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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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National Tourism Week in The Bend

After two years of uncertainty, there is more reason than ever to celebrate the promising future of the tourism industry. In conjunction with U.S. Travel and the entire tourism industry, we're celebrating National Travel and Tourism Week from May 1-7 by highlighting the amazing experiences The Bend…

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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. 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 things you must to see and do in South Bend, Mishawaka and beyond during a summer visit. Raft Down the East Race If part of your travel planning is to seek out the occasional thrill, the East Race Waterway is your type of…

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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. 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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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 South Bend is no different, especially west of downtown. The Westside's history is rich in ethnic tradition, from Polish immigrants to today's Latin American community. It's dining scene has absolutely flourished. Here are six places you should…

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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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