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Corrections & clarifications: In an earlier version of this story, the price of Filet Mignon from Boulder Creek Dining Co. was incorrectly quoted. It has an additional cost of $ 7.
When the menus for the Devour Indy Winterfest dropped, most people were probably looking for specials in high-profile steak places. But there are unique experiences in the 100+ place list, from the cheapest menus to ways to get an extra bang for your buck by dining at restaurants that fund community enrichment programs.
Devour Indy runs through February 6th and encourages the support restaurants. Many participants offer value-oriented menus. On restaurant receipts, guests can also make donations to the Hospitality Relief Fund, which was established by the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association to provide assistance to unemployed hospitality workers.
Here are six Devour Indy experiences to consider:
Lunch for less than $ 10
Dawson’s on Main, 1464 Main Street, Speedway
All lunch meals served with soup or salad are $ 8, including beef stroganoff with garlic bread, cranberry and pecan salad with grilled chicken, BLT with french fries, and chicken salad on a croissant with fresh fruit.
A three course meal for $ 25
Boulder Creek Dining Co., 1551 N. Green St., Brownsburg
For $ 25 per person, choose a first course of house salad or chicken tortilla soup. a main course of pueblo chicken with dirty cajun rice, diablo fettuccine with seafood, scallop, crab and crab, or rosemary salmon with couscous and grilled asparagus; and a dessert made from carrot cake or a chocolate terrine with a double chocolate brownie, chocolate mousse and whipped cream. For a $ 7 surcharge, opt for a 6-ounce filet mignon with baked potato and vegetables for the second course.
The offer is available for implementation.
Public Green, 900 E. 64th St., Indianapolis
All profits from this cafeteria of locally grown produce and man-made proteins will benefit the Patachou Foundation, which prepares and serves healthy meals for children with unsafe diets.
For $ 40, two people can opt for split fries or fried Brussels sprouts. two choices from a menu of a salmon bowl, a picnic bowl of smoked beef brisket or fried chicken, and a warm grain bowl of quinoa, brown rice, sautéed kale, and roasted vegetables; along with a shared, soft-baked a la Mode biscuit for dessert.
Visit a place that is normally inaccessible
Columbia Club, 121 Monument Circle, Indianapolis
If the Columbia Club joins the restaurant festival, this is the option to dine in the clubhouse of the 130-year-old organization without membership or invitation.
The Columbia Club offers $ 15 worth of appetizers for lunch – a chicken salad croissant sandwich, melted patty, chicken Caesar salad, or California chicken sandwich – served with a side dish and dessert.
$ 38 worth of dinner starters include bourbon salmon, a Berkshire pork chop, filet mignon or chicken ravioli, and salad or corn soup and dessert.
Reservations are compulsory. Men cannot wear hats in the dining room.
The menu is available to take away.
The Skyline Club, which also has a Devour Indy menu, is temporarily open to non-members as the coronavirus pandemic resulted in a drop in visits over the past year.
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Dinner by a James Beard Approved Chef
Bluebeard, 653 Virginia Ave., Indianapolis
Bluebeard’s Abbi Merriss has been a semi-finalist for Best Chef at the James Beard Foundation Awards in the Great Lakes category every year since 2016.
The $ 35 dinner includes a first course beet salad, followed by pot pie with chicken thighs, carrots, celery, onions, potatoes, and puff pastry, and a buttermilk pudding dessert with white chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and cocoa nibs.
On-site dining is limited to the heated patio in the courtyard.
A return to the dinner scene
Pastry Bar Gallery, 110 S. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis
After opening last summer, this brunch, dinner, dessert, and cocktail spot stopped dinner due to a collapse in traffic.
A Devour Indy dinner menu will resume from Friday and service will continue Wednesday through Saturday.
For $ 35 per person, the menu includes a selection of roasted artichoke hearts with Chef Oya’s OG Trap Buttah, duck wings, or fries; a main course of meatballs, salmon, or foie burger; and a plated pastry for dessert.
Other Devour Indy restaurants can be searched at devourindy.com.
Contact IndyStar reporter Cheryl V. Jackson at [email protected] or 317-444-6264. Follow her on Twitter: @cherylvjackson.