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Wednesday, May 29, 2024
The Observer

Scene in South Bend Insider

Dominique DeMoe
Dominique DeMoe | The Observer

Unsure of what to do with your free weekend, your date night, your Friday evening or your hours after class? Fear not. Scene has you covered.

Visit this page for an updating list of Scene’s reporting on arts, entertainment, culture, food and events in the South Bend area.

Crooked Ewe: beer pub on the St. Joseph River with an eclectic menu

Cambodian Thai: family-owned Thai restaurant; pad thai, pad see ew, curry dishes and more

Rumor Records: record store in Niles

West.SB: photography and storytelling project documenting life in South Bend

Fiddler’s Hearth: Irish pub with live music

South Bend Farmer’s Market & Cafe: scores of local vendors selling produce, meats, hand-made goods

The Local Cup: coffee shop that gives back to the community

Yellow Cat Cafe: classic diner eats for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Make South Bend: maker-space; buy work from local artisans and create your own art

Render Kitchen & Bar: contemporary American cuisine with a view of St. Joseph River

LangLab: hipster, multi-purpose event space and bar in a renovated factory

The General Deli & Cafe: sandwiches, coffee and quirky artwork

Zen Cafe: sustainably-sourced coffee roasted in house, located inside LangLab

Vegetable Buddies: unique concert venue in downtown South Bend

Uptown Kitchen: breakfast and brunch in upscale Granger joint

Chicory Cafe: coffee, beignets, live music and events in an unbeatable location

J.W. Chen’s: excellent, authentic Chinese food and loving atmosphere

The Birdsell Project: contemporary art project with a focus on restoring abandoned buildings

Flamingo’s Mexican Restaurant: friendly environment, cheap and delicious tacos

Orbit Music: record store in Mishawaka

Oh Mamma’s On the Avenue: cheese store and deli owned by local dairy farmers

Erasmus Books: densely-packed bookstore located in the first floor of a local home

Violet Sky: artisanal chocolatier based out of LangLab

The Well: community-run coffee house and event space in River Park neighborhood


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