TMIP Restaurant is a ten seat, Native American-inspired restaurant situated on Exterior Farm. What you eat here was predominantly grown here, or was sourced from a farm very nearby. We focus on shedding light on the “old world style restaurant,” where the people that work here also live here, making the restaurant an extension of their homes.
We offer a 12 course menu. We ask that you choose one when you make your reservation. Regretfully, we cannot accommodate restrictions, however, we will accommodate allergies if it is possible.
TMIP Restaurant is located at 8734 W 400 N in Michigan City, Indiana. Reservations can be made by via phone Monday thru Friday from noon to 3pm at (219) 814-4930.
Brandon Baltzley has been cooking as long as he can remember. He has put in time at restaurants from New York, to Pittsburgh and Chicago. Brandon founded Crux, a nomadic culinary collective in 2011 after noticing the lack of communication and collaborative attitude in kitchens. Wanting to set down roots and commit to his growing appreciation of cultivating and cooking truly local ingredients, Brandon teamed up with longtime friend, Leigh Hansen to build TMIP restaurant at Exterior Farm. Brandon is a proud participant of events propagating ideas in sustainability, collaboration, and culinary research like Cook It Raw and Terroir.
Leigh Hansen began farming as an apprentice on an organic farm in Maine while on leave of absence from a doctoral program at University of Chicago. Family roots in farming initially drew her to the idea, but a shared vision of pairing a small scale farm with a restaurant, tailored specifically to highlight the ever changing availability of product in its prime, led her to shelve academia and open TMIP at Exterior Farm.