Eating places in NE Indiana on the Indiana Culinary Path

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – A new campaign combines Hoosier’s thirst for adventure with a love of food. The Indiana Culinary Trails on the Indiana Foodways Alliance digital passport allow people to check in when visiting bars, ice cream parlors, and various restaurants.

The various restaurants are family owned, small businesses, and the passport program helps the 250+ establishments on the list thrive and continue to be part of their communities. The passport has a reward system. After checking in at 30 locations, attendees will receive a custom cake server. After 60 places a mug and after 90 a hat.

Visitors can also qualify for seasonal draws throughout the year. The first giveaway is a raffle during the Indiana Fair. All registrations and check-ins during the trade fair can be won. The winner of the first drawing will receive:

  • Dinner for four at the Blue Gate Restaurant in Shipshewana
  • Four tickets for a Blue Gate Musical at the Blue Gate Theater
  • Carriage / buggy rides for four
  • A suite-level room or two basic rooms at the Blue Gate Garden Inn

There will also be a winter giveaway for French Lick that will include:

Trails in 21 categories encompass more than a dozen restaurants in northeast Indiana. Several restaurants appear on more than one of the trails. Some of these are The Bridgewater Grille at Bridgewater Golf Club of Auburn, Shorty’s Steakhouse in Garrett, 6 Autumns Food & Spirits of Angola, St. James Restaurant in Avilla and the Kimmell House. Local wineries like Country Heritage, Byler Lane, and Heartland have also made the Wine, Wine Anytime list.

You can download the Indiana State Culinary Trails Passport here to take part in all adventure and dining.

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