FOOD & DRINK

Find Comfort & Joy With Holiday Wines

The Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes—reportedly the happiest people on earth—have a word for coziness and contentment. They call it hygge. Hygge permeates their societies with a sense of goodwill and well-being.

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Choose White Ales for Winter

With the arrival of winter, many people turn to dark, heavy beers—almost chewy in their rich, caramelly sweetness. I prefer to head in the other direction and look at this as the perfect time of year for something festive and bright to balance dark winter nights. Nothing does that better than a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale.

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The New Lennie’s: Better Than Ever

When Lennie’s opened in Crosstown Plaza in 1989, the goal of its owners, Jeff Mease and Lennie Busch, was to create a near-campus spot that would be home to students, faculty, and staff.

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FOOD & DRINK

Find Comfort & Joy With Holiday Wines

The Danes, Norwegians, and Swedes—reportedly the happiest people on earth—have a word for coziness and contentment. They call it hygge. Hygge permeates their societies with a sense of goodwill and well-being.

Read More

Choose White Ales for Winter

With the arrival of winter, many people turn to dark, heavy beers—almost chewy in their rich, caramelly sweetness. I prefer to head in the other direction and look at this as the perfect time of year for something festive and bright to balance dark winter nights. Nothing does that better than a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale.

Read More

The New Lennie’s: Better Than Ever

When Lennie’s opened in Crosstown Plaza in 1989, the goal of its owners, Jeff Mease and Lennie Busch, was to create a near-campus spot that would be home to students, faculty, and staff.

Read More

Bloom’s Greatest Hits: Holiday Entrees

The holidays are upon us, and with it, the season of food. Whether you’re looking for the perfect dish for a family potluck or something warm and cozy to try at home, these holiday recipes for entrees are sure to hit the spot.

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Autumn Means It’s Cider Season

While beer seems to get the most recognition on the craft beverage scene, hard apple ciders are riding a craft wave, too, finding their niche between beer and wine. Though hard cider has only recently begun making a comeback in the U.S. after a long post-Prohibition absence, its popularity never waned in the U.K.

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There’s More than Port To Be Found in Portugal

From the sheer quantity of port ads, port shops, and port tasting rooms that surround you upon arrival in Lisbon, you might think port is Portugal’s only product. There are even little tasting bottles in the hotel rooms. The Portuguese are obviously very proud of their port and tourists are lapping it up.

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The Local Brews 
Brewers Choose

We’re fortunate to have a strong brewing community in Bloomington, and our local brewers find a sense of camaraderie around their love of the craft and have an appreciation of each other’s work.

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Local Farm Stand Offers Food on Honor System

Area farmers’ markets offer consumers the opportunity to buy local foods on a weekly or twice-weekly basis, but those who want to stock up any day of the week and support local farmers have an alternative in the Bethel Lane Farm Stop.

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