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Primanti Bros. Opens May 18 in Noblesville


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

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.

Budweiser Clydesdales at Indiana Downs, Aug. 24

August 23, 2012 Leave a comment
Budweiser Clydesdales

Budweiser Clydesdales.

By Pam Colbert
Indiana Downs

On Friday, August 24, 2012, sometime between 5:45 p.m. – 6:50 p.m., the Budweiser Clydesdales are scheduled to complete a parade lap around the Indiana Downs track in Shelbyville.

The Budweiser Clydesdales will also be available for photos prior to and following the parade lap. This event is open to the public.

Indiana Downs is hosting the Budweiser Clydesdales this week, August 20–27, while they are in town to participate in the American Legion National Convention Parade and make a few other appearances in the area.

The Budweiser Clydesdales will be stabled in a Thoroughbred paddock on the main stretch of the Indiana Downs track near the grandstand. Guests will also be able to catch a glimpse and take photos of the Budweiser Clydesdales while they are in the paddock in between off-site appearances throughout the week.

For more information, visit, or call 317-421-0000.

ABOVE: Photo courtesy of Anheuser Busch Companies, Inc., Used with written permission.

New Bus Service from Muncie to Indianapolis

June 27, 2012 Leave a comment
Miller Trailways Bus

Miller Trailways Bus. Photo courtesy of Miller Trailways.

By Lori Sylvester
City of Anderson CATS

The City of Anderson and Miller Trailways is now offering a new bus route from Muncie to Indianapolis with two trips daily, including stops in Anderson, Pendleton, and Fortville.

Two departures daily leave the Muncie City Bus Terminal, 113 West Main Street, at 7:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., arriving at the Greyhound Bus Station in Indianapolis, 350 South Illinois Street, at 8:40 a.m. and 2:40 p.m. Intermediate stops are at:

  • CATS Bus Terminal, 1109 Main Street, Anderson, at 7:35 a.m. and 1:35 p.m.
  • Burger King, 30 Enterprise Drive, Pendleton, at 7:50 a.m. and 1:50 p.m.
  • Huck’s Convenience Store, 322 East Broadway, Fortville, at 8:05 a.m. and 2:05 p.m.

Return trips depart from the Indianapolis Greyhound Station at 10:45 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., arriving in Muncie at 12:25 pm. and 7:10 p.m. Intermediate stops:

  • Fortville at 11:15 a.m. and 6:00 p.m.
  • Pendleton at 11:35 a.m. and 6:20 pm.
  • Anderson at 11:50 a.m. and 6:35 p.m.

For more information about this new service, visit, then click on Schedules, Locations, Buy Tickets. To reserve seats and obtain pricing information, call 502-368-5644.

Porter County 2012 ROSE Award Winners

Porter County ROSE Award Winners

Indiana Dunes Tourism Executive Director Lorelei Weimer with the Porter County award winners.

By Ken Kosky
Indiana Dunes Tourism

Indiana Dunes Tourism, the official tourism bureau of Porter County, recently honored 22 businesses, organizations and individuals for their outstanding service.

The R.O.S.E. (Recognition of Service Excellence) Awards recognize those who provide excellent service or otherwise go the extra mile to make Porter County a great place for visitors and residents alike to enjoy.

“There are businesses and individuals whose efforts go a long way toward making Indiana Dunes Country a destination to which visitors will return again and again,” said Lorelei Weimer, executive director of Indiana Dunes Tourism.

“We like to recognize those who contribute to the success we’ve achieved in promoting Porter County.”

The R.O.S.E. Awards ceremony coincides with National Travel and Tourism Week.

