Monday, August 19

Devour Downtown Summerfest 2013 Aug. 19-Sept. 1 Reviews, recommendations & tips

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Devour Downtown Summerfest 2013 has started and the usual restaurants are opening their doors for everyone to get a taste of their menus from August 19-September 1. Some will create special menus just for the event, while others simply offer their usual food items at a reduced price.

What's New?
BINGO cards can be downloaded here (there is more than one choice so be certain to look through all for the one you could most likely fill). You will print it out and attempt to get across, up and down, or diagonal boxes marked off by the restaurants when you dine there. When you do get a BINGO you are eligible for a random drawing for gift cards at downtown restaurants. I definitely like the new addition making this a game as well as the chance to check out different restaurants.

Continuing are the various price ranges, 2-for-1, and special menu options, such as gluten-free and vegetarian. I checked out all the menus and below ~ marked in purple ~ are the restaurants I believe have the best value. Let's call it the Gotta Go Great Value List...

Tip ~
When looking for who is truly giving a great discount, check out their DD menu and compare the items to their regular menu's prices. Just add the items up and you will see whether you are getting a so-so deal or one worth the drive.

I have put an asterisk next to any restaurants I have dined at during normal times and would recommend based on that visit. And, remember, red items are my recommendations for best value.

Participating Restaurants

120 West Bar & Grill

1913 Restaurant

Adobo Grill

*BARcelona Tapas


B's Po Boy

Bu Da Lounge

*Buca di Beppo

California Pizza Kitchen 
Dinner Menu (Coming Soon) 

Canterbury Kitchen & Bar

The Capital Grille



*Chef Joseph's 

Circle City Bar & Grille 

Colts Grille 

*Columbia Club

*Creation Cafe 


*Eagle's Nest 

End of the Line Public House 

*Fogo de Chao Churrascaria 

Forty Five Degrees 

Greek Islands

*Harry & Izzy's 

High Velocity




Lorenzo's Ristorante 

Maxine's Chicken and Waffles

*McCormick & Schmick's


*Milano Inn


Napolese Pizzeria


Osteria Pronto


Pearl Street Pizzeria

Plat 99


*R bistro

*Ruth's Chris Steak House
(Read previous review here)

*Sahm's Tavern

Scotty's Brewhouse

*Severin Bar 
@ The Omni Severin Hotel


Skyline Club

Slippery Noodle Inn

Smokehouse on Shelby

*St. Elmo

Tavern on South

*Weber Grill

*Winner's Circle

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Images: E.J.Musgrave

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at and and catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style (CBS). Gotta Go is published on,, an in print. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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