Category Archives: Restaurants

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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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Share the Love in Hammond Indiana

The City of Hammond has launched their “Share the Love” program where Hammond restaurants and venues are offering Valentine’s Specials to present a “share the love” this Valentine’s Weekend  from area Restaurants. Patrons are encouraged to visit the City of Hammond’s website where they will post special offers the beginning of February. Or, visit this…

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Hammond Seeking Restaurants for Valentine’s “Share the Love”

The City of Hammond is gathering Hammond restaurants to present a “share the love” this Valentine’s Weekend with specials from area Restaurants. Patrons are encouraged to visit the City of Hammond’s website where they will post special offers the beginning of February. Or, visit this page as we update this post with new information and…

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Long Term Effects of $15 Minimum Wage

    Just in time for next week’s likely House vote on a federal $15 minimum wage, the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office has come out with a caustic report on the consequences of the policy.       New proposals to dramatically increase the minimum wage suddenly is receiving pushback from critics who say this could…

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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 Feb 23, March 30th, April…

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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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Businesses to Re-Think Marketing During Pandemic Downturn

    The recent forced closures and Pandemic Downturn forces businesses to re-think their Marketing efforts.       As stated in the Northwest Indiana Business Magazine  “The rule still stands that you should never do just one media. It’s a committed mix over time,” Julie Olthoff of VIA Marketing in Merrillville said. “It takes six weeks for…

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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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Winey Beach Cafe Approaches 15 years In Business!

by Tim Bandura      With the full onset of winter, and if a tropical vacation is not on the schedule for you this year, a trip to Downtown Whiting’s Winey Beach Café may, at the very least, put you in a Florida-state of mind.  With its Floridian inspired menu and drinks, you’re sure to feel…

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Lansing Country Club Public Happenings In April

GOLF UPDATES Where else can you tee-off in Illinois and putt in Indiana?? Only on Lansing Country Club’s infamous 7th hole! The course will be open to the public every Monday (April – September; excluding holidays, weather permitting). Costs will be $25 with a cart before 11am; $20 with a cart after 11am (EXCLUDING holidays).…

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