Friday, February 21, 2014

Restaurant Review: Octave Grill, Chesterton, Indiana

It pays to specialize.  Octave Grill is a gourmet burger joint in old down town Chesterton. They serve a bunch of different Tallgrass beef burgers, plus veggie and grilled chicken sandwiches, some fish and not much else. All to the good, by specializing they manage to outdo every other gourmet restaurant that serves burgers in NW Indiana and that is saying something.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

News: Red Cup Cafe, Closed but New Owner

The Red Cup Cafe and Deli, in downtown Chesterton, IN is closed. However the sign in the window says there is a new owner and that it will reopen March 1st 2014.

Cool.

Restaurant Review: Tao Chen's, Chesterton, IN

Tao Chen's
532  Indian Boundary Road
Chesterton, IN 46304
(219) 926-2542
Website

Dine in or take-out. Closed Monday’s.

Frankly, I am no expert on Chinese food and I have no idea how to tell the difference between the many rich and complex sub-cuisines that make up what we, in America, lump together as “Chinese” food. Maybe, just maybe I can detect well prepared Chinese food from indifferently prepared dishes.


Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Restaurant Review: Sunrise Family Restaurant, Chesterton, Indiana

Sunrise Family Restaurant is your typical, Greek-American family restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and supper. Located at the far East end of Indian Boundary Road in Chesterton, IN they are located near St. Anthony's ER facility and several banks and stores. Parking is plentiful.


Monday, February 17, 2014

Restaurant Review: Popolano's Italian Restaurant, Chesterton, IN

Popolano's has to be one of my favourite restaurants. I like the parking, the d├ęcor, the background music, the option to dine outdoors and the food. Popolano's is a good place for a leisurely lunch or a nice supper.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Restaurant Review: Leroy's Hot Stuff, Porter, IN

The best way I can think of to characterize Leroy's Hot Stuff is a "roadhouse".  Because of the Indiana smoking laws the whole place is considered a bar with smoking allowed, and you must be 21 years old to enter.  There is however a regular dining area for breakfast, lunch and supper which is not too smoky.  The building has been there forever and has character.  You won't mistake Leroy's for a "clone bar."

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Restaurant Review: George's Gyros Spot, Chesterton, Indiana

George's is one of the "fast food" gems in northern Porter County.  Prices are reasonable, portions generous and the food is good.  In fact George's Gyros Spot, is one of the two great bargain eateries in Duneland.

Restaurant Review: Barlett's Gourmet Grill & Tavern

In the middle of the beautiful Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore along scenic, winding US Rt. 12, Bartlett's is a true destination restaurant, that is, it is worth going out of your way to dine there.  In truth it is off the beaten track but you will not mind once you are there.  It can get crowded on weekends so pick your time wisely.