There’s nothing more Hoosier than a tenderloin and beer, and the Hamilton County Tenderloin Tuesdays will return June 28 for its sixth year. Organized by Hamilton County Tourism, restaurants across the county will offer discounts on tenderloin sandwiches on Tuesdays through the month of July.
I took my own tenderloin tour to highlight a few local Hoosier meals.
Grand Junction Brewing Co.
Grand Junction Brewing Co. in Westfield offers the well-known tenderloin that is four times the size of the bun. According to Brandon Bower, a cook at Grand Junction, the tenderloin is local Indiana hog, and it is cut, pound and hand-breaded to order.
“I throw a few spices in there and we use Panko to get the crunch,” Bower said.
Grand Junction suggested its Hoosier Pride Cream Ale be paired with the tenderloin for the perfect Indiana meal.
Divvy in Carmel has a variety of small plates, and its take on a pork tenderloin involves two small sandwiches, called Hoosier Minis, for the lunch menu and three for dinner. The tenderloins are topped with a sweet tomato aioli and leaf lettuce. The meal is paired with homemade sweet pickles and kettle chips.
Divvy suggested the tenderloins be paired with Bier Brewery’s Weizengoot.
Restaurants participating in Tenderloin Tuesdays
Combine Café at Reynolds Farm Equipment.
Brunchies, Divvy, Dooley O’Tooles, Grille 39, Muldoon’s, Stacked Pickle, Woody’s Library Restaurant.
Alexander’s on the Water, Erika’s Place.
Alley’s Alehouse/Pinheads, Nickel Plate Bar and Grill, Sahm’s Restaurant and Flying Horse Pub.
Alexander’s on the Square, Barley Island Brewing Co., Courtney’s Kitchen, Ginger’s Café, The Hamilton.
Erika’s Place, Grand Junction Brewing Co. (only participating on Wednesdays due to operational hours).