A Tale of Two Tenderloins

Monday, July 3, 2017 by Andrea Davis

As a native Hoosier, I’ve eaten hundreds of breaded tenderloin sandwiches. I don’t really need a reason to indulge in crispy pork goodness, but I’m a creature of habit, so I welcome Tenderloin Tuesdays every summer as a reminder to try something new.

This year, I followed the Tenderloin Trail to Carmel, where husband-and-wife team Kevin “Woody” and Chef Richelle Rider own two distinctively different eateries, each with its own take on the unofficial state sandwich.

If you call yourself a Hoosier, you've likely had your fair share of tenderloins. Here in Hamilton County, Indiana we have a wide selection of restaurants that serve the uniquely Hoosier sandwich. There are 25 restaurants participating in this year's annual #TenderloinTuesday celebration with old classics and new favorites in the lineup. We’re taking a detailed look at Dooley O'Tooles and Caplinger's Fresh Catch.

Hamilton County, Indiana plays host to several awesome music venues but nothing beats the beautiful outdoor amphitheater at Conner Prairie, host of the Kroger Symphony on the Prairie series. The summer weekends are packed with an awesome lineup of Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra and guest performances. This year marks the 35th anniversary of this delightful gathering of music, friends and food.

BOOM! Ooooh! Aaaahhhh! When I think "America" I think parades with tractors, corn on the cob dipped in butter, browsing handmade goods at festivals and lots of beautiful fireworks. Thankfully, Hamilton County has you covered on July 4th festivities no matter what type of celebration you want to have.

The Great Tenderloin Debate

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 by Kate Burkhardt

If there are three things Hoosiers love, it’s basketball, beer and the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich. The latter is a hot topic this time of year, as Hamilton County’s annual Tenderloin Tuesdays promotion puts local restaurants in the lunch plans of those craving the sandwich.

It sounds like summer in Hamilton County, that toe-tapping time of year when free outdoor concerts are as easy to find as fireflies and sweet corn.

This seasonal celebration of all things musical is hitting a high note this year thanks to two milestones: the debut of Federal Hill Commons in Noblesville and the 15th anniversary of summer concerts in Fishers.