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Putting the Meeting and Event Guide together wouldn’t be possible without the assistance from area visitor bureaus and chambers of commerce. These organizations are the best resources for learning more about what meeting spaces are available, which caterers are the best fit for any style of event and how to spend your free time once the meeting is complete.

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COMMUNITY ORGANIZATIONS

Randy Mitchell randymitchell@kpcmedia.com Publisher Lucretia Cardenas lcardenas@kpcmedia.com Editor

DeKalb County Visitors Bureau (260) 927-1499 dekalbcountycvb.com

Linda Lipp llipp@kpcmedia.com Associate Editor Doug LeDuc dleduc@kpcmedia.com Reporter

City of Decatur Second St., Decatur (260) 724-7171 www.decaturin.org

Bridgett Hernandez bhernandez@kpcmedia.com Reporter Claudia Johnson cjohnson@kpcmedia.com Marketing Manager Beth Welty bwelty@kpcmedia.com Fort Wayne Paginator

Visit Wabash County 221 S. Miami St., Wabash (260) 563-7171 visitwabashcounty.com

Kylee Malone research@kpcmedia.com Researcher David Thornberry dthornberry@kpcmedia.com Advertising Director Ann Saggars asaggars@kpcmedia.com Creative Manager Tracey Robideau trobideau@kpcmedia.com Special Sections Designer & Paginator MARKETING CONSULTANTS Wendy Krzyzanowski Josh Patell Mark Davis Bobbi Jenks Alina Davis

Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau 8983 N. 350 East, Rome City (260) 854-2115 visitnoblecounty.com

Visit Fort Wayne 927 South Harrison St., Fort Wayne (260) 424-3700 www.visitfortwayne.com

George O. Witwer Publisher Emeritus Terry G. Housholder President

Huntington County Visitor and Convention Bureau 407 N. Jefferson St., Huntington (260) 359-8687 visithuntington.org

Randy Mitchell Chief Executive Officer S. Rick Mitchell Chief Financial Officer

Kosciusko County Convention and Visitors Bureau 111 Capital Drive, Warsaw (800) 800-6090 www.koscvb.org

Shipshewana/LaGrange County Conventions and Visitors Bureau Suite H, 350 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana, (260) 768-4008 visitshipshewana.org

Whitley County Chamber of Commerce 518 Garland Ave #A, Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 248-8131 www.whitleychamber.com Wells County Chamber of Commerce 211 W. Water Street, Bluffton, IN 46714 (260) 824-0510 www.wellscoc.com

Steuben County Tourism Bureau 430 N. Wayne St., Angola (800) 525-3101 www.lakes101.org Elkhart County Convention & Visitors Bureau 219 Caravan Drive, Elkhart (574) 262-8161 www.amishcountry.org/

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MEET AND GREET

- A SELECTION OF EVENT AND MEETING SPACES

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MEET AND GREET - A SELECTION OF EVENT AND MEETING SPACES Throughout northeast Indiana are a variety of spaces to meet the needs of any meeting or event. The following are a small sampling of locations available throughout the region. This list also does not list the area’s universities, restaurants and hotels, all of which also have available spaces for meetings and events. For a complete list of spaces, please contact the local chamber or visitors bureau. (A listing of these organizations with contact information is on Page 3)

Adams County Pennsy Depot 111 N. 7th St., Decatur Restored train depot is the perfect spot for your business meeting, bridal shower, birthday party, etc. Rental rates are $25 per hour. Capacity 49 people. (260) 724-7171 Riverside Center 231 E. Monroe St., Decatur Medium and large rooms available for parties, concerts, fairs, etc. Large parking area. Rental fee applies. (260) 724-2520. Adams Memorial Hospital 1100 Mercer Ave., Decatur Multiple sized meeting rooms available for rental. Technology on site. Catering opportunities available. (260) 724-2145

Allen County Allen County War Memorial Coliseum 4000 Parnell Ave., Fort Wayne The Allen County War Memorial Coliseum is the largest events venue in northern Indiana. The building features over 1 million square feet of meeting space, a 13,000-seat arena and 5,000 parking spaces. (260) 482-9502 Grand Wayne Convention Center 120 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne The Grand Wayne Center is the second largest convention center in Indiana, boasts over 225,000 square feet of meeting space, and is adjoined to two full-service hotels. (260) 426-4100 Arts United 300 E. Main St., Fort Wayne Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab: Comfortably accommodate up to 140 people for a banquet or 200 people for a performance. Arts United Center: The venue is available for theatrical performances, meetings and lectures and receptions. (260) 422-4226

