If you have been following me on Instagram, you have probably seen that I have been traveling a lot lately. For my new job as a Leadership Consultant for Sigma Kappa Sorority, I have been spending time in Indianapolis, Indiana at our national headquarters for training. My team of consultants and I were also in Las Vegas last week for our National Convention…another post to come on that soon. My idea for “Gab’s Latest Eats” is to give you an insight into what I’ve been eating as I travel. I’ve discovered some great foods on the road and I hope you are inspired to replicate the flavors yourself at home.
McAlister’s Deli Peach Tea
McAlister’s is like the Paradise Bakery or Panera of Indy. Their lunch combos always hit the spot, but the signature of McAlister’s is their Sweet Teas. I loved the Peach Tea so much that I look forward to going back when I’m in Indy in July. Craving to make some on your own? Try this Peach Tea recipe with real peaches.
Brics Blackberry Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
After a long day of work, a bowl of ice cream really hits the spot. Brics Ice Cream is in Broad Ripple, the cool college town outside of where we stay in Indy, and they have unique rotating ice cream flavors. The combo of blackberry and chocolate is a favorite of mine and if you haven’t tried it, please find a way to pair the two together. You could even cool down this summer by making your own Blackberry Chip Ice Cream by Ree Drummond.
In N Out Animal Style Cheese Burger
While I can’t say this is the first time I’ve tried In N Out, it was so fun watching my coworkers from the South taste their first bite while we were together during Convention. Ordering the burger “Animal Style” means it’s slathered with their special sauce (kind of like Thousand Island dressing) and topped with fried onions and pickles. For anyone anxious to try this combo until they can get out to the West Coast, Food Network did a replication that looks almost as good as the original.
Love food. Love self. Love life.