Restaurant Scene: White Birch Market offers menu of fresh sandwiches, salads, more Guests who visit Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan, have a variety of dining options.In addition to The Buffet, Timbers, Hard Rock Cafe and Copper Rock Steakhouse, there is White Birch Market.White Birch Market is a gourmet market and coffee shop located off the main hallway of the casino. The shop offers an assortment of coffees, teas, other beverages, sandwiches, salads, gelato, pastries and more.The eatery and market is open 24 hours daily with the exception of Tuesdays, when it closes from 3 a.m. to 6 a.m.During a recent visit to White Birch Market for lunch, we opted for sandwiches and a muffin.The Loaded Chicken Wrap and the Nueske's Ham Sandwich (both $7.50) were filling and flavorful choices. The Cinnamon Muffin ($3.50) was also the perfect dessert choice to satisfy a sweet tooth.White Birch Market features rust/colored and brown hues throughout with Native American-inspired art work … [Read more...] about Restaurant Scene: White Birch Market offers menu of fresh sandwiches, salads, more
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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.
Restaurant Scene: The Simple Greek opens in Munster MUNSTER — Signs on the empty storefront in the town's Centennial Village advertised for months that something fresh was on its way.Diners now can enjoy the simple, fresh ingredients and meals at The Simple Greek, which opened in the new shopping center Monday.The Simple Greek, located on Calumet Avenue, is the first restaurant to open its doors in the shopping center. Diners will find it to be a casual eatery with a food-ordering concept similar to other fast-food sandwich shops and Mexican eateries where patrons can customize their orders.The restaurant, owned by Adam Robertson, offers pitas, bowls, soups, salads, desserts and more. While the menu isn't large, diners may choose from various ingredients to fill their bowls and top their meals with assorted dressings and vegetables.We visited The Simple Greek on Monday, its first day of operation. The lines were long and the wait was understandably longer than it probably will be … [Read more...] about Restaurant Scene: The Simple Greek opens in Munster
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?
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest A tale of two seasons: How the Coyotes turned it around in the second a half The Coyotes were the laughing stock of the league during the first half of the season, but a second-half surge sent a different message to their peers. 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? Register your digital access. Photos: Arizona Coyotes 2017 season Apr 7, 2018; Glendale, AZ, USA; Arizona Coyotes center Brad Richardson (15) fights Anaheim Ducks right wing Corey Perry (10) during the second period at Gila River Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Joe … [Read more...] about A tale of two seasons: How the Coyotes turned it around in the second a half
Carlo Allegri; Klimentyev Mikhail; Carlos Barria; Kevin Lamarque; Monterey Herald; Sergei Karpukhin; Jim Loscalzo (via ZUMA) Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. The Trump-Russia scandal—with all its bizarre and troubling twists and turns—has become a controversy that is defining the Trump presidency. The FBI recently disclosed that since July it has been conducting a counterintelligence investigation into possible coordination between Trump associates and Russia, as part of its probe of Moscow’s meddling in the 2016 election. Citing “US officials,” CNN reported that the bureau has gathered information suggesting coordination between Trump campaign officials and suspected Russian operatives. Each day seems to bring a new revelation—and a new Trump administration denial or deflection. It’s tough to keep track of all the relevant events, pertinent ties, key statements, and unraveling claims. So we’ve … [Read more...] about The Long, Twisted, and Bizarre History of the Trump-Russia Scandal
Restaurant Scene: Hokkaido offers a taste of Japan Diners with a taste for sushi, miso soup or tempura will find all of that and more at Hokkaido Japanese Restaurant and Sushi Bar.The restaurant, located on quaint Franklin Street in Michigan City, features a menu starring Japanese favorites such as specialty rolls, teriyaki entrees, desserts and other dishes. Chinese BBQ items also are on the menu.We visited Hokkaido on a recent Monday night for a late dinner. The eatery features colorful decor starring red and white hues, seating at both booths and tables and other Asian-inspired decorations.Piped-in contemporary music played during our dinner. We also watched as two chefs crafted sushi rolls at the bar.Our dinner choice that night was the Seafood Pineapple Fried Rice ($15.95). The entree came with a choice of soup or salad. We decided to try both and ordered the Miso Soup with the dinner and the Green Salad ($1.95) on the side.The rice entree was indeed an out of the ordinary dish. … [Read more...] about Restaurant Scene: Hokkaido offers a taste of Japan
Restaurant Scene: The Buffet offers Valentine's chocolate weekend There are many meal options available during a visit to The Buffet at Four Winds Casino in New Buffalo, Michigan.The eatery, which is open daily, stars an assortment of food stations with international offerings in the spotlight.Guests visiting the restaurant this weekend will be in for a treat. In honor of Valentine's Day, The Buffet will offer a Valentine's Chocolate Weekend from Friday through Sunday. Sweets lovers will find a chocolate fountain, assorted chocolate desserts and made to order chocolate beignets.The Buffet regularly features an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of varied dishes. Stations include Italian, Asian, Mexican, Salad Bar, American fare, a separate Pasta station and more.There's a spacious dining area at The Buffet and most seats are not far from the food area.For those starting with the salad bar, selections include everything from tossed salad, pickled herring, kidney bean and seafood selections to … [Read more...] about Restaurant Scene: The Buffet offers Valentine’s chocolate weekend
Pizza, pasta reign supreme at Giordano's In July, Schererville became home to Northwest Indiana's first Giordano's.The restaurant, which specializes in stuffed deep dish pizza, also features a full menu of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, Italian entrees and more.Joe Chojnowski, owner of Schererville's Giordano's, said the local restaurant offers the same quality of food offerings found at all other Giordano locations."Everything gets delivered daily from the Giordano's commissary," said Chojnowski, who also owns Giordano's restaurants in Chicago's Beverly neighborhood and the South Loop.The Schererville restaurant also features a large bar area with attractive decor throughout the eatery."We have 16 tap handles with domestic, imports and craft beers," Chojnowski said, adding a full line of liquor also is sold.A neon Giordano's sign is featured at the restaurant and the year 1974 is emblazoned on a wall near the bar — 1974 is the year the restaurant was established in … [Read more...] about Restaurant Scene: Pizza, pasta reign supreme at Giordano’s
By Edward Humes | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: January 18, 2016 at 7:55 am | UPDATED: October 25, 2017 at 10:37 am About this story: This report was written by Edward Humes, the author of 13 nonfiction books and winner of the Pulitzer Prize for his Orange County Register coverage of the military. The story is based on extensive reporting by the Register’s staff, including Tony Saavedra, David Ferrell, Kelly Puente, Tom Berg, Ian Wheeler and Roxana Kopetman, previously published stories and legal documents obtained by the newspaper since the arrest of Scott Dekraai after the worst mass shooting in Orange County history. Illustrations were drawn by Jeff Goertzen. Read more at the Register’s ‘Inside the Snitch Tank’ site Prologue On his last day of freedom, Scott Dekraai spoke on the phone with his ex-wife. Let’s meet for coffee, he suggested. Michelle Fournier was shocked. A day earlier they had squared off at yet another court hearing in their … [Read more...] about ‘Inside the Snitch Tank’: Read the full story of murder, misconduct and justice delayed