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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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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. Ready to explore your options? Here's a guide to local ice cream options in South Bend, Mishawaka…

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Restaurant Weeks in Downtown South Bend

Calling all foodies: Downtown South Bend's Winter Restaurant Weeks will be here soon! Several locally owned restaurants are participating from Jan. 24-Feb. 6 with special menus at select price points for breakfast, lunch or dinner. It's a great time to visit an old favorite or try a new spot. Stay…

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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. The home of the Fighting Irish typically offers one of the biggest such celebrations in the region. St. Patrick's Day isn't going to look quite the same this year with coronavirus precautions in mind. But you can…

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Where to Find The Bend's Best Pizza

There are so many great pizza places around The Bend, putting together a comprehensive guide is no easy task. So, don't think of it that way. Consider this a general tour through one of the great and, dare we say, underrated places for pizza in the country. We asked our social media followers for…

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Try The Bend's Best Winter Cocktails

It's official — cozy season is here. And that doesn't just mean crackling fires and warm sweaters. Order one of these winter cocktails at bars and restaurants around The Bend to fortify yourself against the cold. NOTE: Bars and restaurants remain open for in-person service in Indiana with…

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Where to Find Winter Outdoor Dining

Patio season isn't over just yet. As temperatures drop during fall and into winter, restaurants around The Bend are getting creative when it comes to outdoor seating. Igloos by reservation, heaters in place of umbrellas — if you're more comfortable eating outside right now, there are places for you…

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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. NOTE: Restaurants in The Bend remain open for in-person dining. Please contact restaurants directly for hours, service changes…

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