Nov 24th, 2015 | Jolene’s Blog
Author: Eat Drink Indy
Last Saturday I got the chance to interview celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali, who was signing his new cookbook at Market District in Carmel. The only catch? All the local food writers in line to talk to the famous chef would only get five minutes. So I figured I’d get the most info with … more »
Nov 23rd, 2015 | Jolene’s Blog
If you’ve been following along on Facebook about the Chefs’ Thanksgiving event that I put together with chef Thom England, you’ve seen some of the photos of the competitions he and Karen Mangia came up with. One of them was a match-the-restaurant-with-its-Yelp-review game. Some of the chefs got six or seven out of 10 — … more »
Sultana, a Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar, has opened — very softly — in the recently renovated building at 1107 N. College Ave. The building also houses the newish R2Go market. Sultana offers a menu of appetizers, sandwiches, kabobs, some vegetarian options and dinner entrees. Most menu items range from 7 to $15. Owner … more »
Restaurateur Scott Wise continues to expand his Scotty’s Brewhouse brand with another college town location and the company’s first in Illinois. Wise announced this week that his latest Brewhouse location would open in the spring of 2016 just one mile away from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus at at 2001 S. Neil St. within … more »
Happy to see that Broad Ripple is getting a noodle shop. Chiang Mai Thai Noodle coming soon to the former Mediterra restaurant space at 815 Westfield Blvd.
It’s great to see that Spice Box has opened in its new location at 719 Virginia Ave. And if that address seems familiar, well, it probably is. Spice Box has taken over the former Rook space, while the Rook team finishes up the build out at their new location up the street in the Slate … more »
I stopped in yesterday at Reata, a new country bar located at 247 S. Meridian St. Chef Justin Bauerle has built a solid southwestern-inspired menu with some good-looking tacos, several hefty burgers and some killer mac and cheese. Now, it’s also a sports bar with 17 TVs and two separate rooms that will be decked … more »
Eat Drink Indiana Radio podcast All about the “Indy Chef Chicks” Chocoate & Coffee pop-up diner. Interviews with Julie Bolejack of Chocolate for the Spirit, Erin Kem of R bistro, Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard, Zoe Taylor of Milktooth and Jessica Taylor of Marrow and the USBG. Listen here.
Oct 29th, 2015 | Jolene’s Blog
Hi — Welcome back! I haven’t blogged in ages, mostly because I didn’t have my nifty new website set up like I wanted. But thanks to the nice folks at Fight For Small, I think things around here are looking pretty good. And that’s kind of how things are for me right now – looking … more »