When celebrity chef Bobby Flay was asked to create dishes representative of Chicago and Indianapolis prior to Super Bowl XLI, his Hoosier inspiration was a corn dog. Who doesn’t love a corn dog? Still, there’s much more to Indiana’s culinary scene than a fried novelty. Dig-IN: A Taste of Indiana proves it.
Held Sunday, August 29 from noon to 6 pm at White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Dig IN will showcase local foods, wines, beers and artisan products. Top Indiana chefs from restaurants such as St. Elmo’s, R-Bistro and Joseph Decuis will utilize fresh ingredients sourced from Hoosier farmers to create savory dishes. Indiana wineries and microbreweries will provide samples and several Indiana Artisan food producers will feature their work. In addition, a speaker series will spark conversations about food trends and issues and demonstrations will include lessons on urban gardening and ice cream making.
Only 6,000 tickets are available for Dig IN. Advanced-sale tickets are available online and at participating Marsh Supermarkets: $15 for adults, $7 for children under 12, and children under 3 are free. Ticket processing fees may apply. On-site tickets on the day of the event will be $20 for adults, $15 for children, and children under 3 will still be free.