Savor, Sip & See returns to downtown Zionsville May 5

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Guests enjoy the 2017 Savor, Sip & See in downtown Zionsville. (Submitted photo)

By Heather Lusk

A chance to sample Zionsville restaurants, enjoy drinks and do a little shopping returns May 5 for the fifth annual Savor, Sip & See.

The event, sponsored by Tri Kappa, has 19 stops along Main Street to sample seven appetizers, six small plates and six desserts. Beer and wine are served at some locations.

Ticketed guests start at Body Outfitters to have their first “savor,” receive a lanyard and map with the stops for the evening and enjoy some “secret” surprises.

With a map, participants can plan their food strategy for the evening.

“It’s always more food than you can eat,” said Tri Kappa member Tracy Coussens, one of four event chairpersons.

Each course is served during a separate block of time, so when the appetizer time ends, those food stations close and participants continue north along Main Street to the next station.

“It changes the whole tone of downtown,” Coussens said.

Food is primarily prepared by local restaurants and served at stores along Main Street so that the restaurants can continue to serve regular customers that evening. Retail stores often offer discounts or coupons to those who participate.

Only 250 tickets are available. Tickets are $50 through The price increases a week prior to the event. Tickets are $60 at the door event night.

Because many of the restaurants donate food, there aren’t significant expenses for Tri Kappa, leaving more money to put toward scholarships and grants within Boone County. Three scholarships are given annually to Zionsville students, and the membership makes suggestions for organizations to support within the county.

“Lately (we’ve assisted) underserved families whose needs are not being met,” Coussens said. “We try to fill in the gaps.”