We dug in at Dig IN!

On Sunday, I went to Dig IN at White River Park in Downtown Indianapolis. I had been looking forward to this event since last year!

Enjoying Dig IN!

Basically, Dig IN is like heaven for your tastebuds! Over 40 different local food vendors partner with local farmers to create delicious bites of food for attendees to enjoy. You can even try different wines and beers from Indiana. This is all included with your admission!

Sunday was perfectly sunny and not-so-perfectly hot. The temperature was close to 90 degrees!

We arrived a little after 12pm, which was a mistake on our part. We had early entry tickets, so we could have gotten to the event at 11am to start tasting food before general admission. But, we opted not to do that, so we were greeted with huge line instead.

We didn’t want to stand in the hot sun in the seemingly mile-long line. We decided to get our caffeine fix at Starbucks in the JW Marriott. Smart choice! When we left Starbucks, the DigIN line had diminished. We got in with very little wait and headed straight to the food!

Beef Sammy

Our first dish ended up being my favorite dish. We enjoyed a smoked beef sammy from Goose the Market. Goose the Market is the most adorable market in Indianapolis. I love going there for sandwiches (and gelato), so I had high expectations. The giardiniera added the perfect amount of heat. I would have gone back for seconds!

We tried a variety of other dishes: duck breast and kale from La Salle Grill, corn pound cake with mango and lime from Cerulean, and Hoosier stuffed tomatoes from Fresh Artistry! The dishes were very meat heavy, so we weren’t able to enjoy as many as we would have liked. Next year, we’ll share dishes or take a few bites.

Pulled duck and kale

After walking around, we decided to sample some wine. The blueberry merlot from Country Heritage was fantastic! I would happily buy a bottle to enjoy at home.

We left Dig IN with full stomachs, and I left with a sunburn. 😉

Overall, Dig IN was a fun event! I am looking forward to the improvements they will make for next year!

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After The Indy Mini, You Need Food!

Happy Friday!

I am really excited for this weekend’s events! Tomorrow, I am running in the Indy Mini – a flat and fast course complete with a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. What more do you need!? There is no doubt why this race is one of the best.

This is the United State’s largest half marathon, so it just feels incredible to be a part of such a major event! This half marathon will mark my second time with the Indy Mini and my 11th half marathon overall. I did the Indy Mini two years ago with my mom, and I remember how amazing the energy levels were throughout the race. All of the spectators and support really made it one to remember.

 Typically when I finish a half marathon, the last thing on my mind is food. (Always force yourself to eat and drink at least a little something right after you finish!) But, about an hour later, I am ravenous. I am always craving breakfast food, so I thought I would round up some of my favorite places to grab breakfast or brunch around the city!

Want a sit-down classic meal?

Cafe Patachou

Seriously, every single thing is delicious here. Whether you are in the mood for breakfast, lunch or both, you can’t go wrong. The coffee here is self-serve, so go grab yourself a cup while you’re waiting to be seated. Although, if you just ran the half marathon, that may or may not be the best idea… (If you know what I’m talking about, you know.)

I personally am a fan of the omelette with avocado, mushroom and bacon. Have you ever tried avocado in your omelette before? The creamy texture is perfect.

Craving something sweet? The croissant french toast will hit the spot! Better yet, convince your group to order different entrees and then give you a bite, so you can try the cinnamon toast, homemade granola and egg yolk sandwich.

Good Morning Mama’s

This Broad Ripple favorite is delicious. If you’re trying to get away from the Mini crowds, head here although you won’t get away from the brunching crowd.

Here, the mimosas come by the pitchers, and the French toast comes with coffee batter. Again, I recommend the omelette. I had the vegetarian omelette, and it hit the spot. I’m not a vegetarian, but this omelette was the perfect choice. Don’t be afraid of the pesto on top! Just go with it. The java French toast was good, but I would recommend you get a half order to share and an omelette or egg scramble.

Good Morning Mama's Vegetarian Omelette

Lincoln Square Pancake House

Another classic, everything here is incredible. They serve their coffee with a variety of individual cream options, if that’s important to you.

I’d go for the waffle platter. Two mini waffles, eggs, sausage and bacon is always a winner in my book. I’m not sure if you’ve noticed this by now, but I like a little bit of everything! This restaurant has pancake in its name, so you know that pancakes are a delicious choice. Light, fluffy and huge!

Delicious Brunch at Lincoln Square

Just wanting something small?

Mo’Joe Coffeehouse

Grab a pastry, bagel or a light sandwich and relax in the comfy couch while reflecting on your 13.1 mile run. Mo’Joe Coffehouse has eclectic decor and delicious coffee concoctions. Sip on a cappuccino or one of those speciality drinks.

Square Donuts

Who doesn’t want something sweet shortly after running a half marathon?! (Okay, sometimes I don’t either. It’s okay.) These donuts are delicious! Grab a donut and a milk or cup of coffee, and you are well on your way to half marathon recovery!

Square Donuts

Are you looking for a culinary experience to give your friends another reason why they should join you in the Indy Mini in 2016?

Milktooth

Milktooth is you place. While the menu allows no substitutions, but don’t let that scare you away. The owners know their stuff. Also, the coffee is brewed to perfection. Try it out, and be amazed!

Join the Conversation!

Where is your favorite place to eat breakfast or brunch in Indianapolis?