The best way to a city’s heart is through its food, which is why six area restaurants are setting up shop at Mishawaka Heritage Festival.
The day-long festival Sept. 7 will celebrate the city’s ethnic, religious and industrial roots, the website states. Festivities will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Labor Day in Central Park at 295 E. Mishawaka Ave.
Food, of course, will be central to the celebration:
- The Smokestack Brew will serve bratwurst sausages, pulled pork and special beers.
- Italian restaurant Villa Macri Ristorante will offer specialty beef and wine.
- German-American restaurant Weiss Gasthaus will serve German potato salad, schnitzel, cherry strudel and “currywurst.”
- Hacienda Mexican Restaurants will offer frozen margaritas.
- The Bonnie Doon Drive-In will have popcorn, kettle corn, snow cones and ice cream
- Mishawaka Chocolate Cafe will serve vintage sodas.
- Sunny’s Korean Restaurant will also have a tasting at the event.
- Nonprofit group BK Club will serve Belgian sausages.
The festival will also feature a number of other activities throughout the day, including live music, a 5K run and walk, and several educational talks about the city’s history. You can find more information about the events planned at the Mishawaka Heritage Festival website.