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Devour Indy Winterfest, Jan. 21 to Feb. 3, 2019 @indianarla @devourindy

January 11, 2019 Leave a comment

Weber Grill in downtown Indianapolis is one of the participating restaurants in Devour Indy. staff photo, (c) 2016, all rights reserved.

By Sarah Stegmeyer
On behalf of Devour Indy

Devour Indy Winterfest will kick off on Monday, Jan. 21 and continue through Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, at more than 200 participating restaurants around Indy.

Feast your eyes! Devour Indy Winterfest presented by Faegre Baker Daniels has released the exclusive, three-course menus from participating restaurants so foodies can start planning their Devour experience.

Devour Indy is excited to have Faegre Baker Daniels return as the official sponsor of Indy’s premier dining event. Faegre Baker Daniels is a full-service law firm that provides business solutions to local, national and international organizations.

With the firm’s support, Devour Indy will once again proudly support Riley Children’s Foundation through this event. Begin planning your two weeks of Devour Indy by choosing a new restaurant to experience, checking out a local attraction, and booking a night at one of the preferred hotels.

Devour Indy Winterfest has restaurants participating throughout the entire greater Indianapolis area. Visit to get those taste buds going by viewing the available menus (posted as they become available). For more information, call 317-673-4211.

Devour Indy Aug. 21 to Sept. 3, 2017 @devourindy

August 21, 2017 1 comment

Mama Carolla’s Old Italian Restaurant is one of the participating restaurants in Devour Indy 2017. staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Sarah Stegmeyer
On behalf of Devour Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Aug. 21) – More than 200 restaurants in the Greater Indianapolis area are serving up exclusive, value priced menus for Devour Indy 2017
Summerfest. Take advantage of these tasty menus from today, August 21, through Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

Beginning today, participating restaurants will be flaunting their three-course menus and showing diners why Indianapolis has been named the “Most Underrated Food City in the U.S” by Zagat.

Sip on the Mr. Cantarito – the official Devour Indy cocktail at Mr. Tequila’s Cantina and Grill in downtown Indianapolis.

Devour Indy welcomes more than 20 new restaurants to the mix, along with those traditional Devour favorites and an additional dozen hotels offering exclusive Devour Indy room rates.

Experience Indianapolis like never before by taking advantage of Devour Indy offers from various hotels and attractions across the city.

Book a stay at one of Indy’s A List hotels, explore the Magnificent Macaw exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo and cheer on the Indy Eleven at one of their two home games during Devour.

Visit to plan your two weeks of Devour Indy today!

“Savor the South Shore” Restaurant Week, Apr. 6-19, 2015

April 3, 2015 Leave a comment
Savor the South Shore Restaurant Week.

Savor the South Shore Restaurant Week, Apr. 6-19, 2015.

By Stacina Stagner
South Shore Convention & Visitors Authority

‘Savor the South Shore’ Restaurant Week, a two-week event offering diners specially priced lunch and dinner menus, begins Monday, April 6, and runs through Sunday, April 19, 2015. More than 25 restaurants throughout the South Shore are participating in the inaugural Restaurant Week.

“The South Shore offers diners a diverse selection of restaurants including fine and casual dining, fast food and barbecue establishments, and more,” said Speros A. Batistatos, president and CEO of the South Shore CVA. “We look forward to helping our local restaurants highlight their establishments, as well as helping visitors and residents discover all that is available along the South Shore.”

Participating restaurants include:

54 Main Bistro, Hobart

Asparagus, Merrillville

Bombers BBQ, Munster

Bub’s BBQ, DeMotte

Cabela’s Black Oak Grill, Hammond

Ciao Bella, Schererville

The Crown Town Grill, Crown Point

El Taco Real, Hammond

The Farmhouse Restaurant, Fair Oaks

Freddy’s Steakhouse, Hammond

Jack Binion’s Steakhouse, Hammond

Jordy N Jax BBQ, DeMotte

Lucrezia Ristorante, Crown Point and Chesterton

Mirage Grill, Merrillville

Miller Bakery Café, Gary

Sage Restaurant, Valparaiso

Spire Farm to Fork, La Porte

The Steakhouse @ Majestic Star Casino, Gary

Surefire, Valparaiso

Teibel’s, Schererville

T.J. Maloney’s Authentic Irish Pub, Merrillville

Timbrook Kitchens, Munster

Vaps Street Food, Valparaiso

Venice Italian Steakhouse, Dyer

White Rhino Bar & Grill, Dyer

Menus and additional information, as well as information about a texting promotion in which diners can receive exclusive offers and specials, can be found on the ‘Savor the South Shore’ website, No coupons are necessary; diners only need to ask to see the Restaurant Week menu.