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Baker Street Train Station 221 W. Baker St., Fort Wayne Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the concourse is 4,000+ square feet with a banqueting capacity of approximately 200+. (260) 749-5192 Fort Wayne Embassy Theatre 125 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne The Embassy is available for a wedding reception, luncheon, cocktail party or meeting. (260) 424-6287

DeKalb County Eckhart Public Library 603 S. Jackson St., Auburn Rooms available to accommodate six to 75 people. (260) 925-2414 Willennar Genealogy Center 700 S. Jackson St., Auburn Learning Lab Meeting Room accommodates 30; Foundation Room accommodates 12. (260) 925-2414, ext. 420 Rieke Park Lodge 1500 S. Cedar St., Auburn Capacity 80 (260) 925-2997 Auburn Cord Duesenberg Automobile Museum 1600 Wayne St., Auburn Up to 172 people can be hosted in the museum, the banquet facilities is 7,125

square feet that can accommodate 512 seats. (260) 925-1444, ext. 33 Cupbearer Café 138 E. 7th St., Auburn Three spaces available, including two private conference rooms and a public space that can seat up to 125 people. (260) 920-8734 Hoosier Air Museum 2822 C.R. 62, Auburn Maximum seating capacity of 230 people in banquet area and 30 people in the resource/library area. (260) 927-0443, or call Larry at (260) 486-6979

Elkhart County Amish Acres Historic Farm & Heritage Resort 1600 W. Market St., Nappanee The meeting rooms at Amish Acres can be reserved for seminars, board meetings, retreats, church gatherings, family reunions, conferences and trade shows. (574) 773-4188 Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds 17746-D C.R. 34, Goshen The fairgrounds has seven facilities for rental on its grounds that can accommodate small groups and those larger than 800. (574) 533-3247

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MEET AND GREET - A SELECTION OF EVENT AND MEETING SPACES Lerner Theatre and Crystal Ballroom 410 S. Main St., Elkhart The Crystal Ballroom will accommodate 50-400 Guests seated for dinner, and up to 350 for a dinner with dancing. This unique venue specializes in ambiance, excellent service and unforgettable atmosphere. (574) 293-1755 Northern Indiana Event Center (RV Hall of Fame and Museum) 21565 Executive Pkwy., Elkhart The Northern Indiana Event Center is located in a serene yet functional area, while offering indoor and outdoor event space for group sizes from 20 to over 1,000 guests. (574) 293-1191

Huntington County

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Café of Hope 900 E. State St., Huntington Five meeting rooms, some with collapsible walls to make a larger space (260) 335-0055 Huntington County Historical Museum 315 Court St., Huntington The museum’s present location has more than 8,000 square feet of exhibit space. The building is handicapped accessible, with ample parking. (260) 356-7264 Chief Richardville Room - Historic Forks of the Wabash 3011 W. Park Drive, Huntington The room seats 150 people (260) 356-1903 PAL Event Center 2099 Riverside Drive, Huntington The El Centro PAL hall is available for rent for any type of event. It will seat up to 350 people and has a large dance floor. (260) 224-5791

Kosciusko County Kosciusko County Fairgrounds Shrine Building 200 W. 85 East, Warsaw The space can accommodate up to 285 people. (574) 269-1823 Tippecanoe Lake Country Club 7245 N. Kalorama Road, Leesburg The country club can accommodate up to 250 people. (574) 453-4441 Manahan Orthopaedic Capital Center 610 Wooster Road, Winona Lake The conference center can accommodate up to 600 people. It is ideal for StCoTourism_62238 Page 6 1/3 sq BW Meeting Event 2-24-17

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MEET AND GREET - A SELECTION OF EVENT AND MEETING SPACES seminars, large banquets, meetings and athletic events. (866) 974-7223 Westminster Hall East & West Rooms 105 9th St., Winona Lake A truly historical building that Grace College has refurbished to its original beauty, Westminster Hall lends a simple elegance to any luncheon, wedding reception and/or ceremony, banquet or meeting. Can accommodate up to 200. (866) 974-7223

