Spotlight on The Whittaker Inn

Spotlight on The Whittaker Inn

Something new and exciting opens its doors this week: The Whittaker Inn. About The Whittaker Inn “With decades of hospitality experience, Elizabeth and Andrew Whittaker’s goal is to deliver the finest overnight stay and meeting venue in the Greater Lafayette Area. The Whittaker will be a one-of-a-kind destination in this area featuring personalized service, unique local fare with an international twist and instant memories.  We invite you to celebrate, educate, and collaborate, at The Whittaker.” So, what does all that mean? Practically, you can expect: 15 custom designed rooms and suites, breakfast always included in your overnight rate, and some exposure to international delicacies through food, entertainment, and more! The Whittaker conveniently sits close to 2 golf courses. We love easily accessible entertainment! They’ve got a large patio for down time, business meetings, or late night hang outs. With eyes to involve the local community, the Whittaker serves up Copper Moon coffee, and it also has tables from Purposeful Design, a company in Indianapolis. Our take: we think the Whittaker is thoughtful. They’ve thought through details and more details, all to provide you with the best night stay you can have away from home. The owners, the Whittakers, are knowledgeable and passionate about their field in Hospitailty Management, and it shows! As Purdue Alumni themselves, they’re thinking about the next generation by offering internships to students. Boiler UP! Check out this article about the Whittaker in Purdue’s Council Newsletter! Upcoming at the Whittaker Inn The Whittaker officially opened Wednesday, May 1st 2019, accepting its first guests for the night of May 2nd. “The Official Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony...
Spotlight on Teays River Brewing and Public House

Spotlight on Teays River Brewing and Public House

The Teays River, the underground Greater Lafayette, IN phenomenon, finally gets it’s due attention! Well, we at least get a history lesson about it at this local Lafayette, IN restaurant. Here’s a sneak peak into Teays River Brewing and Public House! About Teays River Brewing and Public House Teays River is a brewery, taproom, and restaurant, and it’s rich in the “about” department. Here are just a few things to note about the fun, unique environment Teays River has to offer! They’re knowledgeable in their regional history, naming the company after details in the restaurant’s location. Click here to view information from their menu and here for more information on the Teays River in general. This brewery, this year, participated in the Bloomington Craft Beer Festival 2019, and they’re members of the Brewers Association and the Brewers of Indiana Guild. These guys take pride in craft beer, creating unique flavors, rooted in knowledge and passion for what they do. Teays serves water from Triton, a water purifying company right across the street from the restaurant. We think it’s pretty cool to see a local company invest into another local part of our community!The menu includes fun items such as candied pork belly, stone fired pizza, steaks, a brisket sandwich, roasted mussels, and more. Click here to view the menu for yourself!Teays welcomes and is perfect for family outings, business meetings, or just a night out with some friends! The interior design is relaxed, but industrial, making it comfortable for all! You’ll love watching your food cook through the window of the open/exposed kitchen. We hope you enjoy this local...
Spotlight on Budge’s Drive In

Spotlight on Budge’s Drive In

Lafayette, IN best kept secret since 1942 Well, shh.. Don’t tell anyone we told you, but we just couldn’t let this one slide under the radar. Budge’s Drive In is on our “Lafayette Favorites: Food Tour” list. So, it looks like we’ve already let the cat out of the bag! Budge’s is quaint and old fashioned but delicious, nonetheless. This secret of Greater Lafayette, IN is open for the season, and we recommend you give it a try! About Budge’s Drive In “Investing in our community for over 75 years,” Budge’s is more than a name around here. It’s a staple part of Greater Lafayette, IN. They’ve passed through different owners throughout these years, but we are thankful for this name, along with its investment, in our community. Budge’s Drive In offers everything you might need for a midnight snack or after a baseball game. We’re talking dive style, deep fried food; ice cream sundaes, cones, and shakes/malts; and all the fountain drinks with flavors you could wrap your mind around. We recommend the cheese fries and a Blue Goo on a cone. Or maybe a banana split will float your boat. YUM! Budge’s Drive In Hours, Location, and Reviews Budge’s Drive In currently opens Monday – Saturday from 10:30 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. and Sunday from 2:00 – 9:00 P.M. during season. Follow on Facebook or their website for the most up to date information on when they open and close for the season. Please note that the grill closes 45 mins before the closing time! Come in by 8:00 P.M. to make sure you get the burger...
Spotlight on Bennett’s Greenhouse

