Posted on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 — By Admin
Have you ever heard of Montezuma, Indiana? I hadn't either, but trust me, you want to go! There is a small restaurant with walk up or drive through windows only that has the best, indulgent treats you will find for miles and miles around. If you are a fan of Coney dogs, French fries and ice cream make this a stop on your next trip to Western Indiana for sure. Located just a few miles outside of Rockville, IN in Parke County, it's one of the first things you will see as you enter Montezuma and is right across the street from the local baseball diamonds. As you pull up you will notice the nostalgic feel of this restaurant decorated with many signs reminiscent of the 1950's and 60's and characters youd expect to see on a retro commercial for a drive-in movie theater. Also has a variety of license plates displayed from around the US. We loved it!
The menu board is very expansive and maybe a bit overwhelming but take it from us, you've got to try the Bacon Coney Dog Delight, the Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger, the Loaded French Fries and of course an ice cream treat! We recommend the Snickers Blast or a Boston Shake. Everything was so good! You would expect a place like this to be very greasy too but it was hardly greasy at all. The Bacon Coney Dog Delight was a very good, meaty hotdog, wrapped in guess what?...Bacon! Everything is so much better with bacon. But we aren't done yet, they then deep fry it and then before it is served it is covered with the house special Coney sauce and some cheese. This makes for an extra crispy, yet saucy and sinfully indulgent hotdog. Here's some fun facts! It takes 13 pounds of beef to make every batch of Coney sauce. You want the recipe for the house Coney sauce? You gotta buy the building! The Ultimate Bacon Cheeseburger of course has some more bacon but that isn't what makes this burger, no it is the burger itself. The hamburger is purchased every day fresh from a local meat packer and hand pressed into patties. That's right, it is never frozen and is made EVERY DAY! You can really tell the difference as well! It is so fresh and juicy, you can taste the meat. Now, surprisingly, my favorite was the Loaded French Fries. I'm not usually a French fry gal but these were outstanding! They were crinkle cut fries covered in melted cheese and bacon, no surprises, here right? But wait! They also add, black and green olives and green pepper! I'm not usually a fan of green olives either but wow! These together just made the perfect combination! Just enough salt. It was wonderful! I could have eaten the entire order myself.
Their breaded pork tenderloin is hand breaded and pounded fresh as well and they go through around 200 per week! That's a lot of pork! A trip to the Tasty Freeze isn't complete without some ice cream though and believe me they have plenty to choose from! We would recommend the Snickers Blast, a sundae with chunks of Snickers and caramel and chocolate on top. Or a Boston Shake. This is any kind of shake with any sundae on top! I'm not sure exactly what ours was but it had peanut butter in it which in my book, is kind of like bacon, it makes anything better. The ice cream is soft served so there are so many options of combinations and flavor selections.
All the food was so good! Be sure to make a pit stop in Montezuma next time you are in the area or maybe make it your destination because of the Tasty Freeze. I know I'll be back!
If you go, be sure to share your photos and thoughts on our social media pages! We'd love to know what you loved!
You will find The Tasty Freeze on the Just Cruisin, Tenderloin Lovers and I Scream for Ice Cream Trails.
Blog Written by Ashley Gregory
Posted on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 — By Admin
Located northeast of Indianapolis in Hancock County sits a family business that is bountiful in soil, in fruit and in history. Tuttle Orchards is a farm destination and remains a constant in Indiana as they turn 90 this year.
In 1928, Roy Tuttle began his fruitful journey when he purchased enough apple trees to fill 10 acres. At that time in history, Roy kept the apples growing through hard times during the depression and WWI/WWII then sold wholesale to the larger cities such as Indy and Chicago. Over the past 90 years, they expanded the farm store which leads their sales. Apples are big business and has been passed down four generations of Tuttle/Roney Family.
The Cafe and Sweet Shop is open all year and offers seasonal lunch menus highlighting some of Indiana's most delicious locally grown food. The Cafe uses the freshest ingredients grown onsite and sold right in their farm store! Now that's Farm to Table.
Bring the entire family for a day of fun! Whether enjoying a sweet treat from the Farm Cafe or a day of U-Picking in the Fall Season, delicious hands on fun is overflowing with every season. They host school groups, adult groups, tours, luncheons, and so much more. To find out how they can be a part of your life click here.
