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4th Annual Savor the South Shore Call for Restaurants to Participate in Culinary Promotion


savor-south-shoreSavor the South Shore Restaurant Weeks will again feature 3-course menus for specialty prices from Feb. 19 to March 4. The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority is seeking restaurants to participate in the free event. More than 30 restaurants participated in last year’s 14-day culinary celebration along the South Shore.

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Blackbird Delights the Lifers, Fulfills Coffee Cravings

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Everyone loves a good cup of coffee. And for those coffee connoisseurs who can appreciate an excellent drip brew, Blackbird Café in Valparaiso is where you need to be. With a variety of imported teas and coffees, Blackbird has the means to satisfy every coffee lover. However, they also know they can do more than just brew a good drink.

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More Dining Fun and Excitement at Blue Chip in January


Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017 Start the year off with a delicious meal at Options. The New Year’s Day brunch, from 7 am to 11 am costs $18.99 plus tax; the New Year’s Day dinner, from noon to 9 pm, is $39.99 plus tax.

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Chef O’Reilly’s Fiddlehead Menu is Locally Sourced, Organic and Delicious

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Every chef has a dream, a focus, of what they want their restaurant to specialize in. Some want an Italian menu, others classic French cuisine with an American twist. Other chefs will try to cater to a larger audience with a more varied menu.

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Indiana Beverage Treats the Lifer Team to Winter Beer Taste Testing

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As you’re getting in the holiday spirit this season, your taste buds might be yearning for a delectable wintry drink to brighten your day, don’t worry- we’re not talking about eggnog. The folks over at Indiana Beverage are making sure our shelves and stockings can be filled with a delicious assortment of beers this season. Among them were the Bell’s “Winter White,” Blue Moon’s “Pacific Apricot Wheat,” Lagunitas’ “Sucks Ale,” Revolution Brewing’s “Fistmas,” and Samuel Adams’ Winter Lager.

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Industrial Revolution Salute and Special, Malcolm McLean


IR-Malcolm-McLeanThis week Industrial Revolution is saluting Malcolm McLean! (1913-2001)
With only a high school diploma, McLean pumped gas to save enough money to purchase a second hand pickup truck and started hauling goods for people.

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Zac Jeffries Enjoys Creating Great Food at Industrial Revolution

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Satisfied and happy employees are the best way to ensure a customer receives a wonderful experience. For Industrial Revolution, one of those happy and hardworking employees is Zac Jeffries, a cook who loves creating their delicious entrees each day.

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Delicious Holiday Dining this December at the Blue Chip


Blue-Chip-Dining-August-2017 Celebrate the holiday with family and friends with a delicious Christmas buffet at Options. Enjoy traditional favorites, including prime rib, New York strip steak, crab legs with drawn butter, sage-rubbed turkey, rotisserie chicken, maple-glazed ham, dijon-glazed salmon, assorted pastas, and all of the sides and desserts. Christmas dinner is served from noon to 9 pm for $39.99 plus tax.

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Industrial Revolution is More Than Just Good Burgers, They Capture the American Spirit

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There are many paths to take in our life, and in America we have the ability to follow our passions to whatever end they may take us. A few of us follow the path to entrepreneurship, and become business owners. Whether small or large, owning and operating a business takes a certain type of person, one who is dedicated, hard working, and able to make their vision come true. Even more so for those who choose to be restaurateurs.

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Kelsey's 30 Year Reign as Masters of Steak

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Living just outside Chicago and with a good chunk of the community commuting into Chicago daily, most people living in the Region know how to appreciate a good steak. A good steak is thick, hearty, never cooked more than medium, and doesn’t need anything other than some salt and pepper. Being able to properly cook one is a fundamental of a good cook.

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Miller Lite and Indiana Beverage Provide Beer Lovers with Blast from the Past, Resurrecting Classic Steinie Bottle

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If you’ve seen one of these unique, handsome looking bottles around and wondered at the backstory, it goes back quite to the early 20th century and has its roots in the Post-Prohibition era. The steinie bottle, as it is called, was actually a response from the glass industry which sought to make their bottle products cheaper to compete with the emerging use of cans in the beer industry. When beer brewers were bouncing back from the Prohibition era and needed affordable and reliable containers to hold their products, the steinie bottle answered the call.

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