LaGrange County Shipshewana Event Center 760 S Van Buren St., Shipshewana The 15,000-square-foot event center can accommodate small and large groups. (260) 768-3021 The MEC-Michiana Event Center 7605 N. S.R. 9, Howe The 145,000-square-foot event center can accommodate small and large groups. (260) 562-9187 Farmstead Conference Center/ Farmstead Event Pavilion and Expo Barn 370 and 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana The 6,000-square-foot conference center can host up to 500 people. The 9,300-sqaure-foot pavilion can host up to 1,400 people. The 30,000-square-foot Expo Barn can accommodate large and small groups. (260) 768-4595/ (260) 768-4129 Shipshewana Auction Misc & Antique Building 345 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana The 16,000-square-foot space can accommodate small and large groups. (260) 768-4129

Noble County Mother of Mercy Foundation (formerly Sylvan Springs) 2730 E. Northport Road, Rome City A genuine Catholic treasure in the Midwest with a long history of holistic bodily health and spiritual well-being is in process of being restored. The facility will be utilized as a retreat facility with a contemporary conference center. (260) 303-4990 Sylvan Cellars Event Center 2725 E. Northport Road, Rome City The center is a vintage barn equipped with breathtaking 30-foot-high gabled ceilings. It seats up to 300 and has a craft tasting room in the basement. (260) 760-1421 Page 8

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The Auburn Cord Dusenberg Museum in Auburn offers small and large spaces for meetings and events.

Country Heritage Winery 185 C.R. 68, Laotto For weekday events, the winery has a center available that can seat up to 130. (260) 637-2980

Sassafras on Main provides a great venue in its landmark location. (260) 824-8112

Steuben County

South Whitley Public Library 201 E. Front St., South Whitley Several meeting areas for small and medium size groups. (260) 723-5321 Whitley County 4-H Fairgrounds 680 W. Squawbuck Road, Columbia City Large indoor as well as outdoor space for all types of events. (260) 244-7615 The Van Buren 301 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City Flexibility and service are the offerings at this venue that offers a location for everything from weddings and graduations to banquets and business meetings. (260) 609-5582

Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center 6 Lane 100A Lake James, Angola The facility is located in Pokagon State Park and has 10,500-square-foot of meeting space. (260) 833-1077 Steuben County Event Center 100 LN 101B Crooked Lake, Angola For corporate meetings and events, the Event Center also offers two state-of-theart conference rooms for up to 50 people. The Event Center boasts a 7,000-squarefoot great room that can accommodate up to 400 guests. (260) 243-2221

Wells County Arts, Commerce & Visitors Centre 211 W. Water St., Bluffton The center has a 1,566-square-foot gallery that can hold up to 96 people and two boardrooms that can accommodate up to 38 people. (260) 824-0510 4-H Community Building 1240 4-H Park Road, Bluffton The Community Center building has two meeting rooms available to rent. (260) 824-1689 Sassafras on Main 218 S. Main St., Bluffton

Whitley County

Wabash County Honeywell Center 275 W. Market St., Wabash The Honeywell Center offers several rooms of different sizes to accommodate almost any event, from groups as small as five to 1,500. (260) 563-1102 Charley Creek Inn 11 W. Market St., Wabash The historic Charley Creek Inn offers six exquisite venues, each an exceptional and unique setting for your event. (260) 563-0111

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UNIQUE, BOUTIQUE - PLACES TO STAY

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UNIQUE, BOUTIQUE - PLACES TO STAY

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The Bluegate in Shipshewana has a hotel, restaurant and bakery.

When visiting northeast Indiana, whether it be for business or pleasure, the choices of where to rest your head are many. While traditional, brand-name hotels have wonderful accommodations, the following are a list of some unique offerings. Willows of Winchester 10092 NW Winchester Rd., Decator Enjoy this bed and breakfast in a beautiful country setting. The home is filled with antique furnishings in a museum format all its own. (260) 547-4157 www.willowsofwinchesterdecatur.com Schug House Inn 706 W. Main St., Berne (260) 589-2303 This bed and breakfast is available for small and large groups – call ahead for details. Don Hall’s Guesthouse – hotel and conference center 1313 W. Washington Center Road, Fort Wayne (260) 489-2524 This is the only locally owned hotel in Fort Wayne. www.donhallsguesthouse.com Beside Still Waters 18017 Devall Road, Spencerville The Beside Still Waters Log Cabin Retreat is a rustic yet classic retreat Page 10

