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Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

Harvest Country: Lake Michigan-area farms enjoy the bounty of autumn

In the lushness of autumn, the farms bordering Lake Michigan in Northwest Indiana and Southwest Michigan abound with a cornucopia of fresh fru…

September 19, 2014 11:06 am Photos

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Octoberfestivals abound and 'tis the season for apples in Michigan

Octoberfestivals abound and 'tis the season for apples in Michigan

Never miss an Octoberfest, an abundance of apples and a Mad-Men inspired cocktail dinner party with Journeyman at MBC---Pat Colander, Associat…

September 17, 2014 10:00 am

Novelty featured for food and beverages this weekend at Round Barn and Mighty Mick's in CP

Novelty featured for food and beverages this weekend at Round Barn and Mighty Mick's in CP

Round Barn Winery Distillery and Brewery is showing foreign sports cars with a vineyard backdrop and in CP Mighty Mick's is doing St. Pat's Da…

September 11, 2014 10:00 am

First Harvest Fest at Lemon Creek, Start-to-Paint near sell-out at Bartlett's and more

First Harvest Fest at Lemon Creek, Start-to-Paint near sell-out at Bartlett's and more

Lemon Creek breaks out the harvest wine sampling this Saturday, Wednesday you can Start-to-Paint at Bartlett's and the Tibetan Monks return th…

September 04, 2014 10:00 am

September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

September microbrews, music and eating experiences as the season takes shape

Fall is the perfect season at the Livery with its line-up of microbrews and music and a look ahead at River Rendezvous and Motown kicks off th…

August 28, 2014 10:00 am

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

Chef Rick Bayless finds a woman who understands him and wine, cheese in Douglas

A few words about Cascabel on stage at the Goodman through August 31st and the first annual Cheese Monger Games in Douglas on Saturday.---Pat …

August 21, 2014 10:00 am

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Total Recall: Outdoor spaces in August and the last good blueberry weekend

Sawyer Home and Garden Center in Michigan has made it official. This is the last weekend to get truly excellent blueberries, in case you don’t…

August 14, 2014 10:00 am Photos

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Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Eating your way along the Lake Michigan shore this week

Fourth year for Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) tour and farm-to-table dinner on Saturday; ongoing dining specials at Blue Chip and an a…

August 07, 2014 10:00 am

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

A weekend of feasts finale on Sunday at Bartlett's BBQ event

Feast fests begin in LaPorte County on Friday night with free popcorn with a movie and an opening reception at the Lubeznik Center and barbecu…

July 31, 2014 10:00 am

In praise of The Salt Do-It-Yourself and Bunny Fisher Hostess Extraordinaire

In praise of The Salt Do-It-Yourself and Bunny Fisher Hostess Extraordinaire

A fantastic all-girl house party without kitchen gadgets, Tupperware, lingerie or sex toys, just food and champagne and contemplating a non-da…

July 24, 2014 10:00 am

Rick Bayless celebrity event of the season and don’t forget the Festival of the Lakes

Rick Bayless celebrity event of the season and don’t forget the Festival of the Lakes

A big party in Rick and Deann Bayless' backyard and the Festival of the Lakes has an deep and eclectic menu from all over the world in Hammond…

July 17, 2014 10:00 am

Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

Beyond the Burger: Beer and wine pairings for gourmet grilling

With summer at its peak, it's time to move beyond grilled burgers and cold corporate brewed beer by taking it up a couple of notches and then …

July 15, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Lubeznik's ArtBash is foodie heaven on the beach and a beer rally in Chicago

Lubeznik's ArtBash is foodie heaven on the beach and a beer rally in Chicago

A dozen restaurants are in the mix for ArtBash at the Lubeznik Center on Saturday and there is a rally for homebrewer support at Revolution in…

July 10, 2014 10:00 am

Prepare for produce and major deck-dining this season

Prepare for produce and major deck-dining this season

This weekend we will be entertaining houseguests and home-grilling. Ever optimistic about the weather, we have abandoned Plan B and will fire …

June 26, 2014 10:00 am

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, July 2014

Shore Magazine's Letter from the Publisher, July 2014

There is a wealth of information at the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Visitor Center open daily from 8am-6pm (CT) during the summer, and th…

June 22, 2014 12:00 pm

It's Time: Tomorrow is Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest at Weko Beach

It's Time: Tomorrow is Lake Michigan Shore Wine Fest at Weko Beach

Lake Michigan Shore Wine Festival begins mid-day Saturday at Weko Beach; GR is extending the August Restaurant week to 12 days and July is nat…

June 19, 2014 10:00 am

Fire up the grill for Burger Wars and Corn Roast

Fire up the grill for Burger Wars and Corn Roast

Summer is in full swing and it's time to get the cover off the grill.---Kathleen Dorsey, Managing Editor, Shore Magazine.

June 12, 2014 10:00 am

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Can-do Attitude: Food preservation makes a comeback

Preservation is a way of capturing the tastes of the seasons at a time when food is at its peak and in abundance.

