Local Restaurants Deliver Big (and Unique) Flavor

I recently had the opportunity to visit several local restaurants and bakeries this week with a representative from the Indiana Foodways Alliance.  We are all guilty of dining at our “usual” spots, which are different for everyone.  The next time you eat out in Kokomo, think local.  Many of the places we stopped this week have been in business in Kokomo for decades; some for over 50 years!  It was a great reminder that we need to not only step out of our normal routine and try different places once in awhile, but that supporting our local family-owned (I like to call them mom and pop) restaurants is putting money back into our local community.

I took a few photos while I was out and about this week and received a delicious meal at every single stop!  For a listing of all local restaurants in Kokomo, visit our website www.VisitKokomo.org or pick up a Dining Guide at the Kokomo Visitors Bureau office, located at 325 North Main Street.

Martino’s Italian Villa – 1929 North Washington St.

Martino’s pepperoni & sausage pizza


Martino’s Italian Beef sandwich – a delicious surprise!

Artie’s Tenderloin – 922 South Main St.

Artie’s Tenderloin celebrating 75 years in Kokomo!

Artie’s signature sandwich – the Tenderloin

The Quarry – 2130 West Sycamore St.

The Quarry has both family dining and a bar


The Quarry’s fish tacos are a great summer choice with fresh salsa

The Quarry’s patio is perfect for outdoor dining

Moore’s Pie Shop – 115 West Elm St.

Fresh baked pie anyone?

Moore’s Pie Shop’s Sugar Cream Pie – an Indiana tradition (and my personal favorite.) Yum!

Ray’s Drive In – 1900 North Courtland Ave.

The King Tenderloin at Ray’s Drive In!

The sign says it all – make sure you come hungry!

If you want to take a step in the past, you have to experience Ray’s Drive In in Kokomo




Experience the Taste of Kokomo!

Enjoy all kinds of foods at the Taste of Kokomo

Enjoy all kinds of foods at the Taste of Kokomo

Can’t decide where to go for dinner?  Burgers and fries?  Steak and ribs?  Pizza or tacos?  No worries!  Attend the 12th Annual Taste of Kokomo this weekend and you can have it all!  30 local restaurants will offer up signature menu dishes during this annual event.  In addition, there will be 8 live bands, 2 adult beverage stations, and a special section just for kids.  

The bands scheduled to perform include:
Brent Evans & Lost Luggage
Old Dudes That Rock
Rogers Ritual
Falling Higher
Uncle Jimmi

Taste of Kokomo 2

Bring the entire family for a great evening of delicious food, rockin’ music, and fun for all ages!  Admission is $3 per person and kids ages 3 & under are free.  The Taste of Kokomo will be held on the Courthouse Square in Downtown Kokomo from 5:00-11:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 15.  Proceeds will benefit the United Way of Howard County.  Don’t miss this great event!