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Attendees Travel from Near and Far to Enjoy Michigan City Food Truck Festival


If you were anywhere near Michigan City on Saturday, you probably caught a whiff of the sweet and savory smells coming from the city’s 3rd Annual Food Truck Festival. With the aromas of fresh dishes from 17 different food trucks permeating the air, it was enough to make anybody’s taste buds water.

Guests were treated to a variety of delicious eats, ranging from sugary mini donuts to tangy barbecue and cultural cuisines like Edgar Gonzalez’ truck, ‘Rico Suave.’

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“This is our second year coming out here,” Gonzalez said. “Last year we came in a tent, so this is a step up for us. We just got our truck this May,...

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Culinary students get real-world experience at Patrick's Grille


In an effort to prepare the future workforce of the food industry—and scout out potential future employees—Patrick’s Grille team members work closely with La Porte County Career and Technical Education, housed at the A.K. Smith Career Center. The high school differs from others in that it places students on a fast track to their careers, offering hands-on learning opportunities and real-world work experience. Credits can be transferred to two or four-year colleges, and students can earn additional certifications to help secure jobs fresh out of high school.

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Deluxe Bloody Marys are the latest savory trend in the Region


Stop by any restaurant, and you’ll begin to notice with increasing frequency the trend of deluxe Bloody Marys. The savory cocktail isn’t just a hair-of-the-dog brunch fixture anymore. Now, you can order a Bloody Mary for your main course. Skewers stacked high with olives, pickles, sausage, cheese, bacon, peppers, even whole cheeseburgers adorn these decadent drinks, which have become staples on menus everywhere.

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Offshore, the largest rooftop deck in the country, opens atop iconic Navy Pier this month


Prepare for brand new views of Chicago’s magnificent skyline with the official opening of Offshore, the nation’s largest rooftop built for Chicago and its locals atop one of the city’s most iconic buildings, Navy Pier, this May. Offshore, a stunning, chic 36,000 sq. ft. all-seasons/all-weather venue will offer Chicagoans a full-service luminous bar and world-class kitchen, terraces, seven cozy fire pits, an entertainment and gaming area, and multiple large social gathering spaces. Sure to be one of the city’s and the country’s hottest destinations, this sexy and sophisticated space sits on the third floor atop Navy Pier’s Festival Hall at 1000 East Grand, and offers panoramic, unmatched views of Lake Michigan and the city skyline.

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Sand Creek Country Club welcomes families and friends to beloved Easter brunch


Families and loved ones gathered at Sand Creek Country Club to celebrate Easter Sunday. Guests enjoyed an array of lunch, breakfast, and dessert options including an omelet station, prime rib carving station, breakfast buffet, dessert table, and more.

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Four Winds Casino Resort invites residents to Uncork and Unwind at 5th annual wine tasting event


Glasses clinked and music filled the air for the exclusive Uncork and Unwind event at the Silver Creek Event Center at Four Winds Casino Resort in New Buffalo, Michigan.

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Patrick’s Grille, Matey’s Bar, Bartlett’s Fish Camp and Barker Pub host Which Mule Will Rule?


With summer on the way, many people are looking for a tasty and refreshing summer drink. For four local bars and restaurants, today was a chance to bring their version of a classic summer refreshment, the Moscow Mule, to Patrick’s Grille to see which mule would rule.

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Patrick's Catering & Events delivers high-end service on any scale


After 20 years in the dining and event planning industry, Julie Krause knows a good catering venture when she finds one. The former general manager of Patrick’s Grille is using her expertise to spearhead Patrick’s Catering & Events, a new business rising to meet the demand for a high-quality catering service in the area.

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Dining Specials Offered at Blue Chip Casino Hotel & Spa this April

Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017 Celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 21, with a Prime Rib Brunch at Options from 8am to 11am for $22.99 plus tax, and a Prime Rib and Seafood Dinner buffet from Noon to 8pm for $26.99 plus tax. Add a one-pound bucket of snow crab for $9.99.

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Cape Line beverages make for perfect summer sippers


Spiked seltzers have become increasingly popular over the past several years. A lighter alternative to beer, and a less sweet alternative to flavored malt beverages (FMBs) like Mike’s Hard Lemonade, spiked seltzers let drinkers sip and excuse the worries of typical headaches and calories. While some have found spiked seltzers too bland enjoy with sincerity, Indiana Beverage just began distributing a new line of beverages that cuts through this outlook — Cape Line.

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Albano's Villa pulls Michigan City natives home

Hometowns. We all have them. And we all have stories about them. The spots we claimed with high school friends, to the homestyle restaurants that can be justified only if you ate there. For those who grew up in Michigan City, one place in particular has impacted them for generations: Albano’s Villa.

No matter how bittersweet it has been for those who have moved away from Michigan City, Albano's has a way of helping them keep a piece of their home town close at heart.

Michigan City native Lorna Jens and her husband Eric Jens deliver their favorite pizza all the way to their new home state of Georgia - literally!

2019albanospizza“Every time we visit we load up on pizzas, freeze them, and send them to Georgia,” Lorna Jens...

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