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Scotty’s Brewhouse to open in Plainfield and expand into Ohio

May 13th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Just after opening the Scotty’s Dawghouse location on the Butler University campus, Scott Wise said today that his latest Brewhouse location will open in Oxford, Ohio, in mid-August on the Miami University campus. A Plainfield restaurant, to be located inside Plainfield Village, is scheduled to open in October. Both restaurants will feature the traditional Scotty’s Brewhouse food … more »

Cafe and market to open on East Washington Street

Apr 20th, 2016 | News

I couldn’t resist posting this too! Has anyone else been watching this little place and waiting for it to open? Pia Urban Cafe & Market is having its grand opening event April 23. I’m looking forward to the Puerto Rican coffee and the medianoche, a sandwich that’s similar to a Cubano but often smaller and made … more »

New “coastal cuisine” restaurant to open on Mass Ave

Apr 20th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Along with the news that The Owner’s Wife will be opening soon, there’s another nearby restaurant that I’m surprised that we haven’t heard more about. A restaurant called Sea Salt on Mass will be opening in May in the Millikan on Mass building. The “polished casual” restaurant, to be located at 505 Massachusetts Ave., will … more »

New brew pub to open soon in downtown Indianapolis

Apr 20th, 2016 | Craft beer, News

What is sure to be a high-profile Indianapolis brew pub will be opening soon – with a high-profile consulting chef — but oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be on the radar of local publications at all. I don’t know why it hasn’t made any local lists of “restaurants we’re looking forward to” or things like … more »

Enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

Apr 15th, 2016 | Events, News

I know you’re out there. You’ve got that great food biz idea. And some of you need to take that idea and enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Indy has so many creative food entrepreneurs that this year’s challenge is going to be a great competition. Anyone with a cool food or beverage business concept … more »

Sign up for a road trip to a Story Inn wine dinner

Apr 13th, 2016 | Events, News

Here it is: an Eat Drink Indy road trip! It’s time to hit the road and get out of town, at least for an evening.  I’ve been working with Taste Indy Food Tours to create a cool road trip to the Story Inn in Brown County on Sunday, April 24. We’ll leave at 3:30 p.m. … more »

No Indy finalists on 2016 James Beard Award list

Mar 15th, 2016 | Uncategorized

The finalists for the 2016 James Beard Awards were announced today, and Indianapolis is not represented among the nominees. All nominees for Best Chef in the Great Lakes region, which includes Indiana, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan, are from Chicago restaurants. Indianapolis semifinalists this year included Greg Hardesty of Recess, Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth and Abbi … more »

Five James Beard Award semifinalists for Indy

Feb 17th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

The James Beard Foundation Restaurant & Chef Award semifinalists were announced today, and Indianapolis has garnered five semifinalist spots. In the Best Chef Great Lakes Region, Greg Hardesty of Recess made the semifinalist list for the fifth time. Chef Abbi Merriss, whose restaurant Bluebeard was a semifinalist in the national category of Best New Restaurant … more »

R bistro to close Feb. 27 — “It was a great run”

Feb 1st, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Opening R2GO market and stepping away from the kitchen at R bistro was supposed to gain chef/owner Regina Mehallick more time for herself. It just didn’t work out that way. Although longtime R bistro sous chef Erin Kem took over the restaurant’s kitchen in the summer of 2014, Mehallick often found herself working weekends at the … more »

Award-winning R bistro to close in Indianapolis

Feb 1st, 2016 | News, Restaurants

R bistro, one of the city’s top-rated restaurants, will close its doors Feb. 27, 2016, after 15 years of business. Located at 888 Massachusetts Ave., the restaurant is owned and operated by executive chef Regina Mehallick and her husband, Jim Mehallick of Indianapolis. “This decision is very difficult because I take great joy in creating delicious … more »
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