Food

Dining, restaurants, culinary experiences

21c and The Hive

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All I can say is what fun!  We toured the 21c museum and gallery before heading into The Hive restaurant where Chef Matthew McClure sat at my table and shared! Art outside! Outside the hotel/gallery was very cool.  My favorite hands down was a very unusual car, a Fleetwood Cadillac limousine that was covered in […]

Staybridge Inn & Suites

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So, when I was on the Hendrick’s County press trip a while back, I won this awesome Girls Getaway package at the Staybridge Inn & Suites in Plainfield, Indiana.  Jennifer, their marketing guru set up our trip and I got a chance to stay two nights with my mom and sister at their beautiful Plainfield, […]

Castelli's Yum!

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On a recent trip to Alton, Illinois I stopped for lunch at Castelli’s restaurant with my friends Annie Jansen and Jane and Beth Elliott.  Stephanie Tate from the Alton Regional Visitors Bureau had recommended the restaurant and hosted my lunch. Jane knew exactly where to go and we headed to Fosterburg Road to a lovely […]

Silver Dollar City a place of tradition and invention.

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In 1960 when Silver Dollar City opened, the Hershned family brought a group of talented craftsman from the surrounding area together to show their trades. Today, some of the people are 2nd and even 3rd generation, like June Ward who makes candy with her daughter and grand daughter.  June though, is a star in her […]

Oliver Winery, its all in the name!

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If you read me often, you may know that write about antique tractors and when I heard about Oliver Winery and Vineyard, I wondered if there might be any connection to the Oliver tractor family since James Oliver hails from the South Bend area.  James Oliver was an American inventor and industrialist best known for […]

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