Tuttle's Farm Store is open all year long featuring more than 2000 Indiana made/grown products. Locally raised meats and honey are a big seller and of course, baked goods, 25 Varieties of Apples, Fresh Squeezed Cider, and 50 varieties of produce. Their meat section in the Farm Store is a big draw too. They partner with local meat producers to source great ingredients. Some partners include Miller Poultry, Rhim Foods, Broad Ripple Chip Company and Caprini Creamery.
Tuttle's Apple Cider is uber popular, winning awards such as, Best Cider in Indiana, 2nd Place in 2018, and 3rd Place 2017 in the National Cider Competition.
Be sure to check out their greenhouses filled with Annuals, Perennials, and other beautiful plants.
Locals and visitors in the State look to Tuttle Orchards as their "Must Do" during many seasons. Their U-pick option is a given, so be sure to check back on prime picking times! Fall Harvest Fun surrounds you when visiting Tuttle Orchards.
Tuttle Orchards celebrates "fruit days" with special activities and events. June 9th is Strawberry Day, June 30 is Cherry Day, July 14 Blueberry Day, and July 21 Peach Day. Check out all their events https://www.indianapolisorchard.com/current-events/
We are proud to have Tuttle Orchards on our Farm to Table and Sweet Temptations Trails.
5717 N 300 W, Greenfield, IN 46140 Phone: 317-326-2278 Fax: 317-326-8674
Posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 — By Admin
Easter is right around the corner! Are you still in need of Easter goods? Below are statewide businesses offering Easter goods from Indiana Foodways Alliance Members.
Blue Gate Restaurant Shipshewana, IN
Details: Goods for Easter Shipping: Order online or carry out available
Bread Basket Cafe & Bakery Danville, IN
Details: Sweets for Easter Shipping: Order online or carry-out
Details: Easter Chocolates and Candy - Come in and pick out a special basket for your family or give us a call and we will ship it/deliver it to you! 574-287-0725
Shipping: Please note: They can ship to PHYSICAL ADDRESSES ONLY. They can not ship to P.O. Boxes.
Good's Candy Shop Anderson, IN
Details: Easter Candy, Chocolate Bunnies, Eggs and other assortment. Stop in or order online.
Shipping: Order online with FREE shipping. Order immediately, UPS cannot guarantee timely delivery. You may call us at 765-642-7247 to place your FREE shipping order. Over the phone order, place your order and they will bring it to your car with our handy curbside service.
Details: Available in Mrs. Wick's Restaurant, in grocery stores and Online Ordering. Shipping: Carry-out and Shipping Available.
Details: Gifts for Easter Shipping: Walk in or ship to residence
Details: Chocolates and Candy for Easter. Stop in or Carry out. Shipping: Shipping to residence via USPS, FEDEX, UPS
Details: Chocolates and Candy for Easter. In-store shopping or carry out. Shipping: Feel free to place your order online.
Details: Easter Bakery Items Shipping: Carry-Out Available
Details: Candy and Chocolates Shipping: Walk-in, Online Ordering and Shipping Available
Details:Candy for Easter. Shop in-store or carry-out. Shipping: Shipping to residence via USPS, FEDEX, UPS. Also offering touchless ordering and curbside pick-up. Via our website or telephone, you can easily place your order and we will notify you when it is ready for pick-up via telephone. Further, online orders have the availability for shipment.
Details: Goods for Easter Shipping: USPS, FEDEX, UPS Online/Phone Order + Curbside Pickup available
Details: Easter Dinner and Desserts Shipping: Delivery and Carryout Available. Please check website for specific instruction.
Posted on Friday, December 4, 2020 — By Admin
1. The spirit of giving. Surprise someone with a gift card to one of 240+ members. Trust us, it feels good to give. www.indianafoodways.com
2. Bring the joy of custard or ice cream from one of IFA's Ice Cream for Ice Cream Trail stops. Nothing like mid-summer finding a gift card to your favorite Ice Cream or Custard Shop such as Igloo Frozen Custard in Lafayette.
