It was scorching hot in Indianapolis on Sunday, but that did not stop the huge crowd from filling White River State Park. Dig IN is an event that shows off the best of the best of Indiana's farmers and culinary experts. Indiana chefs represent Indiana restaurants and prepare dishes made from Indiana farmers' products. Indiana wineries and breweries join in the action. Consumers from all over this great state purchase their tickets and take their food passports to the over 40 booths to get their hands on a sample of each chef's dish. For those who are of age, they can then go and wash down all of the food with samples from over 30 wineries and breweries. Dig IN is a yearly event you do not want to miss!
On Sunday, the whole Gunthorp family was able to attend Dig IN. Greg was able to run around like the social butterfly that he is and catch up with our chefs. Lei, Evan, and I were excited to finally put some faces with the names of chefs who we work with on a weekly basis but have only met through phone calls, emails, and texts. Cassidy's favorite part was probably getting popsicles and collecting as many sweets as she could. The whole family really enjoyed themselves. Getting the opportunity to taste products that we harvested and delivered not even a week ago is always a mind-blowing experience!
The Indiana food scene is full of incredible talent. I challenge you to branch out the next time you are looking for somewhere to eat. You do not have to travel all the way to the Windy City for a taste of culinary excellence! There are many amazing restaurants, wineries, and breweries right here under our noses. Unsure of where to start? Check out this year's Dig IN lineup and comment below other places you would recommend. There are locations in every corner of the state.