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Tenderloin 101: Your Guide to the Hoosier Classic

Here in Hamilton County, we have more than 500 miles of trails to explore by foot or bike. But we’re also home to a rather tasty trail unlike any other: the Tenderloin Trail™, a meandering path that celebrates the uniquely Hoosier sandwich. We take our tenderloins seriously here – in fact, we made our own semi-holiday called Tenderloin Tuesdays™ where foodies can feast on tenderloins at more than 50 local restaurants on Tuesdays in July Before we send you off on your dining adventure, read through our Tenderloin 101 crash course so you’re in the know on what’s between the bread…

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The Great Tenderloin Debate

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…

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A Tale of Two Tenderloins

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…

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Changes to Farmers' Markets in Hamilton County, Indiana

Farmers’ market season will look a little different this year due to COVID-19. The farmers’ markets in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville and Westfield plan to open this summer, but with health and safety protocols in place to protect vendors and the general public. These altered plans allow customers to support the local food system and local businesses, who may not have a chance to sell their products anywhere else. Most markets will focus on “essential” food vendors that offer meat, dairy, eggs and fresh produce…

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Barista Therapy: Local Coffee Shop Opens Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

On March 16, after many months of work, Rachel Priddy’s contractor turned over the finished space for Rose & Lois, her beautiful dream of a coffee shop at 7249 E. 146th Street in Carmel. As soon as she got her certificate of occupancy, she would be ready to welcome customers into her new space. She excitedly sent an email to her new staff… it was “go time!” Less than an hour later, Governor Holcomb declared restaurants had to close their doors to all but carry-out customers. Shortly thereafter, Priddy was sending a very different email to her staff. There would be no grand opening party. But open, they would…

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