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A Local Halloween?

By Rob Gaston, October 28th, 2015 Too old to trick or treat? Want to do something fun this weekend but not into haunted houses? We were scared you might not have plans for the weekend, so here’s a roundup of three cool new events this Halloween. Brains, Hearts, and other Parts – A Halloween Offal […]


Featured Chef: Craig Baker

  October 22nd, 2015 While The Local Eatery and Pub is a perennial favorite at the Taste of Indiana Festival, you will more likely find Craig Baker these days at Bent Rail Brewery, the most recent business opened by Baker and business partner Derek Means. Their portfolio also includes Plow and Anchor, and as a staunch […]

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Green BEAN Delivery’s Special Offer For Dig IN Fans

You don’t have to wait until next year’s Taste of Indiana to enjoy fresh, local produce! Green BEAN Delivery is extending a special offer to our fans. For a limited time, you can sign up with them to receive $15 off your first bin of produce with promo code DIGIN. Green BEAN Delivery is a […]

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3 Cool Ways To “Dig In” To Melons This September

The late summer/early fall weather is still warm enough to warrant these three cool ways to enjoy September’s #INseason ingredient—melons! Watermelon Gazpacho A Couple Cooks shares this refreshing recipe for a cold soup that’s sure to help keep you cool. It’s delicious and also pretty easy to whip up! Get the recipe here. Indiana Honeydew […]

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Dig IN Research Contest: You Could Win $25,000!

All of us here at Dig IN thank you from the bottoms of our hearts for attending this year’s Taste of Indiana event. This was a record year and we couldn’t have done without your participation! In case you missed it in your passport, we’re holding a research contest to help us understand how often […]

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A Few Last-Minute Need-To-Knows For Dig IN 2015

The big day is almost here! The weather forecast is looking good (fingers crossed it stays that way) and the dishes look even better. There are a few new things at this year’s festival that we’d like to bring to your attention before we see you on Sunday… Water Fill Up Station Staying hydrated is […]

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Chefs’ Competition, Presented By Ivy Tech Community College

2015 festival will feature culinary throw-down featuring sous chefs We’re proud to announce the launch of the Ivy Tech Community College Chefs’ Competition at this year’s festival. It’s a pretty unique opportunity to experience a culinary throw-down between the best sous chefs in the city. Watch them show off their skills in the kitchen and […]

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Save Room To Dig IN: 2015 Restaurant & Dishes Lineup

This is a guest post by Amanda Dorman—Communications Manager at Downtown Indy.   If you’re a fan of locally grown food – or let’s face it, food in general – you will want to get familiar with Dig IN: A Taste of Indiana. Dig IN, taking place Aug. 30 at White River State Park, is […]

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3 Tasty Recipes For Celebrating Tomatoes In August

August’s #INseason ingredient is the tomato. Here are three tasty recipes from Indiana food bloggers to help you celebrate this versatile vegetable that’s technically a fruit! Fresh Tomato Ricotta Pie With Garlic Herb Crust This is a perfect seasonal entree and a great way to highlight summer tomatoes in all their glory! Get the recipe here. […]

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If you’ve never attended Dig IN: A Taste of Indiana before, we have an extensive list of FAQs you’ll find helpful when planning your first experience with us. We also recently took to Twitter to ask previous attendees what one piece of advice they’d give a first-timer. The responses we received can be summed up […]

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Peaches are July’s #INseason ingredient. While peaches taste great on their own, here are three peachy recipes from Indiana food bloggers we think you’ll enjoy even more! THE BEST PEACH PIE A Couple Cooks shares a special prize-winning family recipe for a custardy, creamy pie studded with juicy peaches here. BEER BRAISED SIRLOIN PORK ROAST […]

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We could not do what we do every year without the help of our volunteers who help us before, during and after our event. A Taste of Indiana 2015 is right around the corner and we’re recruiting! WHAT DO VOLUNTEERS DO? This video from last year’s event gives you a pretty good idea: WHAT’S IN […]