Here is a list of this year’s Porter County R.O.S.E. Award winners:

  • Lodging Location of the Year — At Home in the Woods Bed and Breakfast, Chesterton.
  • Restaurant of the Year — Industrial Revolution, Valparaiso.
  • Festival of the Year — Valparaiso University Jazz Fest.
  • Shining Star — Sophia Molina of Don Quijote Restaurant, Valparaiso.
  • Shining Star — Patrick Thornton of Memorial Opera House, Valparaiso.
  • Retailer of the Year — Tony’s Saddle Shop, Valparaiso.
  • Retailer of the Year — Seasons on the Square, Valparaiso.
  • Newcomer of the Year — Inspiration Wood, Westville.
  • Professional of the Year — Dr. John Johnson, Valparaiso.
  • Attraction of the Year — Taltree Arboretum Railway Garden, Valparaiso.
  • Recreation Location of the Year — Sunset Hill Farm County Park, Valparaiso.
  • Hospitality Professional of the Year — Mandy Wiley, Inn at Aberdeen, Valparaiso.
  • Partner of the Year — Holly Jackson of Holly Jackson Art Studio & Gallery, Chesterton.
  • Turning Lemons into Lemonade — 49er Drive-in Theatre, Valparaiso.
  • Putting Porter County on the Map — Northwest Indiana Paddling Association.
  • Outstanding Legislators Award — Sen. Karen Tallian.
  • Outstanding Legislators Award — Sen. Ed Charbonneau.
  • Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Ed Soliday.
  • Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Chuck Moseley.
  • Outstanding Legislators Award — Rep. Scott Pelath.
  • Green Award — rTrail Collective Edge, Valparaiso.
  • Unity Award — South Shore Line.

For more information about Indiana Dunes, visit, or call 219-926-2255.

Porter County ROSE Award Recipients for 2012

This photo shows, left to right, state Rep. Scott Pelath, State Rep. Ed Soliday, State Sen. Karen Tallian, State Rep. Chuck Moseley, State Sen. Ed Charbonneau, Indiana Dunes Tourism Executive Director Lorelei Weimer and John Bergman of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources. Weimer and Bergman presented the senators and representatives awards for their work in getting a bill passed to boost the private sector renovation of the Indiana Dunes State Park pavilion by allowing alcohol to be served at the pavilion.

Hoosiers Vote for Top 10 Summer Gotta-Dos and Ice Cream Shops

Indiana Dunes

Indiana Dunes. Photo provided by Indiana Dunes Tourism and used with written permission.

By Amy Vaughan
Indiana Office of Tourism Development

Hoosiers have cast 10,880 votes for the Top 10 “Best of” Ice Cream Shops and Summer Gotta-Dos of Indiana. More than 100 ice cream shops and summer gotta-dos were nominated by members of Indiana’s tourism industry.

“Hoosiers know their communities and take pride in sharing their favorites,” said Amy Vaughan, director of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development. “We want to thank all who voted and invite our Hoosier friends and families to enjoy all Indiana has to offer for summer fun.”

The Top Ten List is part of the Indiana Office of Tourism Development kick off the summer travel season and Visit Indiana Week, May 4-11. The List is now available on, the official travel resource of Indiana.

Top Ten Must-See Indiana Summer Gotta-Dos

1. Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, Fort Wayne
2. Fort Wayne TinCaps at Parkview Field, Fort Wayne
3. Indiana Dunes, Chesterton (see photo above)
4. Holiday World & Splashin’ Safari, Santa Claus
5. Clifty Falls State Park, Madison
6. Quilt Garden Tour, Elkhart County
7. The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis, Indianapolis
8. Black Pine Animal Sanctuary, Albion
9. Shipshewana Flea Market, Shipshewana
10. Turkey Run State Park, Marshall

Top Ten Indiana Ice Cream Shops

1. The Chief, Goshen
2. Valpo Velvet, Valparaiso
3. South Side Soda Shop, Goshen
4. Ivanhoe’s, Upland
5. Fair Oaks Farms, Fair Oaks
6. Rocket Science Ice Cream, Nappanee
7. Hartzell’s Homemade Ice Cream, Bloomington
8. Bonnie & Clyde’s Soda Shop, Bristol
9. DeBrand Fine Chocolates, Fort Wayne
10. Sycamore Drive-In, Logansport is the official travel resource for planning a vacation or getaway in Indiana. The website’s homepage makes it easy to find travel discounts, see trip ideas and get first-hand tips from the Indiana Insider blog. Visit Indiana information is also available via Twitter and Facebook.

Indiana welcomes more than 62 million visitors each year, generating more than $10 billion in visitor spending statewide.