Top 10 Food War Winners

Looking for a really great locally owned place to eat? We have 12 suggestions (not just 10!).  Indiana's Cool North has hosted food wars over the years, so you know these winners are some of the best in the region!  The competition was fierce as locals voted for their favorite  burgers, tacos, breakfast, and pizza.  We've compiled a list of the top 12 restaurants from all the various food wars to help you find some great food! See all the food wars here.

Friendship Botanic Gardens

Friendship Botanic Gardens


Gorgeous  fall colors are on display in the old-growth forest surrounding the Friendship Botanic Gardens.  This is a community treasure and an oasis of formal gardens and nature trails tucked in the forest surrounding Trail Creek in Michigan City, Indiana.

While enjoying the colors, you can explore the children’s play area, play in the Whimsical Cabin, and use the “Tools for Investigation” in which children are invited to measure, examine, and learn about nature in the Gardens.

For information on nearby lodging and  Deals and Packages   Request a Visit Michigan City LaPorte Visitor Guide.


  • 19 Minutes to Indiana Dunes
  • 46 Minutes to University of Notre Dame
  • 57 Minutes to Elkhart County

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