3. For the love of spirits
Give the gift of holiday spirits! Those spirit lovers will appreciate Oakley Brothers Distillery's Handcrafted Vodka, Whiskey and other spirit varieties.
Cedar Creek Distillery has perfect gifts for the cocktail lover. Take a trip to Cedar Creek Distillery, Winery, and Brewery and stock up on gifts. One stop giving: Spirits, Beer, Wine and more.
4. Watch Candy Cane Pours or visit one of our Sweet Temptations Trail stops.
The Martinsville Candy Kitchen
The Martinsville Candy Kitchenwill make candy canes every Saturday in Nov. & Dec. Typically, they make twice each Saturday, then move to three times each Saturday as we get closer to Christmas. They might even add in Fridays around 6 pm in December. Watch their FB page for specific pour times they try to post those each week.
McCord Candies (reservations required for groups) (Need Hours)Open candy cane tours beginning November 16th. McCord’s Candies Annual Candy Cane Tours Tours start November 13 and will run through December 23. All tours are $5 per person and everyone will get to make their own candy cane. Tours last approximately 45 minutes. Please be sure to wear a mask. Open tours are on Fridays from 5:30 to 8:30, Saturdays 12 o’clock to 8 o’clock and Sundays 12 o’clock to 6 o’clock. Tickets for open tours MUST be purchased in advance; space is limited to 35 people per tour, so be sure to buy your tickets early! Private tours are Monday through Friday with the first tour going up at 10:30 and the last group going up at 2:30. So, tour times are 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 1:30 and 2:30. Private tours are for groups of 12 people or more. To book a private tour, please call 765-742-4441.
Schimpff's Confectionery in New Albany offers live candy demonstrations that show visitors how candy has been made by hand for over 125 years. The historic confectionery has a soda fountain from the 1950s and is family-owned and operated.
7. Take the family to Pokagon State Park for toboggan sledding then dine-in or carry out at one of Steuben County's stops. Some suggestions include Captain's Cabin, Caruso's Italian Restaurant, Timbers Steakhouse & Seafood, Clay's Family Restaurant or The Lakeview Grille inside the State Park.
9. Take a step back in time at Zaharakos Ice Cream Parlor in Columbus. They know how to deck the halls with their beautiful holiday decorations. Make a new family tradition by grabbing a scoop of handcrafted peppermint ice cream and taking in the history. Bring your list for shopping because Zaharakos Country Store has aprons, candy, preserves, toys, mugs, ice cream scoops and more. Open 11am-6pm Wednesday - Sunday.
Posted on Thursday, November 12, 2020 — By Admin
Give the gift of pie to your family and friends this holiday season. We all know this holiday season will look a little different, so channel the spirit of the holidays with our Hoosier Pie Trail. Check out a few suggestions below.
Lisa's Pie Shop - Place your orders now for Thanksgiving! Lisa's Pie Shop in Atlanta offers Sugar Cream Pie, Berry Pies and more. Lisa's "Pie in a Jar" is also a fun gift for the sweet lover in your circle!
Bluebird Restaurant in Morristown offers handmade pies daily with varieties such as cream pies, berry, oreo and more!
Clay's Family Restaurant is a Steuben County staple and the pies are must have this Holiday Season.
Blue Gate Restaurant and Theatre offers traditional pies for your holiday dessert. Blue Gate's Gift Shop has a plethora of gift options for all the foodies in your life!
Breadbasket Cafe and Bakery in Danville has delicious pies and baked goods for all your holiday meals and gifts.
Stories Restaurant in Greenburg uses is known for the pies crafted from family recipes handed down for eight decades.
Cabbage Rose Eatery in Anderson makes a popular butterscotch pie with their cream pies favorites too.
Posted on Friday, September 4, 2020 — By Admin
FRESH AIR EATS
Downtown Lafayette is hosting Fresh Air Eats. Downtown Lafayette restaurants/bars will be expanding their patio dining experience for patrons to enjoy additional outdoor dining space for the next six weekends as part of Lafayette’s Fresh Air Eats promotion. Beginning August 28 and running through October 4, come downtown to enjoy your favorite establishment's food and drink in a whole new way! Check out their Facebook Page for more information!
