Category Archives: Cooking

Olga’s Place Expands to Downtown Valparaiso

Olga’s Place is a mother daughter locally owned restaurant with two locations that started in Westville Indiana and recently opened a second location in the popular Downtown Valparaiso District. WESTVILLE LOCATION: 219-785-7100 454 W. Main Street, Wesville Don’t let the exterior fool you, once inside, you’ll feel like you’re in a fine dining restaurant! The…

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Northwest Indiana Steakhouses and Steak Restaurants

      Our Comprehensive Overview of fine Northwest Indiana steakhouses and Steak Restaurants presents the top spots to get sizzling sirloin and fiery fillets – rare, medium, well — to enhance your eating out experience. It’s very common today, to go to a restaurant and someone in your party wants to have a steak…

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Football Tailgate Party Recipes from Blain’s Farm & Fleet

Football pre-season is underway, and that means tailgate parties! While you cheer for your favorite team, you need something delicious to snack on. If you’re tired of the same dips and wings at every tailgate party, look no further. Blain’s Farm & Fleet has put together some new recipes for you to try out this…

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Freddy’s Steakhouse Named Top 10 in Indiana

Freddy’s Steakhouse in Hammond Indiana, was recently named the Top Ten steakhouses of Indiana by the bestofIndiana website. Only one other steakhouse was named from Northwest Indiana.      Freddy’s Steakhouse in Hammond, Indiana, has a been favorite among Hammond residents and Indiana residents for almost half a century. They have quality steaks and fresh, baked…

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From the Farm with Phil Potempa “Harvest Edition”

A New program filled with tasty recipes,  fun games and exciting prizes! Join columnist and cookbook author Phil Potempa for a feast of fun and surprises as he recreates on stage the charm and traditions of the family farm kitchen he writes about each week in his popular “From the Farm” newspaper column. Phil, joined by…

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Festa Italiana – Aug. 25th And 26th

Festa Italiana will be held from 5 to 11 p.m. Aug 25 and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Aug. 26th at Villa Cesare in Schererville, Indiana. Admission is FREE. A variety of Italian favorites will be available including pizza, Italian sausage, Italian beef, arancini (rice ball), meatball sandwiches and specialty desserts. A beer garden, featuring…

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Porter County Fair Begins July 19th

The Porter county Fair Begins on Thursday, July 19th and runs through Saturday, July 28th. New this year are educational displays and a school bus figure 8 derby in the grandstand. “You have to stop by and see the American Heritage Exhibit, the Recycling Exhibits and the Re-purposed Exhibits,” stated Claudia Hoagman, 4-H Exhibit Judge.…

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Griffith Hosts Blues Festival

Griffith’s Central Park will transform into a three-day blues festival with sixteen blues bands, more than a dozen BBQ vendors and craft beer on June 29, June 30th and July 1st, 2018. The Broad Street Blues Festival kicks off June 29 at 5:00 p.m. and continues June 30th from 1:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and…

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Pierogi Festival Returns to Whiting

The Pierogi Festival family is wacky and wonderful and held this year from July 27th – July 29th, 2018 in downtown Whiting, Indiana. You’ll find a life-size Polish pastry or Mr. Pierogi himself and a cast of characters that has grown over the years. Where else can you see grown women dressed up like our…

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Farmers Markets

One thing Northwest Indiana has plenty of is Farmers Markets. Over the years, these markets have changed from your old time venue to be more up-scale and popular activity for young and old. Some have live music, Craft Beer, Arts and Crafts and even Antiques!  So support your local farmers, you’ll find all kinds of…

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