Hello Dear Folks:

No excuses.  I have been remiss in my communications with you.  Well, I am here to redeem myself and here is what is happening.

#1 Most Excellent Event:  
All are invited to join community members and civic leaders from across Central Indiana on Tuesday, July 29, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to celebrate the official grand opening of The Commonground at Eskenazi Health, a unique outdoor green space focused on community, serenity and wellness for patients and visitors on the Eskenazi Health campus.

The grand opening will feature remarks at 11:15 a.m. from Eskenazi Health and Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County leadership, elected officials, philanthropic leaders, and the design and architect firms responsible for establishing the space, as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the space. Festivities during the event will also include the Taste of Eskenazi Health, an event featuring healthy food offerings from the various food retail outlets at Eskenazi Health, as well as yoga demonstrations, live entertainment, Duos Restaurant and the Eskenazi Health Farmers’ Market. Several community partners and local organizations will be present to help celebrate the space, including the Cultural Trail; Fifth Third Bank; Growing Places Indy; Know No Stranger; Tuxedo Brothers; University of Indianapolis; Joseph [Allen] Woods; Blue Mile; Rene’s Bakery; HUSK, LLC; D&S Kettle Corn; Maya’s Barkery Holistic Dog Treats; Van Antwerp Farms; and more. 

Located just outside the Eskenazi Health main entrance of the new campus and just west of Eskenazi Avenue, The Commonground creates an ideal environment for community connectedness and cultural activities like the aforementioned programs, serving as a gathering place for patients, their families and the public. The Commonground aligns with the health system’s wellness-focused model of care and represents a new paradigm for outdoor green spaces as integral components of health care facilities. Construction of The Commonground was fully supported by philanthropy, including gifts from Frank and Katrina Basile, the Griffith Family Foundation, the Central Indiana Community Foundation and St. Margaret’s Hospital Guild.

Please mark your calendars and join in this momentous event. For more information, visit http://www.eskenazihealth.edu/patients-and-visitors/visitor-information/The-Commonground.

We will have some very tasty samples to offer using as much Indiana produce as we can happily acquire!  Green Gazpacho, Tomato Bruschetta Bites! Of course, Duos at Eskenazi Health will be open, ready to greet you.  So Guys, be there or...well, just be there and show your pride for what our City has come together to accomplish! 

Duos Mobile will be at Shakespeare In the Park at White River State Park August 1st and 2nd from 5-10pm.  This year HART's presentation of "The Tempest" should be spectacular!  For more info: http://www.inwhiteriver.com/events/2014-harts-the-tempest-shakespeare-on-the-canal-at-white-river-state-park/

ESKENAZI HEALTH serving  Lunch 11-3pm

Sandwiches Galore (we will be switching up the sandwich menu in the coming weeks) including our specials: 

  • The Summer Fresh:  mozzarella, local basil pesto, toasted almond, Indiana tomatoes, local arugula, house pickled onion
  • 3 Hots and Sweets BBQ Chicken

Balance Bowls

Salads:

  • Quinoa with Mango and Curry Dressing (V/GF)
  • Tunisian Chick Pea (V/GF)
  • Summer Wheat Berry (V)
  • Creamy Slaw
  • House Green Salad
  • Special Salad:  Local Greens, Chiogga Beets, Goat Cheese, Walnut and Herb Vinaigrette

2 Daily Soups

Our fantastic selection of house baked treats and sweets!

DUOS KITCHEN (2960 N. Meridian inside the International Medical Group)

BREAKFAST (served Mon-Fri 7-10 a.m.)

  • Beautiful Buttermilk Biscuits
  • Lambright Farm Eggs
  • Omelettes
  • Homemade Granola
  • Buttermilk Pancakes with Pure Indiana Maple Syrup
  • Baked French Toast
  • Steel Cut Oatmeal 

  • Biscuits and Sausage Gravy

  • House made Sausage and Bacon (cured locally right here from our pals at the Smoking Goose)

  • Banana Bread

  • Protein Bars!!! (7 grams of protein, GF and V)

  • THURSDAY AND FRIDAY are STRATA days!

MAIN

  • Balance Bowl (Vegan Option, always gluten free and you can add tofu or chicken)
  • Oven Fried Chicken
  • Tofu Cacciatore and Fragrant Rice (GF/Vegan option)
  • Quinoa Croquettes with Red Cabbage and Lime Chutney (We will have both Vegan and just Vegetarian options...always GF)
  • Macaroni and Cheese with Local Tomato and Bread Crumbs
  • Chicken Scalloppini
  • Southwest Corn Cakes with Cilantro Cream
  • Special Salad: Local Greens, Chiogga Beets, Goat Cheese, Walnut and Herb Vinaigrette (GF)
  • Fragrant Persian Rice Stuffed Zucchini with Pistachios, Chick Peas and Goat Cheese (Vegan option/GF)
  • and "We feel like making this today" Specials
  • Of course, tasty sides of Collards, Killer Roasted Potatoes, Veggie of the Day and Slaw

A LA CARTE SANDWICHES (always a gluten free option) - 
WE USE LOCALLY BAKED BREAD FROM AMELIA'S BAKERY!

  • The Summer Fresh:  mozzarella, local basil pesto, toasted almond, Indiana tomatoes, local arugula, house pickled onion
  • 3 Hots and Sweets BBQ Chicken
  • Duos Chicken Salad
  • House Roast Beef with Horseradish Mayo
  • Roasted Eggplant Sandwich with Fontina, Tomato Chutney, Caramelized Onion, Arugula and Cilantro
  • Skila's Grilled Pimento and Tofu 
  • Roasted Red Pepper Hummous  (V)
  • House Roasted Turkey with Cheddar and Smoked Paprika Aioli
  • Big Al
  • Baked Tofu (V)
  • David's Favorite Egg Salad
  • Chicken Caesar Wrap
  • Tuna Salad
  • BLT (all of our bacon is from our local friends at Smoking Goose Meatery)
  • BALT (with avocado)
  • Veggie Burger (We have Vegan Option upon request...Please let us know))
  • Fischer Farms Burger 

OUR ABUNDANT SOUP AND SALAD BAR 

SWEETS

  • Blueberry Milk Crumb Bars
  • Luscious Lemon Bars
  • The Best Carrot Cake
  • Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Oatmeal Golden Raisin Cookie
  • Salted Peanut Butter Cookies
  • Vegan Magic Cookie Bars
  • Coconut Macaroons (GF)
  • Outrageous Chocolate Brownies

Thank you to our Farmers:  Big City, Fischer Farms, Harvestland, Van Antwerp, Richert/Philips, Jerry Lambright, Cottage Home Community Gardens, Waterman"s and Indy Family Farms and our own, tiny Duos Garden! 

With much felicity, gratitude and copious amounts of love, 
Becky, John, David et al

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