designed especially for anyone who wants to escape the hustle and bustle of life. (260) 238-4040 besidestillwaterslogcabinretreat.com Inn at Windmere 2077 County Road 40, Auburn A 1910 Sears Catalogue home fully renovated and expanded into a bed and breakfast and retreat center. (260) 925-3303 www.innatwindmere.com Creek House Center 302 E. Beardsley Ave., Elkhart Operated by the Ruthmere Foundation, Creek House is the oldest portion of which served as Ruthmere mansion’s original horse stables and was converted into a residence circa 1940 and sold off from the Beardsley family holdings. By 1942, the property had been converted and expanded into a lovely five-bedroom home (574)-264-0330 www.ruthmere.org/Creek-HouseCenter Glo 1402 Lincolnway East, Goshen Luxury, boutique hotel expected to open in summer 2017. Purviance House Bed & Breakfast 326 S. Jefferson St., Huntington The stately Italianate family home was built in 1859 by Samuel H. Purviance.

(260) 224-1545 Purviancehouse.com The Inn at Joseph Decuis 492 N. Main St., Roanoke The Inn is a meticulously restored 1910 home located in Roanoke within walking distance to the Joseph Decuis restaurant. (260) 672-1715 Josephdecuis.com Oakwood Resort 702 E Lake View Road, Syracuse Oakwood, founded in 1893 as a permanent camp meeting ground for the purpose of spiritual edification and physical recreation, today stands as a testimony to renewing the body, mind, and spirit of its guests. Over 120 years later Oakwood is still fulfilling the needs of our many guests. (574) 457-7100 oakwoodresort.com Essenhaus Inn 240 U.S. 20, Middlebury The Inn grew to accommodate guests dining at the Amish-style restaurant, started in 1970, and attending shows at the Heritage Hall. (800) 455-9471 essenhaus.com The Van Buren Hotel 1175 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana Overlooking the surrounding countryside, The Van Buren Hotel offers a great place to stay while visiting the Shipshewana area. (260) 768-7780 thevanburenhotel.com Kimmell House Inn 1397 N. U.S. 33, Kimmell Situated on 12 acres in the country and nestled against a canopy of maples, the stately inn and restaurant evoke charm and comfort. Built in 1876 along historic Lincoln Highway, the solid brick Victorian is ideal for a romantic getaway or retreat. (260) 635-2193 www.kimmellhouseinn.com Brick Ark Inn 215 N. Orange St., Albion The bed and breakfast offers guests a quiet taste of small town living with the amenities of an upscale hotel. (260) 636-6181 www.brickarkinn.com Mirror Lake Bed & Breakfast 11463 N. 150 West, Rome City The Cabin, the “Bunkhouse B&B” is a 500-square foot lake cottage, and guests receive a full farm breakfast every morning served either in the 180-yearold main house, or delivered to the Bunkhouse.

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UNIQUE, BOUTIQUE - PLACES TO STAY (260) 854-4675 www.mirrorlakebb.com Solomon Mier Manor Bed & Breakfast 508 S. Cavin St., Ligonier Each room has been fitted with every comfort of home and then some. The manor boasts three large parlors for guests to unwind. (260) 894-3668 www.smmanor.com Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve 6975 N. Ray Road, Fremont The reserve has three or five person teepees or raised safari tents, which are set up near the buffalo herds. wildwindsbuffalo.com (260) 495-0137 Potawatomi Inn Resort & Conference Center 6 Lane 100 A Lake James, Angola The Inn is located in Pokagon State Park and sits on the shores of Lake James, one of Indiana’s largest lakes. (260) 833-1077 in.gov/dnr/parklake/inns/potawatomi/ Herrold on Hill Bed and Breakfast 313 W. Hill St., Wabash An elegant Retreat with a Gourmet breakfast prepared by Chef C. Alan. Includes six luxury king and queen Bedrooms, four and a half baths, formal

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dining rooms, two guest parlors and a screened in porch. 800.399.1563 260.563.7325 www.herroldonhill.com Fruit Basket Inn 116 W. Main St., North Manchester The Fruit Basket Inn located on Main Street in North Manchester has been in continuous operation for over 20 years. With spacious rooms, full traditional

breakfast and a smok- free interior. (260) 982-2443 fruitbasketinn,com The Allen House 463 N. Allen St., Wabash A spacious two-bedroom home, sleeps six. It is completely furnished (except personal toiletries). (281) 235-9039 Theallenhouse463@gmail.com

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EAT, EAT, EAT

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EAT, EAT, EAT - SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO DINE No matter what you are craving, northeast Indiana restaurants are serving up something that will satisfy your appetite. Here is a brief selection of some of the restaurants across the region, but we encourage you to explore and taste the myriad of local places we didn’t have room to feature.

