Category - Carmel

There’s nothing worse than being hungry and searching for a restaurant as your kids begin melting down in “hanger.” Recently, my husband and I found ourselves on yet another Friday night, trying to decide where to head for dinner with our kids. Our criteria for a great restaurant is like most parents: yummy food for the whole family and kid-friendly options on the menu - bonus points for quick service or fun kid activities. Luckily for us, Hamilton County, Indiana is full of family-friendly dining options!

Whether you’re the world’s craft cheeseburger connoisseur, a culturephile looking for a Hawaiian vacation right in your backyard or a local food fanatic seeking nature’s bounty all in one place, Hamilton County, Indiana has something just for you. Check out some of Yelp’s favorite things to do, see and eat along the Monon Trail.

It’s a rite of passage for every kid from Indiana - that first taste of our state’s culinary history, the edges of deep fried crunchiness dangling past the bun. No self-respecting Hoosier parent would deny their children the chance to partake in this celebration of Midwest flavor. That’s why I recently set out to introduce my son to the venerable pork tenderloin sandwich.

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.

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.