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This Restaurant Serves Farm-to-Table Flavors You Have to Taste to Believe

A couple of years ago, I had planned to take my visiting brother & sister-in-law to The Restaurant at Walhill Farm in Batesville but they ate so much lunch that they decided to forego dinner. It’s taken me a while Read more >

Candy Lovers Flock To This Indiana Candy Factory

As my children get older and are now 11 and 14, I find that it’s harder to find family outings that get them really excited. That is until we headed north to the Valparaiso/Merrillville area on a pilgrimage for candy. Ask Read more >

The 5 Stops Everyone Must Make in Kokomo

My kids and I recently spent the day in Kokomo and despite it being a horribly rainy day, we had a fantastic time exploring the city and it’s treasures. Prior to the trip, I was guided to a lengthy list of Read more >

Wine, Dine & Unwind at This Historic Farm & Winery

When you’re in southeast Indiana and ask people what to do, I guarantee someone will say, “You need to visit Stream Cliff Farm.” People visit Stream Cliff for all kinds of reasons: to dine, taste wine, buy plants, enjoy the Read more >

The Farm-to-Fork BBQ That Revitalized This Small Town

I’ve been hearing rumblings for a while about a small town in northeast Indiana that is home to a barbecue place that serves up food so good it will blow your mind. So after yet another recent recommendation from friends about Read more >

4 Batesville Shops Locals Have Loved for Nearly 400 Years

I hadn’t visited Batesville for a while and wanted to see the new renovations at The Sherman so I picked up a couple of friends and headed up SR 129 to check things out. A theme of sorts began to Read more >

Landlocked? Don’t Tell These 9 Indiana Seafood Spots

Spring can mean Seafood or Vegetarian meal options so Indiana Foodways Alliance has made a list of meatless delicious Indiana seafood spots within the landlocked Hoosier State. Check out IFA’s entire Here Fishy Fishy Food Trail. Coody Brown’s in LaGrange Read more >

This Southern Indiana Brewery has Great Beer & Amazing Food

  For a while now, I’ve wanted to visit Great Crescent Brewery in Aurora. Not just for the artisan crafted beer but to try their food – all housemade including the Canadian bacon & corned beef! I called my trusty Read more >

Back 40 Junction: Homemade Dining You Won’t Soon Forget

There’s something so gratifying about filling your stomach with a home cooked dinner. Mix that with an all-you-can-eat experience at one of the best buffets in the state it’s an experience you won’t soon forget. One meal at the Back 40 Read more >

3 Must-Stop Food Destinations in Shipshewana & Middlebury

With the largest flea market in the Midwest, quaint shops, antique stores, places for mouth-watering family style meals and all-things Amish, a trip to Shipshewana should most certainly be on every Hoosier’s bucket list. This Northeast Indiana destination is filled with plenty Read more >