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April can’t be trusted

Apr 21st, 2018 | Jolene’s Blog, News

It’s always one of those months when it’s never really reliably warm. Especially this year. I mean, it’s almost May, and it still feels like it could snow. Or freeze. Or something. You just can’t count on April. I just want some nice, warm, 70-degree days. But apparently, that’s too much to ask. Today, for … more »

Happy New Year

Jan 1st, 2018 | Jolene’s Blog

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!

Festiva changes hands, remains open

Jan 1st, 2018 | News, Restaurants

Remember when George Munoz of La Chinita Poblana said when he closed the Broad Ripple taco shop that an opportunity came up that he just couldn’t pass up? Well, that opportunity was to become an owner of Festiva. Festiva founders Peter George and Tom Main approached him last fall, Munoz said, and he takes over … more »

Broad Ripple taco shop to close

Nov 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Better get your sweet potato fries and your tilapia tacos while you can. La Chinita Poblana owner George Munoz said that the tiny Broad Ripple taco shop with the Asian fusion menu will close Nov. 18.  But he was quick to add that “it’s not the doom and gloom of the restaurant business.” Rather, he … more »

Duos to open in Indy City Market

Jul 13th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Amid the bad news of restaurant closings in Indianapolis, it’s nice to hear some good news of expansion. Duos, the popular restaurant from Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, which also has locations at Eskenazi Health and in the International Medical Group building at Meridian and 30th streets  — as well as a food … more »

In Praise of Supper Clubs

Jul 8th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog

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.  It’s about supper clubs — friends who get together regularly to cook and enjoy a meal and … more »

Chef Brad Gates heading to Indy’s new Hedge Row

Jun 30th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

So here’s the official word about what’s next for Brad Gates, formerly of Gates Catering and The Pantry at the Indianapolis City Market. He has joined The Kitchen Restaurant Group and will be head chef at Hedge Row, which will open this fall on Mass Ave. The company planned to make the announcement Friday. He … more »

St. Elmo adds 40-year-old Glenfiddich to menu

Jun 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

A 40-year-old Scotch whisky – placed in barrels to age when Jimmy Carter was president and bottled 40 years later – is now available at an Indianapolis restaurant. St. Elmo Steak House has secured a bottle of 40-year-old Glenfiddich, one of only 600 available worldwide, said general manager Richard Edwards. “It’s the only one in … more »

Italian Street Fest this weekend

Jun 9th, 2017 | Events, News

The Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival takes place Friday, June 9th, and Saturday, June 10th, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St. and surrounding Lacy Park. During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. “Every year, we are thrilled to invite the … more »

Reaction to closure of Owner’s Wife in downtown Indy

Jun 2nd, 2017 | News, Restaurants

The Indianapolis restaurant community reacted today to the news of The Owner’s Wife closing in downtown Indianapolis. Chef Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth, who served as consulting chef for the restaurant, released a statement: “I’m saddened to hear the news about The Owner’s Wife closing,” he said. “I had such a great time consulting on the … more »
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