limelight. The restaurant week, similar to Devour Downtown, is a foodie favorite with independents and chains sharing value-priced menus alike. The culinary fest includes 45 eateries for a peek at places you have been dying to try, check back on favorites and discover ones you have not heard of before the food event.
As it was so popular for Devour Downtown, I am noting the Top 10 Best menus by highlighting the "Top 10" restaurants in green. All restaurants will have links to the menus for the event. An asterisk marks new participating restaurants.
How did I decide? The criteria includes those that seem to be the best combination of good value, innovative menu and going above the others (ex. offering beer or wine also). And, so I give you the ...
Top 10 Best Restaurants 2014
1881 Grille at Marten House Hotel
Bella Vita at the Marina
Chef Mike's Charcoal Grill
Cooper's Hawk Winery & Restaurant
Fleming's Prime Steakhouse
The Gathering Bistro & Pub at Geist
Hall's Castleton Grill
Harry & Izzy's North
J. Razzos (Carmel)
J. Razzos (Westfield)
Late Harvest Kitchen
The Local Eatery & Pub
The Loft at Traders Point Creamery
MacKenzie River Pizza Company (Carmel)
MacKenzie River Pizza Company (82nd Street)
Matt the Miller's Tavern
North End BBQ*
Patrick's Kitchen and Drinks*
Rockstone Pizza & Pub
Sahm's Restaurant & Bar
Scarlet Whiskey & Wine Bar
Stone Creek Dining (Noblesville)
Stone Creek Dining (Zionsville)
Sullivan's Steak House
Elizabeth J. Musgrave writes two magazine food and wine columns: Destination Dining and White Linen & Corks,and is a travel, features, food and wine writer, travel and food photographer, and performing arts and restaurant critic. Catch her as the Travel & Leisure Adviser on FOX59 Morning News Show. She also is a speaker, consultant and trainer for hospitality, travel and luxury businesses, P.R., and tourism groups, as well as a radio and television guest and host. Follow her on Twitter @GottaGo, LinkedIn and Facebook.