The music store in Goshen will help the soundtrack at a fine Winona Lake restaurant.
Steve Martin of Ignition Music and Caleb France of Cerulean are partnering to add concerts this summer in the garden of the restaurant.
Owners of the businesses hope their fans and customers head to each other’s businesses for the music and food.
Martin said that music brings people together. Both of them said they’re interested in helping the music scene in northern Indiana.
At this point, Ignition, 120 E. Washington St., doesn’t serve much more than candy bars and soda at its great Goshen shows, but at Cerulean, about 200 people in the garden will be able to purchase food and craft beer. Cerulean serves a range of lovely food at 1101 E. Canal St., Winona Lake.
You can read more on the blog post about the collaboration at blogs.etruth.com/diningalaking.
Rulli’s opened its Elkhart location on May 9 after its liquor license arrived in the mail earlier in the day, according to owner Sam Rulli. The restaurant at 54595 C.R. 17 is in addition to its Middlebury location, which has been open 27 years. Rulli said the response from customers has been good so far. There isn’t a buffet as there is at the Middlebury location, but there is a full bar as well as a party room that can be reserved, he said. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday to Thursday, 11 to 11 Friday and Saturday.
Taqueria San Jose is open again at 613 E. Madison St., Goshen. Several readers pointed it out last week and reiterated that tacos are a dollar there Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The restaurant closed for repairs after a car crashed into it. It now has a lovely brick exterior.
Several astute readers reacted to last week’s column item about Back Alley Brewery, in which owner Larry Libey said and I wrote that there was a new level of government bureaucracy. The State Department of Fire and Building Services has been part of Indiana Department of Homeland Security since 2003, according to Gary Haney, chief building inspector for the city of Goshen. “In essence Larry didn’t have to go through any more governmental paperwork than any other business looking to expand anywhere in Indiana,” Haney wrote in an email.
But not every business has to go through both federal and state processes because of the manufacture of alcohol.
Concord South Side Elementary raised more than $4,000 through a variety of activities last week, according to Kris Gingerich of the parent-teacher organization. Students did a variety of activities around the theme “Read Write Move” and people in the community contributed toward playground equipment.
A number of special speakers or readers, including Curtis Hill and Rod Roberson, worked with students. Elkhart police brought a K-9 unit and Concord Township firefighters were there too.
I talked to third- and fourth-graders about food writing, subjecting them to bleu cheese, gummy bears and spinach before having them write about it.
Marshall V. King is news/multimedia editor and food columnist for The Elkhart Truth. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org, 574-296-5805, on Twitter @hungrymarshall or via the [URL]Dining A La King Facebook page;http://facebook.com/diningalaking[URL].[/URL]