Monday, February 8, 2016

Miles Lab’s Mike Miles (right) serves chili to Amanda Wirt (left) and Jon Wirt (second from left) at the Elkhart Oktoberfest celebration in downtown Elkhart on Oct. 15, 2011. Miles Lab will be raising money for the American Heart Association during February. (Truth File Photo By Jennifer Shephard) (AP)
Miles Lab is ‘going red’ for February
Posted on Jan. 28, 2013 at 12:00 a.m.

What’s Marshall King up to this week? Find out in today’s Dining A La King.

Miles Lab will be raising money for a cause close to the owners’ heart in February.

Mike Miles, along with his wife, Christy, will raise money for the American Heart Association since it’s National Heart Month.

“As many know, I lost my mom to congestive heart failure on July 30, 2011,” Christy wrote. “We are excited and proud to bring our fundraising and awareness efforts to a cause that is personal to us.”

Throughout February, the restaurant at 3763 E. Jackson Blvd., Elkhart, will “go red.” Money will be collected for the association throughout the month, but on Feb. 23, a special event is being planned. It will feature a special menu of food and drink specials, silent auction and live music. And you should wear red if you attend, according to Mike and Christy.

Restaurants, particularly locally owned ones, often raise money for causes. I hope Miles Lab collects a lot for this one.

Ÿ The Shakey’s chicken and mojos fundraiser at the Knights of Columbus on Saturday was a huge success. A lot of people gathered to eat, laugh and remember. You can read more at Terry Mark’s blog about the fun event.

Ÿ Cold Stone Creamery is open again in Mishawaka. The owners of the store had closed it, but it reopened Friday as a corporate store, according to manager Thomas Friesner. Hours are noon to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and noon to 10 Friday and Saturday. The ice cream store is at 620 W. Edison Road, Mishawaka.

Ÿ The Knights of Columbus from Our Lady of the Lake Catholic Church, 24832 U.S. 12 East, Edwardsburg, Mich., is having its fourth annual chili cook-off from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. The dinner will include all-you-can-eat chili, cornbread and desserts for $6.50 a person, $4.50 for children ages 5 to 12. Ten chefs will compete to win the contest, according to organizers. There will also be a silent auction.

Ÿ About 30 of us are making plans to tour Sonoma and Napa Valley vineyards Feb. 7-11. Along with me, the trip to California will be led by Jay Fields, a local wine representative with Indiana Wholesale Wine & Liquor Co. I’m pretty excited to go see this part of the country and sample its offerings. You’ll be able to follow along on my blog and in The Elkhart Truth.

Ÿ Seoul Garden, a Korean and Japanese restaurant in Mishawaka, has a new home farther west on McKinley. The new address is 1025 W. McKinley. Hours are 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday to Wednesday and 11 to 9:30 Thursday through Saturday. The phone number is 574-255-6960.

Marshall V. King is news/multimedia editor and food columnist for The Elkhart Truth/ You can reach him at, 574-296-5805, on Twitter @hungrymarshall or via Facebook. His blog is at