⛵️ This is the best American food in Fishers

PLUS: the Fishers Century Club, Happy Hours are back, and more

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Good Tuesday Morning. This is Fishers Digest. Winter is officially behind us. It is no longer allowed to snow. Hello, spring! 🌷 

☀️ Today's weather: Sunny, with a high near 55°.

In today’s digest:

  • The best American food in Fishers

  • The Century Club

  • Happy hours are back

  • Construction Report

This issue is 1,483 words, a 5-minute read.

The Digest

What’s the best American food in Fishers?

The answer might surprise you. To make this list, I had to come up with a unique Fishers Digest score. Here’s why:

You can get weird results if you sort a restaurant by its number of reviews or star counts. Imagine a restaurant with 5 stars but only 2 reviews. Heck, that might be the owner and their mom 😂 So without a weighted system, we’re not going to get an accurate list. 

Here’s a more real example. Which would you rather eat at:

  1. A restaurant with 4.8 stars and 750 reviews

  2. A restaurant with 3.7 stars and 1400 reviews

I explain this further in the blog post, but you get the idea. So without further ado, here is the number 1 for Fishers:

🥇 Portillo’s Fishers

Who saw this coming?! This Chicago-born chain for hot dogs, Italian beef sandwiches, and more, plus beer and wine in retro digs, is the #1 restaurant in Fishers. With over 6.3 thousand reviews and 4.3 stars, no other restaurant came close to their adjusted score.

💵 Fishers Century Club

The Fishers Century Club is rallying men who want to make a difference in Fishers. It’s a fun process —  each member brings $100 which goes towards a pool. Your $100 is a ticket to submit a charity you think the group should support. Then 3 are randomly chosen to get pitched to the group. The winning charity or organization gets the bag 💰 Last quarter, they raised $3,100 for the Youth Mentoring Initiative.

It's a simple way to make a big impact and meet new people. I’ll be joining and you should too at their next quarterly meeting on March 26th at 5:30 pm @ The Club 9800 Crosspoint Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46256

Historic Run 🐅 

Photo credit: Fishers Hoops X. Are the trophies getting progressively bigger?

For the first time ever, the Fishers Tigers Basketball team will play for the 2024 IHSAA 4A State Championship. They won that right with their back-to-back wins vs Crown Point and Fort Wayne on Saturday.

They will face the defending state champs, Ben Davis, who barely made it back to the stage with a 1-point 52-51 win.

State Finals: Saturday, March 30, 8:15 PM. Gainbridge Life Fieldhouse. Tickets will be sometime this week.

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The Happenings

> The disability awareness game with the Indy Fuel is this Friday. A large section of seating has been reserved for everyone who wants to join. Your ticket also includes a limited-edition shirt! Friday (03/22) at 7 pm. Tickets here.

> Save the date! Next month, the local writer’s fair will feature an open house where you can meet 60 local authors and writers. Hosted by the HEPL library at the Forum Event Center. Saturday (04/20) from 1-4 pm. Details here.

🥚 Egg Hunts this Saturday

If you celebrate, don’t forget Easter is earlier than normal this year — March 29th. Here’s a few hunts going on this weekend. Miss one? Reply to this email and I’ll include it in Friday’s issue.

  • Cornerstone Church at 9 am. Tickets here.

  • Helicopter Egg Drop at Fortville Nazarene Church. Details here.

  • Castleton United Methodist Church. Details here.

  • First Christian Church is hiding 10,000 eggs. Register here.

🏀 The best part of March

The First Four games start today. Here’s where you can watch them:

Tuesday, March 19 (First Four in Dayton, Ohio)

Wednesday, March 20 (First Four in Dayton, Ohio)

A few first and second-round games will be played here in Indy. Purdue will play one of the winners from the First Four games tomorrow, either Grambling or Montana St. You can buy tickets for that game or any of the others at the NCAA official website.

🎭️ Theatre

Here’s a new show starting this Friday by the Fishers High School Performing Arts:

> The Night I Died At The Palace Theatre is a murder mystery comedy with a meta-theatre twist. Eight actors and their assistant director arrive for their final rehearsal of their new play "I Ant' Got No Body", only to discover that their director has died on stage. Tickets here.

> Puppy Pals Live is this Thursday at Butler’s Clowes Memorial Hall. Yes, this is a live dog stunt show previously seen on America’s Got Talent (link)

> Frida… a self portrait starts this Thursday at the Indianapolis Repertoire Theatre (link)

🎶 Live Music

Tuesday
Josiah & The Bonnevilles | HI-FI Indianapolis | 8pm
Rock Garage Showcase | Melody Inn | 7pm
Kent Hickey Organ 4tet | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm
Avenged Sevenfold | Gainbridge Fieldhouse | 6:30pm
Two Step Tuesday with The Coldhearts | Duke’s Indy | 7pm
Tom & Tim | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

Wednesday
Tow’rs | HI-FI Indianapolis | 8pm
Ethan & Joey | Tin Roof | 6:30pm
Woodward, Yaw Control | Melody Inn | 7pm
Cathy Morris | The Jazz Kitchen | 7pm
Kai Wachi | The Vogue Theatre | 8pm
Queen of the Night | Old National Centre | 7:30pm
Arms Length | Hoosier Dome | 6:30pm
23-24 Side by Side Concert | Hilbert Circle Theatre | 6:30pm
Colin Hay | Schrott Center for the Arts | 7:30pm

Thursday
Mo Lowda & the Humble, The Bright Light Social Hour | HI-FI Indianapolis | 8:30pm
Pom Teddy | Tin Roof | 11pm
Rivershack | Melody Inn | 7pm
Altered Thurzdaze w/ Vastive | The Mousetrap | 9pm
Latin Dance Party | The Jazz Kitchen | 6pm
Brad Williams | Old National Centre | 7pm
Brad Williams | Old National Centre | 10:15pm
The Celtic Tenors | Clyde Theatre | 8pm
Natalie Marque & Company | Apres Jack’s | 7:30pm

📱Check out our Instagram for more live music.

Rapid Fire Hits

Quick headlines and things to know from all around 🌐 

For almost 40 years, Happy Hours have been banned in Indiana. That’s all going to change soon. Starting July 1st, a new law has lifted this ban 🍻 (link)

Purdue fans are evil laughing at IU, who just barely didn’t make the cut to play in March Madness this year. (link)

Ginny Zimmerman is the new (and first) Culture of Health Ambassador for the City of Fishers. Read about what that means (link)

Here’s a map of the best viewing locations locally (that aren’t your backyard) for the total solar eclipse. (link)

Fishers approved the annexation of the Geist Community Center property from McCordsville. (link)

Java House dropped their spring coffee menu 🌼 (link)

Local Business

Wayback Burgers Coming Soon

The infamous nine patty burger 😵 

How many burger places can you ask to make you a 9-patty burger without them thinking it’s a prank? I can name one.

Wayback Burger will compete in the “Better Burger” category (think Steak n Shake, Shake Shack, Five Guys). They will also offer chicken sandwiches and tenders, cheesesteaks, hot dogs, milkshakes, and a slightly wider range of sides than usual. Including fried pickles, mac and cheese bites, tots, and bacon cheese fries.

Based on their food permit application, they may open in the next few weeks. You’ll find them at 13588 Bent Grass Lane suite 101, Fishers, IN 46038

Nothing in this section is sponsored. It’s just something you should know.

Construction This Week

106th Street between Cumberland Road and Hamilton Pass will close today for the next few months.

Always stay up to date on the regularly updated construction page here.

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