The Indiana Microbrewers Festival and Dig IN, a Taste of Indiana have a lot in common. Both are top summer events for local food and beer fans to attend. Both feature local food and drink, as well as a nice variety of live music. Since the Microbrewers Festival moved to Military Park this year, both […]

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4 Reasons To Buy VIP Tickets

Purchasing VIP tickets to A Taste Of Indiana makes for an even more enjoyable festival experience. Here are four reasons why! Beat The Crowds VIP ticket holders can enter at 11am—one hour before everyone else does! You won’t have to wait in long lines and you can get more one-on-one time with our participating restaurants, […]

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Gastronauts Twitter Contest

We’re looking for 2 more people to join our 2015 Gastronauts social media team! Could it be you? WHAT ARE GASTRONAUTS? They’re social media-savvy people who act as online ambassadors and help us promote the event. In return for their tweets and Instagram pics, we give them free entry to our Taste Of Indiana event […]

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A Taste Of Indiana 2015 Tickets Now On Sale

Tickets for our 2015 Taste Of Indiana event on August 30th are now on sale! This year, in addition to delicious farm to fork foods from Indiana chefs and farmers along with wines and beers from Indiana wineries and breweries, we have several new offerings to make our 6th annual event an even greater value […]

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3 Sweet Ways To Enjoy Strawberries In June

Strawberries are June’s #INseason ingredient. Strawberries are delicious on their own, but here are three tasty recipes from Indiana food bloggers to help you celebrate!   Sunset Strawberry Thyme Shortcake Heather, over on her Basilmomma blog, shares this classic recipe with a thyme twist! Get the recipe.   Dreamy Creamy Strawberry Ice Cream Annie over […]

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Asparagus And Morel Bread Pudding Recipe

You know that spring is in full effect and that summer is approaching when you see asparagus at your farmer’s market or local CSA. Recently, our executive director Thom England was featured on “In The Kitchen” at the City Market where he presented Asparagus and Morel Bread Pudding. Yes, you read right. Read on. “Asparagus […]

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2015 Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival

Celebrate more than 200 award-winning wines from Indiana wineries during the 16th annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival on June 6 from 12pm-6pm at Military Park in downtown Indianapolis. “We are excited to host the 16th Vintage Indiana festival. The festival continues to grow thanks to consumer demands for locally made wine,” says Jeanette […]

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Dig IN Announces New Executive Director

We are thrilled to announce the appointment of a new executive director, Chef Thom England. “After five years of success and growth, Dig IN believes it is time to make the jump to the next level. Thom is our ideal choice with deep industry expertise, a formidable network, and experience leading our board,” said Tony […]


Stalking Asparagus

by Rob Gaston, May 5th, 2015 I am guessing you have never heard of MAAB, am I right? I had not either, until this morning I visited and learned of the Michigan Asparagus Advisory Board. Who knew our neighbor to the north housed a repository of knowledge about our “speary” ingredient of the month? […]

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Greens Roundup

Arugula, celery hearts, dates, feta, and almonds recently offered at R Bistro this month. By Rob Gaston, April 21st, 2015 Regina Mehallick has been involved in Dig IN and the Taste of Indiana festival since its inception, and last year we interviewed  her about our #INSeason ingredient for April, greens. Since the opening of her new local […]

Hearty Green Recipes

By Haley Sorenson April 16, 2015 It is so easy to take Indiana greens and make just about anything! Here are a few things that some of the Indiana bloggers are cooking up! Basil Momma made this Spinach Feta Dip a few weeks ago, and it looks like the  perfect, healthy snack for any day. If […]

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Greens are #INseason for April

By Haley Sorenson, April 9, 2015 April’s #INseason ingredient is Hearty Greens! Indiana greens, like lettuce and kale, are usually grown by hydroponics or inside in greenhouses. This week, we had lunch at Duo’s Kitchen at IMG in Indianapolis, IN to explore some of their delicious greens. One of Duo’s secret recipes is their collard greens, […]

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