Asparagus Restaurant

Location: 7876 Broadway, Merrillville

Phone: 219.794.0000

Website: asparagusrestaurant.com

Asparagus bills itself as "fine dining in a serenely elegant, Zen-like environment while savoring dishes freshly fashioned from the cuisines of Thailand, Vietnam and the Americas." All that and a variety of world-class musicians providing live entertainment Saturday nights in the lounge.