The Journal Gazette
 
 
casa A white pasta side from Casa Grille Italiano on Stellhorn Road. (Ryan DuVall)

Local staple continues to be worth visiting

Though my experiences were far less than what I am used to, I am not about to give up on Casa.

January 26, 2020 1:00 am

ThreeRiversDistilling Bourbon plank Salmon from Three Rivers Distilling Co. on Wallace St. (Ryan DuVall)

City distillery offers fine-dining experience

What I found at Three Rivers Distilling Co. was a menu so upscale and trendy it could have easily been one of Fort Wayne's fine dining...

January 19, 2020 1:00 am

saigon The barbecued shrimp and meatball bun at Saigon Vietnamese restaurant on South Calhoun Street. (Ryan DuVall)

Small signs of change at restaurant

Winter is the best time to dine at Saigon, because soup is king here.

January 12, 2020 1:00 am

Soul Pig Courtesy
Restaurant critic Ryan DuVall was happy to see chef Mark Graves return to the scene, bringing his catfish po'boy to Soul Pig BBQ in Decatur.

BEST OF 2019

As I look back on 2019, it was the chains locals have been clamoring about for years, wishing to have here, that made the biggest...

December 29, 2019 1:00 am

Cheros y Chapines Jalapeno pupusas from Cheros y Chapines Salvadoran restaurant on East Jefferson Boulevard. (Ryan DuVall)

New owners maintain Salvadoran standard

It was such an under-the-radar change that I didn't even know about it until I walked in to have dinner one evening.

December 22, 2019 1:00 am

Country Post Hog Fries from The Country Post in Huntington. (Ryan DuVall)

Huntington spot delivers old-school feeling

If its name, its vintage wood-paneled walls or the Americana decorations weren't enough to tell me The Country Post in Huntington was an...

December 15, 2019 1:00 am

PepperSpice Pepper & Spice Jamaican Restaurant on Lower Huntington Road. (Ryan DuVall)

Find excellent Jamaican fare in Waynedale

It's the kind of food you need in the dead of winter.

December 8, 2019 1:00 am

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Extremes rare in years of restaurant reviews

Since my first review I have given 23 restaurants perfect ratings.

December 1, 2019 1:00 am

Raimondo's Jalapeno poppers from Raimondo's Pizza on West State Boulevard. (Ryan DuVall)

Old-school service sets pizza parlor apart

Though Raimondo's pizza is not 100% old school there is still plenty of service at the tables to make it a rare and dying breed.

November 24, 2019 1:00 am

Savery Barbecued wings from Savery Vegan Grill on Taylor Street. (Ryan DuVall)

Go meatless without cutting out junk food

It was my kind of place even if it wasn't really my kind of place.

November 17, 2019 1:00 am

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