It’s that time of year again when we look toward the changing of the seasons from summer to fall and all that comes with it. One of the most exciting things going on this time of year is the transitioning away from lighter, summer-type beers and the unveiling of new or classic ‘fall beers’. I recently had a chance to stop by Indiana Beverage in Valparaiso where they were excited about what the seasonal changes mean for them and the beer-loving community.
McDonald’s is constantly evolving as part of their Food Journey, and one of their most popular items – Chicken McNuggets – recently joined the trip. Made with white meat chicken and tempura batter, Chicken McNuggets are cooked until Crew members achieve golden perfection for customers.
The McDonald’s on Pine Lake Avenue has a long history of phenomenal customer service. If you live in La Porte, you have most likely already heard their reviews or seen the hospitality of the employees yourself. Every McDonald’s restaurant strives to give its customers a friendly experience but at the Pine Lake Store they use every opportunity to create a Golden Moment.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Onion Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with onion dip, red onions, caramelized onions, sour cream and onion potato chips and pickle chips served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the August Beer of the Month, Sun King Brewery Sunlight Cream Ale. This August, sample culinary delights from around the world every Tuesday from 11 am to 3 pm at the International Lunch Buffet for $15.99 plus tax. Enjoy the Hump Day Buffet every Wednesday, excluding holidays, for 30 percent off normal prices: $8.39 plus tax for breakfast, $11.19 plus tax for lunch and $13.99 plus tax for dinner.
This September breakfast fans will fall in love all over again with McDonald’s All Day Breakfast with more choices being added to the national All Day Breakfast menu.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Italian Beef Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with Italian beef, hot giardiniera, green peppers, garlic aioli and provolone cheese served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the July Beer of the Month, Sierra Nevada Summerfest. Celebrate the 4th with a lavish 4th of July Buffet at Options for $17.99 plus tax for brunch from 7 am to 2 pm and for $19.99 plus tax for dinner from 3 pm to 9 pm. Enjoy made-to-order omelets, eggs and sides for brunch and steaks, chicken specialties, and Asian and Italian favorites for dinner.
It was in Warrior, Alabama where I first discovered my love of BBQ. It wasn’t even the best barbecue (‘cue) I have ever had, but there was something about the nostalgic feel of that small-town restaurant that opened me up to what barbecue was really about.
Running Vines Winery recently opened a new location this past spring just on the edge of Downtown Valparaiso and the Valparaiso University campus. You can now get all your favorite Running Vines wines, along with their new collection of ciders at Aftermath Cidery and Winery at 454 S. Greenwich Street.
Illustrator and Artist, Mitch Markovitz will be available to sign the latest poster in the iconic South Shore Poster Series, Cheers to Region Beer at local breweries. The Cheers to Region Beer poster was a collaborative effort between more than a dozen of the South Shore’s craft breweries.
At The Game, try the Burger of the Month — the Mac & Cheese Burger — an Angus beef patty topped with mac and cheese, bacon, red onion and cheddar cheese and served on a brioche bun for $13.50. Enjoy it with the June Beer of the Month, Corona Light.
Back by popular demand, “King of the Road,” Blue Chip Casino’s 33-foot food truck, will be traveling to NW Indiana events again this summer and fall.