Flavor of the Month: Foodie 500

Forget the fried chicken. Check out these ideas for an elevated tailgate at the Speedway.

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1. Creamy yet firm Fleur de la Terre cheese from Traders Point Creamery (9101 Moore Rd., Zionsville, 733-1700

2. Handmade chips from the Amazing Potato Chip Company (City Market, 222 E. Market St., 916-2447

3. Half Cycle IPA from Flat 12 Bierwerks (414 N. Dorman St., 635-2337) packs enough citrus to start any engine. 

4. Buttery oatmeal shagbark pecan cookies from H2O Sushi (1912 Broad Ripple Ave., 254-0677

5. Hot Peppers from Potbelly (55 Monument Circle, 423-9043). 

6. Express Mustard from LocalFolks Foods (7503 Crews Dr., 727-2730) offers tangy character. 

7. Tell City Pretzels from Goose the Market (2503 N. Delaware St., 924-4944).

8. Coarsely ground pork Soppressata and flavor-packed Dodge City Salame from Smoking Goose (407 N. Dorman St., 638-6328). 

9. Housemade sweet-and-sour pork rinds from Smoking Goose.

10. Fresh and crisp baguette from The Bakery At Geist (8150 Oaklandon Rd., 723-3879) cradles the meaty goods.