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Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen Opens in Indy on April 4, 2023

March 28, 2023 Leave a comment

Press Release
Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen

INDIANAPOLIS, March 27, 2023 – Tupelo Honey Southern Kitchen & Bar announced today that its first Indiana location will open at 320 S. Alabama Street in Indianapolis on Tuesday, April 4, 2023. Famous for its Southern food and traditions rooted in the Carolina Mountains, Tupelo Honey is best known for its focus on scratch-made dishes, responsible sourcing, and a welcoming ambiance inspired by the best of Southern hospitality.

The 5,500-square foot restaurant will open in the CityWay development, at the northwest corner of Alabama and South Streets, and will include a 1,200 square foot outdoor patio. Its menu will feature a modern twist on Southern favorites, including Tupelo Honey’s famous bone-in fried chicken seasoned with “bee dust,” a signature blend of spices; Tupelo Shrimp and Grits; a New Orleans-inspired Roast Beef Debris; and several savory and sweet brunch combinations, such as Tupelo’s Famous Fried Chicken and Waffles, biscuits, and variations of Eggs Benedict. The restaurant will also offer $5 happy hour snacks Monday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m., which includes Chicken and Waffle Minis, Fried Green Tomatoes, Crispy Brussels, and Pimento Cheese Dip. 

“We are excited to introduce our delicious Southern dishes and traditions to people who live, work and play in downtown Indianapolis,” said Caroline Skinner, Tupelo Honey’s Chief Operating Officer. “The flourishing and diverse food scene in downtown Indy makes this the perfect place for our newest location, and we can’t wait to invite the public in to experience a fresh new take on Southern cuisine.”   

The beverage menu features several of Tupelo Honey’s fan favorite cocktails – including the Tupeloma, a modern twist on a Paloma, four different mimosas, and six variations of Bloody Marys, including a large “Queen Mary” with a house made mix and pickled jalapeños, green beans, cherry tomatoes, and a lime/salt rim. The menu will also include new classics made with local spirits from 1205 Distillery and Hotel Tango Distillery. Additionally, of the 20 beers on tap, half will be from Indiana-based brewers including Metazoa, Ash & Elm, and Sun King. The restaurant’s brunch, lunch, dinner, and bar menu can be found here

Hungry customers can take advantage of Tupelo Honey’s online ordering system, with in-store pick-up service and delivery. Reservations are being accepted now for the restaurant’s opening day on Tupelo Honey’s website. Customers are encouraged to sign up for the Tupelo Honey Social Club here to enjoy exclusive offers, invitations to local events, and access to unique recipes. 

Tupelo Honey’s new location will be open Monday – Thursday from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.; Friday from 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.; Saturday from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 9 p.m. To learn more about Tupelo Honey, its beginnings, and its mission to build a better food system, visit

Devour Indy Summerfest, Aug. 19 to Sept. 1, 2019 @devourindy @indianarla

June 21, 2019 Leave a comment


By Sarah Stegmeyer
On behalf of Devour Indy

Devour Indy presented by Faegre Baker Daniels returns Monday, August 19, 2019 and will run until Sunday, September 1. Plan a summer staycation or celebrate a loved one, friend or colleague with a night out during Indy’s premier restaurant week event.

Thanks to Devour’s partnership with Faegre Baker Daniels, Devour Indy raised more than $100,000 for the Riley Children’s Foundation in 2018. With the firm’s support, Devour Indy restaurants will continue to give back to the Riley Children’s Foundation by encouraging diners to donate via the Devour Indy website.

“Faegre Baker Daniels has a long history of commitment to service in the communities where we live and work,” said Kathy Osborn, Indianapolis office leader. “We are proud to once again present Devour Indy and hope it continues to be a time for diners to enjoy delicious food and support an incredibly worthy cause.”

For two weeks, this celebration brings foodies and cocktail connoisseurs together to indulge in three-course meals and seasonal spirits at more than 200 restaurants across the Greater Indianapolis area. Stay tuned for the complete list of participating restaurants and mouthwatering menus coming soon!

To learn more about Indy’s premier dining event, visit Check back from more information including hotel and partner deals available during Devour Indy Summerfest.

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.

Portillo’s Announces Avon Location Coming Fall 2018 @portillos

April 19, 2018 Leave a comment


Artist’s rendering of the Avon, Indiana Portillo’s location.

By Ana Espinoza
On behalf of Portillo’s

The Chicagoland restaurant brand unveils plans for new location, slated to open in Fall 2018

Portillo’s, the fast casual concept known for its menu of Chicago-style favorites, proudly announces its newest location at 10444 E. US Hwy. 36 in Avon, IN.

The Avon location follows locations in Merrillville, Fishers, and Mishawaka, with a southside Indianapolis restaurant slated to open later this summer.

“Though Portillo’s originated in Illinois, we have seen such a phenomenal welcome from our Indiana neighbors,” says CEO Keith Kinsey. “Our location in Avon is situated in a strong retail area with a great mix of business and residential audiences. We look forward to joining this vibrant local community.”

Once complete, the restaurant will feature a Prohibition-themed interior, drawing décor inspiration from the 1920’s and 1930’s. The 9,000-square foot restaurant will include seating for more than 200 guests; a seasonal, 46-seat outdoor patio; and double-lane drive-thru.

Guests to the new Avon location can enjoy all of Portillo’s classic menu items, including Chicago-Style Hot Dogs, Italian Beef Sandwiches, char-grilled burgers, fresh salads, and Portillo’s famous Chocolate Cake.

Fans can register for a chance to attend a sneak peek training meal prior to opening and receive updates on the Portillo’s Avon location by signing up at

For more information on the restaurant, please visit or follow Portillo’s on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

8th Annual Jersey Mike’s Month of Giving in March 2018 @jerseymikes

February 21, 2018 1 comment


Image provided by the event organizers and used with written permission.

By Kyle Potvin
On behalf of Jersey Mike’s

INDIANAPOLIS, Feb. 21, 2018 – Indiana Sports Corp – Inspiring Sports Equipment for Kids is joining forces with eight Jersey Mike’s Subs restaurants in the Indianapolis area for the 8th Annual March “Month of Giving” campaign to fund local charities. During the month of March, customers can make a donation to Indiana Sports Corp at participating restaurants.

The campaign will culminate in Jersey Mike’s “Day of Giving” on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, when the area Jersey Mike’s restaurants give 100 percent of the day’s sales – not just profit – to Indiana Sports Corp.

On Day of Giving, local Jersey Mike’s owners and operators throughout the country will donate their resources and every single dollar that comes in to more than 170 different charities including hospitals, youth organizations, food banks and more.

In 2017, Indianapolis area Jersey Mike’s locations raised $23,477 for the campaign.

“I would like to extend a personal invitation to you and your family to visit Jersey Mike’s Subs throughout the month of March, and especially on Day of Giving when 100 percent of sales – every penny – will help support neighborhood needs,” said Peter Cancro, Jersey Mike’s founder and CEO, who started the company when he was only 17 years old.

For a list of participating restaurants in your area and for more information on our charity partners, please visit our charity listing by state. Everyone is invited to come in to a local Jersey Mike’s restaurant and enjoy a delicious sub meal.

Last year’s Month of Giving campaign raised more than $5.5 million for local charities nationwide. An astounding $4.6 million of that amount was raised on Day of Giving alone. Since 2010, Jersey Mike’s locations throughout the country have raised more than $28 million for worthy local charities and distributed more than 2 million free sub sandwiches to help numerous causes.

For more information about Jersey Mike’s Subs Month of Giving, please visit: