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7th Annual Indy Burger Battle, July 27, 2019 @indyburgers


By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

The 7th annual Indy Burger Battle is scheduled for Saturday, July 27, 2019, from 1 to 4 pm (VIP entry at 12 pm), on the west block of Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana.

This event features 16 local restaurants competing for the title of Best Burger by offering sample sliders to event patrons. Patrons may sample the burgers and vote for their favorite. Local celebrity judges will also pick their favorite.

Upon entry each guest receives a battle card which allows you to try one burger from every restaurant. Each restaurant’s logo is displayed on the battle card along with a select group of sponsor logos. Tickets also include one complimentary pour of beer courtesy of local brewery partners (or soda or water for those under 21).

All proceeds from the Indy Burger Battle benefit Building Tomorrow, an Indianapolis based non-profit galvanizing communities to support thriving schools in underserved areas. Building Tomorrow’s goal is to ensure all children access an inclusive, quality education; the organization currently reaches over 100,000 students in rural Uganda. 

Tickets for this event are $30 ($35 at the gate, $10 ages 6-12, $50 VIP) and are available on Building Tomorrow’s Web site at this address:

Please note that tickets are not refundable. If the event is canceled due to inclement weather, your ticket purchase will be considered a donation to Building Tomorrow.

For more information, visit, or call 317-632-3545.

Tate Fritchley Chosen as Indiana State Fair Queen

January 12, 2016 Leave a comment

Tate Fritchley, 2016 Indiana State Fair Queen.
Photo provided by the Indiana State Fair and used with written permission.

By Lesley Gordon
Indiana State Fair

Over the past weekend, Miss Vanderburgh County, Tate Fritchley, was crowned the 58th Indiana State Fair Queen. Miss Indiana State Fair 2016 was selected over 86 other contestants after three days of judging.

The Indiana State Fair Queen plays a key role in promoting the Indiana State Fair by traveling nearly 6,500 miles during June and July to approximately 45 counties in preparation for the Indiana State Fair Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial, August 5-21, 2016.

The 10 finalists include:

1st Runner Up Miss Whitley County, Alivia Roberts
2nd Runner Up Miss Boone County, Shelby Lamb
3rd Runner Up Miss Putnam County, Kristen Stevens
4th Runner Up Miss Madison County, Courtney Hinton
Miss Fountain County, Tilly Marlatt
Miss Steuben County, Daisy Dallas
Miss Adams County, Jessica Ripley
Miss Johnson County, Samantha Morris
Miss Allen County, Erica Hoot
Miss Congeniality Miss Wells County, Emily Bertsch

Miss Indiana State Fair, Tate Fritchley, is currently a senior at Evansville North High School and a proud 10 year 4-H member of the Horse and Pony Club. Fritchley plans to study Physical Therapy at the University of Evansville this fall. Fritchley is the second representative of Vanderburgh County to be selected Indiana State Fair Queen, preceded by Karen Koester in 1974.

This year’s judges included Adam Kallick, of Centaur Gaming, Kimberly Swabsin, Indiana State Fair Queen 1988, and Beth Vaughn, RTV6 Good Morning Indiana.

Also, the 2016 State Fair theme, “Celebrating Indiana’s Bicentennial,” was announced at the Indiana Association of Fairs (INAF) Convention. As the State of Indiana prepares to celebrate 200 years of Hoosier heritage the 2016 Indiana State Fair will also join in the festivities. Fairgoers can look forward to several exhibits and special features that highlight our state’s history, art and tradition.

To learn more about the 58th Indiana State Fair Queen visit the website,

Indiana Foodways Alliance ‘Show Us Your Pie’ Contest

January 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Cherry Pie at Storie's Restaurant in Greensburg, Indiana.

Perfect cherry pie at Storie’s Restaurant in Greensburg, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

Press Release
Indiana Foodways Alliance

Peach Pie at Storie's Restaurant.

Peach Pie

Celebrate National Pie Day all month by traveling The Hoosier Pie Trail. The Indiana Foodways Alliance kicked off their Facebook “Show Us Your Pie” Contest to Celebrate National Pie Day (January 23, 2014). Visit one of Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Hoosier Pie Trail Restaurants and take a photo of yourself with your pie and the participating restaurant logo. Submit the pictures to enter the contest to win an Overnight Getaway Package.

Find IFA’s Hoosier Pie Trail Restaurant information and enter to win the contest at

The package includes one overnight at the Hampton Inn & Suites and two dinners from Storie’s Restaurant in Greensburg, Indiana (known for its excellent pies; see photos). Contest runs Jan. 1, 2014 through January 31, 2014. Winner will be notified February 17, 2014.

Banana Cream Pie at Storie's Restaurant

Banana Cream Pie

Indiana Foodways Alliance is a statewide non-profit organization created by members of the I-69 Cultural Corridor Association in January 2007. A membership organization which encompasses a field to table spectrum from agriculture to fine dining, with emphasis on all the specialty foods, farm markets, diners and hands-on restaurants in between that are so dear to the hearts of Midwesterners who love real food.

Storie’s is one of the restaurants on the Hoosier Pie Trail, located across the street from the famed Decatur County Courthouse (you know, the one with the tree growing out of the tower) at 109 East Main Street in Greensburg. It is renowned in southeastern Indiana for its pies, where 30-50 pies of all varieties are made fresh daily and served to the restaurant’s appreciative patrons.

For more information about the Indiana Foodway Alliance, visit, or call  317-853-4944.