Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... J. B. Hunter stores? The Hunter stores had restaurants and beauty parlors to go along with all kinds of merchandise offerings. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle USA TODAY NETWORK Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 28, 2018 CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE Amidst the recent news of retail carnage – with Sears, Kmart, Bon Ton and others closing stores – we look back this week at another retailer that used to be in … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … J. B. Hunter stores?
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TASTE TEST: Dream of the '90s alive in Tomato Bar's Porklandia Remember when people were eating pizza? Vegan pizza, gluten-free pizza? Pizza with a spicy alfredo base, a pesto base, an oil and garlic base? Pizza topped with portobello mushrooms, hardwood-smoked bacon, artichoke hearts and goat cheese?There's a place where that idea still exists as a reality. And I've been there.The tomato sauce never runs dry at Tomato Bar, a modern pizzeria with locations at 79 U.S. 41 in Schererville and 2310 Laporte Ave. in Valparaiso.Cory and Blair Muro, the duo that's also behind Ricochet Tacos and The Market in Valparaiso, run the gourmet pizzeria where chefs toss spinning discs of dough in an open kitchen that features a custom-made 3,000 BTU rotating oven, a Homer Simpson Pez dispenser and a Stormtrooper standing sentinel next to a can of ingredients.Tomato Bar specializes in "outside-the-box" pizzas like The Buff, which includes a Buffalo sauce base, … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Dream of the ’90s alive in Tomato Bar’s Porklandia. Le Peep in Valpo offers brunch for the whole family.
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest Whatever Happened to ... the VIP Ocean Club hot spot? The Ocean Club catered to an “older” and upscale crowd with an enormous sound-and-light system, valet parking and bathroom attendants. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Activate your digital access. Alan Morrell, Special to Rochester Democrat and Chronicle Published 7:00 a.m. ET April 14, 2018 CLOSE A look back at the past and the places that became a part of Rochester's roots. Wochit CONNECT TWEET LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The Ocean Club was a … [Read more...] about Whatever Happened to … the VIP Ocean Club hot spot?
TASTE TEST: Try Fiddlehead's 'The Hipster' sandwich before it's cool Fiddlehead, a newish restaurant that opened three years ago in downtown Michigan City, serves up locally sourced comfort food such as grass-fed burgers raised nearby at the farm-to-table butchery Sims Meat Processing in LaPorte.It's a chic space with an array of craft beers at 422 Franklin St., but it's more than just another eatery with a bar and late-night weekend dance parties. Fiddlehead also serves as a training hub for returning veterans that offers individualized job training and yearlong apprenticeships for local vets.Fiddlehead's menu includes thoughtfully prepared fare like a beet and goat cheese salad, a lobster roll and a grass-fed filet.Whether you listen to vinyl, sip pour-over coffee and plan to attend the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago this summer or not, you might want to get into "The Hipster" sandwich before it's cool.You've probably never heard of the $12 sandwich, which comes with kettle … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: Try Fiddlehead’s ‘The Hipster’ sandwich before it’s cool
TASTE TEST: ChinaKoon satisfies an Asian cuisine craving GRIFFITH — Whether you're seeking your next joint for a sit-down meal with friends and family or the next spot for some hearty takeout, the Region's plethora of Chinese restaurants can reliably provide the goods.ChinaKoon, 905 N Broad St., has something for everyone in its extensive options. The establishment is unassuming from the outside, located on a bustling corner of Griffith's 45th and Broad streets intersection. The aesthetic is wonderful inside with vintage light bulb designs hanging from the ceiling, plush and comfortable seating and light music that flows through like a gentle breeze.A worthy selection is the house special lo mein noodle dish. This work is massive and comes out steaming hot from the kitchen. Mixed within the saucy pan-fried noodles are heaping cuts of chicken, beef and pork and jumbo pieces of shrimp. Some crunchy and well-cooked vegetables also are thrown in. The ingredients that go into this are … [Read more...] about TASTE TEST: ChinaKoon satisfies an Asian cuisine craving