Since I moved back to Indianapolis in 2007, one of my favorite activities has been to eat during Devour Downtown. I’ve now visited Fogo de Chao, Morton’s, 14 West, Palomino, The Oceanaire Seafood Room and Smokehouse on Shelby. AWESOME! Usually, I would not have been able to dine at such exclusive, local restaurants because I simply couldn’t afford them. $30. How cool is it to get great food (3 courses) at 48 local restaurants for that price??!! Even better, all the restaurants are conveniently located with downtown Indianapolis. You can go from Meridian to Mass Ave. to Fountain Square to the canal…they have it all covered.
My show, DoItIndy, has been honored to be a sponsor of this wonderful event. Over the past two days, myself along with Tolin, Director KC and Susan Decker (Devour Downtown PR rep) have been eating our way to happiness. I’m a foodie, and this is the perfect foodie event.
Be on the look out over the next two weeks for interviews, food reviews and a Top 5 list LIVE from Palomino and the Oceanaire.
Link to the summer edition of Devour Downtown: www.devourdowntown.org/summer.html
DEVOUR DOWNTOWN SIGNATURE DRINK COMPETITION
(click link to see KC Goshert photography pictures)
I was also very lucky to be a part of Devour Downtown’s signature drink competition. Many thanks again to Susan Decker for letting us be a part of this great event. Last Wednesday we converged on the Omni Hotel with bartenders from some of the BEST restaurants in Indianapolis. After sips of some fantastic beverages, winners were chosen for the Hendrick’s Gin, Grey Goose Vodka, and Knob Creek Whiskey categories. The Paradise Peach Froth was by far my overall favorite, it was the perfect summer drink in my opinion.
Grey Goose: Peach Paradise Froth from Tavern on the South
Knob Creek Whiskey: Bitter Creek from The Elbow Room
Hendrick’s Gin: Scottish Right from Scotty’s Brewhouse