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...
Hillside Acres Family Farm

Hillside Acres Family Farm

What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Warm apple cider on a cool day? Or maybe you love a sweet treat in a freshly fried apple cider donut or popped kettle corn? Do you love going to the Indiana countryside during Harvest season and watching the Harvest moon rise? Is it the actual act of choosing the perfect gourd for your home decor and taking Insta-worthy photos? One of our favorite parts of the Indiana Fall y’all season includes all these things! Visiting local pumpkin patches never gets old, and we’re here to highlight one here in Greater Lafayette, IN that checks all the Fall party-boxes: Hillside Acres Family Farm. Hillside Acres Family Farm Welcome to the farm! Get ready for ALL the fun things and beautiful memories to come. Unique features include: apple picking, the country store, 7 acre corn maze, and so much more. Here’s a little introductory snippet from the Hillside Acres website: “It is owned and operated by part of the Hufford family- Brent & Gina, Caleb & Bethany, and Reuben & Megan. We began this new adventure together and opened in the fall of 2018. Hillside Acres is at the same location as the former Skiles Farm Market just outside of Rossville on 600 West and only 20 minutes from Lafayette. … We have several special events planned this year. The last day of our 2020 fall season is October 31st. Thank you for supporting our family owned business.” There you have it. When you step foot on the property, you’re joining the family traditions. Pick the perfect pumpkin. Take the photo in the photo booth. Ride...
Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Cool nights with changing colors on the leaves create the perfect staycation vibes here in great old Indiana. Have you seen some of the rolling hills and canyon formations we’ve got going on? Consequently, the question arrises of where you should go or stay, and additionally, we’ve an answer for you! Bed and Breakfasts are really perfect in so many ways. However, during this specific time with COVID-19, we want to point out that Bed and Breakfasts are essentially designed with social distance in mind. Here’s an updated list of all things Indiana B&B! Before booking a room, please be sure to contact each destination for their current COVID-19 procedures and stay guidelines. Nestle Inn (Downtown Indianapolis, IN): Okay, this B&B takes a turn for the wild side with claims such as: “Not your grandma’s B&B” and WE LOVE IT. Enjoy different touches including modern touches, Downtown Indianapolis location, WiFi, breakfast options, cooking classes, and so much more!Songbird Prairie (Vaparaiso, IN): Mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest, this is one to check out!Schenck Mansion (Vevay, IN): Also, mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest! It’s a beautiful location to behold!Cabins and Candlelight (Colfax, IN): Just twenty miles from Lafayette, these cozy little cottages are perfect for a weekend getaway. The cabins include a fireplace and Jacuzzi, and it is definitely a level of relaxation the doctor would order. It is a sweet little place!The Stone Cabin Inn (Dull’s Tree Farm; Thorntown, IN): The old log cabin is on a Christmas Tree Farm, and it is a favorite...
Greater Lafayette Food Truck Frenzy

Greater Lafayette Food Truck Frenzy

As we soak up the last days of summer, here are some of our favorite food trucks to spot around Greater Lafayette, IN. Find them on the map by tracking their travels on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or their personal websites! Greater Lafayette, IN Food Trucks EMT: This menu is loaded with unique and traditional items. Mac and cheese burger, grilled cheese, and vegan options too. This is a popular one in Lafayette!L Kora Fast Food: Mexican food!Smolder BBQ: BBQ style Mexican food! Can you say YUM?! Brisket tacos and nachos with a homemade spicy slaw and queso sauce. You’ll love this one.Pink Walrus: Frozen yogurt!Kona Ice (Lafayette, IN Facebook Page):Shaved Ice!Mary Lou’s Donuts: An old friend of Lafayette, IN on wheels. These donuts are made fresh every morning. Click here to view a blog on our historic Mary Lou Donuts.Famous Franks: Purdue Pete’s best friend. You’ll see this one on campus!Daily Bite: Taco-licious is their motto!Mitchell’s Mex: More Mexican, but this one can be found in Delphi, IN.Guac Box: Delicious Tex-Mex tacos, nachos and hand smashed guac!  Click here to visit their Facebook page and see where you can find them!Roasted, Toasted and Baked: Mean smoked meat sanwiches, greens, and daily specials such as mac and cheese!Dan the Man’s Taco Stand: Based out of Rossville, IN!WoJo and MoJo’s Grilled Cheese: Gourmet Grilled Cheese and more!Igloo on the go:Gypsy Joe Coffee Shop: A cup of joe on wheels!Fat Bottom Donuts: Hot and fresh cake donuts!Porky’s BBQ: Set up in the mall parking lot, find this Lafayette, IN favorite there all summer long!Puritan Coney Island Express: hot dogs, coney dogs, nachos, and moe!Grilled Chicken and Rice: Middle Eastern dishes and...
Father’s Day in Great Lafayette, IN

