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Scotty’s Burger Joint Opens in Columbus on Nov. 2

October 31, 2011 3 comments
Inside Scotty's Burger Joint

Inside Scotty's Burger Joint in Columbus, Indiana. AroundIndy.com staff photo.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC
http://aroundindy.com/

Restauranteur Scott Wise opens his 8th Indiana location in Bartholomew County on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2011 (at 6:00 a.m., no less!), when Scotty’s Burger Joint opens for business at The Commons Mall, 310 Washington Street, in downtown Columbus, Indiana.

Breakfast Burger at Scotty's Burger Joint.

Breakfast Burger.

The restaurant features a wide selection of gourmet burgers including The Commons Burger, the Breakfast Burger, Wasabi Tuna Burger, the infamous Shewman Burger, the Backyard Bar-B-Q Bacon Burger, the Spicy Bleu Bison Burger, and many more. Other entrees include Teriyaki Tuna Steak, Moody Farms Sirloin Steak, Bacon Wrapped Meat Loaf, and Beer Mustard Chicken. There is a wide variety of starters, salads, sides, daily lunch specials, Not Burgers (grilled cheese, wraps, tenderloins, turkey melt, etc.), and many more delicious menu items.

But Wise has a couple of twists for you at this newest location: the Everyday Brunch menu, and a Hubbards and Cravens coffee shop!

The Everyday Brunch menu is available from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. Mon-Fri, and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sat/Sun. It features a full breakfast menu ranging from biscuits and gravy, southwestern skillet, huevos rancheros sausage sammich, breakfast burrito,and yogurt parfait, to the veggie skillet, b.e.c. sammich, cinnamon toast crunch French toast, yogurt parfait, bagel and lox, and the Build Your Own Omelet bar. The full Hubbard and Cravens menu is available in the coffee shop.

Hubbard and Cravens Coffee Shop

Hubbard and Cravens Coffee Shop.

A large bar visible upon entering the restaurant instantly signifies that you have entered a Scotty’s (see photo above), but the restaurant is configured so that patrons of all ages may enjoy eating and dining in downtown Columbus.

Of particular note is that this Scotty’s location sources all products that are local, organic, natural and hormone-free.

Scotty’s Burger Joint is open from 6 a.m. to midnight Monday thru Thursday, 6 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday. For more information and photos, visit our main Web site at http://aroundindy.com/scottys-burger-joint.php, visit the restaurant’s Web site at http://www.scottysburgerjoint.com/, or call 812-373-5151.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE: AroundIndy.com, LLC received an invitation to attend the soft opening of Scotty’s Burger Joint on Oct. 29, 2011. Along with many other invited guests, we were provided a free lunch.

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23rd Annual Warren Holiday TreeFest, Nov. 18-22

October 31, 2011 Leave a comment
One of the beautiful displays at the Warren PAC Tree Festival.

One of the beautiful displays at the Warren PAC Tree Festival.

By Sara Holtz
On behalf of Warren Arts & Education Foundation, Inc.
http://www.warrenfoundation.org/

An estimated 40 wonderfully themed and permanently decorated trees will be displayed during “It’s Christmas Time Again,” the 23rd annual TreeFest Nov. 18-22 at the Warren Performing Arts Center (WPAC) on the campus of Warren Central High School, 9500 E. 16th St., Indianapolis.

TreeFest is presented by the Warren Arts & Education Foundation, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that funds grants for a wide variety of educational activities in Warren Township Schools. This special event has served as a traditional kick-off to the holiday season on the city’s far-eastside for two decades—although the event is enjoyed by holiday enthusiasts across the metro area, not just Warren Township.

Trees of all shapes and sizes will be available for purchase and range anywhere from 10-foot timbers embellished by professional designers to compact two-and-a-half foot creations decorated by area celebrities.  All trees are for sale, and can be purchased prior to or during TreeFest. The trees are ideal for home or the office, and will be delivered free within a 25-mile radius of Indianapolis following the conclusion of the event.

Area choirs and dance groups will provide on-going entertainment throughout TreeFest on the WPAC stage, including a concert by the 85-piece Indianapolis Symphonic Band Tuesday, Nov. 22 from 7-8:30 p.m. A gift shop will offer the latest in holiday décor items, including one-of-a-kind treasures, and refreshments will be available for purchase.

Admission is $4 for adults, $3 for seniors (60+ years) and students; children five and under are free. Hours are Nov. 18, 3:30-8 p.m.; Nov. 19, 12-4 p.m.; Nov. 20, 12-8 p.m., and Nov. 21 and 22, 3:30-8 p.m.

Warren Performing Arts Center

Warren Performing Arts Center

Another event associated with TreeFest is the second annual Teddy Bear Picnic, which takes place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 10-11:30 a.m. at the WPAC. This event welcomes children two through 10 to bring their favorite teddy bears or other stuffed animals to enjoy breakfast, costumed characters, music, storytelling, and a special appearance by Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus. Tickets are $5 per person; each child must be accompanied by an adult.  Reservations and pre-payment are required.

Later that same evening, a festive buffet dinner plus fantastic silent and live auctions will take place from 6:30-10 p.m. at the Community Life Center, 10612 E. Washington St. Tickets are $30 per person; reservations are required.

Contact the Foundation office, (317) 869-4383 or log on www.warrenfoundation.org for additional information about the event, to purchase a tree, or to make event reservations.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: BPS Marketing, Inc. Photo provided by BPS and used with written permission.

Things to do in Indianapolis, Oct. 31 to Nov. 6, 2011

October 30, 2011 Leave a comment

Potbelly Sandwich Shop Adds Catering Option

October 29, 2011 1 comment
Potbelly Sandwich Shop

Potbelly Sandwich Shop on Monument Circle. AroundIndy.com staff photo.

