Though summer doesn’t technically begin for a few more weeks, the unofficial start has commenced with the passage of Memorial Day. With a handful of new restaurants opening just during the last week and warmer months on the horizon, find a new dive in Elkhart or dust off the grill if you haven’t already for some new recipes that will make your summer sizzle.
- Evil Czech Brewery opened in Mishawaka during early spring, establishing its brewpub status by moving into the building that used to be Mishawaka Brewing Co. Not only does it offer a menu of brews, the food menu lists unique twists on classic pub fare such as pizza, burgers and macaroni and cheese — some of which were sampled by Marshall King during his recent visit.
- Cubby Bear Pizza also opened its doors with a soft opening of its location on Main Street in downtown Elkhart. Find traditional pizza, specialty pizza, subs and pasta options, as well as a salad bar, according to reporting by Tori Fater. Call ahead to carry out or dine in and try one of Cubby Bear’s lunch specials, with a variety of options according to the restaurant’s menu.
- For summer barbecues and cookouts, try swapping a steak or hamburger with a vegetarian or even vegan option with one of these vegan recipes that are perfect for sharing. Taking part in a Meatless Monday can help maintain a healthy body weight, reduce the risk of heart-related diseases and even reduce your carbon footprint, the Meatless Monday campaign reported.
- S.A.L.T. Sisters in Goshen expanded beyond its flagship unrefined salts to selling natural sugars, seasonings, rubs and herbs, Ellyn Church reported. Founder Charmane Skillen said her salts are to be used as ingredients to help tie a dish together and said natural, mineral-based salts has some health benefits, according to reporting by Ellyn Church.
- Save room for dessert since Twisted Cow Self Serve Frozen Treats celebrated its grand opening late last week. The crew at Twisted Cow changes its frozen yogurt and gelato flavors regularly, according to reporting by Marshall King.
Whether shared at a cookout or in one of these new restaurants, there’ll be no shortage of flavor at the start of summer.