Jolene’s Blog

Happy New Year

It was a loooong 2017, wasn’t it? But here we are, on a bright, clear January day, with a bright new year ahead of us. I’m looking forward to better days ahead, and I wish you all the same!


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Happy New Year
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It was a loooong 2017, wasn't it? But here we are, on a bright, clear January day, with a bri… Read More

Festiva changes hands, remains open
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Remember when George Munoz of La Chinita Poblana said when he closed the Broad Ripple taco shop… Read More

Broad Ripple taco shop to close
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Better get your sweet potato fries and your tilapia tacos while you can. La Chinita Poblana owner Ge… Read More

Duos to open in Indy City Market
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Amid the bad news of restaurant closings in Indianapolis, it's nice to hear some good news of expans… Read More

In Praise of Supper Clubs
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When was the last time you had dinner with friends?  While looking for an email about the local dining group Circle City Supper Club, I found this draft of a story that appeared in The Star in 2008… Read More





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Eat Drink Indy Podcast on WFYI HD2

Chef Steven Oakley of Oakley’s Bistro dishes on what it was like to win on “Beat Boby Flay,” and we hear from Buck Creak Winery, Easley Winery and the Indy International Wine Competition’s Christian Butzke. Listen here

Chef John Adams talks about his menu featuring dishes from countries affected by the White House travel ban, plus Brewers of Indiana Guild’s Rob Caputo discusses Indiana craft beer, and in the third in our series on local chocolatiers, Julie Bolejack of Chocolate for the Spirit dishes on Valentine’s Day. Listen Here.

For our second feature in a series on local choclatiers, Jolene talks with Elizabeth Garner of The Best Chocolate in Town about the shop’s recent expansion. Jolene also interviews Jonathan Lawler of Brandywine Creek Farms about his efforts to raise fresh produce for local food banks. Listen Here.

Jolene interviews celeb chef Alex Guarneschelli, who is headlining the Fantastic Food Fest in Indianapolis. She also gets a Zoobilation preview, checks out a new chocolate shop and explains more about The Recipe Box Project. Listen Here.