Adams County Back 40 Junction 1011 N. 13th St., Decatur (260) 724-3355 www.worldfamousback40junction. com Enjoy home cooking at the endless buffet during lunch and dinner; crab legs on Fridays. Dine among a large collection of sculptures, antique signs and other local lore. The Java Bean Café 151 N. 2nd St., Decatur (260) 728-4000 www.thejavabeancafe.net Downtown Decatur’s coffee house; serves breakfast and lunch. WiFi available. Shaka Shack 143 E. Jackson St., Monroe (260) 692-4264 Walk in the door and you’ll feel like you’re in a Hawaiian surf shack. Coffees, smoothies baked goods served Monday-Saturday. Corner Café 105 N. 13st St. Decatur (260) 223-0244 One of Decatur’s newest eateries. Serve homemade breakfast and lunch meals. Homemade desserts – don’t miss the carrot cake. Open 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Check Facebook page for daily specials. Alpine Rose Coffee Shop 206 E. Main St., Berne (260) 589-2124 Coffee, breakfast menu, soups, salads, sandwiches all in a quaint place to meet up with friends. Angel’s Bakery 703 N. 13th St., Decatur (260) 301-9257 www.angelsbakery.net From breakfast to lunch to dessert, enjoy homemade soups, sandwiches and cupcakes.

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The Golden in downtown Fort Wayne is an example of the new dining establishments opening up all over northeast Indiana that focus on local ingredients and Hoosier fare.

Allen County Don Hall’s Several restaurants in Fort Wayne area www.donhalls.com Opened in 1946 by Don Hall, the local chain now includes 14 restaurants throughout Allen County and is still run by the Hall family. Each restaurant has its own personality but each remains true to the Hall principle of service and quality. Casa restaurants Several restaurants in Fort Wayne area Casa Ristoranti Italiano are family owned and operated Italian restaurants serving authentic Italian pastas, pizzas, salads, soups, sandwiches, lunch specials and an array of Italian specialties. The chain opened in 1977. www.casarestaurants.com Paula’s on Main 1732 W. Main St., Fort Wayne (260) 424-2300 paulasonmain.com Casual fine dining and some of the freshest seafood in the Midwest. As the restaurant likes to say: “If the fish were any fresher, they’d be swimming.” Hoppy Gnome 203 E. Berry St., Fort Wayne (260) 422-0070 hoppygnome.com Modern, globally inspired eats pair with diverse beers at this casual, contemporary gastropub. Asakusa 6224 Lima Road/ 6401 W. Jefferson

Blvd., Fort Wayne (260) 490-6888/ (260) 432-9888 asakusasushibar.com Japanese restaurant and Sushi Bar A Fort Wayne tradition for fifteen years and counting! Rack n Helen’s 525 Broadway St., New Haven (260) 749-5396 www.rackandhelens.com Low-key spot with live music and weekly karaoke for burgers, pizza and other bar bites, plus draft beer. Trolley Steaks and Seafood 2898 E. Dupont Road, Fort Wayne (260) 490-4322 trolleysteaksandseafood.com Trolley Steaks and Seafood offers an incredible menu of home-style foods for lunch or dinner. It is also known for its salad bar and martinis.

DeKalb County Sandra D’s Italian Garden 1330 Main St., Auburn (260) 927-7282 www.sandradsitaliangarden.com Auburn’s hidden gem for Italian food. Locally bought ingredients. Dishes are made to order. Bridgewater Grille and Water’s Edge 1818 Morningstar Road, Auburn (260) 925-8184 www.bridgewatergc.com/content/ bridgewater-grille Enjoy a drink in the Bridgeway Grille overlooking the 18th hole or relax inside

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EAT, EAT, EAT - SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO DINE in the Water’s Edge dining room that’s also connected to the outdoor patio area. Shorty’s Steakhouse 127 N Randolph St., Garrett (260) 357-5665 shortyssteakhouse.com Antique wooden bar and dining area makes this a unique place to eat.

