Jolene’s Blog

Learn spice blending from a master

I hear about a lot of cool food-related events, but I can’t always get to them or even just get them posted. But this one is too good to miss. Cardinal Spirits in Bloomington is hosting master spice blender Lior Lev Sercarz, author of The Art of Blending and The Spice Companion and owner of … more »


Where to eat now


611 East St., Indianapolis

Cannon Ball Brewing

1702 Bellefontaine St., Indianapolis


Gallery Pastry Shop
1101 E. 54th St., Indianapolis

St. Elmo adds 40-year-old Glenfiddich to menu
Eat Drink Indy

A 40-year-old Scotch whisky – placed in barrels to age when Jimmy Carter was president and bottled 4… Read More

Italian Street Fest this weekend
Eat Drink Indy

The Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival takes place Friday, June 9th, and Saturday, June 10th, from… Read More

Reaction to closure of Owner's Wife in downtown Indy
Eat Drink Indy

The Indianapolis restaurant community reacted today to the news of The Owner's Wife closing in downt… Read More

Owner's Wife to close in downtown Indy
Eat Drink Indy

New concept coming to upstairs at Brugge After a little more than three months, The Owner’s Wife re… Read More

Still no James Beard finalists for Indy
Eat Drink Indy

The short list of finalists for the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards was… 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.