Spotlight on Bennett’s Greenhouse

Bennett’s Greenhouse is the place to be in Lafayette, IN during Spring time. This full nursery prepares you for your best Spring Time life, giving you anything and everything you need for a beautiful yard, potted indoor plants, or garden! We’re especially thoughtful about Bennett’s Greenhouse because of the upcoming holidays: Earth day is April 22nd, 2019 and Mother’s Day is May 12th, 2019. Bennett’s can provide you with a gift for your Mama or a tree to plant in doing your part for the Earth! You’ll see many things at Bennett’s, including: potted indoor plants, annuals and perennials for your landscaping, topsoil, garden starters, yard decoration, fresh cut flowers, mulch, and more! About Bennett’s Greenhouse Bennett’s is your one stop shop! There are four main parts to their business: Garden Store“Everything from the ground up to help beginners and masters maintain their lawn & garden.”Floral and Gift“Everything to decorate your lawn & home, including custom made pieces by our designers.”Nursery“Everything from the ground up for trees, shrub, perennials & more.”Greenhouse“Bennett’s grown annuals, houseplants, exotic and holiday plants.” Bennett’s opens it doors to educate any and every level of gardening personal, create with you complementary plant designs, and alleviate stress to gardening. We love Bennett’s and you’ll love it too. One other thing to note is their local delivery option. Be sure to check with employees on site when you’re there to know more about convenient delivery to your Greater Lafayette, IN home! Don’t know where to begin? Click here to view a blog on “How to Start an Herb Garden from Seed.” Bennett’s Greenhouse Hours, Location, and Reviews...
Lafayette Favorites: Food Tour

Lafayette Favorites: Food Tour

Here at the Romanski Group, we take pride in our home town. We love everything it has to offer, from Purdue University’s diversity, to the industry of the factories, to the nature centers, biking trails, and more. The food here, however, has a special spot deep down in our hearts. Lafayette, IN has tons of amazing spots worth a mention. These are great places for you to take your friends and families to when they come visit. These places have history here in the area, and some have even been mentioned on some famous T.V. shows or featured in articles across the United States. Check out this list for some creative fun! Maybe you can make this a, “Summer Fun Checklist” for your family to hit all these places while the kids are on summer break! Triple XXX Family Restaurant (Chauncey Hill; West Lafayette, IN): You have to try the rootbeer!McCord Candies (Downtown; Lafayette, IN): Fountain drinks, candy canes, and other candies set McCord’s apart!Arni’s Pizza (Various locations throughout the area): Any pizza here is delicious. Budges Drive-In (Lafayette, IN): We recommend the cheese friend or the Blue Goo on a cone.Dog N Suds (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): Coney dogs all day! Oh, and the Rootbeer Freeze is AMAZING!Bistro 501 (Downtown; Lafayette, IN): Weekend brunch is the hidden gem at Bistro!Bruno’s Pizza (Wabash Landing; West Lafayette, IN): This one’s a no brainer: Bruno Dough all day! Take a step on the wild side, and try some of their dessert pizzas. The peanut butter pizza is great!Nine Irish Brothers (Lafayette and West Lafayette, IN): Don’t let your Irish come...
Spotlight on the Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens

Spotlight on the Jerry E. Clegg Botanic Gardens

East of Lafayette, IN, there are some hilly, windy roads, taking you near the Wildcat Creek. When you drive out of town on Creasy Dr., within less than a mile, there are two beautiful parks along the Wildcat Creek. Just after crossing I-65, you’ll come to a fork in the road. One way takes you up hill to the beautiful Clegg Botanic Gardens, and the other takes you to the Wildcat Creek Park. Both are special in their own way, but today, we want to introduce you to The Botanic Garden and everything it has to offer! About the Clegg Botanical Gardens Here’s a break down of the history according to the website: “The public garden began as private property, owned by Harold and Ruth Clegg, purchased in the late 1930’s… After the death of their only son, the Clegg’s decided, supported by Mary Fouse Peyton, a close family friend, to convert the private garden into a Memorial Garden in honor of their son, Jerry. On April 18, 1965 the Clegg family opened the property to the public…Jim Peterson served as property steward of Clegg Memorial Garden beginning in 1966.  Later he stepped into the role of Treasurer for the Clegg Memorial Garden Board of Directors. Jim remained with Clegg Garden, living on site and tending the property, until the management transferred from Clegg Memorial Garden to NICHES Land Trust in 2014, nearly 30 years of dedicated service to the Clegg Memorial Garden.The Clegg cottage, once country retreat, then private home for the property manager, now houses NICHES Land Trust administrative offices. NICHES modernized the building and transitioned the...