GenCon, Baby, GenCon: Travel Tips

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

1200px-Pork_tenderloin_sandwich.JPGAfter 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.




We are at PortCon today. We always try and do some new panels every year. This year, we are making a dream come true… will it be a nightmare? Superkitchen: Live!

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Just like Emeril or Alton, we are doing a live cooking show, while also doing a presentation on the Mighty Marvel Cookbook from 1977. Given the limitations, many recipes were just not practical to cook LIVE in front of an audience. But, that didn’t stop us from trying many of the recipes in this tome of tummy tumult.

But, we found some gems, including this one.

Next up, Superkitchen the video series!

Watch out, Hannah Hart!