I am no foodie. I do not necessarily need to spend lots of money for fancy food.
However, as part of most trips I make, I try and find some noteworthy local fare to sample, as well as some regional foods I cannot get on a regular basis.
This year, on my GenCon sojourn, I will be checking out some new things, as well as revisiting some memorable delicacies from past trips.
I am not quite sure of my exact departure time, and because I cannot check into my Indy housing except for the hours of 9am-7pm, it is not realistic for me to make the trip in one day, so, although I am sure I could have made the trip in one day, I will be stopping in the middle. I found this gem:
Depending on my departure time, I might stop and try some of the original…
- Buffalo Wings at the Anchor Bar
After that, it will be onto Indy.
- Skyline chili. Yes!
- Waffle House
- Maxine’s Chicken and Waffles. Sweet potato waffles? Ummm… yes.
- Haymakers drinks. Saw an ad on TV, and want to give them a taste.
- Pork tenderloin sandwich (right). It’s an Indianapolis thing. I have tried them, my suitemate has not as far as I know.
- St. Elmo steakhouse cocktail sauce. I am not sure I will stop into the restuarant, but I have heard enough about this to be intrigued.
- Krispy Kreme. There is not one in the city proper AFAIK, but there is one en route.
- Culver’s. I hear good things.
Lastly, the highlight of my trip was going to be a trip to a bakery to pick up a Hoosier Cream pie. Sadly, the establishment we visited closed in September of 2016. I will need to find a new place. Will it be good enough to bring a whole one home? I hope so.
- Hoosier Cream Pie.
I never claimed to be highbrow.
If you are taking a trip to a new location, do some research and find out what is a regional specialty, find out what the locals eat. Try something new.