Michiana's Menu: Elkhart County 4-H Fair Food, Pie Five Pizza and more

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By: Danielle Waldron dwaldron@flavor574.com

It’s a big week for northern Indiana’s food scene, starting with… 

ELKHART COUNTY 4-H FAIR: JUST HOW UNHEALTHY IS FAIR FOOD? 

For most, the Elkhart County 4-H Fair means ice cream at the Dairy Bar, seeing concerts at the grandstand and noshing on a funnel cake. 

Each county fair comes once a year and is a beloved part of the community, but just how bad for you is that plate-sized funnel cake? 

If you take the weight of an average American man and woman in 2015, 195.5 and 166.2 pounds, respectively, it’d take a lot of running or house work to work off a treat. 

A funnel cake with powdered sugar has an average of 760 calories and 44 grams fat, according to Livestrong. It’d take a woman running at moderate pace an hour and a half to work off the funnel cake and a man an hour and 15 minutes, according to Flavor 574. 

See more on Flavor 574

PIE FIVE PIZZA MAKES PLANS TO OPEN IN MISHAWAKA NEXT YEAR 

Another fast-casual pizza chain could join the scene in St. Joseph County. 

Pie Five Pizza, a build-your-own pizza chain, finalized a contract to open a restaurant at a new shopping center on Main Street in Mishawaka, according to Flavor 574. 

Customers can choose from different crusts, sauces and toppings to make their own pizza for $6.99. 

Franchisee and restaurateur Carl Dissette said he hopes to open in late spring or early summer 2016. 

For more details about the restaurant, see the full story on Flavor 574.

EAST TOKYO HIBACHI BRINGS JAPANESE CUISINE TO SOUTH BEND

There’s one more place to get hibachi and sushi in Michiana. 

East Tokyo Hibachi, 1290 E. Ireland Road, opened in mid-July, giving folks on the south side of South Bend a hibachi option, according to Flavor 574. 

There are six hibachi grills on one side of the restaurant, each of which can accommodate 10 people. 

See the full Flavor 574 story for more details about the menu. 

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