Midwest Living Review
Got a hankering for a true taste of Indiana tradition? Then plan to spend some time getting acquainted with the Tenderloin Trail, a collection of Hamilton County restaurants serving their variations on the humble Hoosier pork tenderloin. Nearly everyone who eats meat in Indiana has at one point or another enjoyed a deep-fried tenderloin, whether at the state fair or at a local diner. The tenderloin has come a long way in recent years, making its way onto the menus of the some of the finest dining destinations in the Indianapolis metro. The Tenderloin Trail lets diners sink their teeth into the state's most well-known dish at a number of locally owned and operated eateries. You'll find Kurobuta pork tenderloin served Kobe style with a sweet corn cake, arugula, roasted tomato and goat cheese reduction at the steak and seafood-centric Peterson's and miniature pork tenderloin sandwiches at Dooley O'Toole's Irish pub. More than 20 restaurants are part of the trail. Visit the Chow Town Indiana website at chowtownindiana.com for a complete list of participating restaurants, a handy map to find your way along the trail and details on seasonal offers.