Elkhart County Iechyd Da Brewing Co. 317 N. Main St., Elkhart (574) 293-0506 www.iechyddabrewingcompany.com Iechyd Da is a northern Indiana brewpub offering handcrafted ales, lagers, pizzas, sandwiches and soda. Goshen Brewing Co. 315 W Washington St., Goshen (574) 971-5324 goshenbrewing.com Microbrewery pairing its own brews with a regional, locally sourced American menu amid brick walls. Pizzeria Venturi 123 E. Lincoln Ave., Goshen (574) 485-2985 eatventuri.com Neapolitan pizza specialist serving cocktails and pies made with handmade mozzarella in modern digs. Kelly Jae’s 133 S. Main St., Goshen (574) 537-1027 kellyjaescafe.com Revered, welcoming bistro serving Spanish tapas with Asian accents plus a full bar. Das Dutchman Essenhaus 240 W. U.S. 20, Middlebury (800) 455-9471 Essenhaus.com With five menu pages filled with savory selections, guests can choose a garden fresh salad, chicken and noodles, a burger or an Indiana specialty: a lightly breaded pork tenderloin.

Huntington County Joseph Decuis 191 N. Main St, Roanoke (260) 672-1715 josephdecuis.com Upscale American restaurant serving Page 14

Wagyu steaks and seasonal entrees sourced from its own farm. Rusty Dog Irish Pub 32 N. Jefferson St., Huntington (260) 579-0433 www.rustydogirishpub.com Rusty Dog Irish Pub delivers culinary excellence and internationally inspired dishes. Nick’s Kitchen 506 N. Jefferson St., Huntington (260) 356-6618 nickskitchen.net Nick’s Kitchen is famous for its hand-breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches.

Kosciusko County Cerulean Restaurant 1101 E. Canal St., Winona Lake (574) 269-1226 ceruleanrestaurant.com Polished spot for creative meat and seafood entrees, served alongside sushi, wine and cocktails. Taqueria el Comal 828 E. Winona Ave., Warsaw (574) 267-1501 A local favorite for Mexican food. One Ten Craft Meatery 110 N. Buffalo St., Warsaw (574) 267-7007 www.110craftmeatery.com Complete with a restaurant and market, this joint focuses on fresh ingredients and sources all of its products from farmers and businesses in Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Michigan and Kentucky. The Sleepy Owl 11374 S.R. 13, Syracuse (574) 457-4840 sleepyowlrestaurant.com Serving up steaks, seafood and traditional American cuisine, this restaurant is located near Lake Wawasee.

LaGrange County Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery 195 N. Van Buren St., Shipshewana (888) 447-4725 Bluegaterestaurant.com This place is all about home-style cooking, friendly service and mouth-watering baked goods.

Fireside Café 300 S. Van Buren St., Shipshewana (260) 768-3473 Firesideindiana.com The restaurant features house-smoked meats, homemade recipes, premium ice cream and locally roasted coffee. Iannarellis Italian Restaurant 405 Third St., Howe (260) 562-2500 Iannarellisllc.com As it says on its website, it’s the little red house with the big Italian taste. Romer’s Restaurant & Spirits 211 S. Detroit St., LaGrange (260) 499-3393 With daily specials and live music some nights, there is something to please everyone. Tiffany’s Restaurant 414 E. Lake St., Topeka (260) 593-2988 This family restaurant serves up home-style meals that warm the heart and soul. Be sure to not leave without eating some pie.

Noble County Fashion Farm 1680 Lincolnway West, Ligonier (260) 894-4498 www.fashionfarminc.com Famous for its pumpkin ice cream, this restaurant also serves up daily specials and a delicious soup and salad bar. Half-Acre Café 23 S.R. 9, Albion (260) 636-7284 It’s nothing fancy, but the food is good – particularly the breakfast. St. James Restaurant 204 E. Albion St., Avilla (260) 897-2114 stjamesavilla.com This restaurant has a tradition of fine dining and German cuisine. Begun in 1948, this local gem serves up some of the best prime rib around.

