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

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By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, 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: https://www.buildingtomorrow.org/happenings/indy-burger-battle/.

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 http://indyburgerbattle.com, or call 317-632-3545.

Gumbo Cookoff @indycm, Feb. 28, 2017

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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)

Primanti Bros. Opens May 18 in Noblesville

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Primanti Bros. Pastrami Sandwich.
Photo provided by the restaurant and used with written permission.

Press Release
Primanti Bros. Restaurant

  • Primanti Bros. Restaurant Opening with FREE SANDWICHES in Noblesville
  • First 100 Customers in New Location to Get Free Primanti’s for One Year

Primanti Brothers restaurant is celebrating the opening of its 33rd location by giving away free sandwiches for a year to the first 100 customers through the door at its newest restaurant – and its furthest west.

The new restaurant, located at 13871 Cabela Parkway, Noblesville, IN, will open on
May 18, 2016.

Hungry fans can join in an opening celebration tailgate beginning at 5:00 AM on
Wednesday, May 18. Doors will open to the first 100 tailgaters around noon. After that,
Primanti Bros. will close for a few hours and open to the public by late-afternoon.

“It was only a matter of time before we took Primanti Bros. on the road,” said David
Head, Primanti Bros. CEO. “We could not be more excited to begin to grow in the
Indianapolis region with our first restaurant in Noblesville. And for those fans
willing to join us for our opening tailgate – we’ve got a great day planned.”

Early tailgaters can expect samples of Primanti’s food, beverages, games and a
parking-lot DJ. In addition to being one of the first customers through the door,
tailgaters also become lifetime members of the Noblesville 100 Club – an honor that
means a year’s supply of free sandwiches at Primanti’s newest location.

“We don’t take ourselves too seriously,” said Head. “We’ve got big, two-handed
sandwiches like you’ve never seen before, a full menu of burgers, pizza and wings
and a stocked bar with some of the best specials around. Honestly, it’s about good,
simple food and a great time.”

Since 1933, Primanti Bros. has been a dining institution in Pittsburgh. The “Almost
Famous” Primanti Bros. sandwich is built between two slices of crusty – yet soft –
Italian bread. It’s piled high with a choice of grilled meat, an optional egg,
secret recipe coleslaw, fresh-cut fries and two tomato slices. Unlike the
restaurant’s original location, the Primanti Bros. in Noblesville will open as a
full-service restaurant with a large bar, many televisions and an in-door/outdoor
patio.

About Primanti Brothers

In 1933, Joe Primanti opened a lunch cart in Pittsburgh’s Strip District selling
sandwiches to the hungry truckers who were coming and going at all times of the
night. Encouraged by sales and positive feedback, Joe expanded to a small storefront
where he was joined by his brothers Dick and Stanley and their nephew John DePriter.
And that’s how the very first Primanti Bros. location was born – Primanti Bros.
currently has 31 locations, all dedicated to that early notion that folks deserve
great food, with no pretense, for a good price.

Taste of Brown County, May 16, 2015

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Brown County Visitors Center, Nashville. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2009, all rights reserved.

By Aubrey Sitzman
Brown County CVB

Bring the entire family to the Village of Nashville for the 8th Annual Taste of Brown County on May 16, 2015. From noon to 5 p.m., local restaurants, confectioners, and vendors will serve up samples of specialty dishes and sweets that can only be found in Brown County.

The event also will feature plenty of kids’ activities, live music, a family-friendly beer and wine garden, as well as hourly giveaways and prizes. Savor the local flavor and treat your taste buds to a day of food, fun, and entertainment at the Taste of Brown County.

Presented by the Brown County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County, this year’s Taste event is chock-full of exciting new features.

In addition to its new central location at the Courthouse parking lot and grounds, this year’s event will provide the opportunity for guests to win several top-notch prizes, including an overnight getaway for two to Brown County.

Not only will guests be able to sample the best dishes, treats, and drinks Brown County has to offer, but they also can kick back and relax to an afternoon of live music, performed from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

After filling up on delicious local fare in the sampling area and family-friendly wine garden, guests are encouraged to bring along their blankets and chairs and stay a while.

The Taste of Brown County will have plenty of activities to keep the kids busy as well. A kid zone, complete with a bounce house and other fun games, will be a guaranteed good time for children of all ages.

A People’s Choice Award winner for best sample also will be announced at 5 p.m., as guests are encouraged to vote throughout the day for their favorite.

Laura Moses, Program Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County and Bartholomew County encourages everyone to check out the event, “Brown County is such a gorgeous community with so much talent and lots of energy.”

“The Taste of Brown County is a great opportunity to experience cuisine maybe you haven’t before and to support the local community,” says Moses. “Maybe you will even find a restaurant or two to add to your annual bucket list while you’re at it.”

Admission to the event is $5; children 5 years and younger are free. Samples and other food items will be available for purchase, with no samples exceeding $5.

General admission also includes free entry into the Pioneer Village, a museum complex designed to collect and preserve the history of the county, complete with live demonstrations of weaving, blacksmithing, and more.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Brown County. Tickets are available online at www.TasteofBrownCounty.com, and will be sold the day of the event.

All those purchasing tickets will automatically be entered into Taste giveaways and must be present to win. Prize winners will be announced hourly beginning at 1 p.m., with the overnight getaway winner being announced between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m.

For more information on the Taste of Brown County and for a full list of participating vendors, please visit http://TasteofBrownCounty.com/, or call 812-988-7303.

With plenty of food and entertainment to satisfy even the hungriest of appetites, there is something for everyone to enjoy at the Taste of Brown County. Come hungry, leave happy, and savor the local flavor in Brown County on May 16.