Category Archives: Dining

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 September 29th at 5 p.m.…

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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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Don Quijote To Raise Money for Meals On Wheels

Don Quijote Restaurante presents their Annual “Benefit Dinner” Curbside to raise $20,000 for the VNA Porter County Meals on Wheels program. Since mid-March, Meals on Wheels has seen a 57% increase in need and anticipates it will only continue to rise. In an effort to meet the need a new walk-in refrigerator is necessary to…

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New Restaurant Opens Downtown Valparaiso!

     With Cafe 306’s Floridian inspired menu and desserts, you’re sure to feel like you’ve landed on the beach without leaving the Region. If a tropical vacation is not on the schedule for you this year, a trip to Downtown Valparaiso’s Café 306 may, at the very least, put you in a Florida-state of mind. …

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Fair Food Finds

Since the cancellation of ALL Local County Fairs, several vendors and food trucks are getting creative in bringing their products to the public. Here are just a few locations, and we are looking for more places to add each weekend! Please email us if you spot any on your travels in Northwest Indiana! This blog…

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Local Restaurants Offering Delivery And Pick UP!

Please help our Area Restaurants. You want them to still be here when this is all over, so they need your support now during this crisis!  Here’s a List of Area Restaurants Offering Delivery, Curbside, and Pick up, Check It OUT! CHESTERTON: • El Cantarito Mexican Cuisine, Carry Out – 728-6962 25 % OFF! –…

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Breakfast at Emerald Green Restaurant

by Gayle Faulkner Kosalko      It’s a beautiful weekend and a great breakfast experience is your ultimate goal. So where do you go for something different?      Well, now you can spend a leisurely Saturday or Sunday morning breakfasting at The Emerald Green Restaurant at The Lost Marsh from 8a.m to Noon.  …

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El Taco Real – Mexican Restaurant

     El Taco Real began in 1972 by Raymundo Alcorta Garcia and his wife Esther Anguiano Garcia, because her cooking was “good enough to be served in a restaurant.” It soon became a family business utilizing their son Raymundo and daughters Lillie and Maria and many relatives to prep, cook, wait, lay tile, paint, repair…

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Valparaiso Chocolate Walk

Join Valparaiso Events for a day of chocolate bliss! The 8th Annual Chocolate Walk is a chocolate lover’s dream. Ticket holders will be able to visit some of Downtown Valparaiso’s treasured destinations and receive a tasty chocolate sample at each one. Since this is a “walk” you can take your time to stroll through beautiful…

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Valentines In Northwest Indiana

FOR AN ENTIRE LIST OF VALENTINES EVENTS CLICK HERE!     Whether its’s a Night out with your sweetheart or a Daddy Daughter Dance with the kids, or a family outing, we’ve got you covered.      Valentines is the first real Holiday of the year, and folks get cabin fever easily – so Northwest…

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