Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Buns Bowl Games Challenge - 1st Update

We're 8 games (1/3 of the way) into our Bowl Games Challenge and a good group of people have gotten 6 out of 8 correctly.  

Can they keep it up?  Will there be someone who comes from behind?  Why am I writing like it's a Batman TV episode?  

Stay tuned and find out who will win the Buns Bowl Games Challenge!!!

South Bend Buns Has Closed

Our South Bend location has closed and is being re-opened by 2 of it's long-time owners as 'Tap House on the Edge'.  We want to thank all of our wonderful guests for their patronage over the years.  Our Elkhart and our Osceola locations will not be affected by this change. We will still continue to provide you with great customer service and fresh, quality food in our sports bar atmosphere.

Please feel free to join Between the Buns on one of our other Facebook pages

Or you can follow the new business's page:

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Gametime - Only 3 days away!!!

This Saturday come out & cheer on Irish Football! Come watch the Fiesta Bowl on Jan 1st at The Buns! 3 of our 32 oz specialties will be only $6: The Green Monster, Red Devil & That Purple Drink. Join 200 other fans cheering on ND Football.

Saturday, December 26, 2015

Almost Fiesta Bowl Time

Make plans now to come out & watch the Fiesta Bowl on Jan 1st! We'll have our 32 oz specialties for $6: The Green Monster, Red Devil & That Purple Drink. Come cheer on ND Football for the last time of the season.

Thursday, December 24, 2015


So this politically correct thing should have run it's course by now and be done.

But until I get an official memo, I just want to wish everyone a 

Merry Christmahanakwanzika!!

Friday, December 18, 2015

The Bowl Games Challenge Begins!!

In our latest game, you can win $100, $50, or $30 in Buns Money just by picking winning teams in the upcoming bowl games!  It's the easiest game we play all year.  24 games, 24 picks.  

Choose 'em because you like the color of their uniforms, it doesn't matter.  Just have fun and pick the winners by Dec 25.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Santa's here! Santa's here!

Santa arrives tonite!!  Elkhart first 5-8, then Curve Tomorrow 1-3 and South Bend on Sunday from 4-7.

We're taking pictures for free, kids, family, groups, adults, whatever!

Monday, November 30, 2015

Santa Visit 2015

Yep, Santa is coming to Curve and The Buns with free photos for all!!

Dec 4-6 (2015) only.

A New Champion Arises

We've got a new champion in the Notre Dame football pool!  Yes, Shane has fallen and someone new has arisen to the top.

See how you did, are you our new champion?

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

There Can Only Be ONE [again]

It's scary not knowing the future.

What game will CBS run?  Colts or Bears?  Well, this Sunday CBS is going to have to decide.  CBS has the rights to both, but both are on at the same time.  They can't run a split-screen, so they have to choose.

Well, by the time this goes to print, they'll know.  But this blog writer will be on a beach sipping Blue Hawaiians.  So, just know, that no matter which they pick, we will have the one that is NOT on public TV.

We've got you covered - I promise.

Need more detail?

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Free Public Food Safety Class

This, Thurs. Nov 19th at 6pm, Between the Buns & Curve Cafe are sponsoring a Free Food Safety Class for the public just in time for Thanksgiving. Our goal is simple, to make your holiday feasts safer. Nothing fancy, no purchases, no registering.

Come learn all the things that could go wrong, and how to prevent them. Class should be about 1½ hours and is meant for non-professionals. Read more:

Thursday, November 12, 2015

LAST CALL!! -- (I hate those words)

There's ONLY ONE left.  The final Bloody Mary Bar of the year is this Saturday.  Start your day off right by coming to the biggest & original Bloody Mary Bar in South Bend.

Papa Smurfs, 32oz Bloody Marys and free breakfast (with any purchase).  Why would you meetup with friends anywhere else?  This is THE place to be & launch your final home game day of the year!

Remember, you can't drink all day long if you don't start first thing in the morning!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

We've Got This

I said it two weeks ago, and I'm gonna say it again.  We are the MASTERS of Holiday Parties.  Why would you do it at your office (where there is a dangerous Xerox machine) when we could handle the cleanup instead?

There is absolutely NO REASON not to utilize us and our considerable skills to take care of your holiday parties!

