Preparing for Dig Indiana

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The weekend is finally here, and that means I’m emotionally and physically preparing for Dig IN ~ A Taste of Indiana. You may remember my post a few weeks back that recapped my prior experiences with this wonderful event. This year, I’ll be participating as a Gastronaut – a tweeter with an appetite.

DIG IN

DIG IN

Not only do I have VIP passes so I can enter an hour early, I get to hang out with my new friend Amber! We met over a wonderful YATS lunch to discuss how oddly similar we are – Amber blogs at The Ginger Kitchen, writes for the visitor’s association of Fort Wayne, has two dogs, a husband named Jon and works with nonprofits. Not to mention she is a totally rad chick in general :)

There are dozens of amazing creations available during Dig IN. Luckily, we’ll receive a list of all the chefs, breweries and wineries so we can take tasting notes. Both Amber and I have a few favorites though! View Amber’s list here and read mine below:

Hoosier Momma Margarita Duck or Pork, Indiana Downs

Grand Grilling’s Pulled Pork BBQ, Grands Grilling Catering

Carolina Pulled Pork on Creamy Vegetable Salad, Chef’s Academy

BS Signature Reuben, Black Swan Brewpub

Lamb “Adobo” Lettuce Wrap, Oakley’s Bistro

Bison Bratwurst with Relished Summer Salad and Hand-crafted Mustard, 18 on the Square

My Dad’s Sweet Corn Chowder, Circle City Soups

Chilled Golden Summer Soup, FARMbloomington

Potato Greens and Goat Cheese Quesadilla, Duos

Indiana Sweet Corn Panna Cotta with Dulce de Leche, Scratchtruck

In addition to the many chefs present in the tents, you’ll be able to find a few food trucks hanging out with all of their tasty offerings. Be sure to follow the hashtag #DigIN12 to see all of the updates, photos and happenings and check out the Twitter list of chefs and restaurants so you can follow and support the food that you’re sampling.

The craft beer tent will surely be packed as it always is – I plan on grabbing my pint as soon as I arrive and savoring it until I feel like braving the crowds.

I’ll be sure to post a recap of the event here after I get out of the food coma that will likely occur. If you haven’t gotten tickets yet, there’s still time – Visit http://digindiana.org for more info. They’re cheaper if you purchase them in advance!

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