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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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7 Signs of Summer in The Bend

Summertime has a way of bringing The Bend to life. Here are some of the best things to see and do in South Bend, Mishawaka and beyond during a summer visit. Request a Free Visitor Guide Raft Down the East Race If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race…

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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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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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Try These #OnlyinTheBend Recipes

We've collaborated with several partners on #OnlyinTheBend recipes — dishes and drinks straight from our community to your table. Explore the recipes and save those you like. Then tag us on social media with the finished result. Happy making and mixing! Saving Instructions Desktop Click on the…

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Tour the Westside Dining Scene

Many cities boast recognizable foodie districts. And while most of the attention in South Bend is reserved for downtown, there's an area that shouldn't be ignored — the Westside. The Westside's history is rich in ethnic tradition, known mostly as the place where Polish immigrants set roots. Now the…

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Explore The Bend in 24 Hours

Not every trip comes with time to explore all corners of your chosen destination. Instead you need to make the most of a day or two at most. The best thing you can do in this situation is be armed with information about how to best use however many hours are available. What are the must-see spots…

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Experience the South Bend Foodie Trail by Midwest Living

The editors of Midwest Living magazine have chosen their favorite restaurants in The Bend, and we have the breakdown of the vast variety of eateries right here for you... So pull up a chair and have a bite (or two) to eat along the South Bend Foodie Trail. Café Navarre This downtown South Bend…

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National Tourism Week in The Bend

When people think about tourism around The Bend, they automatically turn to Notre Dame football season. But what if we told you the busiest time for visitors is actually during the summer? True story. Visitor spending for a Notre Dame football home game checks in at about $17 million. Yet it's just…

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