• Invoicing Available for Businesses
• We Deliver [esp. on Black Friday]
• Completely non-smoking at Between the Buns of South Bend, Between the Buns, Elkhart and Curve Cafe 
• Curve Cafe will be available for morning Breakfast Catering on Black Friday
• Catering or Regular Menu options for all holiday parties
• Elkhart has a large semi-private room available
• Curve Café is available to rent out the whole building for evening parties
• Open Bar & Cash Bar available
• We can cater to your locations with our catering menu (buffets & trays) and liquor permits (with min. 15 days notice)

Consult our catering links:

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Imagine Tailgating And Loving Every Minute Of It.

Imagine Tailgating And Loving Every Minute Of It.

You're socializing, watching video highlights and possibly doing a little cocktailing. WE can handle the heavy lifting here. Cooking, setup and hot delicious food.

There's only 1 tailgate date left. As a sports bar that has done hundreds of tailgates, we can make yours great. Make your tailgate the talk of the water cooler on Monday.

Friday, October 30, 2015

9 Questions Answered About Holiday Parties

9 Questions Answered About Holiday Parties.   There is absolutely NO REASON not to utilize us and our considerable skills to take care of your holiday parties!

• Invoicing Available for Businesses
• We Deliver [esp. on Black Friday]
• Completely non-smoking at Between the Buns of South Bend, Between the Buns, Elkhart and Curve Cafe 
• Curve Cafe will be available for morning Breakfast Catering on Black Friday
• Catering or Regular Menu options for all holiday parties
• Elkhart has a large semi-private room available
• Curve Café is available to rent out the whole building for evening parties
• Open Bar & Cash Bar available
• We can cater to your locations with our catering menu (buffets & trays) and liquor permits (with min. 15 days notice)

Consult our catering links:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Happy Halloween (I meant to say Holiday Party planning time)

OMG, it's that time of year already.  Yeah, I hate seeing Frosty before the Great Pumpkin too.  But it's time to start planning for the holidays.  Ugh.  In-laws, gifts, lights, decorating, finding the right tree - there's just toooooo dang much!!

We can help a little, both from The Buns & Curve Cafe.  We can host your holiday parties at our place with so many benefits!!

Here's what we can do for you:
Holiday Party Features
• Invoicing Available for Businesses
• Delivery [esp. on Black Friday]
• Completely non-smoking at S.Bend Buns, Elkhart Buns & Curve Cafe
• Curve Cafe will be available for am Breakfast Catering on Black Friday
• Catering or Regular Menu options for all holiday parties
• Elkhart has a large semi-private room available
• Curve Café is available to rent out the whole building for evening parties
• Open Bar & Cash Bar available

• We can cater to your locations with our catering menu (buffets & trays) and liquor permits (with min. 15 days notice)

And we don't just cater, we cater to you.  We work to fit your menu in your budget and to your tastes.  

Catering to your needs, whether for a corporate holiday party, family event, or even Black Friday business catering.  We can do ALL of it.

Just hop over to our catering page for more details, menus and features:
Curve Cafe:

Happy Halloween Everyone!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

We pay our taxes :-)

Some news out of New York today.  The Between the Buns (no relation) in New York state was shut down & seized by gov't officials.  Locks changed & everything.  They're out, they're gone.  $112,000 in taxes owed.  I can't help but chuckle a little inside.  Does that make me a bad person?

We pay our taxes :-) 

No, we (Buns Indiana) won't be accepting their gift cards or coupons.  I would wish good luck to them, but you know.....

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Public Food Safety Class For the Holidays

This one has been over a year in the making.  I had this brainchild last October, then went on vacation & forgot all about it - until now!

You'll read it here first - a Holiday edition of a Food Safety Class.  And it's free.

I know that we strive to have high standards at Between the Buns & Curve Cafe regarding food safety and the proper handling of food, and I felt that we should share our expert & knowledge with everyone else.  Thanksgiving dinners & other holiday meals are always higher risk for foodborne illness.  48 million people per year come down with some sort of foodborne illness.

Let's break the cycle and help everyone know just a little more.  If this class helps just one family not experience the issues that can come from food, then it is well worth it.

This has never been done before, so we are estimating things here.  We anticipate an hour of teaching & ½ hour of Q&A.

The class begins at 6pm and will be held at Curve Cafe in Mishawaka.

Read more here:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Can it be today?

Today could be THE day.  I guess we'll have to wait & see.

