The Food Channel’s Taste of Baby Got Brunch
How do fried green tomatoes with candied bacon, egg yolks, a croissant crumble, and a poblano tomato aioli sound? If your answer is, “great!” then a brunch festival is definitely for you. That was just one offering from the first booth we visited during the Indianapolis Baby Got Brunch festival.
That was followed by a variety of foods like “toast,” “waffles,” “eggs,” “bacon,” and so on, including a bar equipped with everything needed to make your own Bloody Mary, courtesy of Goose the Market.
We talked with several of the local chefs and asked them why they were participating. After all, it meant being ready to feed significant quantities of food to an estimated 2,000 people, all who donated $50 or more just to get in the door.
The Right Cause Can Be An Accelerant
Proceeds from the festival benefitted the Patachou Foundation, which provides healthy meals to children impacted by hunger and homelessness.
Ian Stricklin, head chef at Bent Rail Brewery, said, “It’s a good way to get the message out that we do brunch.” He featured a dish they actually serve on the menu—a house-made black pepper biscuit featuring house sausage made with duck from Maple Leaf Farms. Stricklin added, “I love doing festivals like this. We can do something good, and something fun.”