Father’s Day in Great Lafayette, IN

COVID-19 might have interrupted your traditional Father’s Day plans, but it certainly can’t keep you from lovin’ that genuine dad of your’s to the fullest! Unfortunately, we don’t have any formal, scheduled Father’s Day events in Greater Lafayette, IN to inform you of this year. Local businesses and organizations are all doing their part for the community and following CDC and TCHD guidelines by not hosting events. However, we have a few ideas to inspire you in making the day special! Here are some practical gift ideas. You can always send some in a care package! It’s just around the corner. How will you bless the socks off of that special father this year? Outdoor Theme:Hiking backpackWater Bottlehiking stickbeach gearsunglassesSports Theme:cones for trainingknee or ankle bracesbasketball, football, soccer ball, tennis racket, etc.Spike ball set!Favorite player’s jerseyfishing rodGame Theme:whoppie cushionboard games online games or controllersKitchen Theme:Cast iron skilletcook bookspatulasmoker or grillHunting Theme:scent free laundry soaparrows for his bow or ammo for his riflegift card to Cabela’s or Bass ProMusic Theme:guitar pickslesson bookharmonica or spoonspedal for his guitarcow bell for his drumsOther Ideas:wallettieshoescolognecollection coinsstocks If you’ve read this far, and found nothing to apply to your life, consider some quality time. We, of course, strongly encourage that you following the CDC guidelines of social distance before doing any of these recommendations. Be safe! Take or make your father dinner. Go fishing together. Ride bikes on the Wabash Heritage Trial. Enjoy an afternoon on the back patio! We genuinely wish you and your’s a Happy Father’s Day from the Romanski Group! For up-to-date information on YOUR Indiana area neighborhood or a FREE Seller Consultation...
9 Tips for Working from Home

9 Tips for Working from Home

Many Greater Lafayette, IN business, companies, radio shows, and schools recently made the switch for their employees to an online platform. This is a great aid to the social distance guidelines, while also keeping the work flow regular. However, if you’re beginning to feel burnt out, behind, or over your workspace at home, we’ve got you for some encouragement. Staying healthy and productive during this extended quarantine time is important. Overall, in any team workplace setting, communication is key, and now that truth is heightened as we learn how to work together separately. Try some of these tips for a fresh perspective on your work from home! This blog post was inspired by an artcle from Inc. titled, “23 Essential Tips for Working Remotely.” Your Workspace Stick to a schedule. The tendency might be to wake up later and work later, but a normal schedule with normal hours helps cultivate regularity. Schedule in stretch breaks, lunches and snacks, and rest times. Then stick to it! Leave work at work, and designate work hours for sanity purposes. Lay ground rules with family members and roommates to protect your work time. This keeps from distractions and poor time management. Boundaries are healthy!Create your space. Semi organize your desk, so that your thoughts aren’t scattered. Try a standing desk alternative for help with back pain. Purchase a comfortable chair and hands free telephone options for overall, sustainable work from home life. Additionally, create your video station with good lighting and minimal background noise! At some point, you’ll need to video call, so don’t shy away from it. Embrace it instead.Dress professionally. Continuing...