Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Small Business Spotlight: Big Woods Restaurant

Have you ever heard of the expression, “it takes a village!”…? This phrase generally applies to raising children, acknowledging the many people it takes to raise one human, but it can be applied to other things. In this case, we’re referring to a new restaurant here in the Greater Lafayette, IN area: Big Woods Restaurant. In essence, Big Woods Restaurant is just part of the Village. There are many moving parts to this American cuisine and craft beer establishment, and each one is equally important. From craft beer to pizza and a distillery to entertainment- you’ll see once your here. Enjoy everything the Big Woods Village has to offer at this new restaurant on Purdue University’s campus! About Big Woods Restaurant Big Woods Village began in Nashville, TN with an open restaurant and a vision in 2009. “Founders, Ed, Jeff and Tim, decided to build a brewpub in the Alley, at the corner of Busted Knuckle and Hare Trigger… From the day it opened, Big Woods Brewing enjoyed remarkable support from locals, tourists and far-flung craft beer lovers. As demand for the beer, the food and the unique experience grew, so did Big Woods’ footprint in Nashville.  In 2011, in an effort to meet demand for more beer and to create a family-friendly experience, the Tucker Building became the home of Big Woods’ second brewery and Big Woods Pizza Company.” Over the years, Big Woods, being a Nashville original business, became a place where bands and other entertainment made their rounds. Super fun to know that about their roots! The atmosphere is designed for you to stay a while, and we think this part of...
Small Business Spotlight:  Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

Small Business Spotlight: Best New Restaurants Near Purdue

As the skyline around Purdue University in West Lafayette, IN physically rises, there are many additions to the surrounding area. Life on campus at Purdue University constantly dreams of development and innovation and growth, and we hold the privilege to see it unfold before our eyes. Projection by the president, Mitch Daniels, calls for higher attendance, and therefore, we’ve seen many developers come and build new apartment complexes for housing, new store fronts for convenient shopping, and new restaurants and establishments for growing entertainment and night life experiences. Here are a few best new restaurants we’ve seen pop up as a result of all things growing! Cheers to the hope ahead! Restaurants on and around Purdue University’s Campus Big Woods Restaurant (Northwestern Ave.): Signature pizzas, craft beer, burgers, and more! Click here to view the menu! Yatagarasu (Chauncey Ave.): Japanese Noodle shop! This is a second location in the Greater Lafayette, IN area. SO yummy! Click here to view the menu! The Tap (State St.): The TAP is a 21 and up establishment. Food items include fresh tacos, artisan pizzas, cheese boards, burgers, dessert, and so much more! 8eleven Modern Bistro (Grant St. – inside the Union): American cuisine including all things breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, dessert, and wine! This restaurant has something for everyone. View the website for menu information. Leaps Coffee and Artisan Pastries (Grant St. – inside the Union): “Grab ‘n’ go goodness!” This menu changes daily because it depends heavily on local production and availability. Click here to view the constants! State 19 (State St.): State 19 majors in night life and drinks, but they...
Small Business Spotlight: Knox Roofs

Small Business Spotlight: Knox Roofs

What are some of the top attributes you look for when searching for a contractor? For us, honesty, reliability, and knowledge top our list for finding the perfect servicing company. When doing a home project of any sort, you want the best of the best at the most budget friendly price. Fortunately, we’ve stumbled upon Knox Services for you. Knox Services is not only a professional residential and commercial contractor for the Greater Lafayette, IN area since 1966, but they’re a corporate type, home town business. It’s really the best of both world. Big business professionalism coupled with the local friend’s finishing touches gives Knox Services the leg up in our opinion. Here are a few things Knox Services has to offer for your next home project. Knox Services: Residential / Commercial Roofing Contractor Lafayette / West Lafayette Here’s a fun tidbit from the Knox Services website. It’s from the section titled, “About Us: Our Story“, and the statement shares the heart behind the business. “Knox Roofing was founded in Lafayette, Indiana as a full-service contractor, and broke the mold from day one. We are radically different from most roofing companies in process and philosophy. We love our working relationship with every single client, and work hard to make sure that each specific roof gets the exact attention it needs. We will also work diligently to minimize the effects of doing our work on your day-to-day life. We work hard to get in and out while making sure your roof is in tip-top shape.” Knox Services specializes in roof repair and installation. They offer it for both residential and...
Small Business Spotlight: Wolfies Grill

