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

Long Branch

2205 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis


1217 E. 16th St., Indianapolis


Mile Square Bistro

443 N. Pennsylvania St., Indianapolis

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

Long-awaited Owner's Wife to open soon in Indy
Eat Drink Indy

For all of you waiting for news on The Owner's Wife, here's the press release annoucing the opening.… Read More

Indiana has five 2017 James Beard semifinalists
Eat Drink Indy

Coming at a very volatile time for the Indianapolis restaurant community, the James Beard Foundation… Read More

Learn spice blending from a master
Eat Drink Indy

I hear about a lot of cool food-related events, but I can’t always get to them or even just get them… Read More

Neal Brown to close Mass Ave Pizzology; will reopen as Stella
Eat Drink Indy

Indy's restaurant scene is definitely in the midst of a shakeup. On the heels of last week's announc… Read More






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Eat Drink Indy Podcast on WFYI HD2

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.