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Grill out with locally-sourced meats, fixins, and more

Fire up the grill and enjoy a cookout that’s curated with locally procured goods.

Two people at the grill with St. Elmo Steak House must-haves, including the Blackened Seasoning.

St. Elmo Steak House has been delighting guests with these flavors since 1902 — so they must know what they’re talking about.

Photo by Dave Pluimer

Summer is in full swing and it’s time to fire up the grill. Better yet — plan a backyard gathering with your closest friends and family to celebrate the sunshine season.

To get you started, we’ve rounded up everything you need to have the perfect summer grill out with all locally sourced products.

Meats + fixins’

Head to Goose The Market to stock up on cut-to-order raw beef, pork, and poultry + house-made sausages and smoked meats. While you’re there, find fresh produce, condiments, beer, and wine.

Turchetti’s Meat Market offers a wide selection of top-tier meat sourced from Indiana farms in freezer bundles or fresh from the butcher case. Plus, grab local produce and bread, spices, and dairy from the grocery.


One of City Editor Nicole’s favorite flavors from Lick is the coffee chip.


It’s not a proper summer grill out without plenty of dessert options. Order a Cherry Pie or Strawberry Rhubarb Pie from Pots & Pans Pie Co. — both feature fruit-forward flavors that are sweet and refreshing.

Up your dessert game with a dozen cream cheese brownies and lemon bars from Circle City Sweets. But don’t stop there — take home an order of cookies that all ages will enjoy.

If you have a place to keep things chilled, ice cream is the perfect addition to any summer grill out. LICK Ice Cream is made from scratch with the best ingredients locally, or you can stock up on a variety of Nicey Treat pops.

Grilling essentials + other must-haves

One thing’s for sure — a memorable grill out can’t happen without a superb grill. Whether you’re in the market for a new one or your current grill needs maintenance, Sullivan Hardware & Garden has you covered. Pro tip: The business also offers grilling classes every Thursday at its Keystone Location.

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