Wednesday, August 6, 2014

Dig In Ticket Giveaway!

Hey Everyone!

I know I've been a bit absent lately (look for a new post from me next week) but I am happy to be a gastronaut again this year at Dig IN (it's on August 17th)! I have been given a couple of general admission tickets to give away again this year. I've included the 2014 food and restaurant line up below--leave me a comment telling me what you can't wait to try and you'll be entered in a random drawing for the tickets! I will announce the winner Friday afternoon around 4:00.*

If you don't win, or would like to buy early admission tickets (to get in at 11:00 instead of 12:00), they are available here.

And if you're interested in reading more about Dig IN, check out my posts from years past.


Valley Kitchen and Bar
Sweet and Spicy Chicken Tacos
Trader’s Point Creamery
Candied Pork Belly with Indiana melon and fresh cheese curd
Wyndham West
Hibiscus Shrub
Omni Severin
Crispy Pork Taco with pickled jalepeno, napa cabbage slaw and queso fresco.
Terrine of Rabbit with apples and hazelnut
Indigo Duck
Turkey Trio
Bee Coffee Roasters
Cherry Coffee Zing
Indiana Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad
Chicken poached in smoked shrimp broth
Circle City Sweets
Indiana Fruit Streusel Tart with wildflower ridge honey
Circle City Soups
Beer Can Chicken Nacho
J Ford’s Black Angus
Yankee Style Pot Roast
Artisan Foodworks
Duck Duck Goat! (Cheese)
Meridian Restaurant
Lamb belly sausage, caramelized onions and spicy cherry mostarda
Fermenti Artisan
Cheese and Pickle plate
Lamb in an Afghan
Shrimp Ceviche
Union 50
Kimichi Meatloaf
Duck Confit Short Rib
Joseph Decuis
Wagyu Beef Brisket Empanadas with pine nuts, raisins and hot pepper
One World Catering
Puerco Pibil with poblano polenta and patron pickles
Oakley’s Bistro
Duck “Meatball” with corn crust and  pickled blueberry freezer jam
800 Degrees
Wood Fired Sausage Pizza
18 on the Square
Southern Indiana smoked summer succotash
The Local Eatery
Brad Gates Catering
Salad with Smoking Goose bacon and goat cheese
Barn Brasserie
Pork Shoulder
Second Helpings
Roasted chicken with greens
Goose the Market
Elk in a Blanket
Goat Birria Tacos
Northside Kitchen
Caja China Roasted Pork
Shoefly Public House
Smoked trout on greens
Just Rennies
Gourmet cookies
Natural Born Juicers
Zen and Cherries
Spice Box
Lam Bam!
Pork loin, Yucca-mushroom hash, blackberry mole and pickled blackberries
Honey, lavender and rosemary shortbread
Nicey Treat
Raspberry frozen pop
Citizen Hash
Smoking Goose chorizo and Citizen’s Garden cachapa
Caveman Truck
Smoking Goose bacon hash
Libertine (VIP)
PLT – Pork, lettuce, tomato
R Bistro (VIP)
Thai-style marinated duck with an herb salad
Recess (VIP)
Beef Shank Tacos
Bluebeard (VIP)
Pork belly rillettes with smoked sweet corn jam, pickled peppers, cumin-scented ricotta and francese.

*If I don't get a response from the winner within 24 hours, I will pick a new winner.


  1. ugh, did you say cheese curds???!!!

  2. The Smoking Goose bacon hash sound amazing and I can't wait to try it! :)

  3. Hibiscus Shrub...sounds good; intriguing!

  4. Oakley's Bistro duck meatball with pickled blueberry jam - love pickled anything!

  5. Just moved here in March and need to eat eat everything!! Cheeese curds and pickles!

  6. You know why i want to win? Because i am 29 years old and i have spent the vast majority of my 20's pregnant. So even though i love food more than i love 2 out of my 4 children i haven't been able to eat soft cheese, properly cooked beef, most fish, sushi, good chocolate, coffee, alcohol and a whole litany of other things for the past 7 years. I'm telling you, this lady needs her some cheese and pickle plate like a 14 year old boy needs a steady baritone.

