Relay for Life

Papa’s is happy to announce that we will be donating as much as we can to help support this year’s Relay for Life event at Culver Academies. Tonight, Thursday 5/8, we are donating a percentage of all delivery and carry out sales to the event. 10″ pizzas are on special, so save money and help support saving lives!

Tomorrow, Friday, we will be donating 30 large pizzas that volunteers from Culver Academy will be selling by the slice with 100% of the proceeds going to Relay for Life. Then we will be donating lots of free ice cream to the participants later in the evening! We hope everyone takes part in the Relay for Life and when you are there, keep an eye out for Papa’s.

Valentine’s Day specials

Valentine’s Day Specials:

-Pan-fried Crab Cake appetizer w/ house made Remoulade Sauce $12.95

-1/2 Rack of Roasted Lamb w/ house made Rosemary Red Wine sauce $32.95

-Grilled Pacific Halibut $29.95

-8 oz Jumbo Canadian Lobster Tail $34.95 or add to any entree for a “Surf and Turf” for $24.95

-Papa’s Famous Slow-Roasted Prime Rib 10oz $19.95, 14oz $23.95, 16oz. $26.95

-Chocolate Eruption Cake with a fresh Strawberry will be our featured dessert for the evening. You can make it “adult” by adding Grand Marnier and Godiva Chocolate Liqueur. Trust me you won’t be disappointed!

Also we will be featuring two wines for the evening: Jason-Stephens Cabernet and Raymond Chardonnay.

“Love is in the air…”

Wine dinner photos and recap

Thanks to everyone who participated in our first ever wine dinner this past Thursday October 11. We really enjoyed hosting the event and it really seemed like everyone had a great time. Catie and our wine rep Patrick did a great job job of selecting the perfect wines. Matt came up a great menu made completely in house and from scratch, and Marci, Chris, Cory and the entire Papa’s staff did a fantastic job of serving, cooking and helping the evening run smoothly! Below you will find photos and a brief recap of the evening.

Catie did a great job of getting the rooms ready for our guests

A brief moment to relax and plan before the guests arrived

After a 30 minute reception featuring Saintsbury “Vincent Van Gris” Pinot Noir and Heitz Cellar Grignolino with Hor D’oeuvres of Pancetta-Basil wrapped Peaches and Mini Black Bean Quesadillas (sorry no pictures of this part!), all of the guests were seated.

The Appetizer course of Roasted Garlic, Herb and Cheese stuffed Tomatoes paired with Raymond Reserve Merlot (picture taken pre-roasting)

The salad course featured Spinach and Arugula tossed with Pecans, Blue Cheese Crumbles, fresh Apples and Pears, Dried Cranberries and Red Onion topped with a house-made Maple Vinaigrette. This was paired with Bouchaine Carneros Pinot Noir.

and then the pasta course of Fettuccini with Shrimp and Crab cooked in a white wine Basil Pesto, paired with Raymond Reserve Sauvignon Blanc

Unfortunately we were too busy and distracted and missed our opportunity to take pictures of the main course: Slow-roasted Beef Tenderloin with mashed potatoes, fresh asparagus and a red wine gravy paired with Peju Province Cabernet Sauvignon.

Then we also missed taking pictures of the dessert course of Chocolate Mousse topped with whipped cream and raspberry sauce paired with Heitz Cellar Ink Grade Port.

After the meal was finished, Brian came out to raise a toast with everyone, tell some stories and give credit to the people who had worked the event.

Chris and Marci, who did a fantastic job of serving the meal.

We hope to do another wine dinner in the late spring/early summer. Keep an eye out for announcements on our Facebook page, here on our blog and inside the restaurant. Cheers everyone!!



Wine Dinner – Thursday, October 11th @ 7 pm

Papa’s is proud to present……

Wines of Napa Valley

Join us for an evening of unique wines and food

A one of a kind meal, pairing six courses of delicious food with six wines from world renowned Sonoma County vineyards

Featuring Guest Host Patrick Wittling of Carroll Wine and Spirits

$65/person, tax and gratituaty included

Hor d’evers and our first wine to be served at 7:00pm

Dinner served at 7:30

Customer Celebrations @ Papa’s

A “Hello Gorgeous” surprise event was held at Papa’s recently celebrating Mrs. Sandy Keiser!! She was treated to a makeover and then dinner with friends and family here at Papa’s!! Sandy was very surprised and a great time was had by everyone in a celebration of life!

The wonderful ladies who preformed the makeover!!


Also, recently Harold and Patricia Foust (Carla’s parents) celebrated 55 years of marriage together! Since part of the family had to work, they brought everyone else in for dinner here so that we could all celebrate together!

Anniversary Article

This month marked our 36th anniversary at Papa’s. Jeff Kenney, at the Culver Citizen did a fantastic write-up about the history of the restaurant. You can read the article HERE. Details about the party on June 16th will be coming soon. Thanks everyone for 36 great years!!

Alumni Weekend!

Thank you everyone for stopping in and making this our most successful Alumni weekend ever! A special thanks to the classes of ’87 and ’92 kicking off the weekend in style with us on Thursday night and the class of ’82 for joining us for lunch on Friday. It was great to see familiar faces and also many new ones all weekend long. A great time was had by all throughout the weekend and even Batman made an appearance!!! Check out all of the pictures below.

He did a great job of keeping the bad guys away from Papa’s all weekend

Thursday night kickoff party!

A special wine from Van Ruiten winery

Some future Alums joining us for lunch

The class of ’82 joined us for lunch on Friday!

A former employee graced with her presence and brought part of her family along. Great to see you Jessica!


Mother’s Day Specials

We are roasting and grilling 1/2 Racks of Lamb this weekend and serving them in our house-made Red Wine Rosemary sauce.

We also have fresh local Indiana grown Asparagus that you can add to any order

Not a fan of lamb? That’s alright we also have grilled Teriyaki Itsumo Tuna with a grilled Pineapple spear. We make our Teriyaki in house and the Tuna and Pineapple are delivered fresh!

We also are offering our Famous Prime Rib and Pan Fried Crab Cake all weekend.

Plus every Mother that comes in receives a free Carnation flower!!