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Huntington County Dining

By now, you’ve read my shopping in Huntington County blog, right? What I didn’t mention were two other stops I made that were definitely highlights of the trip.

The Emporium  – Have you heard of Joseph Decuis? The Eshelman family owns this unique restaurant that is in the heart of the small town of Roanoke, Indiana and they specialize in providing a high-end restaurant experience serving Waygu beef. If you aren’t familiar, Wagyu is recognized as the finest tasting, healthiest beef in the world – and bonus – this is the only restaurant in the US that raises their own Wagyu with traditional Japanese husbandry practices — all natural, humane, drug-free, stress-free. You can read more about their fascinating story here.IMG_7533 IMG_7532But, since I was visiting during the day, I went to the Emporium – their retail store which also provides a casual lunch atmosphere. It was one-of-a-kind.IMG_7527 IMG_7529 IMG_7528Can I please recommend the sweet potato fries?IMG_7531 IMG_7530And one other stop definitely worth noting – Two EE’s Winery. For being situated in the country, the atmosphere is very urban and lively. (I even hear they have live music on the weekends!) I sampled some fine wines, but my recommendation – the plonque slushie. Mmmmm…IMG_7541 IMG_7542For more information on events, lodging and more, be sure to Visit Huntington!

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.