Steuben County Caruso’s Restaurant 2435 N. 200 West, Angola (260) 833-2617

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EAT, EAT, EAT - SUGGESTIONS ON WHERE TO DINE carusos-restaurant.com Caruso’s celebrated 40 years in business last year. This family-owned restaurant recently opened a new full-service wine bar. They serve traditional family recipes as well as the latest trends in Italian cuisine and seafood. Clay’s Family Restaurant 7815 Old U.S. 27, Fremont (260) 833-1332 claysfamilyrestaurant.com Clay’s is famous for its pies and its motto is: “Life is short. Eat pie first.” Traditional meals such as breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches and pot roast are served along with all you-can-eat fish and a weekend breakfast buffet.

Wells County The Corner Depot 1529 Harrison Road, Bluffton (260) 824-4775 Good homemade local food Yergy’s BBQ 1447-1455 S. Main St., Bluffton (260) 824-4950 Homemade barbecue sauce and original foods. Sassafras on Main 218 S. Main St., Bluffton (260) 824-8112 www.sassafrasonmain.net Sassafras on Main describes itself as a restaurant with a distinct menu and aromatic, fresh ingredients.

macaroni and cheese or baked beans and coleslaw. Catering also available. By: Belle Haven 105 S. State St., South Whitley (866) 716-9243 www.bybellehaven.com The newest restaurant in Whitley County can be found in downtown South Whitley. This upscale venue offers family favorites with a twist of fabulous. Currently lunch and dinner are by reservation.

Wabash County Market Street Grill 90 W. Market St., Wabash (260) 563-7779 www.msgrill.com Voted best all-around restaurant, steak and caterer in Wabash County for the last three years. Twenty 11 W. Market St., Wabash (260) 563-0111 www.charleycreekinn.com Regional cuisine, entertainment and

an exceptional wine list. Harry’s Old Kettle Pub & Grill 1633 Stitt St., Wabash (260) 563-7317 www.harrysoldkettle.com A legendary bar for a great place to meet up with friends, watch sports, play pool or hang out. Great food; a Small Business Revolution Winner. Kenapoca Mocha Coffee 101 E. Second St., North Manchester (260) 982-4705 www.kenapocomocha.com Expresso bar, organic daily soup, bread and pastries, as well as great desserts. Mr. Dave’s 102 E. Main St., North Manchester (260) 982-4769 Mr. Dave’s signature sandwich is the breaded pork tenderloin, a popular item in this region of the country. Boneless pork medallions are hand-cut fresh daily, pounded, seasoned and breaded, and deep fried to a crispy delight on the outside while remaining tender and meaty on the inside.

Whitley County Downtown on the Square 111 S. Main St., Columbia City (260) 244-4011 From soups and sandwiches to prime rib and a fully stocked salad bar, this beautiful dining location has it all, including fabulous desserts! Bruno’s BBQ 501 N. Line St., Columbia City (260) 244-6200 www.brunosbbqandcatering.com Authentic and awarding winning barbecue served in a casual dining atmosphere. Everything is made from scratch. Be sure to try the homemade 75 md MeetingsHalls_62197 & Events Guide • 2017 • fwbusiness.com • ©KPC Media Group Inc. 1/3 sq sig Meeting Guide 2-24-17

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Steuben County Is Northern Indiana’s Lakes Country… Conveniently located at the intersection of I-80/90 and I-69. Northern Indiana Lakes Country is home to Pokagon State Park. Nestled within the park’s confines is Northeast Indiana’s premier convention center - a hidden jewel waiting to host your meeting. The Potawatomi Inn Resort and Conference Center offers more than 11,000 square feet of meeting space with on-site catering, two restaurants, indoor pool, fitness room, and all the beauty of nature found within the park. For more information, call the sales office at 260-833-1077. Ramada Inn offers four meeting rooms that can hold up to 200 people in its largest room. Additional hotel amenities include: • Heated indoor pool, hot tub & sauna • Fitness center • Game room • New banquet center • On-site 6 Autumns Food & Spirits

Located at 3855 N. St. Rd. 127 at I-69 exit 354. For more information, call 260-665-9471.

Experience Northern Indiana Lakes Country: • 101 Lakes • Golf Courses • Pokagon State Park • The Outlet Shoppes at Fremont • Satek Winery • Briali Vineyards & Winery • Wild Winds Buffalo Preserve • Chapman’s Brewing Company Page 16

For additional help with planning your meeting, call (800) LAKE-101 or visit lakes101.org

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2017 Meeting and Event Guide