Hot Or Not Cajun 2782 Willowdale Rd., Portage. +1 219 762-1984.  Award winning cajun restaurant with blues music dinner theater too. Dinner is served 7 days a week, and when there are live music acts they charge a bit extra for your meal - to take good care of the performers. Bringing down Chicago-area and national acts to perform Creole, Jazz and Blues music. They have a great selection of microbrews and a nice little wine list, with a kitschy decor with a Mardi Gras theme.
Kelsey's Steak House 5630 US Hwy. 6. +1 219 762-2242. Infamous regional steakhouse known for their "6 Lb. Challenge." Eat three 32-oz top sirloin steaks, potato, salad and bread within one hour and your dinner is free. If not, you get to pay a big $42.95. You have to make reservations to take "the challenge" and if you win you get your picture on the website. Fresh seafood and steak is served up all evening. The earlier you arrive the better - grab a late lunch or early dinner - around 4pm - or you'll be swarmed by families, retirees, and large parties. Closed Mondays.