FUN AT TUTTLE ORCHARDS
Located in Greenfield, this century old family farm is packed with fun for the whole family. Check out the above calendar for all the exciting adventures this fall. Find more stops on our Farm to Table Trail.
Orange County HomeGrown Farmers Markets takes every Saturday in the Orleans Park and every Wednesday in West Baden. From mums to spices to handcrafted gifts, find all your favorite fall things at the markets. Learn more about our Farm to Table Trail.
Beasley's Orchard is located in Danville and ready for Apple Season! September is the start of APPLE SEASON! Apples are available in their farm market! Visit now for some fresh apples, cider and homegrown produce. Market Hours: Mon-Sat: 9am-6pm, Sun: 12pm-6pm. Find more stops on our Farm to Table Trail.
Cedar Creek Winery, Brew Co & Distillery located in Martinsville will have Drink at the Creek concerts continuing throughout September and October. Find more stops on our Wine, Wine, Anytime Trail.
Falls Perk in Pendleton has all your delicious fall flavors including Pumpkin Spice Latte featured in the above photo. Take your coffee to go and explore Falls Park just a few blocks away. Find more stops on the Coffee & Tea Trail.
Fashion Farm Inc.
Fashion Farm Inc. in Ligonier is hosting the 2020 Pumpkin Fantasyland, the Annual fall festival Oct 1-31 from 8am - 7pm with special weekend events and unique pumpkin scenes. They are serving up the local fall favorites such as pumpkin donuts and pumpkin ice cream. Better hurry in, these items fly off the menu! Find more stops on the I Scream For Ice Cream Trail.
21 NORTH is offering Pre-Order Take Home Family Meals beginning Sept. 2, with 24 hour notice, order family style meals that include one of three soups, four entrees plus sides all available for pick up. Find more delicious chicken dinners on our Winner, Winner Chicken Dinner Trail.
Posted on Thursday, August 6, 2020 — By Admin
VOTE FOR YOUR FAVORITE CRAFT BRANDY DISTILLERY
Vote now until September 14, 2020 for two IFA Distilleries nominated for USA Today's Readers' Choice Award for Best Craft Brandy Distillery.
BEST CRAFT BRANDY DISTILLERY NOMINEES:
Huber's Starlight Distillery Vote Now!
Located at Huber’s Orchard, Winery & Vineyards, Huber's Starlight Distillery uses their bottled wine in their production of their brandies and ports. Using fresh juices they distill into liquor then aged in Starlight's red wine barrels. The peach brandy is made with their small batch home grown peaches.
Spirits of French Lick Vote Now!
Spirits of French Lick produces three brandies to include an eau-de-vie infused with Marion blackberries, an apple brandy and a Catawba grape juice brandy.
Posted on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 — By Admin
Friday, June 5th is National Donut Day. Whether you like them yeast, cake, filled, or topped we have some delicious eateries that serve some of the finest donuts in Indiana.
But first, what is a donut? Per Wikipedia “A doughnut or donut (the latter spelling often seen in American English) is a type of fried dough confection or dessert food. The donut is popular in many countries and is prepared in various forms as a sweet snack that can be homemade or purchased in bakeries, supermarkets, food stalls, and franchised specialty vendors.”
A fun fact: National Donut Day was declared in 1938 by the Salvation Army to honor the volunteers, or "Dough Lassies," who made and served doughnuts to troops fighting during the first World War.
Indiana Foodways Sweet Temptations Trail has 5 stops that serve some of the tastiest donuts in Indiana.
Concannon’s Bakery and Cafe is a Muncie institution since 1959. They offer many varieties of donuts to include tiger tails, fritters, glazed, iced, sprinkled and more. For National Donut Day, Concannon's is giving away a free donut to everyone who comes in to their store. Check out all their specials above for National Donut Day!
Linne’s Bakery in Shelbyville started out in 1890 in Danville, IL as a bread company. In the 1930's Linne's moved to Shelbyville to began their retail shop. Linne's is dedicated to serving the community and owned/operated by certified master baker, Bill Moore. They specialize in donuts, pastries, cookies, cakes and more. Due to construction, be sure to use their back alley way to pick up your donuts.
