grilliant foods is a Northwest Side bbq restaurant, which also features a european market/deli as well as various local goods.
Grilliant Foods was created in 2014 by owner Ernie Verbarg as both a catering company and competitive BBQ team. With the beginning of 2015, we decided to change directions and expand to a full restaurant and shop. We found a location - a European market and deli - with roots in the community. Not wanting to take away the imported European goods from the central Indiana area, we decided to continue stocking the grocery part while adding our own flair. Continuing forward, we will also be carrying a variety of goods from local merchants. Everything from coffee, to BBQ rubs, and whatever else we might think of.
Ernie started smoking meats a few years back, and has expanded from one small smoker to upwards of 6 - depending on the day. He began checking out the BBQ competition scene partway through 2012, and walked away as the Grand Reserve Champion at the Indiana State Fair. Not bad for a rookie. Two years later, Ernie fought his way to the Grand Champion title at the State Fair. That's first place and a lot of fun. Since then, he has worked his way into the KCBS (Kansas City Barbecue Society) scene. Who knows where he'll end up from there? Likely smoking all day at the new Grilliant Foods location.
So to sum it up:
Yes, there will be BBQ. Yes, there will be European goods. Yes, there will be local goods. But most of all, there will be quality and commitment to the central Indiana community.
317 334 8797
4320 W 96thSt
Indianapolis, IN 46268
Tue-Sat 10am - 7pm
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