Participating Restaurants

Congrats to our 2015 Winners!

Best Sweet Bacon Dish: Exchange Pub + Kitchen

Best Savory Bacon Dish: Shoefly Public House & Loughmiller's Pub + Eatery

Best Overall Bacon Dish: Ember Urban Eatery & Pipers Restaurant

People's Choice: Hard Rock Cafe & 240sweet


Participating Breweries

Congrats to our 2015 Winners!

Best IPA: Danny Boy Beer Works, Training Day

Best Bold Brew: Taxman Brewing, Deduction Dubbel

Best Summery Sud: Tin Man Brewing, Damascene Apricot Sour


The Judging Panel

A number of renowned culinary professionals, tastemakers and craft beer

enthusiasts judged the suds and grub throughout the stadium. 

From best sweet use of bacon to weirdest twist on a craft brew,

our judges tried everything and awarded the best!

Jolene Ketzenberger Food writer Jolene Ketzenberger is the founder and editor of EatDrinkIndy.com, is the host of Eat Drink Indiana Radio on WFYI and is a regular guest on WISH-TV's Indy Style morning show. She's also the co-author of Cafe Indiana Cookbook and has covered the Indianapolis food scene for local publications and national websites.

Jolene Ketzenberger

Food writer Jolene Ketzenberger is the founder and editor of EatDrinkIndy.com, is the host of Eat Drink Indiana Radio on WFYI and is a regular guest on WISH-TV's Indy Style morning show. She's also the co-author of Cafe Indiana Cookbook and has covered the Indianapolis food scene for local publications and national websites.

Amy Haneline Amy is the beverage reporter at the Indianapolis Star, covering the Circle City’s booming beverage scene- everything from craft breweries to local coffee roasters. Amy loves her city. Born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis, she hasn’t strayed far from there. A long-time vegetarian, bacon isn’t really her thing (please don’t punch her!), but she knows her beer. She prefers a refreshing lager or pale ale, but come fall, it’s all pumpkin, all the time. Follow her @amybhaneline

Amy Haneline

Amy is the beverage reporter at the Indianapolis Star, covering the Circle City’s booming beverage scene- everything from craft breweries to local coffee roasters. Amy loves her city. Born and raised on the south side of Indianapolis, she hasn’t strayed far from there. A long-time vegetarian, bacon isn’t really her thing (please don’t punch her!), but she knows her beer. She prefers a refreshing lager or pale ale, but come fall, it’s all pumpkin, all the time. Follow her @amybhaneline

Carlos Salazar Chef Carlos has spent the last 8 years cooking and learning from some of Indianapolis' best chefs. Prior to Rook, Chef Salazar worked as the Sous Chef for James Beard-nominated Steven Oakley, at Oakleys Bistro. At Rook, Chef Salazar brings his myriad of experiences to casual, Asian fare. Chef Carlos' cuisine at Rook quickly got the attention of the food community, garnering a nomination for The People's Best New Chef (Great Lakes Region) in Food & Wine Magazine in 2014.

Carlos Salazar

Chef Carlos has spent the last 8 years cooking and learning from some of Indianapolis' best chefs. Prior to Rook, Chef Salazar worked as the Sous Chef for James Beard-nominated Steven Oakley, at Oakleys Bistro. At Rook, Chef Salazar brings his myriad of experiences to casual, Asian fare. Chef Carlos' cuisine at Rook quickly got the attention of the food community, garnering a nomination for The People's Best New Chef (Great Lakes Region) in Food & Wine Magazine in 2014.

Jennifer Rubenstein Jennifer is a Co-Owner of Edible Indy, with an advertising/marketing degree from Tri-State University. She’s worked for NBC, was VP of a video & event production company working with fortune 500 companies and owned her own production company for 8 years. A retired board member for IWIN Foundation, she hosts multiple outings for local charities. Her passion is being a foodie and traveling to find the world’s best eats. Follow her foodie journey @edibleindy

Jennifer Rubenstein

Jennifer is a Co-Owner of Edible Indy, with an advertising/marketing degree from Tri-State University. She’s worked for NBC, was VP of a video & event production company working with fortune 500 companies and owned her own production company for 8 years. A retired board member for IWIN Foundation, she hosts multiple outings for local charities. Her passion is being a foodie and traveling to find the world’s best eats. Follow her foodie journey @edibleindy

Liz Biro Liz hit the culinary scene at age 10. When other kids were outside, Liz was making French pastries. Fun was helping her Italian mother craft ravioli or her Hungarian Dad’s bacon & sausage making. Liz earned her formal kitchen chops at culinary school, restaurant kitchens and the food tour and full-service catering company she owned for 5 years. She writes for Indianapolis Star and as a food editor/columnist, restaurant critic & food/travel writer for publications across US. @lizbiro @lizbirodish

Liz Biro

Liz hit the culinary scene at age 10. When other kids were outside, Liz was making French pastries. Fun was helping her Italian mother craft ravioli or her Hungarian Dad’s bacon & sausage making. Liz earned her formal kitchen chops at culinary school, restaurant kitchens and the food tour and full-service catering company she owned for 5 years. She writes for Indianapolis Star and as a food editor/columnist, restaurant critic & food/travel writer for publications across US. @lizbiro @lizbirodish

Rachel Russell Rachel Russell graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Anthropology, English and French and received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Rachel grew up in a small Indiana town, but has called Broad Ripple her home for the last several years. She has a passion for food, only second to writing, and enjoys hearing about how food has shaped people’s lives. Rachel is an attorney by trade, a writer by heart, and is thrilled to become part of the Edible Indy team.

Rachel Russell

Rachel Russell graduated from Purdue University with degrees in Anthropology, English and French and received her law degree from Valparaiso University School of Law. Rachel grew up in a small Indiana town, but has called Broad Ripple her home for the last several years. She has a passion for food, only second to writing, and enjoys hearing about how food has shaped people’s lives. Rachel is an attorney by trade, a writer by heart, and is thrilled to become part of the Edible Indy team.

Bob Mack Bob has worked in the craft and specialty beer distribution industry for over 10 years. Bob is a Certified Cicerone (TM) and a Certified Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer judge. Bob is passionate about beer and it's intersection with digital and social media and he spends most of his time building and managing digital media tools to reach consumers, retailers and distributors including Beer Spy and Beer U.

Bob Mack

Bob has worked in the craft and specialty beer distribution industry for over 10 years. Bob is a Certified Cicerone (TM) and a Certified Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) beer judge. Bob is passionate about beer and it's intersection with digital and social media and he spends most of his time building and managing digital media tools to reach consumers, retailers and distributors including Beer Spy and Beer U.