June 10, 2014 12:03 pm Photos

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Oysterfest in Beverly Shores and breakfast with a view in Marquette Park

Oysterfest in Beverly Shores and breakfast with a view in Marquette Park

Executive Chef Gary Sanders is officially opening his deck at Bartlett's this Sunday with a decadent offer of a bucket, a shucker, gloves and …

June 05, 2014 10:00 am

How beverages are making Sawyer, Michigan a metropolis

How beverages are making Sawyer, Michigan a metropolis

So I am part of the next wave leaving with a big, bold and fresh-tasting latte and a 12-ounce bag of freshly ground Sumatra Mandheling Dark Ro…

May 29, 2014 10:00 am

DiVine Intervention and Miller Bakery Memorial Day

DiVine Intervention and Miller Bakery Memorial Day

Round Barn Winery is having a "DiVine" Memorial Day weekend. --- Jane Ammeson, Shore Contributing Editor.

May 22, 2014 10:00 am

Three Kings Beer Experience and an opening at the Inn at Harbor Shores

Three Kings Beer Experience and an opening at the Inn at Harbor Shores

A couple of elaborate food events prepare to go live this weekend in Michigan at the Inn at Harbor Shores and on Lake Street in Miller Beach. …

May 15, 2014 10:00 am

Cheryl Bernacchi's passion for cooking establishes The Lazy Perch's stellar menu

Cheryl Bernacchi's passion for cooking establishes The Lazy Perch's stellar menu

Bernacchi helped orchestrate the Lazy Perch restaurant's opening this January and now works as an executive chef.

May 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Fashion on the Shore's Haute Cuisine

Fashion on the Shore's Haute Cuisine

The biggest fashion event on the lakeshore is also a great evening for foodies; Fashion on the Shore 2014 features great eats from Classic Cat…

May 08, 2014 10:00 am

The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check it out

The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check it out

The Spring 2014 Guide to Wine and Beer: Check out the map and the many stops for wine, craft beer and spirits along the Lake Michigan Shore, j…

May 01, 2014 10:00 am

Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Wine Destination: Tabor Hill offers robust, award-winning local flavor

Tabor Hill Winery and Restaurant, tucked among the glacial-cut rolling hillsides, has been one of the region's best-known wineries and most po…

April 30, 2014 5:05 pm Photos

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Hops: The freshness behind the flavor

Hops: The freshness behind the flavor

Now hops are used for creating the ever increasing demand for artisan microbrews.

April 30, 2014 4:52 pm Photos

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Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Harbor Shores hosts perfect pairings of both beers and spirits

Local foods and spirits are a continuing theme at The Grille at Harbor Shores where in the upcoming months they’re creating pairing dinners wi…

April 30, 2014 8:30 am Photos

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Ciao Bella owner offers alluring wine dinners

Ciao Bella owner offers alluring wine dinners

If you want to find someone who knows wine, Ciao Bella Ristorante owner Joe Scalzo would be the man.

April 30, 2014 3:00 am Photos

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Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Microbrew Tutorial: 25 NWI craft beers to taste

Northwest Indiana's craft brewery industry is exploding and residents don't have to go far to find a vibrant microbrew scene.

April 29, 2014 11:30 pm Photos

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Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Whisky is on the way along with Italian Thursdays at Blue Chip

Dark Lord Day is here; Blue Chip's It's Vegas Baby! goes all Italiano starting next Thursday and some divine culinary opportunities at Art Att…

April 24, 2014 10:00 am

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

Holy Saturday! A tribute to benefit the Great Lakes in cocktails and song and more

An Environmental Party and Roan & Black opening on Saturday in Michigan and then back to Merrillville for a splendid, even intimidating bu…

April 17, 2014 10:00 am

Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

Mystery, music and meat pies are in the air this weekend

The mystery dinner lives at Lake Michigan College while Ivy Tech gets groovy tonight; Miller Bakery Cafe hosts Save the Dunes benefit wine-and…

April 10, 2014 10:00 am

The Appetites of Spring: What are you eating this weekend?

The Appetites of Spring: What are you eating this weekend?

Fresh seafood everywhere including Cafe Borgia in Munster, Lazy Perch in New Buffalo and fresh raw oysters at Bartlett's. Also Hot Chicken at …

April 03, 2014 10:00 am

Blood Oranges: The Festive Citrus

Blood Oranges: The Festive Citrus

In my opinion, blood oranges are the most gorgeous variety of citrus there is.; the deep red color the result of a mutation that appeared in S…

February 18, 2014 2:15 pm Photos

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Party-perfect Crostini

Party-perfect Crostini

Over the years, I've often served crostini with pre-dinner drinks or at cocktail parties, but I never thought of using them as accompaniments …

January 21, 2014 3:00 am

Culinary gifts

Culinary gifts

There was a time when an edible food gift often meant a fruit cake, a gift that often got tucked away in the back of the refrigerator never to…

November 19, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Salt of the Earth and fresh pork

Salt of the Earth and fresh pork

My grandmother shopped at the poultry market on Main Street in Indiana Harbor, selecting the live chickens she thought would be a tasty meal t…

September 27, 2013 10:29 am Photos

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