Quack Daddy Donuts serves fresh made to order Cake Donuts with seventeen toppings and six icings to choose from. Gluten Free donuts available upon request. The June Donut of the Month is "This is Nuts" featuring a cake donut with chocolate icing, peanuts, chocolate chips, and peanut butter drizzle.
Blue Gate Bakery in Shipshewana makes homemade donuts daily for purchase. While your there be sure to shop around for other homemade items such as noodles, breads, cakes, pies, jellies and more.
WheelHouse Donuts in Rockville is reopening this Friday for the first time since March. They will be offering seating at 50% capacity, as well as Porch-Side Pickup. Call ahead and they will have your order ready to safely take away. We suggest ordering to go and take them to Turkey Run State Park for a treat after hiking!
Posted on Friday, May 22, 2020 — By Admin
Memorial Day is the kick off to the Summer season. This year is different for so many with social distancing in play. Even though this holiday may not look the same, visiting our Indiana State Parks can be a reprieve from not so normal times.
Spending time outdoors with family and friends can relieve stress. This Memorial Day take a picnic to an Indiana State Park by ordering carry-out from one of IFA's Culinary Trails.
From the Just Cruisin' Trail featuring old car hops restaurants to the Hoosier BBQ Trail, one of the 21 Culinary Trails will satisfy your appetite.
Please note to call or check social media for most updated hours and model of business.
Posted on Thursday, April 9, 2020 — By Admin
Want something fun to fill your time? Check out this cool photo jigsaw puzzle of ZwanzigZ Pizza and Brewing in Columbus. We love them on our Za' Pizza and Sodalicious Trails. They feature handcrafted brews, pizzas and sodas!
Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 — By Admin
Martinsville Candy Kitchen
Buy your loves heart shaped candy canes, flavored in peppermint or cinnamon, it is an Indiana tradition! They also feature Valentine's Day sugar cookies and chocolate dipped strawberries (milk, dark or white chocolate). Martinsville Candy Kitchen is one of the oldest business in Morgan County. Located at 46 N. Main Street Martinsville, IN 46151 Phone: (765) 342-6390
It's Valentine's Month!
Shelves are stocked with a large assortment of our Valentines creations. This heart box does it all. Provides a beautiful reusable heart box, is filled with the world's best chocolates and comes with jewelry! A pretty little necklace is attached! Good's also offers a Pure Lovers' Red, heart box in a 1lb., 1 1/2lb, and 5lb full of Chocolates. The Pink Cheetah is a Good's Candy most popular heart box selections. Order chocolate covered strawberries on the go February 13th and 14th, we recommend ordering ahead.
At Pea-fections in Vincennes where cheesecakes, tortes, and cookies are the sweetest temptations at this stop! Order between now and Valentine's Day for your a special gift.
Hand-painted Chocolates from Ghyslain Chocolatier in Winchester are exquisite gifts. They offer truffles and variety of handmade gourmet chocolates packaged in various gift boxes. The leather window gift box is a little something for now and storage for later.
McCord Candies in Lafayette has hand-crafted candies, chocolates, and candy fruit slices are the way to your sweetie's heart. Satisfy your truffle craving with tiramisu, caramel, Irish crème and other scrumptious flavors. Take your love to the store to share a phosphate, soda, or shake!
French Lick and West Baden Springs has the ideal getaway for lovers this Valentine's Day, indulge your senses here! Pampering your significant other is a given for this special day, why not pamper them at one of the most magnificent places in the country. Plan your stay!
The French Lick Chocolate Festival is happening February 8th.
Chocolate Fest Saturday, February 8 • 1pm - 4pm at French Lick Springs Hotel • Hoosier Ballroom Don’t miss your chance to taste and sample your way through a dazzling array of chocolate creations. Bon Appétit! The 12th annual Chocolate Fest will be filled with a tempting spectrum of chocolate creations, all made in house. This year we’re celebrating with a French-themed flair, as the Hoosier Hallway and Ballroom transform into a chocolate wonderland channeling the street merchants of Provence and the elegant Paris nightlife. Cooking demos and a mixology class are included with admission, along with live entertainment throughout. You can also add a Chocolate on Canvas Experience ($20) while at the event (pending availability) to make an artistic expression using chocolate. For More Information click here.
