Gary, IN

Chicagoist: Inside Gary’s Big Plans to Revive its Food Scene and Economy

It sounds like faint praise, but bear with me: Mama Pearl’s Barbecue Soul Food and Catering has the most buzzed-about address in Gary, Indiana. That’s 411 E. 5th Street, a 15,000-square-foot building across from the town’s minor league baseball stadium. Soon, this single-story slab—which looks like it used to be a Blockbuster but never was—is slated […]