Zoobilation has become Indy’s biggest food bash, and if you’re hoping to go this year, you’re not alone — last year more than 5,000 people attended the black tie event and raised a record $1.6 million for the Indianapolis Zoo. The fundraiser features food and drink from 70 local restaurants. I’ve had the good fortune … more »
Big news for charcuterie fans. Chef/author Brian Polcyn of Forest Grill in Birmingham, Mich., will be teaching a two-day class in Indianapolis in April. Polcyn is the co-author, with food writer Michael Ruhlman, of “Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing” and “Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing” and has been a James Beard … more »
Carlos Salazar, executive chef at Rook, was the Chef Par Excellence award winner at the Jan. 28 Taste of Elegance competition, sponsored by Indiana Pork. In addition to taking the top spot in the judging, Salazar also won the people’s choice award with his dish, seared pig face hash terrine with 63-degree egg and crispy pig … more »
Despite Sunday’s snowstorm, the Taste of the NFL chili cookoff at Recess happened as planned — even though the snow continued to fall and the restaurant at 49th Street and College Avenue lost power during the event. About 135 tickets, at $50 per person, had been sold for the cookoff, which benefited Gleaners Food Bank. … more »
The first Sun King CANvitational canned craft beer fest was Sept. 28 on Georgia Street in downtown Indianapolis. Beautiful weather helped, but the real star was the excellent canned craft beer from top-notch brewers across the country.
Dig-IN — A Taste of Indiana — drew 4,000 attendees to White River State Park for the Aug. 25 local food fest. More than 35 chefs participated in the tasting event, along with Indiana breweries, wineries and food artisans. Although 5,000 attended a sold-out Dig-IN last year, event planners capped attendance at 4,000 this year … more »