Category Archives: Dining

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Hilltop Neighborhood House Announces Soup Day

     Hilltop Neighborhood House is very excited to invite organizations to participate in celebrating their 22n Annual “Heartwarming Soups and Hometown Entertainment” community dinner on Friday, March 4th, 2022 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm.      This dinner has become a “Signature” event for them. They hope to have 20 or more different restaurants…

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Charles Dickens Holiday Show! Munster

     Tribune Newspaper Columnist Philip Potempa and his longtime editor/collaborator Crista Zivanovic, will be seated on a stage in the ballroom where guests see everything unfolding right from their table seats during a fast-paced 55-minute show salute to Charles Dickens’ holiday classic “A Christmas Carol.”       2021 Show Dates are Thursday, Dec 2nd,…

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Try One of These Spooky Recipies

With Halloween right around the corner, it’s time for Halloween parties, trick-or-treating and more ghoulish fun. If you’re tired of the same party food at your work potluck or school event, try one of these spooky Halloween recipes from Blain’s Farm & Fleet.      Stacked Jack-O-Lanterns Mini Donuts – Create a cute mini tower of pumpkins…

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Chefs Around the Table

Join us for this fabulous night of food and fun while raising money to strengthen families and support children throughout Porter County. Let your tastebuds be tempted by the 78 amateur chefs who will prepare samplings of their favorite recipe for you to try on Thursday, October 14th, 2021. All proceeds from Chefs 2021 directly…

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Different Ways Customers Annoy Servers

Different Ways Customers Annoy Servers

In the age of smartphones, people can exist in their own private bubbles, and too often, folks ignore the world around them. The casualties of this carelessness are usually people in the service industry who have to put up with rudeness every day. If you want to make the world better for servers, read these…

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Outdoor Dining in Northwest Indiana

      Our Comprehensive Overview of fine Northwest Indiana.  Please note, these are mostly high-end restaurant with positive reviews worth the drive, we did not include fast food places.      •  Bistro 54, 54 Main St.,  Hobart, 947-2817,, open Thur. – Sat. only, full bar, Quaint old house on the waterfront with…

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Tailgating 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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Valentines Dinner & A Movie – Munster

Special Valentine’s Weekend Movie & Dinner Night at the CVPA! Date: Saturday, February 13 5:30 pm – Doors open with cash bar 6 pm – Dinner 7 pm – Movie starts Location: CVPA Ballroom It’s the 20th Anniversary of the romantic 2000 film “Chocolat,” starring Johnny Depp, Dame Judi Dench, Juliette Binoche and Eva Marie…

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Downtown Highland’s Monthly Restaurant Crawl

     During the coronavirus pandemic after the state shuttered their dining rooms it’s been a challenging time for restaurants.      The Highland Redevelopment Commission and the Highland Main Street Association is “cooking up” a monthly restaurant crawl on the Last Tuesday of every month.      Starting on January 2th, 2022 at 5…

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Valparaiso Parking & Picnic Tables Help Downtown Restaurants Amid Covid19

In March, city of Valparaiso implemented a number of 15 minute spaces to encourage carry-out and curbside pickup for our local downtown restaurants. The 15 minute parking spaces allow for quick trips for carry out and curbside pickup, shopping, and services that have become important to local businesses during the pandemic. Due to the outcry…

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