Restaurant Scene: Bring on the bacon in Portage

2013-08-09T00:00:00Z Restaurant Scene: Bring on the bacon in PortageEloise Marie Valadez, (219) 933-3365

Prepare to indulge in some decadent but flavorful foodstuffs as Portage brings Bacon Fest to the Region in two weeks.

Bacon Fest Portage will be held from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Water Tower at Founders Square Park, Portage. There's free admission into the festival. Food from local restaurants will be available for purchase. Live music and other activities will also be featured. FYI: Visit

A Foodie's Picnic

Courtright's Restaurant in Willow Spring, Ill., will present its second annual Picnic from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 25 at the restaurant. Chef Jerome Bacle and owner Bill Courtright will share grilling secrets with attendees. Live music, raffles and more will also be featured. Cost is $55 for adults; $25 for children. To reserve, call (708) 839-8000. FYI:

Lake County Fair continues

Don't miss out on the fair food, including everything from corn on the cob, hot dogs and ice cream to unusual fried creations as the 161st annual Lake County Fair continues through Sunday at Lake County Fairgrounds, 889 S. Court St., Crown Point. FYI: (219) 663-3617 or

Lobster Fest

Town Club Steak & Seafood, 2904 45th St., Highland, will present its "Lobsta Fest" on Aug. 24. The dinner will feature a 2-pound Maine Lobster for $44.95. The restaurant, which is celebrating 66 years in business, recently debuted a new $15.95 menu. FYI: (219) 924-5227

Chamber Corn Roast

The Tri-Town Rotary/St. John Chamber will have its annual Corn Roast from 4 to 8 p.m. Aug. 9 at Community Outpatient Centre, 9660 Wicker Ave. in St. John. Tickets are $8 per person. FYI:

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