The last week was an exciting one for the local food scene, as a handful of restaurants around Michiana announced upgrades, big changes and more, including…
Jessie Miles is making her dream of starting a vegan food truck a reality.
Miles, a vegan who has lived and worked in South Bend for a few years, had some challenges finding interesting but also convenient and inexpensive vegan options, according to previous Flavor 574 reporting.
The city of South Bend is working on an ordinance to clear up regulations for food trucks and meanwhile, Miles is working to get support behind her truck, The Grateful Green, with crowdfunding help on IndieGoGo.
She has a menu planned and a truck lined up, but when she will hit the road partially depends on the food truck ordinance.
For more details, see the full story from Gwen Ragno on Flavor 574.
Grandpa’s Concord Kitchen, the new restaurant moving into the old Around the Corner Cafe building on U.S. 33, isn’t a nod to a similarly-named restaurant nearby, but rather a celebration of the family’s newest member.
Rodrigo Cortes co-owns the restaurant with his father, who shares the same name, and welcomed his son into the world early last week, according to previous Flavor 574 reporting.
The restaurant, 23677 U.S. 33, Dunlap, has to line up a few menu details, but Cortes said it will serve American and Mexican dishes for all meals and will also have a taco stand operating from the late afternoon to early morning on certain days.
The restaurant is expected to open by the end of August.
For hours and more details, see the full story from J.C. Lee on Flavor 574.
You know him from Adam’s Bistro, but Adam Williams is adding another project to his list.
Williams joined Krāv, 526 S. Main St., Elkhart, as a business partner during another time of change for the restaurant and entertainment venue. He will be in charge of the menu, keeping some Americana items but also adding a Cajun and southern flair like folks are used to at the bistro.
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He is also adding a cafe in the space next door, Sweet Magnolias, to serve pastries and coffee in the morning and then switch to cafe and salad options at lunch, he said.
Co-owner Ranee Robinson said she will focus on Krāv’s entertainment offerings and events at the space.
“It’s like having three or four different businesses under one roof,” she said. “It’s a banquet, frozen yogurt shop, bar area and stage.”
For more details about the changes, see the full story on Flavor 574.