While Elon Musk launches space rockets and digs into his underground hyperloop from New York to Washington, DC, his brother Kimbal Musk jumps into the Indianapolis food scene. Two restaurants are about to open and are planning to raffle his charged Tesla 3 to collect money for Schullerngärten.
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Kimbal Musk’s focus is on locally grown, “honest” food, much of which will be cooked in a wood-burning oven at the 175-seat Hedge Row American Bistro, which opens April 3 at the intersection of Alabama and Vermont on Mass Ave.
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What Musk calls an “affordable” farm-to-table menu is served at Next Door, which opens May 1st in the former Double 8 Foods market at College & 46th in Meridian-Kessler.
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Musk announced big plans for Indy’s food scene in the summer of 2016 as part of his long-standing mission to bring better food to cities in the United States. Since then, his Big Green initiative has set up educational gardens in 30 Indianapolis schools. Another 20 are in the works. William McKinley Elementary and Global Prep Academy were the first schools here to receive the gardens.
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To raise funds nationwide for the program, Musk is giving away his personal Tesla Model 3, the sixth Tesla Model 3 ever made. The car will be customized with every available upgrade, including voice-activated controls, eight airbags, and heated seats and side mirrors. Enter by donating between $ 10 and $ 5,000 at omaze.com/tesla.