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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Unique, Local and Natural: Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Unique, Local and Natural: Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Last Saturday I joined Yelp for a few hours of volunteering at People for Urban Progress in Fountain Square. Yelp held an entire week of community service projects and events for Yelp’s Not So Random Acts of Kindness Week. We cleaned the material they saved from the RCA Dome, which they use to make bags,… 

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Alligator, Onion Rings, Gumbo and More at B’s Po Boy

Onion Rings at B's Po Boy

Last week I had the honor of enjoying a night out with a select group of Indianapolis food lovers at B’s Po Boy to celebrate Mardi Gras a little early! Claiming to offer Indy’s only authentic po boy, we were invited to sample their menu and see for ourselves why people enjoy this Fountain Square eatery. The… 

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Chinese New Year with Yelp at Szechwan Garden

Chinese New Year at Szechwan Garden - Solid Gold Eats

Yelp threw a Chinese New Year party like none other at Szechwarn Garden last week and I was lucky enough to attend with 40 other Indy adventures. A night of what seemed like endless authentic Chinese dishes and sake drinks to sample, good laughs and conversation was had and this is my attempt to recap… 

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Yelp’s Farm + Fodder Rooftop Dinner Party at CityWay

Yelp's Farm + Fodder Rooftop Dinner Party at CityWay

What would you say if someone invited you to dinner on a rooftop with 100 other people who all love your city just as much as you do? You say “WHEN and WHERE and I’LL BE THERE,” and that’s pretty much how it went down when I heard about Yelp’s Farm + Fodder Rooftop Dinner… 

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Spice Nation with Yelp Indy

Spice Nation with Yelp Indy: Stuffed and Fried Banana Peppers

Yelp in Indianapolis is awesome. It’s this great community of people who strive to give recognition to restaurants and businesses that earn their  5 stars. Yelp Indy’s ambassador Britt put together an amazing event last week at Spice Nation, where dozens of Yelp Elites (those that are active and review often) met to enjoy a… 

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Dinner with the Firehouse Subs Founder + Five $10 Gift Cards Giveaway!

Hook & Ladder Firehouse Sub + Five $10 Gift Cards Giveaway

I had the pleasure of visiting Firehouse Subs in Castleton to meet the founder of the nationally-known sandwich shop, Robin Sorenson. The experience October 10, 1994 marked the opening of the first Firehouse Subs. Sorensen was 26 years old. Now, there are over 600 restaurants all across the US. Along with Gotchababy, Indy With Kids,… 

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Ambrosia: An Italian Dining Experience

Bruschette at Ambrosia

Ambrosia is a Broad Ripple staple. While they’re known for their Italian wines and delicious plates, Ambrosia recently switched things up with a new menu to keep you coming back for another 30 years. I was recently invited to a wine tasting with my friend Twinkle, and we also enjoyed a few of the new… 

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Late Harvest Kitchen during Northside Nights

Crispy Chicken Livers at Late Harvest Kitchen

What you don’t know about me? My hidden love of chicken livers. Seriously. Back when my mom used to eat meat, she would pick up chicken gizzards at this gas station in Seelyville (the smallest town in between Terre Haute and Brazil, close to where I grew up), many many years ago. I would sneak… 

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