Posts Tagged With: South Bend

Sweets in Downtown South Bend

We swung into Southbend around 5:30 on a Friday night.  There was a cupcake place I wanted to try before they closed at 6.  The shop is called Yummy Cupcakes and its across from South Bend Chocolate Company.

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First stop was Yummy Cupcakes of course! As you can see they had a busy day with a few choices left.  Classic cupcakes are $3.25 – $3.50 each.  I had a hidden raspberry and Daughter went with Old School.  They were good, the frosting was a little too sweet for me.

Across the road was South Bend Chocolate Company so we had to stop in there. We were parked right in front of it so whats a few extra steps….

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We bought a few truffles to take home to Husband.  He likes a little bit of chocolate once in a while.

More information:http://www.yummycupcakes.com/south-bend-in/

Yummy Cupcakes® South Bend
119 S Michigan St.
South Bend, IN 46601
574.289.8669 (28 – YUMMY)
OPEN HOURS:
Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 6:00pm
Sunday: Closed

 

More information on the chocolate here: http://www.sbchocolate.com/

Chocolate Café – Downtown South Bend
122 South Michigan
South Bend, Indiana
1.5 blocks South of the Morris Performing Arts Center
574-287-0725

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Fiddler’s Hearth South Bend

While staying at the Oliver Inn we took the opportunity to walk the quick few blocks to Fiddler’s Hearth.  Daughter and I love to attend the Irish Music Festival in Muskegon Michigan so we were hoping for good reels and jigs!

I had asked before hand what the policy is for minors as each state has different laws when the establishment has an alcohol license.  I was assured that Daughter being in the place after 9pm would not be an issue and no one blinked an eye on our visit.

I had planned to arrive around 8:30 and get a little dessert before the band started.  But then I misplaced our room key and that panic ate up a bit our time before we walked over.  It was a few minutes past nine when we arrived and located some open seats.  (Its group tables and seating here so everyone is a new friend.) The band was already playing and a few were dancing up front.

We were quickly served and still able to order dessert.  I was not very hungry but wanted to try their Creme Brulee.  Unfortunately it was sold out already! Daughter had the Fighting Irishman Sundae and I went with Chocolate Oblivion.  I washed it down with a great cider while we enjoyed the band.

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We stayed a little over an hour before deciding to beat the rain back to the inn.  Its a short quick walk but I would rather stay dry as I go.  We had a great time here and plan to be back again to try dinner.  They have live entertainment almost everyday as you can see here: http://www.fiddlershearth.com/events.html

More information here: http://www.fiddlershearth.com/index.html

South Bend at 127 N. Main St.
Telephone: (574) 232-2853
Sunday 11:00am – 9:00pm
Monday & Tuesday 11:00am – 11:00pm
Wednesday & Thursday 11:00am – Midnight
Friday & Saturday 11:00am – 1:00am

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Pitt’s BBQ Goodness

I LOVE a good BBQ place! We really have nothing close to where I live so when we travel I am on the hunt for good BBQ.  Daughter and I found one in South Bend a few weeks ago. It was so good we went a second time to take some home with us!

We plugged the directions into the GPS and from “downtown” South Bend we had a short 8 minute drive.  And from the shopping mall in Mishawaka it was only 15 minutes.

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Pitt’s BBQ in South Bend keeps it simple and delicious! Want to see whats on the menu and prices, just look up!

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Inside there are a few tables and chairs if you chose to dine in like we did. (Staying in a hotel or bed and breakfast its best to eat BBQ elsewhere.)  Service was friendly and quick. Our first night we shared a combo platter, chicken sandwich, baked beans and mac-n-cheese.  Wowza, that was a lot of food!!!!! And everything was fabulous!

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The second visit we took two combo platters wrapped up so we could heat them up later at home.  Husband doesn’t mind our travels as long as we treat him once in a while.  He nibbled on his BBQ platter all afternoon from the fridge.  Daughter and I split the other one for dinner, and I still had a bit of pork to take the next day for lunch. Yummy!

I think you get what you give in life to some extent. This guy really, really was helpful and friendly.  He gave us a couple of samples each night while we were trying to narrow down our choices.  He answered a couple of questions we had about the area and things to do on Saturday.  I really hope his business grows through the roof and suggest you all go try his BBQ.  Just save a little for me when I get the chance to visit!

More information here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Pitts-BBQ/239392312793494?sk=timeline

1526 Mishawaka Ave
South Bend, Indiana
(574) 232-0667

 

Mon – Thu:
11:00 am – 10:00 pm
Fri – Sat:
11:00 am – 11:00 pm

 

 

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