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Named the Favorite Photographer in the South Bend Tribune's 2008 Readers' Choice Awards, family-owned-and-operated McDonald Studio has been preserving smiles and memories in the Michiana area for 150 years. Memorialize mugs in the click-crazed comforts of McDonald Studio's studio lighting or at an on-location site of choice, including a home, park, or tinfoil castle.

326 Lincoln Way West
South Bend,
IN
US

In addition to catering most places, from backyards to boardrooms, The State Café & Catering Restaurant quells voracious appetites weekday mornings and afternoons with a menu of home-style cooking, filling downtown diners with fresh soups, sandwiches, and bottomless salad options. Corral a herd of hungry colleagues for pre-office breakfast stampedes and tooth-trample mouthfuls of chorizo-and-spinach egg scrambler ($4.75) or handmade fruit crêpes ($4.25). Lunch-leaning appetites delight in the classic flavors of a Vienna beef hot dog ($2.75) or hearty bites of the meatball grinder blanketed with sautéed peppers, onions, and mozzarella ($5.95). A rotating daily soup selection ($2.25–$2.95) and an expansive salad bar ($5.95 for unlimited trips) provide customizable options to keep each visit different and to transform stomachs into lettuce-lined gumbo grottoes.

117 East Wayne Street
South Bend,
IN
US

Cats don't have to take a back seat to man's best friend at Catnap Inn's feline-only boarding facility, with 26 spacious guest rooms that provide cats a cozy home away from home. Each 4'x8' private room comes outfitted with a chair and pillow, cubbies for privacy, and a large window with a convenient ledge for bird watching and world-domination plotting. Larger rooms allow feline families to stay together while their human counterparts are away, while smaller, multi-level wooden condos are ideal for kittens. An ultraviolet air treatment system keeps airborne bacteria at bay, and the entire facility is climate and temperature controlled to keep pets cool.

The resident cat herders can administer medicine to kitties that need them, and keep a complete report on how each cat behaved during his or her stay. For each owner’s peace of mind, Catnap Inn has access to emergency medical care and 24-hour fire protection, security alarms, and booby traps set up to catch jealous canines.

3530 Lincoln Way W
South Bend,
IN
US

Moored Beauty Schools have educated cosmetologists since 1959, so they understand the importance of mentors for developing talent. That's why their teachers impart the secrets to transforming manes in a salon instead of a sterile classroom. While each apprentice snips locks stands, an instructor stands nearby, ready to offer guidance on how to best cut an A-line bob or sew in an extension. Instructors also nurture aestheticians-in-training, who smooth skin with facials and waxing services, as well as future nail technicians, who brighten fingertips with OPI lacquer. Moored Beauty Schools feature three branches in Michigan?Tulip City, Twin City, and Traverse City Beauty College?with one additional in Indiana?Michiana Beauty College.

6323 University Commons
South Bend,
IN
US

You Pack. We Drive. You Save.

That's U-Pack Moving in a nutshell! U-Pack is the perfect moving solution when you want the convenience of full-service movers combined with the cost savings of a rental truck. You pack and load, and we drive--it's that simple! U-Pack has nearly 300 locations to help you move nationwide.

813 W Sample St
South Bend,
IN
US