Author: Eat Drink Indy

Lots of changes in Indianapolis restaurant kitchens

Jun 24th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

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 … more »

R bistro owner to open carry-out market

Jun 24th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

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 … more »

Bluebeard owners snap up southside pizza place

Jun 20th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Three of the partners in Bluebeard are expanding their horizons — in pizza. Tom, Sherry and Eddie Battista just closed on a deal to buy the Pasquale’s Pizza and Pasta at 1135 E. Troy Ave. Tom Battista, who owns buildings that house some of the city’s finest chef-driven restaurants, is friends with long-time Pasquale’s owner … more »

Michael Symon’s B Spot coming to Indianapolis

Jun 17th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

I mentioned earlier this spring here on EatDrinkIndy that Cleveland’s “Iron Chef” Michael Symon was scouting Indianapolis restaurant locations. According to a Cleveland business publication, Symon will indeed be bringing his B Spot burger restaurant to Indianapolis. “The company has been busy expanding its popular B Spot burger joints,” reported Crain’s Cleveland Business this week, “adding … more »

Kincaid’s butcher shop employee on ‘Food Network Star’

Jun 17th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

By Jolene Ketzenberger Picking up some steaks at Kincaid’s this weekend? Say hello to 27-year-old meat cutter Loreal Gavin while you’re there, and you just might be chatting with the next Food Network star. While living in California last fall, Gavin answered an ad and tried out for “Food Network Star,” the reality program that … more »

Great weather and food at Zoobilation

Jun 14th, 2014 | News

It didn’t rain, it wasn’t windy, and the temperature was perfect for Zoobilation this year. Here are just a few of the great dishes from local restaurants:

A win for artisan cheesemakers

Jun 11th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

Don’t mess with the cheese. That seems to be the thought behind consumer reaction to the FDA’s recent “policy clarification” about not using wooden boards to age cheese. You can read a recent Forbes story on the controversy,  “FDA May Destroy American Artisan Cheese Industry,” here. According to Forbes, “The FDA’s decree came after the New … more »

Hotel Tango distillery looking at late-summer opening

Jun 10th, 2014 | News, Wine & Spirits

By Chris Bavender When Travis Barnes and his wife, Hilary, were getting ready to graduate from law school in 2013, they realized the job market for attorneys wasn’t looking that great. Travis — who was keeping an eye on a proposed state law that would allow already licensed breweries, wineries or distilleries to receive a … more »

A better breakfast casserole

Jun 8th, 2014 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog, News

I have several breakfast casserole recipes — all variations on the eggs-sausage-cheese theme — but I tried one today that just might become my new favorite. This recipe, adapted from, gets a flavor boost from the sun-dried tomatoes; I think artichokes or mushrooms might be a good addition too. The original recipe calls for … more »
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