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Industrial Revolution: Weekly Salute & Special, William “Buffalo Bill” Cody

IR-William-Cody-2017This week Industrial Revolution salutes William Cody “Buffalo Bill” (1846-1917).
William “Buffalo Bill” Cody was an American soldier, bison hunter, and showman. He was given his nickname during the American Civil War when he supplied the Railroad workers with Buffalo meat, supplying them a total of 4,280 American Buffalo. He had many jobs including a trapper, a bullwhacker, a Pony Express rider, a wagon-master, a stagecoach driver, and a Hotel manager. He received the Medal of Honor in 1872 for his service to the US Army as a scout. He is known as one of the most colorful figures of the American Old West and became famous for his cowboy themed Wild West Shows that toured around the world showcasing his piece of the American West…

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SweetWater Brewing Company Expands Distribution with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing


SweetWater Brewing Company announces expanded distribution to Northern Indiana with Indiana Beverage & Five Star Distributing. Starting August 21, more Hoosiers will be able to find SweetWater’s signature 420 Extra Pale Ale, award winning IPA, Hop Hash Easy IPA, and Goin’ Coastal IPA with pineapple, plus seasonals like TripleTail tropical IPA and limited releases from the Dank Tank. SweetWater will be on draft at bars and restaurants, in grocery stores, package stores, and specialty bottle shops. SweetWater first launched in Indiana in June with Monarch Beverage, who services additional areas of the state.

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Great Dining Specials at Blue Chip in August 2017

Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Pastrami Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with pastrami, beer onions, lettuce, tomato and Swiss cheese, served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, New Belgium Voodoo Ranger.

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Randy Santel Takes On the Industrial Revolution Burger Challenge


Industrial Revolution Eatery & Grill kicked off a busy Friday night with visit from Randy Santel, a Competitive Eating Champion and bodybuilder who came to town to take on the Industrial Revolution 5lb Burger Challenge. As he passed through the Region, Santel made a stop at the restaurant for two things: a delicious meal and a restaurant record!

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Indiana Beverage and 18th Street Brewery Team Up to Deliver Amazing Craft Beer to the Region


Indiana Beverage has been a family owned business for 75 years in Indiana, since the year 1939. So, to owner Jeff Leetz, the prospect of expanding on Indiana Beverage’s storied reputation for distributing world-class beers by partnering with the Gary brewery, 18th Street Brewery, was too good of an opportunity to pass up.

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Cary Knauff Serves Up Drinks and History at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille

Cary-Knauff-1In May of 2010 Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grille was opening its doors. The timing was perfect for Cary Knauff, who needed a job while finishing his Master’s degree in education. Cary was hired as a bartender and has been working and learning at the restaurant ever since.

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Industrial Revolution Salute and Special, Clyde McMillian

Industrial-Revolution-Clyde-McMillianThis week Industrial Revolution salutes Clyde McMillian!
On a Sunday morning back in 1968, Fire Chief Clyde McMillian sketched on a napkin his idea for an automatic nozzle that he felt would greatly improve his team's ability to put out fires. As a result of his innovation he revolutionized the firefighting industry with his innovative nozzle ideas. These ideas founded the Task Force Tips Company in 1971. Today TFT has grown to be one of the leading firefighting equipment companies and supplies over 30 countries with their breakthrough products.

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Industrial Revolution Salute and Special, George Washington


This week Industrial Revolution salutes George Washington (1732-1799)
“I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.”

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Kelsey’s Steakhouse is the Place to be if You’re Looking for an Excuse to Dine Outside Before Summer Ends!


Have you been feeling the urge to get out and feel the warm summer’s evening air on your skin while you dine on some of the finest food in Valpo? Look no further than Kelsey’s Steakhouse, which has been serving the Valparaiso area for more than twenty years and has recently added a cozy, new enclosed patio for diners to enjoy the weather in comfort.

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Industrial Revolution Salute and Special, Amelia Mary Earhart

IR-Amelia-Mary-EarhartThis week Industrial Revolution salutes Amelia Mary Earhart (1897- disappeared 1937)
“As soon as we left the ground, I knew I had to fly."

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Meet Jennifer Papaevangelou, the Singing Server at Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grill


Quality of food, quality of service and convenient location - these are important elements to consider when deciding which of the many delicious local restaurants to visit for a meal, and Jennifer Papaevangelou thinks that Industrial Revolution Eatery and Grill in Valparaiso, Indiana has it all covered.

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