Last year, you helped us name the best breweries: Metazoa Brewing Co. This year, we asked you to share your favorite burgers in Indy. Now — thanks to you + the help of a random generator — we have the official lineup for our bracket.
Beginning today, we will host several voting rounds within our newsletters and social channels to determine Indy’s best burger. Who moves on is up to you. Vote for your favorites, and the burger joint with more votes moves on. Simple as that. We’ll go until we have a champion, which will be announced in our Friday, March 31 newsletter. You will be able to vote once per round.
How to participate
Vote for the burgers you’d like to see advance to round two using this poll. You can vote for all four spots or as little as one. Once we count all the votes, we’ll share an updated bracket and new poll in an upcoming newsletter.
Want to fill out a bracket to see if you can guess who will win? Download and print the image above to take the competition up a notch. If your bracket is correct, send us a photo for a shoutout + bragging rights.
Ready to cheer your “team” to victory? Vote at the button below. ⬇️
“Jews of the Wild West” Film Screening and Q+A with Filmmaker | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Eiteljorg Museum, 500 W. Washington St., Indianapolis | $10-$15 | Learn about how Jewish people have impacted the American West from historians, rabbis, and descendants of the people highlighted in the documentary.
Eric Bellinger - “The Obsession Tour” | Wednesday, Mar. 15 | 8 p.m. | Old National Centre, 502 N. New Jersey St., Indianapolis | $20 | See the singer, songwriter, and record producer from Los Angeles, along with folk artist Trevor Jackson and R&B musician Nick LaVelle.
Thursday, March 16
Bold Bunny Painting Class | Thursday, Mar. 16 | 6 p.m. | uPaint Pottery Studio, 3113 W. Smith Valley Rd., Greenwood | $32 | This spring-themed class will include a plate, paints, supplies, and instruction.
Friday, March 17
St. Patrick’s on Main | Friday, Mar. 17 | 10:25 a.m. | Main Street, Speedway | Cost of purchase | Catch food and entertainment specials at this celebration, including a pipe and drum band and green eggs and ham at Charlie Brown’s Pancake and Steak House.
Saturday, March 18
Circle City Donut Dash | Saturday, Mar. 18 | 9 a.m. | Fowling Warehouse, 1125 E. Brookside Ave., Indianapolis | $40 | Participants in this race must consume a dozen donut holes halfway through before racing back to the finish line.
Sunday, March 19
JCC Job Fair | Sunday, Mar. 19 | 1-4 p.m. | JCC Indianapolis, 6701 Hoover Rd., Indianapolis | Free | Pick up some extra cash by working at the JCC this summer as a lifeguard, swim instructor, slide attendant, part of the fitness staff, tennis staff, or at the J Cafe.
We have a calendar filled with events and activities you can plan for in advance. Click the button below to bookmark ideas for upcoming date nights, family outings, and time with friends.
CBD and smoke shop Higher Grade will be taking over the spot next to La Revolucion in Fountain Square in May, which was slated to be a liquor store. The store already has two spots in Noblesville, plus locations in Fishers, Carmel, Avon, and northern Indy with projected revenues of $6 million this year. 💨 (IBJ)
An e-sports gaming room is coming to the Irsay Family YMCA at CityWay. It will be the first one brought to a greater Indianapolis YMCA and contain 13 stations, two high-def TVs, gaming chairs, and the ability to livestream. The ribbon cutting ceremony is set for Saturday, March 18 at 9 a.m. 💻
Indy-based Cunningham Restaurant Group (CRG) — known for its distinctive concepts and VIP cards — will be opening its 40th restaurant this year, as well as celebrate 25 years in the biz. CRG will be expanding into Bloomington soon and you should keep an eye out for its 16th restaurant concept: Theo’s Italian. Learn more. 🍽️ (IBJ)
The Milk Depot is Ascension St. Vincent Women’s Hospital’s new space aimed at increasing access to safe milk for babies statewide. Those with extra breast milk can be screened and drop off donations to the facility. The milk will be pasteurized, analyzed, and bottledbefore being distributed to a hospital or outpatient facility. 🍼 (WISH)
Indy resident Dick Randolph has more than 95 years of movies that have won Academy Awards. His collection spans from 1927to 2022, with VHS tapes and DVDs of Oscar winners, along with hundreds of other movies. For safe-keeping, the Hoosier has begun converting them into a digital format. 🎞️ (WRTV)
Save the date for Saturday, April 8 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m., the Indianapolis Cultural Trail will be hosting a free egg scavenger hunt for explorers of all ages along the canal, beginning at the Indianapolis Colts Playspace. The event is open to the public, but registration is preferred. 🐰
Getting adjusted to daylight saving time? Take a sip from one of our coffee partners. Try Midnight Oil from Blanchard’s Coffee or Organic Matcha from Matcha Nude. We’re already feeling refreshed. ☕
Summer travel is just around the corner. On our radar: this mid-century modern stay in Martha’s Vineyard. For something a little more tropical, our pick is this seaside cottage in St. John. If international travel is calling your name, this charming home along the French Riviera is for you.*
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Today’s issue was written by Anna.
Editor’s pick: We like to keep things hyper local around here, which means we almost didn’t include Kuma’s Corner in this year’s burger bracket. We know, that would have beena travesty. But did you know that Kuma’s is actually part of a small chain (we’re talking four locations, total) that originated in Chicago? At this point, though, stopping in and grabbing a gigantic half-pound heavy metal-themed burger before heading to a show at the HI-FI or White Rabbit is as Hoosier as a sugar cream pie. So we kept it in the competition.
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