Gametime:  4:37
Place to watch: Between the Buns
Reasons: More TV's than you can watch at once & great specials (see below)
'Nuff said
**drops mic**

Monday, September 28, 2015

ND Pool Update & First Colts Warning

The Notre Dame Football pool continues, with a new set of leaders after that UMass slaughter.  How are YOU doing?  

Then on to the most disturbing news of the week... This Sunday CBS will NOT be showing the Colts game on local television.  If you're a Colts fan, you NEED to come to any Between the Buns location to watch your boys in blue.  Here's some more info:

Thursday, September 24, 2015

The Alleged '9 Best Bloody Mary Recipes'

You can't drink all day long if you don't start first thing in the morning!

Yep, it's a true fact about space & time.  Do the math, check your calendar, calculator, phone, whatever.... You will always come up with the same result.  I believe that even Stephen Hawking, the inventor of time, said it.  Ok, I could be wrong about that one.

Are you a fan of:  morning drinking?  Tailgating?  Being buzzed before high noon?
It's weird, if you drink before 11am on a Tuesday, you could be labelled an alcoholic. 
Drink before 9am on a ND Home Game Saturday, and you are A CHAMPION!

Once again, we will be opening the doors again on a Saturday at 8am, just for you... (and the rest of the tailgating universe).  Come design some concoctions of your own, or try the recipes at the link in the next paragraph.  

Courtesy, here are the alleged '9 Best Bloody Mary Recipes', most of which you can make at the Bloody Mary Bar this Sat. at the South Bend Buns!

Monday, September 21, 2015

ND Pool Update

Here are the latest standings in our ND Football Pool.  Still a lot of football to go, so don't lose heart if you're not at the top of the list

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet On Tailgating

I wasn't about to rewrite the book or the page on Tailgating again, so just visit here!

Learn everything you need to know for manners & behavior at a tailgate.

Monday, September 14, 2015

ND Pool Update

The Notre Dame football pool is update.  It will be updated weekly and you can find the link here, every week.  Good luck to all!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

The NFL is upon us!

The NFL starts this Sunday.  Are you ready?  Personally, I've been getting ready for 3 months.

Between Fantasy Football and all things ND, it's been a busy few months.  I can't wait for it to start.  The image below says everything I need to say about The Buns and the NFL.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

ND Pool - first week stats

Well, the pool is closed.  But you can still see how it's going.  There's big Buns money on the line, so see how you're doing here:

I'll be updating it every week (except when I go on vacation), and it's anyone's to win.  If you're not on top of the pack - that can change easily!  Stay tuned.

Monday, September 7, 2015

Just so you know....

Just so you're aware, all Between the Buns are closed today (Labor Day).  However, Curve Cafe on Lincolnway in Mishawaka is open 'til 2:00 for breakfast or lunch.  Have a great weekend!  

Friday, September 4, 2015

It's all come down to this.....

Twas the night before football, when all through the land           Not a bleacher was covered, the game was at hand.The jerseys were hung in their lockers with careIn hopes that tomorrow, a loss would be spared. The Irish fans were resting all warm in their beds,While visions of victories danced in their heads;With a fridge full of brewed beer and ribs in some sauce,The truck full of gas, and a football to toss. Next day on the field there arose such a clatter,Leprechaun spikes in the grass cause now wins only matter.Away to to the Dome I drove with my cash,For ND versus Texas, I knew they would crash
That's enough..... tomorrow opens with the Bloody Mary Bar, free breakfast with purchase, Beatbox Beverage on site, the ND Football pool closes, and the game begins.  Tailgates & fight songs all around.  Win or lose, have fun this weekend!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

A Buns Exclusive - Beatbox Beverages

So we've had a new development in the last 24 hours for the South Bend Buns gameday events.  As if a home game Saturday wasn't crazy enough, we are proud to host BEATBOX beverages.  If they look familiar, that's because they were on Shark Tank.  Mark Cuban invested one-million dollars in this Texas based operation! What a coincidence that Notre Dame is playing Texas this week. 
See the Shark Tank episode worth a million dollars --> 

Box wine has just gone to the next level beyond a doubt, and now The Buns is part of that ride!  On gameday we will have $3 glasses of Beatbox!  or you can take your own whole box out to the tailgate arena and be a Tailgate Hero (and minor celebrity) for having this unique, fresh & new product!

The nice folks from Beatbox will be tailgating and then bring the party back EXCLUSIVELY to Between the Buns!  Can you say #Swag?  Sweet!!  Save me a t-shirt y'all.

