| Feb 8, 2013
| 3:50 AM
Ordering sushi or other dishes from a Japanese restaurant can feel intimidating, whether you have trouble pronouncing the name of an entree or deciphering what it contains.
But not at Zing.
Customers who dine at the locally owned Japanese fusion...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 3:20 AM
The shopping cart is overflowing, so today you are receiving a variety of updates about new restaurants and stores from Plymouth to Niles, and from LaPorte to Mishawaka.
Hacienda is planning Plymouth location
Hacienda Mexican Restaurants is hoping to...
| Feb 6, 2013
I know from past experience that I'm going to upset some folks by saying this, so brace yourselves: Marriage is very important and beneficial to the raising of children, but there's little evidence that it fights crime.
I bring this up in response to...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:56 AM
Culinary travel and foodie trails are huge drivers of visitors in cities across America.
Including South Bend.
The third annual Summer Restaurant Week starts Monday. Twelve locally owned downtown restaurants are participating in the event that is...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 11:48 AM
The urge to create is as old as the human race, as ancient as the day someone felt the urge to draw colorful lines across bodies and faces or, more permanently, paint on or carve into the walls of a cave. This sort of self-expression reaches a natural, if...
| May 23, 2013
| 4:20 PM
Rich Welsh used to think twice about driving all the way from his home in Osceola to the west side of South Bend for barbecue.
It was 40 miles round-trip.
Granted, he would definitely make the trip every now and then, albeit not as often as he had a...
| Mar 24, 2013
| 3:36 AM
Idle thoughts while taking my NCAA basketball tournament bracket sheet and methodically tearing it into tiny little pieces:
- Hadn’t some of us already mowed our yards twice by this time last year?
- When do you think the NBA starts looking...
| May 19, 2013
| 8:00 AM
During the shabby final days of the last of the burlesque houses that once dotted State Street near Congress Parkway, three of us — in possession of a few bucks and self-confidence fueled by fake IDs — entered the Follies Theater and saw a...
| Dec 31, 2012
What big thing did you learn in 2012 that will affect your work in 2013? That's what I recently asked four Chicagoans I interviewed this year who work with young people. Here's an edited version of what they had to say:
I sat down with Monica Haslip,...
| Mar 18, 2013
The Friday morning Bible study meeting opened with testimony, and in his, Lloyd McNeal reported that he had done something remarkable: He had called the police with information about street activity.
Back when he was engaged in street activity himself,...
| Dec 20, 2012
| 4:25 PM
Patricia Stewart has never dined out on Christmas Eve, but this has been a year of firsts for her family.
Most notably, it is the first year she and her adult children will be celebrating Christmas without their dad and her husband of 47 years.