month : 03/2018 4 results

Taste of the World: C’sons will feature a special menu this year with cuisine from around the world

This month, the Hudsons are launching a new take on their seasonal menu at their C’sons fine dining restaurant in downtown LaGrange, and it’ll take you on a tour around the world using local food. Charles and Chase Hudson have been focusing on seasonal, locally grown items for their menu for almost a decade now, but this new menu series is set to take guests on a culinary tour of cuisine from around the world. “What we’ve been from day one is a local, farm-to-table, fine dining ...

He’s got the blues: Jontavious Willis has traveled the country playing blues music

Jontavious Willis began his blues career right here in LaGrange, but his music is starting to gain national attention, especially after his tour with Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ that took him all over the country in 2017. Willis’ first album, “Blue Metamorphosis,” was named as a finalist for the 34th International Blues Foundation Challenge for Best Self-Produced CD. He still keeps in touch with his roots though, and he said that one of his favorite venues to perform at is Pure Life ...

What he was meant to do: Hagebak gave up work as attorney to pursue his true passion — art

The first time people meet Chris Hagebak, they might do a double take. Chances are, he doesn’t mind. It’s not everyday people see someone proudly sporting a green, blue or purple mustache. Hagebak first came up with the idea to dye his mustache a few years ago when one of his art students walked into 809 Gallery of Art with a pink streak through her hair. “I said ‘wow, that’s so cool. If I had hair, I’d do that.’ And she said, ‘well you have that mustache, and I dare ...

Hometown Tradition: Charlie Joseph’s remains a favorite for locals and is a must visit for out-of-towners

For almost 100 years, locals have been eating hamburgers and hot dogs at Charlie Joseph’s in downtown LaGrange. In fact, at this point the neighborhood restaurant has become more than a place to eat. It is a tradition. “Charlie Joseph’s opened in 1920 on Main Street, and they moved over here on Bull Street in ‘46,” owner Steven Keeth said. “It was my great grandfather (that started the restaurant). Charlie Joseph was my great-grandfather, and my great uncle Solomon and my dad and ...