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NCAA Div I Hoops @thefieldhouse, Mar. 17 & 19, 2017

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Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

By Brett Williams
Indiana Sports Corp.

The 2017 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship preliminary rounds hosted by the Horizon League, IUPUI and Indiana Sports Corp will be held at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, March 17 and Sunday, March 19, 2017.

Single-session tickets for the Division I men’s championship preliminary rounds are now on sale. Tickets are available at www.NCAA.com/mbbtickets.

“Indianapolis is excited to welcome back NCAA men’s basketball fans from across the country to kick-off March Madness with the First and Second Rounds at Bankers Life Fieldhouse,” said Ryan Vaughn, Indiana Sports Corp president. “Hoosiers know basketball and they are looking forward to taking part in the action all weekend.”

The NCAA encourages fans to use www.NCAA.com/mbbtickets for ticket purchases to ensure they are receiving genuine NCAA championship tickets and not counterfeits. PrimeSport, the official ticket and hospitality provider of the NCAA, also has official tickets and hospitality options available through The NCAA Experience for every location of the 2017 NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship, including the Final Four in Phoenix. For more information on The NCAA Experience, or to purchase tickets, please visit NCAA.com/VIP.

NCAA, Final Four, March Madness and The NCAA Experience are trademarks of the NCAA. All other licenses or trademarks are property of their respective holders.

Gumbo Cookoff @indycm, Feb. 28, 2017

February 2, 2017 2 comments
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U-Relish is one of the participating contestants in the Gumbo Cookoff.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

By Joe Perin
Indianapolis City Market

INDIANAPOLIS (February 1, 2017) – The Indianapolis City Market is gathering some of the area’s best chefs to help Hoosiers through the end of winter with a family-friendly gumbo cook-off. Ten local chefs will enter their best gumbo recipe to help celebrate Mardi Gras on Fat Tuesday: Feb. 28, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

A 4-ounce sample of each of the 10 gumbo recipes, as well as a slice of French bread with each sample, will be included in the price of every ticket. Traditional French bread will be provided by City Market merchant Circle City Boulangerie. Attendees will also vote for their favorite recipe using green, yellow, and purple Mardi Gras beads. Water, craft beer, and wine will be available for purchase in the Tomlinson Tap Room.

Participating restaurants and chefs include:

The Meridian Restaurant and Bar | Alan Smith

Libertine Liquor Bar | Matt Stum

Rook | Carlos Salazar

Kountry Kitchen Soul Food Place | Cynthia Wilson

Pogue’s Run Grocer | Alan Walker

Love Handle | Chris Benedyk

Twenty Tap | Shannon Baugher

U-Relish Farms | Cara Dafforn

Three Carrots | Ian Phillips

Circle City Soups | Angela Osborn

WHAT: Market Gras Gumbo Cook-Off (All Ages)
WHEN: Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017, 5 p.m. – 9 p.m.
TICKETS: marketgras2017.brownpapertickets.com (Ages 5 & Under: FREE, Ages 6-17: $10, Adults: $20)