Fresh + Local: Braising brings out best in late-season beans

Fresh + Local: Braising brings out best in late-season beans

By Carolyn Doyle Roasted, quickly sautéed or maybe steamed tender-crisp – early-season green beans are easy to prepare. But this time of year, the beans from your garden or at the farm markets are likely to be of the more mature variety.  Braising is the way to get maximum flavor and tenderness out of these […]

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Day drinking at Milktooth: a few suggestions

Day drinking at Milktooth: a few suggestions

The much-anticipated Milktooth from chef/owner Jonathan Brooks is finally open, and I’m sure the breakfast/lunch/brunch place is going to be plenty popular — especially on weekends, when diners will definitely be ordering from the cocktail list.  What to try? I liked the Blood Meridian cocktail, made with spiced rum, cranberry vodka and tawny port. It’s […]

Louisville’s Quills Coffee to open in Indy

Louisville’s Quills Coffee to open in Indy

Indy’s canal district just keeps getting better. Not only is Burgerhaus opening, but the area is also getting a coffee shop. According to a recent release, Louisville’s Quills Coffee will open its first Indianapolis café in November at 9 on Canal, the same development that includes Burgerhaus. Founded in 2007 by Nathan and Amy Quillo […]

‘Farm-to-curb’ food a hit at The Mug

‘Farm-to-curb’ food a hit at The Mug

Business was so good on opening weekend at The Mug, a “farm-to-curb” drive-in restaurant in Greenfield, that the restaurant’s Facebook page was telling fans “no mas” — because they were literally out of food. The drive-in, which sources its meat and many other products locally,  was so busy last weekend that by Saturday night the […]

Racing team chef to open Broad Ripple restaurant

Racing team chef to open Broad Ripple restaurant

So this is fun. Chip Ganassi Racing chef Rafael Mendoza will be opening a taco shop in Broad Ripple. To be called George’s Mexican Taco’s, the new restaurant will be located at 801 Broad Ripple Ave. in the former Za Pizzeria spot. Mendoza, who specializes in seafood and gourmet fare when cooking for Ganassi, said […]

Cocktail throw-down launches new beverage group

Cocktail throw-down launches new beverage group

It wasn’t just a cocktail competition. Yes, the recent Chef vs. Bartender event at Thunderbird pitted owner and award-winning bartender Joshua Gonzales and his team against James Beard semifinalist chef Aaron Butts and his team from Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. And, yes, there was plenty of trash talking and plenty of booze flowing. The […]

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