Category Archives: Restaurants

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List of Restaurants Participated in the Taste of Hobart

Experience the tantalizing Taste of Downtown Hobart! Indulge in an evening filled with laughter, mouthwatering delights, and a sense of community. Gather your friends and join us as we embark on a culinary journey through our vibrant downtown district. In groups of 10, we will savor delectable dishes from 10 of our finest local eateries.…

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Don Quijote Raises Money for New Hilltop Mission Kitchen

     It was a “sold out” event tonight for the Hilltop Neighborhood House “A Place At Our Table” Capital Campaign kick off event at Don Quijote in Valparaiso. Hilltop will begin construction on building a standing SOUP kitchen building in the spring of 2023. This event would not have been available except for the…

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Hilltop Neighborhood House Announces Soup Day

     Hilltop Neighborhood House is very excited to invite organizations to participate in celebrating their 23rd Annual “Heartwarming Soups and Hometown Entertainment” community dinner on Wednesday, March 1st, 2023 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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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.   • 219 Taproom, 109 S. 3rd St., 219-728-1381, Website. •  Bistro On the Greens, 299 W. Johnson Rd., LaPorte, 219-575-7275, Overlooking the greens of Legacy…

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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 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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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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