Family owners, husband and wife team Tony and Geri Basso of Chuck & Irene's Restaurant in Hammond continue the Lenten menu traditions started by Tony's parents more than 65 years ago.
Chuck and Irene Basso in the Kitchen of their Hessville Home with a Wild Mushroom Find in October 1997
Chuck and Irene Basso, in the kitchen of their Hessville home, showcase two prized wild mushroom finds in October 1997. The couple featured the mushrooms on their menu at their Hammond restaurant.
Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel, 6110 Kennedy Ave. in Hammond, is a towering brick building Hessville neighborhood dining landmark with a 55-year history. It is now operated by son Anthony "Tony" Basso, his wife, Geri, and son, Tony Jr. following the family traditions of Chuck…
The bright sign marquee for Chuck & Irene's Bar, Restaurant, and Hotel is a familiar and friendly welcome along Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.
Fin dining experience: Ash Wednesday and Lenten menus range from seafood staples to mushroom opportunities
The family business, which started in June 1947, has been serving guests for nearly 67 years and ranks as the oldest established business in the Hessville neighborhood.
HAMMOND | A relationship between one of Northwest Indiana's best-known steakhouses and a celebrity chef ended on the eve of Valentine's Day, after 11 weeks.
Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority does a remarkable job every Christmas of bringing visitors to the Indiana Welcome Center to celebrate the classic movie, "A Christmas Story."
HAMMOND | Jean Shepherd recently published a new book more than a decade after his death, and it was not a newly discovered manuscript that had been squirreled away deep in some desk drawer.
You might still be on a Halloween sugar buzz, but I spent this week thinking about Christmas. Specifically, I had a lot of memories of the movie, "A Christmas Story."
An upcoming fundraiser will aim to keep Hammond's historic Kennedy Theatre open.
HAMMOND | Two suspects in a series of cellphone thefts in the Hessville area were arrested Wednesday night, police said.
HAMMOND | A strong-arm robbery at the Hessville home she’s lived in for decades has changed the life of an 82-year-old widow.
HAMMOND | Step off Kennedy Avenue into a brick storefront in Hammond’s Hessville neighborhood, and get transported back in time.
We on Grand Avenue in Hessville believe this north/south artery through Hessville should be a showcase, with three schools and a park all along its path.
HAMMOND | RaeAnn Mills bobbed a brush in a bottle of nail polish the color of a Barbie doll box. She took her sister's hand and smoothed a thin layer of “pink forever” over each nail.
Phil Potempa's weekly farm column recipe.
Hammond is off to a busy start to 2013. As its mayor, I am always happy to announce new projects and economic development in the city, and this year will be no exception.
The Ploense family of Hessville has always been a tight-knit group, but even they hadn’t planned to take it to this degree — make that these degrees. Thanks in equal parts to sheer scheduling coincidence and pure academic happenstance, dad Carl, mom Vivian and son Steven all wrapped up their…
HAMMOND | North Township Trustee Frank Mrvan is opening a new office in Hessville that will bring together several social services agencies under one roof.
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