Super Bowl Madness Starts with D&R Market

IMG_7332Happening Now!  Planning a stay in Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, area? Whether you are looking for delicious dining, interesting attractions and shops, enticing events or home away from home lodging—a getaway to Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, is sure to satisfy. Right now the locals are talking about D&R Market, where the perfect Super Bowl spread is ready for this year’s super celebration!

IMG_7329Have you ever thrown a Super Bowl party?  Or joined in the celebration at a friend or family member’s house?  Did you eat scrumptious appetizers, finger foods and desserts?  I hope so, because when I think of the Super Bowl the first thought in my brain (and stomach) is food!  This annual event is centered around the great American sport, football, that brings together people from all over the United States and beyond.  Yet, truthfully, the food is what brings my family together to celebrate on this day!

IMG_7324Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana has a host of wonderful caterers.  One caterer that is sure to satisfy your guests is D&R Market.  Its menu features the best in fresh meats, gourmet products, wine and beer selections and fresh produce. Its famous smoked St. Louis pork ribs,and renowned broasted chicken are just a few of its many meat options.  Party trays include brie cheese topped with dried cranberries, dill and almonds, crab and shrimp dip, b/q meatballs and more.  My personal favorites include Mr. Pat Johnson’s Beef Brisket and baked beans.  Its brisket is slowly smoked for 14 hours in a smoker and served with the chef’s horseradish cream sauce. It is succulent goodness!  And the bake beans are the perfect complement. They are rich with b/q sauce and shredded pork is added to make them rich and hearty.  I keep a current top “3 things I crave” list and these beans are on the list!

IMG_7337For more information about D&R Market and other great local caterers, check out our website at www.HomeOfPurdue.com  And don’t forget—Super Bowl equals football, friends, family, fun and food!  Please share with us your party plans!

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For Your Next Lunch Gathering, Head to Jane’s Gourmet!

IMG_5020For a quaint, delicious and pretty healthy lunch, Jane’s Gourmet Deli is the place to go! Open for lunch Monday through Saturday from 10:30am until 2:00pm, Jane’s will make any lunch date the best. Located downtown Lafayette on 4th street, Jane’s is not only a perfect little lunch spot but also has a store for gourmet gifts. For a locally owned and operated experience, this is the place to see!

IMG_5006I recently went for a lunch date with a few girlfriends to Jane’s. This was the first time two of us had ever been here. Be cautious of the one way roads, the parking lot is located right in front of the building. There is a little patio outside, however it was a bit cold for anyone to sit outside when we visited. When you walk in you step right into the store portion. As we sat ourselves in the cute and relaxing dining room, we were greeted by a sweet waitress. As we leisurely chatted, we were served our food.

I ordered a hot Panini called Panini rustica. There was one side option as well so I choose the cream of spinach soup. My Panini was nice and warm with gooey, melted cheese, which got all over my hands. (Definitely not upset about that!) I dipped my sandwich into the soup, and wow, what a blast of flavors! While this meal was delicious it was also pretty healthy! All of their soups are made from scratch! When you dine at Jane’s you know you are getting the best possible locally produced and organic ingredients whenever they are available.

IMG_4997Jane’s is not only a great spot for lunch, but also a great place to purchase gourmet gifts. The variety of items that are available range from cheese and wine, to sauces and spreads to bath and body items. Many of these items are sourced from local places such as the cheese from Fair Oaks Farms.

In addition to all listed above, Jane will cater or host your next event. With a large dining room available to rent, Jane can help make your special day the best it can be. If you do not want to have to worry about details such as table settings and menu planning, then this is the place to book. Also, off-site parties can be catered to as well!

IMG_5004For your next lunch gathering, head to Jane’s for an overall great experience. Feel good about what you are putting into your body as well as supporting a local business. Follow Jane’s on Facebook to stay up to date on specials and much more! The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from 10:30am until 2:00pm. The store is open from 8:30am until 4:30pm Monday through Friday and until 2:00pm on Saturday.

Rachel Blankenship, Sports Marketing and Recreation Manager for Visit Lafayette-West Lafayette shares this blog.