Taste of Indy returns this weekend

FILE: Taste of Indy celebration on Momument Circle in 2016. (WTHR Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WTHR) - What does Indy taste like? Chances are you'd say a tenderloin and sugar cream pie, both of which are staples in Indiana, but an event this weekend allows you to taste much more.

The Taste of Indy returns for its sixth year on Saturday, July 1 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Thai Fried Rice from Thai Orchid in Indianapolis. (WTHR Photo)

More than three dozen area restaurants and food trucks will be offering up food for sale, including Asian, Greek, Mediterranean, Cajun, Hispanic and American.

Dessert options from LaMexi-Gringa in Indianapolis (WTHR Photo)

For the second year, the event will be held on Monument Circle downtown, and includes food from the members-only Columbia Club.

Entertainment, from music to games, will also be offered.

Admission is $8 and children get in for free, along with members of the Military.

"Taste of Indy was formed to give 'Culinary Mom and Pops' a platform to showcase their talents," the event organizers say.

Chips & guacamole from El Meson Mexican Restaurant in Indianapolis (WTHR Photo)

RESTAURANTS and food trucks include: El Meson, Chef Dan's, Goodfellas Pizza, Saffron Café, Hula Hotties, Rodizio Brazilian Steak House, Petra Café, On the Border, Ivey Spice Catering, Columbia Club, Rib Express Hard Rock Café, Thai Orchid, Just Tips, B-Dogs, Mccormick & Schmick's, Caplingers Fresh Catch, Soul Sista on the Move, Talkin Turkey, Ali Baba Da Blue Lagoon, Taste of the Caribbean, Gi Gi's Cupcakes, Maggie Moos, Chocolate for the spirit, Kona Ice, Pink Walrus, Fresh Pop Popcorn Co., Sweeties Gourmet Treats, Tonia on a Roll.

The Event has grown from 2,300 attendees in 2012 to a record high of 17,500 in 2015. Weather reduced attendance in 2016.

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