Come to the South Bend Buns & try our million dollar Cran-limeade or Lemon-limeade. We'll be selling Beatbox right from when we open at 8am, so come in early.  These are considered wines with 11.1% alcohol, so no under 21's for this fun looking beverage, sorry.  See you Saturday!!

Remember our homeday creedo: 
You can't drink all day long if you don't start first thing in the morning!!

Monday, August 31, 2015

Football, football, everywhere, nor any drop to drink (except at the Bloody Mary Bar)

Could there possibly be more football on my plate, and therefore on the restaurants' plates?  Football out the wazzooo!!!

First, there's Fantasy Football on the line.  Seems like there are draft parties every night & day.  If you haven't set up yours, you're definitely running behind. Don't miss out on all the FREE stuff you can get.

Second - The Bloody Mary Bar.  It is looming over our shoulders like the grim reaper, just waiting to strike.  This Saturday is going to be as they say, "Off the hook!"  Wait, do 'they' still say that?  Bloody Marys & Papa Smurfs flying faster than the bartenders can make 'em starting at 8am

These pics are prep of last year, and these were gone by 11am

Then there's the tailgating we do.  You did know that we will CATER YOUR TAILGATE PARTY right?  Well, you can trust a sports bar that has catered 500+ tailgates to know tailgating.  Our client list is so hush-hush, I can't even tell you who they are

And FINALLY, the big one.  Our free Notre Dame Football pool.  Who doesn't want to get in on that?  It's free, it's N.D., it's football, and you can win, like a bunch of Buns Money.  Get in by 9/4 to be eligible

Oh, and one more thing in the future, but I still have to worry about it, the Bears/Colts divide that will happen October 4 thanks to CBS.  They have the rights to both but can only air ONE of them.  I guess you're coming to watch the other one at our place

Thanks for reading this far!  GO FOOTBALL!!!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Attack of the Technology

Blog posts are supposed to be interesting & fun right?  Well this one won't be my usual style.

Anyone heard of EMV?  PayWithDash?  Facebook, Youtube, Vimeo, Twitter, Pinterest, Gentlemint, Blogging, Pandora, PCI.... the terms and brands (and their advertising) come faster than I can type them.

And these are the things that keep me up at night.  Tech coming at us faster than we can implement.  What to implement?  When?  How?  Where?  At what cost?  It's fast & furious, without the guns or fancy cars.

Then throw in other people looking to us/me for tech advice!  What are they thinking?  Are they insane.  It's not entirely the blind leading the blind, but I definitely need a seeing eye dog to navigate all this stuff!  Whew.  And no budget for the dog-food.

Gees, monitor all that, plus give you quality blog posts?  Multi-tasking Me.  Up, up and away now, to fend off more technology bullets.

Oh, and here is the shameless plug for todays specials.

Monday, August 17, 2015

The Notre Dame Football Pool is Open!

Anyone out there in Facebookland like Notre Dame Football? Play our free football pool for a chance at Big Buns Money. Just pick the scores now for the whole season and see how it works out for you. Good luck to all!!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Bears/Colts - There Can Only Be One

News Flash!!

We have come to learn today that on Oct 4 and Nov 22, CBS will have the rights to both the Bears & Colts games and both play at 1:00.  OMG, the local affiliate must choose!!

The Buns however, will have ALL the games.  No need to be in the dark if your team is not on free-air or local television.  We have every game every week all season long!

Read more here: 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Only Four Weeks Away!!

We are soooo excited!! Only 4 weeks left until the first Bloody Mary Bar of the season!! Make plans to meetup with your friends HERE. 

With a late game, the tailgating will be long, but we will be here early to start you off! 

Free Breakfast, build your own Bloody Marys, and oh yeah $7 Papa Smurfs ALL GAMEDAY LONG!

Monday, August 3, 2015

Fantasy Football Season Has Opened!!

It's finally here!!  Fantasy Fooball Season!!  Our Fantasy Draft Party offerings are Epic!!  Visit for all the info, trust me, it's worth the click.  Free food, free drink, free discounts, free electricity, free entry to win the Championship Belt shown below!  -  ALL at no charge!

Thursday, July 23, 2015

No fish specials today

So FYI, today on the Thursday morning after #Sharknado3, we will NOT be having any seafood on special today.

