Rusty Bucket’s Bucketeer Bookworms

Are you living “the bucket life?” At Rusty Bucket in Indianapolis, it’s all about great food, great drinks and great people! Today on Indy Style, Executive Chef Ray Lockman explains Rusty Bucket’s Bucketeer Bookworms program and how the restaurant is designed with the entire family in mind!

About Rusty Bucket:

– Rusty Bucket is a casual American restaurant and tavern, a gathering place where people come to enjoy really good food and drinks, thoughtfully crafted and served with a polished, yet down-to-earth style.
– Every element at Rusty Bucket is designed with our guests in mind – it’s not too loud or too quiet, it’s just right for a great time!
– Satisfying and familiar, the menu is Classic American Fare, thoughtfully prepared from scratch by our entire team. We think food should always be delicious. That’s why our chefs cook from scratch, every single day. We think food just tastes better that way.
– Rusty Bucket is that “meet you there” neighborhood necessity; a cool place that always delivers a warm welcome and familiar favorite comfort food for all. The Rusty Bucket is more than just a restaurant and tavern. It’s a whole philosophy of food, family and friendship that truly has a life of its own.

Fresh:
– Rusty Bucket offers fresh, seasonal food and hand-crafted drinks that excites food lovers of all ages; we are truly classic American cuisine restaurant and everything is served with genuine hospitality. Our entire chef team works diligently to prepare dishes made from scratch.
– Chefs cook everything from scratch, every single day. The menu is satisfying and familiar and Classic American Fare.

Happy Hour:
– Monday through Friday from 3 to 6 p.m. in the bar area
– Half-priced appetizers and pizzas
– $1 off all beer, wines and cocktails
– New menu item for $5: Juicy Lucy: It features two fresh hand-pattied burgers topped with caramelized onions and American cheese on a toasted sesame seed bun

Bucketeer Bookworms:
– The Bucketeer Bookworm Reading Program is designed to encourage kids to read. Enrolling is child’s play: just visit your neighborhood Bucket and ask for your Bucketeer Bookworm Bookmark Tracker.
– When they finish five books, they earn a complimentary kid’s meal.

Kids LiveWell:
– Rusty Bucket is committed to providing healthy and nutritious menu options for everyone, especially children.
– We have several main plate menu items on the kid’s menu that meets the nutrition criteria of the National Restaurant Association’s Kids LiveWell program based on leading health organizations specific recommendations and are dietitian approved. Including the Kids’ Grilled Fish, Veggie Pizza and Grilled Chicken Fingers.

RUSTY BUCKET RECIPES:

Kid’s Veggie Pizza

make pizza

INGREDIENT QUANTITY MEASURE
PIZZA DOUGH 4 1/2 OZ
PIZZA SAUCE 1 OZ
WHOLE MILK MOZZARELLA 1 1/2 OZ
SPINACH 1/4 OZ
RED ONION 1/8 OZ
ROASTED TOMATO 1/4 OZ
MUSHROOMS 1/4 OZ
BANANA PEPPER 1/4 OZ
RED/GREEN PEPPERS 1/4 OZ

METHOD OF PREPARATION
ROLL DOUGH THROUGH THE PIZZA SHEETER, PLACE ON THE PIZZA SCREEN AND DOCK DOUGH. SPREAD SAUCE ALL OF THE WAY TO THE EDGE OF THE DOUGH LEAVING A 1/8″ RING AROUND THE OUTSIDE. PLACE INGREDIENTS ON THE PIZZA IN ORDER. FOR THE SALAD PLACE THE LETTUCE IN THE BOWL AND TOP WITH TOMATO AND CUCUMBER. PLACE THE DRESSING IN A SMALL RAMEKIN

Mac and Cheese

spread

INGREDIENT QUANTITY MEASURE
ELBOW PASTA 4 OZ
HEAVY CREAM 2 OZ
AMERICAN CHEESE 2 OZ
SALT AND PEPPER 1/8 TSP

METHOD OF PREPARATION
PLACE PASTA PAK IN WATER FOR 30 SECONDS AND DRAIN WELL. PLACE CREAM IN SAUTE PAN, ADD CHEESE AND BRING TO A SIMMER. CONTINUE TO STIR UNTIL COMPLETELY MELTED. TOSS WITH HOT DRAINED PASTA, AND SEASON WITH SALT AND PEPPER, PLACE IN SOUP CROCK. SERVED ON LINED SOUP PLATE WITH PLAIN FRIES AND A SOUP SPOON.

– Rusty Bucket is located in Indianapolis at 1130 West 86th Street and is open:
o Monday through Thursday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.
o Friday and Saturday: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
o Sunday: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

– For more information, visit www.MyRustyBucket.com.

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