Earlier this month, the team behind Indianapolis coffee shop Georgia Street Grind brought another coffee brand to life: Bovaconti Coffee. With an upscale, vintage-style interior featuring plenty of exposed brick, painted tile ceilings and custom tile work, the multiroaster cafe reflects the historic character of the building in which it sits, as we...

Whether you visit Comfort Roast Coffee House and Cafe for a good cup of coffee, a soothing tea or a breakfast, lunch or dinner meal, you'll find many interesting selections to choose from on the menu. The coffee house/cafe, located on 119th Street in Whiting, is a cozy establishment. Its setting features traditional tables and chairs but also cushi...

The owner of a defunct downtown restaurant that focused on specialty diets plans to open an Italian restaurant at the same location early next month. Pomodoro—Italian for “tomato”—will open at 15 E. Maryland St., which until June was occupied by Nook, a restaurant that served food catering to diners who were on the paleo, Whole 30 or keto diets. Th...

Chea Carmack doesn’t care if customers want pizza. “That I don’t have and will never have,” Carmack said with folded arms. “It’s too American.” The same applies to staples like fettuccini alfredo and spaghetti and meatballs. “We’re not Fazoli’s,” she said, her eyes gleaming in the light of a new storefront home for the food truck she’s managed with...

Garlic helps fend off the vampires, or so the belief goes. Or the bad breath may just make your friends want to keep their distance. Garlic and much more is packed into the Vampire Slayer burger served at Figure Eight Brewing, 150 S. Washington St. The hefty peppercorn burger comes stacked with roasted garlic mayo, tomato relish and a parmesan blen...

The best sandwich spot in Indiana is right here in the Region. Panini Panini in Michigan City was named the best sandwich spot by Buzzfeed and Yelp. Buzzfeed used an algorithm to rank Yelp reviews to determine the best sandwich spot in every state and the District of Columbia. The top 51 sandwich spots nationwide included Nini's Deli in Chicago and...

The Cesare Battisti Lodge of Schererville, Indiana, will celebrate its centennial in grand fashion at a Nov. 9 gala. The event will include an antipasti table, traditional Italian dinner and live entertainment featuring the sounds of the Jersey Boys, Rat Pack & Motown. Tickets are $60 per person with open bar; formal attire is required. Formed in 1...

Traditional Italian recipes star on the menu at Giovanni's. The restaurant, which was established in 1966, is located on Ridge Road in Munster. Its menu features many of the dishes that have been favorites through the years at the eatery. Entering Giovanni's is like walking into an old friend's house. One also feels like you've stepped into a time...

If there’s one thing that carries through to Oliva’s Restaurant today, it’s history — both family history and local history. The restaurant, owned by Pat and Vicki Oliva, opened Feb. 8, 2010, but the Oliva family knew about the property long before, Vicki Oliva says. Pat’s father, also Pat Oliva, operated The Silver Bar out of the location from 197...

When Papa Joe’s Casa de Pasta in Mishawaka was extensively damaged after a fire in 2016, the owners decided not to reopen the restaurant. Soon after, the city of Mishawaka purchased the land where it once sat for its future plans of widening Union Street, but dedicated fans of the restaurant were left wondering what was next. Kristina Ungerecht,...