In celebration of Indiana's 200th Birthday, we have complied a list of the top 10 culinary indulgences in the South Shore. Taste one during your visit or enjoy them all!
Lake Perch and Fried Chicken from Teibel's Restaurant in Schererville
Teibel's Restaurant has been a northwest Indiana staple for more than 80 years and their buttery lake perch and crispy fried chicken are beloved house specials.
- Scotch Egg from Three Floyds Brewing Company in Munster
A one-of-a-kind indulgence, this dish includes a perfectly soft-boiled egg, enveloped in duck sausage, coated in breadcrumbs and then deep fried. P.S. Three Floyds is also known around the world for their award-winning brews.
- Savory Pies from Timbrook Kitchens in Munster
We've all had sweet and fruity pies, but Timbrook Kitchens' savory pies are like no other. Enjoy ingredients like artichoke chicken, buffalo chicken and Gorgonzola and feta spinach, among others.
- Queso Fundido from El Taco Real in Hammond
A local favorite for lunch or dinner, you'll want to start with the queso fundido from El Taco Real - a thick layer of broiled Mexican cheese over sautéed onions, tomatoes and jalapeños.
- Cheese Curds from Farmhouse Restaurant in Fair Oaks
The Farmhouse Restaurant's cheese curds are crunchy and crispy on the outside, hot and cheesy on the inside. Need we say more?
- Brisket from DOC's Smokehouse & Craft Bar in Dyer
For a traditional taste of the south right here in Indiana, you'll want to stop at DOC's. They also have dozens of craft beers on tap and offer whiskey and bourbon flights.
- Po'Boy Sandwich from Freddy's Steakhouse in Hammond
Freddy's famous sandwich includes tender slices of grilled rib eye steak on toasted garlic bread. Add onions, mushrooms and cheese if you can handle it. Don't worry, you can order it as a full or half sandwich.
- Avocado Crispy Rolls from Asparagus Restaurant in Merrillville
Asparagus knows the perfect combo of fresh avocado, red onion, tomato and cilantro - wrapped in rice paper. Dip in sweet and sour, ginger sauce or ask for a side of chili paste to make it sweet and spicy.
- Bloody Mary from Bartlett's Gourmet Grill and Tavern in Beverly Shores
Bartlett's doesn't just have a delicious handcrafted bloody mary, it's a small meal, too! Perfect for a Sunday afternoon.
- Red Velvet Cake from Pikk's Tavern in Valparaiso
You can't end your culinary tour without something sweet. Pikk's signature cake serves two and is topped with candied pecans.