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Fish Dinners for Lent at Nativity of Our Savior

Fish-DinnerNativity of Our Savior is hosting a series of Lenten Fish Dinners on Fridays, February 24 through March 30. The menu features 6 butterfly breaded fried shrimp, 5 oz garlic herb baked tilapia filet, and 5 oz potato crusted baked cod.

Choice of one seafood item is $8 per meal, choice of two seafood items is $10 per meal. All dinners include potato, vegetable, salad bar, coffee and water.

Also available are pierogies: potato, cheese, or kraut, $8 per dozen or $2 for 3. Bowls of macaroni and cheese will be $3.

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Sample Artisan Edibles at Lubeznik Center's After-Hours Open House

StarfruitA celebration of food will complement current exhibitions at Lubeznik Center for the Arts' First Friday @ 5 after-hours open house on March 2 from 5-8 p.m.

Visitors to the Center will have an opportunity to taste a variety of local and organic items ranging from pasture raised meats to pastries ― and learn more about food and food production.

"I believe that letting farm animals live and behave as naturally as possible produces the healthiest most flavorful meat and eggs," says Leonard Pressel of Grandpa's Farm. "We chose the name Grandpa's Farm to help explain how we raise our animals. We tell everyone we do it the same way our Grandpa did." Pressel sells eggs and meats at Farmer's Markets in season, and will be sampling his hickory smoked ham at Lubeznik Center's First Friday event.

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How To Make a Muffin Cake

An alright demo video of Brittany showing us how to make "muffin cake". At first was supposed to be blueberry muffins. But we only had chocolate muffin mix then turned out we couldn't find the muffin tin. So we made a terrible tasting cake instead. You can't tell at all that Brittany hated the taste of it though :] By Serena D. of Morgan Township

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Chili Cook-Off to Raise Funds for the Lupus Foundation of America

Chili-Cook-OffThe Merrillvile HS Key Club and Lupus Foundation of America will host their annual chili cook-off on Saturday, March 10th, 2012. from 3-6 PM at MHS. Please enter through Entrance J.

Tickets are $5 to sample the 20 contestants chili recipes. Also on tap are our panel of celebrity judges led by Phil Potempa of the Times, appearances by Rusty the Railcat and Chick-Fil-A cow, face painting, a clown, DJ, concessions, bake sale, and an auction. All proceeds go towards education and funding for the LFA.

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Support OE at Industrial Revolution During the Month of February

oe_logoDuring the month of February 2012, tell your server at Industrial Revolution that you are there to support Opportunity Enterprises and 5% of your total sale will be donated to Opportunity Enterprises! Treat your sweetie to dinner on Valentine's Day or spend any day in February to sit down for a special meal, great food supporting a great cause.

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Local Brews Pouring Over Minds of Hoosier Drinkers

Tom Schuman of the Indiana Chamber and BizVoice magazine interviews Ted Miller of Brugge Brasserie and the Brewers of Indiana Guild about the state of craft brewing in Indiana. Furthermore, see my story in BizVoice, based on conversations with Miller, folks from Sun King Brewing and the Lafayette Brewing Co., and others.

Watch the video below!

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Chamber Debuts The Progressive Dinner

duneland-chamberThe Chesterton/Duneland Chamber of Commerce will host its first semi-annual Progressive Dinner on Wednesday, February 29th, beginning at 6pm. The event, which will replace the organization’s annual gala, will feature four different course and drink pairings selected and prepared by chefs at four of Duneland’s premier restaurants: Lucrezia, Popolano’s and Sage Restaurant, with a surprise chef appearance at Riley’s Railhouse in Chesterton. Guests will also be treated to live entertainment by Northwest Indiana’s pre-eminent musicians at each location.

Participants will be assigned to one of four parties for the event. Each party will meet at one of the four featured restaurants, and be transported throughout the evening by limo-bus. Ticket holders will be provided their starting locations via both telephone and email by February 27th.

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