Heading to Indianapolis for the Indy 500 this weekend? While the professional drivers are starting their engines, you can fuel up yourself with the official race day menu, created by chef Jonathan Williams, regional chef of Levy Restaurants. Unsurprisingly, there’s a ton of comfort foods: Southern BBQ, po’boys, and short ribs, for instance. But the star of the show is undeniably DraftServ: the beer robot who will serve you your frothy libation of choice during the race.
This beer robot, in case you were wondering, is the “first-ever mobile self-serve beer trailer.” It boasts 28 beers on tap and a self-serve dispenser activated by pre-paid cards. We’re a little bit disappointed, because we were picturing a robot butler. However, DraftServ makes up for it with its built-in DJ booth.
“My goal is to design the food around the guest at Indy 500,” chef Williams told The Daily Meal. “This year, you’ll see track staples like hand-dipped corn dogs, signature Brickyard burgers, and pork tenderloin, and a twist to our luxury boxes with the introduction of bone-in carved short rib, local farm heirloom tomato salad, and signature steakhouse packages. It’s a food emporium!”
Some of the menu highlights include BBQ chicken poutine, a peppercorn steak sandwich, grilled Indiana corn, and a fish po’boy made with the catch of the day.