By Alicia Aldrich
On behalf of Potbelly Sandwich Shop
http://www.potbelly.com/

Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 55 Monument Circle, Indianapolis, has recently introduced a new, quick and easy catering service for large groups looking to bring Potbelly to their office, event or meeting.

Easily customized to fit each individual’s tastes and preferences, the new catering program offers Potbelly fans multiple ways to combine some of their favorite menu items into easy, pre-packaged meals. Potbelly’s variety of toasty warm sandwiches, freshly baked cookies, soups, chips, salads and toppings can be offered through the program, which is ideal for feeding eight or more people. Options include Box O’ Sandwich, Soup for a Group, Bowl O’ Salad and more for large groups to set up their very own Potbelly buffet.

“Catering options for social or business events in Indy have been limited to cold delivery sandwiches, cold pizza, or trays of soggy burritos,” said Chuck Brewer, owner of Indy’s Potbelly Sandwich Shop. “With our new catering service, we can deliver our toasted sandwiches, gourmet salads or fresh baked desserts for large groups anywhere downtown at a great value.”

Potbelly caters to businesses throughout the Indianapolis area. Available for both pickup and delivery, Potbelly provides the plates, utensils, napkins and fixings, so customers need only to bring their appetites while Potbelly handles the rest.

“We serve great tasting, freshly made food and we’re giving our customers another fresh and dynamic choice to ‘cater’ to their specific wants and needs,” Brewer added.

Orders for groups of eight or more can be placed by calling Potbelly Sandwich Shop in Indianapolis at 317-423-9043 or by going to http://www.potbelly.com/ to fill out a catering form and faxing to the shop’s catering hotline at 317-423-9045. Potbelly Sandwich Shop is located on Monument Circle next door to Hilbert Circle Theatre.

Editor’s Acknowledgment: Fishman PR.

Categories: Indiana, Indianapolis, Indy

Update: Super Bowl XLVI Preparations

October 28, 2011 1 comment
Artist's Rendition of Super Bowl Village

Artist's Rendition of Super Bowl Village. Image provided by the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee and used with written permission.

By Dianna Boyce
2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee
http://indianapolissuperbowl.com/

Indianapolis – Mark Miles, chair of the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee, joined Allison Melangton, president and chief executive officer of the Host Committee, earlier today to discuss preparations for Super Bowl XLVI. Along with updates on community initiatives and programs, they outlined plans for the Super Bowl Village and introduced a program called XLVI Faces.

“Momentum continues to build in this community with each passing week in the NFL regular season,” said Miles. “We’ve watched our community programs meet their original goals and surpass them not quietly but with fervor. We’ve met people who have little interest in football but have embraced Super Bowl XLVI as an opportunity to take the international spotlight that it brings and turn it into long-lasting transformational opportunities.”

With the City’s Georgia Street project nearing completion, the Host Committee unveiled details for the three-block area that will be known as the Super Bowl Village. Highlights of the Super Bowl Village, which will be open January 27, 2012 through February 5, 2012, include:

  • The Super Bowl Village is a free, family-friendly fan gathering spot.
  • The ten-day run will feature live band entertainment on two stages.
  • One stage at Pennsylvania and Georgia (near Conseco Fieldhouse) and one stage at Meridian and Georgia.
  • More than 80 local, regional and national bands will perform.
  • Super Bowl Village will have a Kick Off on January 27 – perfect timing for local and regional families and friends to come downtown and get the thrill of the NFL Experience (NFLX), big time décor and entertainment on Georgia Street.
  • A four-line zip line will run tandem down Capitol Avenue. The zip lines run approximately 80’ tall and 650’ feet in length. A quick zip in your favorite football jersey on this zip line will be an unforgettable moment for any football fan! Enjoy the ride for $10.
  • Local and regional visitors who may not plan to attend Super Bowl XLVI are encouraged to visit the Super Bowl Village on the first weekend through Wednesday, February 1, 2012. During that time, people can kick off this event in grand style and have greater access to hotel and restaurant availability.
  • The Super Bowl Village will host a Tailgate Town where traditional tailgate competitions will happen. Football turf in the same area will provide an opportunity for interactive experiences for fans to participate.
  • Three Indy-style Super Cars – one with the AFC champion logo, one with the NFC champion logo and one Super Bowl-themed car – will reside in the Super Bowl Village.

A program called XLVI Faces was also revealed today. Through XLVI Faces, the Host Committee will share the voices, stories and faces of the people who are the heart of the Indianapolis Super Bowl. “As a community, the common denominator for the progress we are making is the people,” said Melangton. She added, “Each of these people, their integrity, passion, strength and heart, offer a window to the character of our fine city and state.”

The first group of Faces introduced today includes:

  • Valerie Davis, Near Eastside Legacy Project
  • Luke Huston, Super Bowl Student Ambassador
  • Gabriella Cabello, Super Bowl Green Corps Member
  • Felicia Ferguson, Super Bowl Volunteer
  • Traci Runge, Indy’s Super Cure
  • Bev Meska, Super Scarves
  • Lisa Talley, Super Bowl Host Committee
  • Joe Matthews, Super Bowl Legacy Project
  • Sunil Deo, Super Service
  • Anika Sykes, Team Legacy

Each of these people has a connection to the Super Bowl. Their stories, pictures and faces are told on www.XLVIFaces.com. They each don one of the Host Committee’s Super Scarves, representing thousands of volunteer hours from devoted people who handcrafted each one for our Super Bowl team. Over the next 100 days, you will meet 46 different faces, each with a compelling story that connects them to our community and Super Bowl XLVI.