Taste of Indy highlights city's restaurants, musicians

INDIANAPOLIS -- Check out the best Indianapolis has to offer in its local food, arts and music in this weekend's Taste of Indy festival.

The sixth-annual Taste of Indy takes place Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. on Monument Circle. 

More than 30 local chefs and restaurants will offer some of their specialties as local bands and DJs play in front of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Monument.

Taste of Indy began in 2012, with 2,300 attendees. It saw a record-high 17,500 attendees in 2015. 

Admission costs $8 online or at the gate. For more information on tickets, click here.

The restaurants that will be at Taste of Indy are: 

  • El Meson
  • Chef Dan’s
  • Goodfellas Pizza
  • Saffron Café
  • Saffron Café
  • Hula Hotties
  • Rodizio Brazilian Steak House
  • Petra Café
  • On the Border
  • Ivey Spice Catering
  • Columbia Club
  • Rib Express
  • Hard Rock Café
  • Thai Orchid
  • Just Tips
  • B-Dogs
  • Mccormick & Schmick’s

The following food trucks will be at the event: 

  • Caplingers Fresh Catch
  • Soul Sista on the Move
  • Talkin Turkey
  • Ali Baba
  • Da Blue Lagoon
  • Taste of the Caribbean

The following dessert venues will be there: 

  • Gi Gi’s Cupcakes
  • Maggie Moos
  • Chocolate for the spirit
  • Kona Ice
  • Pink Walrus
  • Fresh Pop Popcorn Co.
  • Sweeties Gourmet Treats
  • Tonia on a Roll

Some of the other booths offering exhibits are:

  • Red Bull Air Race Interactive Exhibit
  • Brickyard / IMS Interactive Exhibit
  • Pacemates
  • Chef and Cooking Demonstrations
  • Face Painting and Balloon Art
  • Characters/Mascots
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