Heat up the holiday with a jalapeño cocktail

Heat up the holiday with a jalapeño cocktail

I’ve been kind of taken with spicy cocktails lately, so when this recipe showed up in my email inbox recently, I thought it might be fun for the Fourth of July. Lots of local cocktail bars are featuring spicy drinks, but you can find this one at Marco’s, 2380 E. 54th St., the Mucky Duck, 4425 […]

Former Indianapolis residents return to discover ‘food renaissance’

Former Indianapolis residents return to discover ‘food renaissance’

By Chad & Elizabeth Heeter Our family has been away from Indianapolis for five years, living in New York City and then the Middle East, and upon returning, we can’t help but notice what’s taking place: a dynamic and delicious food renaissance. Like a tourist discovering Indy for the first time, it’s thrilling to read […]

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How will you cook those Fourth of July burgers?

How will you cook those Fourth of July burgers?

So I’ve been thinking about burgers lately — just in time for Fourth of July grilling, right? Well, wrong, apparently. I haven’t been especially happy with the burgers I’ve made on the grill lately, so I’ve been taking a look at some local chef-made burgers, like this one, from Black Market: Or this one, from […]

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Old and new on the Indy craft beer scene

Old and new on the Indy craft beer scene

By Will Carroll There’s a lot of new on the Indy beer scene, but there’s also a lot of old. Let’s talk about the older breweries first. Sun King and Oaken Barrel are two of the giants of the local scene, but have gone in very different directions over the last five years. Both will […]

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Lots of changes in Indianapolis restaurant kitchens

Lots of changes in Indianapolis restaurant kitchens

May and June have been busy months in the Indianapolis restaurant biz, with plenty of openings and staff changes. Erin Kem at R bistro will be taking over as executive chef when owner Regina Mehallick turns her attention to getting her new carry-out market, R2GO, open. Alan Sternberg left the Cunningham Group’s Mesh on Mass […]

R bistro owner to open carry-out market

R bistro owner to open carry-out market

By Jolene Ketzenberger Regina Mehallick, who opened the highly regarded R bistro 13 years ago at 888 Massachusetts Ave., will be opening a carry-out market at 1101 N. College Ave., a building that was built in 1927 and is currently undergoing renovation. Erin Kem, Mehallick’s longtime sous chef at R bistro, will take over as […]

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