The County Road Leads to Shrimp: Exploring the Wenning Family Shrimp Harvest 2014

Shrimp Harvest Kid

How many times have you been to a shrimp harvest? Wait, let me ask this another way.¬†For those of you who live in Indiana, how many times have you been to a shrimp harvest in Indiana? If your answer was zero, I’ll bet you also didn’t know there are 10 shrimp farms in Indiana! Yes,… 

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30 Minute Coma: Profile of Sun King and Solemn Oath Collaboration Beer + CANvitational Ticket Giveaway

Sun King Brewing and Solemn Oath Brewery - Image Courtesy Sun King's Instagram

CANvitational is back for its second year as the Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival on Saturday, September 20 in downtown Indianapolis and I have the scoop on a new collaboration beer you do not want to miss. Presented by Sun King Brewing, CANvitational was created as a homage to craft beer in a can,… 

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Fighting Hunger with Indiana Pork + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Fighting Hunger with Indiana Pork + Giveaway (Sponsored)

Those who know me well know how excited I am for the Indiana State Fair, which runs August 1 – 17 just a few miles away from my home. The fair train runs through the parking lot at my work, giving me a reminder multiple times a day of why I enjoy August so much…. 

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In the Kitchen with Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Cutting Dough

Doughnuts have always fascinated me. It’s the scientific process of mixing a few simple ingredients together to create fluffy fried rounds of dough that is intriguing. How does it rise? How is this dough different from breads or biscuits? Lucky for me, my questions were about to be answered with a step-by-step tutorial that ended… 

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Second Annual Indy Burger Battle for Building Tomorrow

Second Annual Indy Burger Battle Benefitting Building Tomorrow - Solid Gold Eats

Burgers are John’s favorite food. Really, after all of the things I have cooked for him, the man could survive on eating a burger a day and be 100% satisfied with his life. I don’t know what it is about the way beef comes together in a patty that makes him swoon, but I know… 

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Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

One half food photography, one half wine and cheese education and pairing – this post has details on a new cheese shop in Indianapolis and insider tips on Indiana wines from experts in the business. I have so many cool things to share with you here today! Last week I had the pleasure of attending… 

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Garlic, White Wine and Lemon Mussels with Pasta + Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Preview (Sponsored)

Garlic, White Wine and Lemon Mussels with Pasta + Indiana Uplands Wine Trail Preview (Sponsored) - Solid Gold Eats

Woah, hold up here. I know what you are thinking. Wine recipes? On Solid Gold Eats? Yes, it is true, I have traveled from hops to grapes to present a recipe that might have you reaching for a bubbly glass. Recently I was approached by Owen Valley Winery about featuring the Indiana Uplands Wine Trail,… 

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15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival Preview (Sponsored)

15th Annual Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival - Solid Gold Eats

As Indiana grows in the craft beer scene, wine is subtly making waves with new techniques, flavors and partnerships. The 15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival is coming up on Saturday, June 7 and you do not want to miss what’s happening at the event this year! Last year I attended for the… 

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pink Sweater - Solid Gold Eats

Okay, so the title of this post doesn’t sound like a recipe. It’s not, but this is something really important to write about. Recently I received a call from local fashion blogger Crystal Hammon. Crystal and I did not know each other, but she pitched a cause marketing idea by me that struck a chord… 

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41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro

41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro - Solid Gold Eats

John and I just renewed our lease for our lovely little home in SoBro, aka South Broad Ripple. To be more specific, we are in the Keystone-Monon neighborhood, a smaller subset of SoBro, which I recognize thanks to my Neighborhoods of Indianapolis poster AND the neighborhood newsletter that was kindly dropped in our mailbox the… 

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