Food Bites

2014-03-05T00:00:00Z 2014-03-16T09:44:05Z Food BitesEloise Marie Valadez, (219) 933-3365

March Hoopla

The Game at Blue Chip Casino, Michigan City, will feature special "March Hoopla" items from March 16 through April 7. Among items are the Free Throw hot dog ($2); The Three Pointer featuring three hot dogs ($4.75) and the 100-Oz. Beer Tower ($12). Visit

IACP Conference to hit Chicago

The International Association of Culinary Professionals will present its 36th annual trade conference titled "Food Connectors: Connecting the Past, Present and Future of Food" March 14 to 17 at Chicago Marriott on Michigan Avenue. Among special guest speakers and attendees will be Ferran Adria, Rick Bayless, Nephi Craig of the Native American Culinary Association, Douglas Gayeton and Ben Reade of The Nordic Food Lab. Other highlights will be cooking classes, educational seminars, culinary tours around the Chicago area, the Book and Blog Festival, which is open to the public, digital media immersion program and more. For more information on the event, visit

Laughs on the Menu

Guests attending Comedy Nights at the CVPA can also choose a special supper. Dinner packages will be available during Comedy Night at the CVPA, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster. Comedy night will be held  March 14. Cost is $35 for dinner and show, with cash bar available. Call (219) 836-1930.

Pairing Event

Gino's Steakhouse, 1259 Joliet St., Dyer, will have a Jack Daniels & Woodford Reserve Pairing Event from 5 to 7 p.m. March 30 at the restauarant. Four courses will be paired with Jack Daniels and Woodford Reserve selections. Cost is $55. Advance payment is required. Call (219) 865-3854 for information and reservations.

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