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The Bend's Best Donut Shops

Donuts, anyone? Whether you like long johns or jelly-filled or anything in between, there are no wrong answers when it comes to having a donut. Here is a list of locally owned shops around The Bend for when you’re in the mood for some delightfully fried dough to start your day. Country Bake Shop…

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10 Essential Mishawaka Restaurants

It's become clear in recent years that the restaurants in Mishawaka, Indiana shouldn't be overlooked. Some of the boldest flavors and unique menus in the area appear in South Bend's charming neighbor. After combing online reviews and social media comments, below are 10 restaurants that we consider…

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6 Picks: Top Places to Watch a Notre Dame Football Game

Brothers Bar & Grill Location: 1234 Eddy St. | South Bend Eddy Street Commons is located right across the street from Notre Dame and buzzes on gameday weekends. Brothers Bar & Grill has several televisions for watching the game, a large patio, long tap list and delicious food. CJ's Pub Location:…

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Best Ice Cream Shops in The Bend

What's summer without visiting your favorite spots for ice cream and frozen yogurt? From over-the-top shakes to classic drive-in ice cream stands, The Bend has a variety of shops for frozen goodness. Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka and the surrounding area. The…

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Restaurant Weeks in Downtown South Bend

Calling all foodies: Downtown South Bend's Summer Restaurant Weeks are here! Several locally owned restaurants are participating from July 25-Aug. 7 with special menus for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a great time to visit an old favorite or try a new spot either for dine-in or carryout…

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11 Romantic Places for Valentine's Day Dinner

On the list of holidays that require a special dining experience to celebrate, Valentine's Day is probably tops. Let's take some of the guesswork out of your planning. RELATED CONTENT: 10 Ways to Spend Valentine's Day Weekend in The Bend Café Navarre An elegant downtown South Bend restaurant in a…

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Recharge at These Coffee Spots Around The Bend

Sometimes during your travels there might be need for a dose of caffeine. Or maybe you're just in search of a cozy nook in which to hang out for awhile. Take a look at some of the spots where you can enjoy a cup of whatever gets you going. Chicory Café A local favorite, the New Orleans-inspired…

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Restaurants in The Bend from A to Z

All you need to know about The Bend’s dining scene in one spot? Maybe not, but this is a pretty darn good start. Let’s dive in. We’re running down The Bend’s dining scene one letter at a time. Anyone craving barbecue? Here you go: Fat Cap, Frankie’s, The Prized Pig, On the Money, Clark’s Fish Net…

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Best Tacos in The Bend

Taco competitions get people fired up. It’s easy to imagine why. Who doesn’t love the combination of protein and toppings stuffed into a tortilla? Maybe throw in some chips and salsa for good measure. Here are some of the spots locals love when it comes to tacos. Cinco 5 Choose between Mexican or…

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Irish Eats Around The Bend

It should come as no surprise that St. Patrick’s Day is a pretty big deal around here. If you're ready to fill up on some authentic Irish fare as part of the festivities, these are the restaurants you don't want to miss. Fiddler's Hearth There’s no more authentic pub environment to be found in The…

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