Wednesday, January 22

Restaurant Review: Top 10 Best of Devour Downtown Winterfest 2014

Devour Downtown Winterfest 2014 has started and not just the usual restaurants are opening their doors for the January 20 - February 2 foodie event. Some will create special menus just for the event, while others simply offer their usual food items at a reduced price.

New this year is the quantity of eateries participating ~ more than 70 restaurants and pubs are offering reduced prices, special menus and signature cocktails. This is up by almost 20 places. Also, some have dropped off the list that you might have anticipated visiting this time, so check the entire list and the menu options. Many include gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian selections.

Continuing this year are the differing prices, as opposed to years past wherein all had the $30 prix fixe menu. Now, depending on where you dine, the price could be as high as $45 (Morton's) or as low as 2 for $25 (Elbow Room). The main thing to remember is check out the links, menus and prices before venturing out.

Also new this year ~ rather than putting out a separate post for the Top 10 Best menus this go 'round, I am linking to their menus and putting a "Top 10" notation next to the those that seem to be the best combination of good value, innovative menu and going above the others (ex. offering beer or wine also).

Participating Restaurants

1913 Restaurant 
Acapulco Joe's
*Top 10 Adobo Grill
Adobo Grill
B's PoBoys
Barcelona Tapas
Bazbeaux
Black Market
Bluebeard
Buca di Beppo 
BuDa Lounge 
Cerulean
Champions Sports Bar 
Champps
Chef Joseph's at the Connoisseur Room
Circle City Bar & Grille 
Claddagh Irish Pub
Colts Grille
Columbia Club 
Dick's Last Resort
Dunaway's Palazzo Ossigeno
Eagle's Nest 
Elbow Room Pub
End of the Line Public House
Fogo De Chao 
*Top 10 Forty Five Degrees 
Fresco Italian Sandwich Shoppe
Granite City Food & Brewery
Greek Islands
Harry & Izzy's 
High Velocity 
Iaria's Italian
Iozzo's Garden of Italy
*Top 10 Junonia Fish Market 
*Top 10 Libertine 
*Top 10 Lorenzo's Ristorante 
Lorenzo's Ristorante
Maxine's Chicken & Waffles
McCormick & Schmick's 
Mesh 
Milano Inn
Morton's the Steakhouse
Napolese 
Oceanaire
Osteria Pronto 
Palomino
Pearl Street Pizzeria 
*Top 10 P. F. Chang's
*Top 10 Plat 99
R bistro 
*Top 10 Ram Restaurant & Brewery
Rathskeller
Rock Bottom
Ruth's Chris Steak House 
 Sahm's Tavern 
Santorini's Greek
Scotty's Brewhouse
Severin Bar
Shoefly Public House 
Shula's 

Skyline Club
Slippery Noodle 
St. Elmo Steak House
*Top 10 Tavern on South
Tavern on South
TGI Fridays
Weber Grill 
Winner's Circle

For more details and menus, visit DevourDowntown.org

Elizabeth J. Musgrave is a syndicated fine-living, travel, food, wine and spirits columnist, freelance writer and photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic for Gotta Go. Catch her as Indy’s Personal Lifestyle Adviser on Indy Style, WISH8 (CBS). Read Infused, her spirits, wine & beer lifestyle column, at www.GottaGo.us and www.FoodDigital.com Gotta Go is published on www.Gottago.us, and in magazines. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.

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