That is all.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Fantasy Football Starts Here!! It's HUGE now!

The time has come to go public!!  This is one of the most exciting things we're doing all year.  We're taking fantasy football to the NEXT LEVEL!  

Your fantasy league could win THIS BELT!

No kidding!  Read all about it at  

Every draft over 8 people will be qualified to win the belt for their end-of-season champion!  If you're into fantasy football, hold or move your draft to any Buns location!  EACH Buns will have one belt to give away to one lucky league!  Get your draft reserved today!!

EVERY draft party gets
 free wings, a free pitcher, a $200+ coupon book for each team Gen Mgr, and a t-shirt for the commissioner!

And a lucky one will win the belt.  Read more at

Monday, June 15, 2015

Can the Hawks win it all tonite?

Yes, the Chicago Blackhawks could win the Stanley Cup at home for the first time since 1938.  Yep, put the riot police on alert, it could happen at HOME!!

As of 10am Monday, the cheapest Standing Room Only tickets for the Blackhawks in Chicago tonite are $802. OMG!!  We've got huge screens and a great crowd to watch with for way less than $802
We've got $3.95 32oz Bud, Bud Lt, Coors Lt, Miller Lite & Killians
+ $3.50 Double Well Drinks. Plus get our Jumbo Wings for only $0.49 each in any of our 8 great sauces.
Low price wings AND beer AND the HAWKS for way less than $802!! See you tonight at the Buns!!

Clint Acoustic - At Elkhart June 19

What else can I say about this, but Clint Acoustic will be playing at the Elkhart Buns Friday June 19 at 7:30pm.  Come on out for some relaxing favorites.

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Watch the Hawks in the Cup

Tonight is Game One of the Stanley Cup Finals and the Chicago Blackhawks are IN!!  Come in & watch the game live with a bunch of other screaming fans!!

Drink specials today
-- $2 Bud, Bud Lt., Bud Lt. Lime, Coors Light & Miller Lite 12oz bottles 

~~ Whiskey Wednesday! ~~
-- $5.95 Double Jack & Cola 
-- $5.95 Double Crown & Cola

-- Buckets of 5 bottle beers for only $12. Choose from Miller Lite, Coors Light, Bud and Bud Lt. 
-- $3.50 Miller High Life 32oz Cans

Food Special --- $5.99 Mulligan
Our ever popular Wednesday Chicken Strip special. Get an order of our famous fresh, hand-trimmed Chicken Strips (regular, cajun, crispy or grilled) with fries for just $5.99!

Friday, May 29, 2015

Bike Night Starts Today!!

Today kicks off our first Bike Night at the Elkhart Between the Buns!!  Ride on in for great food, drink & a bunch of bikes.  This will be the place to be (assuming the rain they are threatening stays away).  See you tonite!!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

New Cocktail!

ALL LOCATIONS now carrying "Not Your Father's Rootbeer". This beverage is AMAZING!! 21+ only!!  If it means anything to you, this is our Managers' favorite!! 

Open Mic Starts Wed June 3

This just in....

Starting Wed June 3 - Open Mic Night every Wednesday from 7-10 led by Ground Control!

The garden is open & we are definitely rocking it!  Play music or sing with the band!  (Just don't try anything by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra, that won't work out).  Shake off those winter blues, dust off your guitar, sax or even your harmonica & jam along with Ground Control every Wednesday!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Summertime Specialties Start Today

Today's the day!!  Our new Summertime Specialties menu is out for all to share and enjoy!  We've changed it up a bit, instead of doing daily "Lunch Only" features, these are all available all day every day!  Yep, it's our latest & greatest plan.  Check out these summertime greats & favs....

If that's too small to read & won't blow up, get it here too:

Come in & check 'em out...  anytime!

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

BIKE NIGHT Returns!!

It's two wheel therapy time...Between the Buns Elkhart will be starting Bike Night Friday May 29th from 7-10pm. 

We are currently looking for bands to play on the patio during this time. Anyone interested please contact Between the Buns Elkhart!

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Elkhart Truth Favorite

Congratulations to .... well, us! We were named a "Favorite" Family Restaurant in the Elkhart Truth's voting! As a thank you, we've slipped a great coupon into today's Elkhart Truth. Pick up a copy today so you can get yours. (Yep, you'll have to get the real paper version of today's Elkhart Truth newspaper) Thank you to everyone who supported us!!