Top 5 Reasons Crown Point is Never Getting a Trader Joe’s

By Chris Zervos / April 12, 2023

Crown Point social media users regularly state that Trader Joe’s, (the popular grocery chain founded in 1958 in Pasadena California,) would be one of the most desirable additions to their local economy. With 569 current freestanding locations including 17 in the Chicago region alone, we were naturally curious as to why Lake County had not … Read more

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Top Three Essential Thanksgiving Cocktails

By Alan Myszkowski / November 15, 2022

Most families are going to gather this Thanksgiving and drink the classics: beer, whiskey/bourbon, or that stuff one of your cousins randomly bring that they call moonshine. This list is meant to give you a “leg” up on making this Thanksgiving memorable, and help you dominate your family and friend parties. Pumpkin Spice Mules Are … Read more

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By Alan Myszkowski / October 18, 2022

I’m not going to lie to you: appetizers are my jam. Actually, I could probably never eat a meal again and only eat dips if I wouldn’t gain 1000 lbs. Here is my essential list of different appetizers that would be my dream situation at any family, friend or holiday party.  *Hopefully my wife sees … Read more

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Recipe of the Month: Birria Quesadillas from Chris Pappas

By Alan Myszkowski / February 8, 2022

Want to win your Super Bowl Party? Then check out this dish for our “Recipe of the Month” where we give you a recipe from a local chef that you can make at home. This month’s feature is Birria Quesadillas from Chef Chris Pappas at Provecho Latin Provisions for your upcoming Super Bowl Party.    

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Thin crust sausage pizza fresh out of the oven

The 10 Best Pizza Places in Northwest Indiana

By Alan Myszkowski / November 19, 2021

The Region is known for its pizza. Here’s a list of 10 local pizzerias that we think you have to try to become a local pizza savant. Faustino’s Pizza Lowell, IN We didn’t know much about this pizza until they finished in the elite 8 of our “Region’s Best Pizza Contest” in 2019. They offer … Read more

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Chef Matt Turns Sweet Potato Casserole Upside Down With Brown Butter and Bourbon Candied Pecans | CHEF ED (S1E2)

By Alan Myszkowski / December 9, 2019

Class is in session for Episode 2 of Chef Ed!  Today, Coach Matt Griseta (Executive Chef of Square Roots) puts his own twist on a holiday classic – Sweet Potato Casserole. Sweet potato casserole is one of those dishes that always seems to find its way onto our tables during the holiday season.  But at … Read more

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Chef Matt Shows Us How to Make the Juiciest (Cider-Brined) Turkey for Thanksgiving | CHEF ED (S1E1)

By Alan Myszkowski / November 26, 2019

For our first installment of “Chef Ed,” Coach Matt Griseta (Executive Chef of Square Roots) tackles a few tips to impress even the toughest of family critics during the holidays. Everybody knows that the star of Thanksgiving is the bird (a.k.a. the turkey.) Naturally, making your turkey stand out from the pack is important – … Read more

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