  7. The Turkey Trio from Indigo Duck sounds quite good!

  8. The goat birria tacoes from Delicia sound awesome.

  9. The goat birria tacos from Delicia!

  10. Duh - Duck Duck Goat!

  11. Indigo Duck's Turkey Trio sounds great!

  12. I have to pick just one!? This is like the Sophie's Choice of local food production! Since I have to pick one :) I'll go with Smoking Goose chorizo and Citizen’s Garden cachapa from Citizen Hash because I've never heard of this place before and therefore I am intrigued.

  13. Barn Brasserie: Pork Shoulder

  14. Goat tacos Delicia

  15. I've always wanted to try rabbit but have been intimidated. Terrine of rabbit is the dish I most want to try.

  16. The Duck Confit Short Ribs from Mesh sound amazing.

  17. I am so happy to see Indigo Duck included in the lineup. I am from the Greenwood area and appreciate that this restaurant was able to stay in business after the death of it's owner/chef, Joseph Hewett. The food is fresh and tasty. The presentation is always interesting. Since they are serving one of my favorites (turkey), I am really looking forward to the event.

    Nina Morse

  18. I have always wanted to go and would love to win tickets to this years. Everything sounds YUMMY! I especially want to try the duck items as I have been afraid to order in a restaurant.

  19. There are too many choose from but I'll start with the elk in a blanket!

    1. Lindsay, you're the winner! Please send me an email so I can tell you how to claim your tickets!! Cograts!!

  20. Palpable Puerco Pibil with Poblano Polenta and Patron Pickles for my Piehole Palate Please

  21. Anything with cherries!!! Yum!!

  22. Wagyu Beef Brisket Empanadas and Elk in a blanket!

  23. Wagyu beef brisket empanadas and pretty much everything else!

  24. Reading that list has certainly awakened my appetite! I think I have to go with:

    Oakley’s Bistro | Duck “Meatball” with corn crust and pickled blueberry freezer jam

  25. Looks like it will be a great event!! From first glance I am leaning towards the Wagyu beef empanadas and the elk in blanket! Delicious! And August 17th is my birthday!

  26. meatballs from Oakley's Bistro sounds amazing.

  27. Smoking goose and Bee Coffee! They never miss!

  28. The Local - Brisket

  29. Thai-style marinated duck with an herb salad!

  30. I LOVED the shrubs last year so the hibiscus shrub holds appeal....but so does the smoked trout.....and the yankee pot roast......too many good choices!!!

  31. I would probably pick Brad Gates Catering because of all the great things you have said about his cooking in your reviews/columns. I have faith in you and there are limited opportunities to try his cooking.

  32. Puerco Pibil FTW!

  33. Jessica in NoblesvilleAugust 6, 2014 at 7:44 PM

    So many great choices, but I'm going with the Wagyu beef empanadas from Joseph Decuis. Amazing how many places are featuring pork/pork belly these days. Not that I'm complaining!

  34. Indiana Fruit Streusel Tart with wildflower ridge honey

  35. Barn Brasserie's Pork Shoulder and Rook's Shrimp Ceviche!!!

  36. Recess Beef Shank had me at beef shank!

  37. Cerulean
    Terrine of Rabbit with apples and hazelnut

  38. Joseph Decuis: Wagyu Beef Brisket Empanadas with pine nuts, raisins and hot pepper!

  39. Oooooo duck confit short rib!! Anything duck confit is generally amazing. Nom nom nom...

  40. I have such a ravenous sweet tooth that I think I would absolutely have to try the Indiana Fruit Streusel Tart with wildflower ridge honey from Circle City Sweets! However, all of the dishes from Bluebeard, Recess, and R Bistro sound amazing! Those are all places I still have yet to visit!

  41. Beer can chicken nachos!!!!

  42. Everything I've had from Oakley's Bistro has been phenomenal. I really want to try their Duck "Meatballs."

  43. A good succotash always hits the spot.

  44. EVERYTHING! I've worked with many of these Chefs for TV appearances and by the time I'm done with my work the rest of the Crew has scarfed down all the food these great Chefs have made. (Plus if I pick just one, the other Chefs will get mad :) )

  45. I can't pick just one - if I get to go, I will just have to stuff myself silly with as much as possible.

  46. Everything! Esp. the Pork Loin from Scratchtruck.

  47. The Indiana Heirloom Tomato Panzanella Salad from Napolese sounds incredibly refreshing!

  48. I'm a huge fan of Trader's yes!!

  49. I've never had Elk before, and anything "in a blanket" is awesome!

  50. And the winner is Lindsay who said she wanted to try Elk in a Blanket! Congratulations!