Tiny Indiana town features authentic Sicilian pizza

Tiny Indiana town features authentic Sicilian pizza

By Brian Garrido Two and a half hours from Chicago and an hour outside of Indianapolis, pizzaiolo Damiano Perillo tosses freshly made dough into the air at his pizzeria in North Salem, Ind. He opened the shop in 2011 to make pies like those he had at home in Sicily,...

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana 

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana 

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana  By Brian Garrido Travel south of Indianapolis to Greenwood and visitors will notice – next to the donut shops and popular restaurant chains – at least a dozen restaurants serving Burmese food. According...

Explore Kosciusko County’s Eggs-cellent Breakfast Trail

Explore Kosciusko County’s Eggs-cellent Breakfast Trail

By Brian Garrido Northern Indiana's Kosciusko County boasts almost 100 lakes of various sizes. All that freshwater makes for a thriving agricultural community, which includes Maple Leaf Farms, the world’s largest producer of duck products. With such an epicurean item...

Find old-world craft and new world flavors at Smoking Goose

Indianapolis natives and high school sweethearts Chris and Mollie Eley opened their neighborhood butcher shop and specialty food shop, Goose the Market, in 2007. Based on the relationships with farmers and the recipes that Chris developed behind the butcher counter,...

Discover global ingredients at international grocery

Discover global ingredients at international grocery

Foodies, international ex-pats and creative home cooks all got a much-anticipated holiday present when Saraga International Grocery opened in Indianapolis just before Christmas. And since then, they’ve flocked to the massive grocery, located in a former Target at 8448...

Small-town Indiana restaurant honored with James Beard award

Small-town Indiana restaurant honored with James Beard award

A restaurant in the small Southern Indiana town of Oldenburg got a big surprise recently. When the owner of Wagner’s Village Inn, well known for its fried chicken, began receiving congratulatory phone calls about a very prestigious award, he thought it was a prank....

Award-winning rye in Indiana

Award-winning rye in Indiana

The Indiana Rye Whiskey designation took effect in 2021 and follows the federal requirements for rye whiskey — a minimum of 51 percent rye in the grain bill, distilled at no greater than 160 proof, placed in a barrel at no more than 125 proof — then adds the...