Additional specials, promotions and information can also be found by visiting the ‘Savor the South Shore’ Facebook page,

‘Savor the South Shore’ Restaurant Week is sponsored by The Times of Northwest Indiana. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, or for more information about ‘Savor the South Shore,’ contact the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority at 219-989-7770.

Dinner with Mac Genie at Greiner’s Sub Shop, Mar. 27, 2015

March 13, 2015 Leave a comment
Genie Mac presentation from the Mac Genie food truck.

Mac Genie’s signature item, Genie Mac. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor, LLC

A lot of people were terribly disappointed when they heard the news that the Mac Genie food truck in Indianapolis had shut down its operations. Their gourmet mac and cheese was such a hit that it was not uncommon to stand in line for a long time just to place your order. I can tell you from six years of photographing the Indy food trucks that the lines were nearly always the longest in front of the Genie, such as on this cold January weekday night in Irvington a couple of years ago:

Mac Genie Food Truck in Irvington.

Mac Genie Food Truck in Irvington in 2012. staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

Or this photo at a Food Truck Friday event at the Old National Centre, also in 2012:

Mac Genie waiting line in 2012.

Another long line for Mac Genie’s delicious menu items! staff photo, (c) 2012, all rights reserved.

So I completely understand why there were more than a few tears shed when Mac Genie turned out the lights and locked the door. But GOOD NEWS, oh Indy citizenry! Lisa Moreno Moyer, owner of Greiner’s Sub Shop (and Scouts Treat Cupcake Truck and the Bark Truck, too!), has negotiated a limited time deal with Mac Genie to serve the Genie’s famous mac and cheese on the Greiner’s menu.

The opening night celebration for this “Greiner’s Grants Your Wish” promotion is Friday, Mar. 27, 2015, 5-9 PM. A Greiner’s sub with Mac Genie mac and cheese and a fountain drink will go for $11.11, and you can even meet the Genie and wish her well in her future endeavors.

There is limited seating of 100 for the opening night celebration, so don’t delay. You can reserve a seat for this special event at this Web address:

After the opening night celebration, it’s my understanding that Mac Genie’s mac and cheese will continue to be available on the Greiner’s menu for a few weeks only.

Greiner’s Sub Shop (pictured below) is located at 2126 Shelby Street, just a block north of Shelby’s intersection with Raymond Street (I-65 Exit 109). I’m going to stop by to wish Genie well; I hope you will, too.

Greiner's Sub Shop in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Greiner’s Sub Shop in Indianapolis, Indiana. staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

Devour Btown in Bloomington, Feb. 25-Mar. 8, 2015

February 15, 2015 Leave a comment
Scotty's Brewhouse in Bloomington, Indiana.

Scotty’s Brewhouse in Bloomington, Indiana, one of the participating restaurants in Devour Btown. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Susan Decker
On behalf of Devour Btown

Devour Btown in Bloomington, Feb. 25 to Mar. 8, 2015

Guests will soon be able to savor three-course, value-price menus during Devour Btown from Feb. 25 to March 8, 2015. During this 12-day event, diners will be able to take advantage of specially designed menus at 40+ restaurants in Bloomington, Indiana.

“Devour Btown showcases the strong culinary scene found in Bloomington,” said Steve Swihart, president of the Bloomington Independent Restaurant Association (BIRA). “We have an impressive amount of restaurants already lined up for the inaugural year who are prepared to make this Btown’s premier dining event.”

Participating restaurants at this writing include:

Aver’s Pizza
Bear’s Place
Bobby’s Colorado Steakhouse
Bucceto’s East
Bucceto’s West
C3 Bar
Crazy Horse
El Norteno
Finch’s Brasserie
Function Brewery
Inn of the Four Winds
The Irish Lion
Janko’s Little Zagreb
La Torre
Laughing Planet Café
Le Petit Café
Malibu Grill
No Coast Reserve
Oliver Winery Downtown
Opie Taylor’s
The Owlery
Quaff On!
Restaurant Tallent
Runciple Spoon
Scenic View
Scholar’s Inn
Scotty’s Brewhouse
Siam House
The Tap
The Trojan Horse
Topo’s 403
Upland Brewing
The Uptown Café
The Village Café Deli

The complete list of restaurants can be found at, and menus will be posted soon. To participate, diners need to review the menu options, choose a dining destination and make a reservation if needed. Special promotions and events will also be announced on the Devour Btown Facebook page and Twitter via @DevourBtown closer to the start of the event.

Bloomington area restaurants present Devour Btown with support from BIRA and the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association. For more information, call 317-673-4211.