Great Indiana eateries: 2012

Our blog is called Chicago Foodie Sisters, but we actually both reside in the suburbs. At the time we started the blog, one of the sisters was working in the city and visiting new downtown restaurants each week. But the blog has evolved over time to include recipes, photos, food product reviews and restaurants in the city and suburbs. It's also extended far into Indiana because one of us lives on the Illinois/Indiana border. Northwest Indiana is loaded with good eats and we covered many of them in 2012. Take a look through our blog posts for Indiana restaurants and be sure to give one a try. There's great food all over the region. This year, among the posts of eateries in the Hoosier state were.

One on my very favorite sandwich place, Lincoln's O in Highland, IN.

And an awesome steak dinner at the Lighthouse in Cedar Lake, IN.

And a super fun place to take the little ones, Tyler's Tender in Schererville, IN.

And a great meal at another favorite place, White Rhino in Dyer, IN.

And breakfast at a lovely B & B called the Inn at Aberdeen in Valparaiso, IN.

And a delicious mac and cheese at the 1875 Steakhouse in the French Lick Hotel.

And Schoop's, which serves up some of the best burgers around.

And on a liesurely lunch with a friend at the The View in Munster, IN.

An amazing soup and sandwich at Blackbird Cafe in Valparaiso, IN.

And about our Easter at Golden Corral.

A great spot for breakfast called the Silver Spoon in Valparaiso, IN.

And about discovering my favorite new sweets place, Dessert Menu in Dyer, IN, at the Munster Farmers Market

And Dessert Menu's Dessert Flight Night

And about Amore's lunch menu in Crown Point, IN

And about my first visit to the wonderful Mishkenut Mediterranean Cuisine in Munster, IN.

And the lunch buffet at Venice Italian Steakhouse in Dyer, IN.

And my introduction to Smashmouth Burgers...oh, how I love them!

And I love a good gyros...and found one at Highland Gyros in Highland, IN.

And found one at Schererville Gyros in Schererville, IN.

And about Chipotle finally opening in Munster! Yipee! It's one of our most viewed posts!

And my first time ever at an Indiana institution - Tiebel's in Schererville, IN.

And thanks to my 13-year-old's addiction to orange chicken, we tried out Lucky China in Dyer, IN.

And some of the best sandwiches ever at Foodie's MarketCafe in Dyer, IN.

And the new Five Guys in Munster, IN.

Oh, and about a new favorite store - Produce Depot in Dyer, IN

And I was introduced to an awesome sauce made in Indiana, Hoosier Daddy.

As you can see, there are tons of good eats in the Hoosier state. Let us know what your favorite Indiana eatery is!