmth. When you walk in, you’re struck by the inviting scent of freshly brewed coffee floating from customers’ mugs on a diner-style counter. Even more inviting is the sight of the restaurant’s owner getting up from the counter to greet you.
Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grille is full of flair, fun, and something for everyone. Among those satisfied by the atmosphere of the American themed restaurant are the employees. Amanda Cavanaugh is one who looks forward to her shift each day, including the silly things, such as her name tag that says “Amanda the Queen.”
It could be 7 a.m. or 4 p.m. It could be windy and pouring or hot and humid at 98 degrees. Whatever the situation, you can count one thing: Nothing will keep the Blackbird Café regulars from their beloved coffee shop.
If anyone needed a better reason to dine at a restaurant that serves breakfast and lunch all day long, Crown Point’s Strawberry Fields Pancake House and Restaurant is prepared to give one.
A cup of java might seem like the best way to start the day, but a dish of java ice cream reigns supreme. On May 10, the Culver’s of Valparaiso team celebrated a new Flavor of the Day: Cappuccino Cookie Crumble.
At The Game, enjoy a delicious breakfast Monday through Friday. Visit www.bluechipcasino.com to view the menu. Also at The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Green Goddess Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with a beefsteak tomato, fried avocado, smoked bacon, green leaf lettuce, cheddar cheese and green goddess dressing, served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the May Beer of the Month, Revolution Sun Crusher.
On a warm Wednesday afternoon, a medley of tantalizing smells welcomed guests at the entrance of the Duneland YMCA. StoryPoint, a new independent senior living community in Chesterton, hosted one of their popular “give back” events to support their partnership with the Y. This time, tacos were on the menu.
The new Strawberry Fields Pancake House & Restaurant in Crown Point adds a whole other meaning to the word “fresh.” With friendly service, a convenient location, and a one-of-a-kind menu, this new eatery is the breakfast spot the Region has been hoping for.
The scent of sizzling lake perch, ice cold homemade root beer, the countless family dinners… Every Regioner has special memories tied in with the restaurants of yesteryear. We asked you to take a trip down nostalgia lane to revisit the beloved businesses that have since closed their doors for good and tell us which ones you wish would open their doors once more in Northwest Indiana.