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Valpo, property owner at odds over fair price of lot

VALPARAISO | The city wants to buy a 6,700-square-foot parking area from Ernie Darr as part of the expansion of Central Park Plaza, and Darr said he wants to sell it — if he gets a fair price.

January 01, 2014 10:47 pm

Restaurants downplay license's impact on success

VALPARAISO | The city's downtown fine dining establishments agree the special historic district liquor licenses have helped, but how much they have contributed to their individual success is an unknown.

August 05, 2013 12:00 am
The Perfect One Day Chicago Outing With Food

The Perfect One Day Chicago Outing With Food

At Lula Cafe, my daughter Ida K. Ansell ordered one of the few Chicago dishes that cannot be duplicated successfully in New Orleans—tomato slice, goat cheese, slivers of red onion and smoked salmon on top of a large, probabaly house-made bagel half---also known as a lox platter.---Pat Coland…

April 25, 2013 12:00 am
Spring Mystery Dinner: A Seasonal First

Spring Mystery Dinner: A Seasonal First

An important difference in being a volunteer board member server at South Shore Arts annual auction item mystery dinner, as opposed to being a server at anything else, is that Chefs Gary (Bartlett's) and Nicole (Bistro 157) take care that the support staff is well fed.---Pat Colander, Associ…

April 18, 2013 12:00 am

Pub crawl, scavenger hunt planned by downtown Valpo businesses

VALPARAISO | Downtown businesses will celebrate citizenship throughout the month of February with events, festivities and prizes.

January 31, 2013 8:15 pm
Valpo first to get banner honoring National Guard

Valpo first to get banner honoring National Guard

VALPARAISO | It's going to be a banner week beginning Saturday in downtown Valparaiso thanks to the National Guard and the Folds of Honor organization.

August 26, 2012 12:00 am

Tour to highlight Valparaiso's historic buildings downtown

VALPARAISO | The buildings in Valparaiso's downtown will be the focus of the historic preservation commission's final tour of the season today.

August 18, 2011 11:36 am

Valley gets first liquor license endorsement

VALPARAISO | With its promise to provide "amazing food consistently," the Valley restaurant received a recommendation of approval of its liquor license request from the city's Historic District Alcohol Beverage Licensing Committee on Monday.

July 18, 2011 9:00 pm

Valpo again observes Earth Hour event

VALPARAISO | If there was a competition for going green, Valparaiso would beat the two top sports organizations in the world.

March 23, 2011 6:45 pm

Two restaurants seek Valpo downtown liquor licenses

VALPARAISO | One new restaurant and one former one will be asking the city's Downtown Beverage Licensing Committee to endorse their applications for one of the city's downtown historic district liquor licenses.

March 04, 2011 12:00 am
Four female chefs lead the way in the kitchen and in life

Four female chefs lead the way in the kitchen and in life

Recently, I had the fun of visiting with four women I truly admire.

January 25, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Mexican restaurant added to downtown dining menu

VALPARAISO | The city finally appears ready to award the sixth of its 10 downtown dining district liquor licenses.

December 23, 2010 12:00 am

Lots to eat in Valparaiso

My family had a blast this past Saturday, despite the weather, at the Taste 5 Festival in downtown Valparaiso. Bistro 157, Bon Femme Café, Don Quijote, Paparazzi, Pikk's Tavern and Valparaiso Community Festivals and Events came together for the second annual festival. It's a great opportunit…

June 11, 2010 12:00 am
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