Small Business Spotlight: Wolfies Grill

West Lafayette, IN welcomed the new face of Wolfies Grill in 2020, and we’re so excited to let you know all the details. It’s not your average grill, but what sets it apart? The interior is like no other sports grill in the area, and the menu items are what’ll keep us coming back for more. Come grab a drink, and enjoy classic menu items or unique ones with a little twist at this Indianapolis family owned restaurant! Wolfies Grill Menu “Wolfpack favorites” include fun and unique flavor combinations. Here are just a few from the menu! Click here to see the entire thing! Smokehouse Pork Nachos“Tortilla Chips, pulled pork, American white queso, roasted black bean and corn salsa, jalapeños, Wolfies dry rub, hickory BBQ”Pecan Crusted Chicken Salad“Breaded pecan chicken, spring mix, dried cranberries, candied pecans, crumbled blue cheese, mandarin oranges, raspberry vinaigrette”Blackened Tilapia Sandwich“Blackened tilapia, shredded lettuce, boom boom sauce, tomato, craft bun”Hand Breaded Tenderloin“Seasoned panko breading, shredded iceberg, tomato, red onion, pickle”Indiana Baby Back Ribs“Wolfies famous dry rub, french fries, House cole slaw, local BBQ | Served wet or dry”Nyla’s Black and Blue Burger“Nyla’s homemade blue cheese, center cut bacon, blackened seasoning, shredded iceberg, red onion, tomato” Visit Wolfies Grill to get your fix on all the cabin feels and aesthetics. Wolfies is going for a North Woods sorta vibe, and we think they did it just right with the cozy stone fireplaces, mock log decor, natural light, and inviting dining chairs. Catching the game here will be top of your list after one visit. Great food and drinks coupled with comfortable seating equals the best place away...
Small business Spotlight: Rusty Taco

Small business Spotlight: Rusty Taco

As the residential area on the South side of Lafayette, IN continues to grow and expand, we continue to welcome new businesses and store fronts there as well. One of those shiny new faces to the South side is Rusty Taco! We’re so thankful for this fun addition to the Greater Lafayette, IN community! The great reviews keep rolling in online, and let’s be honest, there is never-not a time for tacos. Bring them on! What to Expect at Rusty Taco “Tacos are the most important meal of the day.” – Rusty Well, if the quote doesn’t say enough about the Rusty Taco experience, here’s a break down of all the fixin’s happening at this new establishment! Expect a welcoming atmosphere with trendy aesthetic and interior design, beautifully appetizing food displays on your plate, a fast casual dining experience, fantastic and plentiful margarita options, fresh design and ingredients, variety and more variety in all areas of the menu, and so much more! From breakfast tacos to a late night craving answers, enjoy tacos at any time of the day. Sit out on the patio during these beautiful Indiana days! Even choose from three different kinds of queso cheese to eat with your chips. There are seriously so many great selections to make from this menu, that you’ll just need to to check it out for yourself! Rusty Taco is a franchise, but click here to view more information on the story that started it all! Rusty Taco also caters! Click here to view more information on their catering options. Rusty Taco Hours, Location, and Reviews Rusty Taco is open...
Small Business Spotlight: Almadina Restaurant

Small Business Spotlight: Almadina Restaurant

Adventurous, Arabian inspired dine-in and take-out meals are an essential part of Greater Lafayette, IN‘s culture. Due to the growing population and Purdue University‘s diverse reputation, we reap the benefits of amazing, authentic, ethnic meals. Now, here’s a spot for your Mediterranean palate. Hummus, lamb kabobs, shawarma, and so much more are all part of this rich, diverse, cultural food experience. In a prime location off Sagamore Pkwy, try this new joint for some fresh, delicious food! Almadina Menu Click here to view the entire menu online. We’ll rattle off a few suggestions, just in case you’re unsure where to begin. First off, they give you a bread and butter combo with a strong, garlic flavor- on the house! Raw juice and smoothies are options for drinks, along with soft drinks too. Fresh squeezed to order juices from oranges, apples, beets, and more. Here’s a fun one – even dubbed, “Cobra” – combine carrot, orange, beet, radish, and apple. Appetizers include options such a stuffed grape leaves, falafel, hummus plates, spinach pie, meat pie, and more, or start with a chopped salad, crushed lentil soup, lamb chili, or chicken lemon rice soup. Lunch wraps and sandwiches give a budget friendly option. Entrees range from shawarma to shish kabob to lamb chops. There are even shared, combo and party trays available for parties of up to 12 people. Kids are welcome with menu items like chicken fingers and cheeseburgers. The portion sizes do not disappoint. Desserts such as baklava and rice pudding wrap up the food party! As always, please call ahead for updated COVID-19 requirements and policies! This includes...