Fresh + Local: Taking sweet-and-sour from tacky to terrific

Fresh + Local: Taking sweet-and-sour from tacky to terrific

By Carolyn Doyle Sweet-and-sour. Once deemed an exotic treat, today some consider it downright tacky. But sweet-and-sour doesn’t have to be topped with maraschino cherries. It doesn’t have to feature batter-dipped chunks of pork. Heck, it doesn’t need to have meat at all. And if you order it when you think no one’s looking, you […]

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Petite Chou in Clay Terrace to become a Patachou

Petite Chou in Clay Terrace to become a Patachou

Restaurateur Martha Hoover will gain a Cafe Patachou — and lose a Petite Chou — when the Clay Terrace Cafe Patachou location undergoes a transformation Oct. 14. The store will close to make the switch and will reopen as a Cafe Patachou on October 15th. According to Patachou brand manager Christina Pippen, the conversion of […]

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 […]