February 14 | 8:00 pm
Savor three decadent desserts made in-house, each served with expertly paired wine varietals from around the world. $54.00
Fudge can be the route to your loved one's heart. More than just a candy store in Portland! They offer specialty gifts, food, bulk candies and specialize in more than 40 fudge flavors. It is the perfect place to pick up last minute gifts for Valentine's Day or any occasion.
Rosie's does custom heart sugar cookies! We can put your loved one's name, a custom saying or traditional candy heart sayings. Order online at Rosiesplace.net. or at any location by calling or stopping by a location.
divvy has a three-course wine pairing dinner featuring six French wines available on Friday and Saturday (2/14 and 2/15).
Find the chocolate that your Valentine adores from The South Bend Chocolate Company. So many endless choices shop online or in stores. https://sbchocolate.com/
Posted on Friday, August 9, 2019 — By Admin
Southeastern Indiana and Indiana Foodways Alliance highlighted in the New York Times.
Posted on Wednesday, July 31, 2019 — By Admin
Posted on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 — By Admin
Indiana Foodways Alliance has teamed up with Indiana Department of Tourism Development for Visit Indiana Week May 5 - 11, #HoosIN. Indiana Foodways Alliance members are participating in the eventful week with special days of food and drink. Each day of Visit Indiana Week highlight specific discounts to include Tasty Tuesday, Thirsty Thursday, and Sweet Saturday.
300+ businesses are participating around the State of Indiana. IFA members include: Blue Gate Restaurant & Bakery, Oasis, Good's Candy Shop, French Licks Ice Cream & Coffee, Superburger, Turkey Run Inn, 33 Brick Street, Crossroads Cafe, Morris Inn, Muldoon's (Carmel), Oakley Brothers Distillery, Hard Truth Hills, and The Farmhouse at Fair Oaks Farm. Find all the discounts below. Don't forget to show us your delicious photos by using #IndianaFoodways for IFA participating businesses. https://visitindiana.com/blog/index.php/2019/04/10/visit-indiana-week-2019/
Posted on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 — By Admin
Read what O The Places We Go's, Cheryl Eugenio, has to say about Lafayette/West Lafayette's stops on IFA's Sodalicious Trail. https://www.otheplaceswego.com/two-delicious-stops-in-lafayette-west-lafayette-indiana/
Posted on Wednesday, March 27, 2019 — By Admin
Cornerstone Center for the Arts and PrimeTrust Federal Credit Union are excited to announce the 33rd Annual A Taste of Muncie on Sunday, March 31 from 2 to 4 p.m. A VIP event will precede the main event at 1 p.m. A Taste of Muncie is presented by Indiana Michigan Power, 104.1 WLBC, 104.9 WERK FM, 93.5 MAX Radio, 96.7 BLAKE FM, and FOX Sports Radio 102.9 FM/1340 AM, with support from Praxis Consulting, Vera Mae’s Bistro, The Guardian Brewing Co., and New Corner Brewing Company.
This annual fundraiser features cuisine from several of the finest restaurants and food vendors in the area. Attendees are invited to sample items and vote on “The Best of Taste” in various categories. All proceeds from the event benefit Cornerstone Center for the Arts’ arts programs and events.
Avoid the crowds and long lines by purchasing a VIP ticket for just $40. This year’s VIP pre-event will pair beer from Guardian and New Corner breweries with food samplings from Vera Mae’s Bistro. VIP ticket holders will gain early entrance to A Taste of Muncie with the reception beginning at 1 p.m. followed by early access to all food vendors, private entertainment, and reserved seating private from general admission ticket holders.
General admission tickets are limited, purchasing tickets in advance is recommended. Tickets are $20 per person in advance or $25 the day of the event while supplies last.
Food vendors may participate in the event free of charge. Not only is participating in the event great advertising, it is a wonderful way to give back to the community while earning bragging rights. Area restaurants and vendors interested in participating in A Taste of Muncie can sign up online or contact Jeff Robinson, Associate Executive Director, at 765-281-9503, ext. 27.
The 33rd Annual “A Taste of Muncie”
March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St. Downtown
Muncie, IN 47305
More information about A Taste of Muncie is available online at www.cornerstonearts.org.