New program to show off restaurants along the Cultural Trail

By Sarah Frey, Indianapolis Cultural Trail

Three Carrots owner Ian Phillips talks to participants in an early Cultural Trail Food Tour. CULTURAL TRAIL PHOTOS

The Indianapolis Cultural Trail is launching a new program – Indy Cultural Trail Food Tours. Partnering with Jolene Ketzenberger of Eat, Drink Indy, the Cultural Trail has put together a well- curated food tour. The new program will take participants to the best local restaurants in Indy, all along the Indianapolis Cultural Trail.

Tours will be available Monday through Saturday and will offer varying routes as well as a biking and walking options. Prices range from $55 to $75 and covers the food and gratuity for restaurant staff. All proceeds benefit the Indianapolis Cultural Trail, the not-for-profit community organization responsible for sustaining the Cultural Trail. Private and group tours are available by request.

Tour participants can expect to stop at six or seven restaurants, meet the chef and or owner, learn more about the business, and get a behind the scenes experience as well as learn more about the food and neighborhoods from our local food-loving tour guides. Tours include alcohol samples and are therefore for 21-and-over only.

Participating restaurants include: Thunderbird, Milktooth, Three Carrots, Bluebeard, 12.05, Love Handle, Saffron Cafe, Circle City Sweets & Soups, Literally Divine, Chilly Water, Rook, Wildwood, Union 50, Tortas Guicho Dominguez, and Patachou.

Join us as we explore Indy’s strongest culinary scene and support the Indianapolis Cultural Trail. To find out more about available food tour dates, go to IndyCulturalTrail. org/foodtours.

The Indiana Pacers Bikeshare wants you to get on a bike. The weather in Indianapolis is warming up and it’s time to get out and ride. All Pacers Bikeshare passes include unlimited 30-minute trips.

The easiest way to access the system is to download the B-Cycle app. You can use the app to purchase a pass, check out a bike, and map out directions to your next destination.

Costs are $80, plus tax, for an annual pass and $15, plus tax, for a monthly pass. Day passes are $8 plus tax.

Let’s get out and ride, Indy.

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