Food Bites

2013-12-25T00:00:00Z 2013-12-30T16:03:13Z Food BitesEloise Marie Valadez, (219) 933-3365

Brunch and holiday meals

The Center for Performing Arts, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, regularly features Sunday brunch which is served between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Cost is $22.50 for adults; $11.50 for ages 4 to 11 and $3 for kids under 4 years old. In conjunction with Ron Hawking's "His Way: A Tribute to the Man and His Music" show running Dec. 31 through Jan. 5 there will be special meals featured. A New Year's Eve buffet costs $28 with an additional $55 for show ticket. A combined show ticket and buffet on New Year's Eve is $79.50. The New Year's Eve buffet is offered at 4 and 7 p.m. Cost for brunch and a Sunday matinee ticket for Ron Hawking's show is $72.50. Call for more details. FYI: (219) 836-3255 or call (219) 836-1930 to make meal reservations.

Holiday brunch with an Irish theme

T.J. Maloney's Authentic Irish Pub, Interstate 65 and U.S. 30, in Radisson Star Plaza complex, Merrillville, will have a Christmas Day brunch from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today. The holiday buffet features a variety of dishes including carved prime rib with garlic mashed red potatoes; roasted chicken with Jameson whiskey gravy; Dublin coddle; carved dijon-honey baked ham; eggs and omelets made to order; make-your-own Belgian waffles; assorted holiday cupcakes and much more. Cost is $29.95 for adults; $25.95 for senior citizens; $16.95 for children 3 to 12 and free for children younger than 3 years old. Reservations are recommended. Call (219) 755-0569.

Murder Mystery Dinner

The Bennett-Curtis House, 302 Taylor St., Grant Park, Ill., continues its "Murder Mystery Dinner" on Dec. 28, 29 and 31. FYI: Call (815) 465-2288 or visit

Holiday pies

Round the Clock Restaurants, at various locations throughout Northwest Indiana, features a variety of holiday pies consumers may order. Visit

New Year's Celebration

Asparagus, 7876 Broadway, Merrillville, will celebrate New Year's for the entire month of January with a special menu by executive chef/owner Tammy Pham. A special $30 three-course menu will be offered. Call (219) 794-0000.

Holiday drink

Perry's Steakhouse & Grille in Oakbrook, is featuring a special drink called Holiday Smash throughout the month of December. Cost is $6. The drink is made with fresh muddled basil leaves, pineapple and blackberries. For more information, visit

Celebrate with Fondue

Geja's Cafe, 340 W. Armitage, will feature a special fondue and champagne dinner at 5, 7:30 and 10 p.m. Dec. 31. Call for package prices and other information. FYI: (773) 281-9101.

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