Winterfest recap: floor space, food and favorites

Feb 1st, 2015 | Craft beer, Events, News

By Liz Joss The Brewers of Indiana Guild pulled off another successful Winterfest Saturday, with 102 breweries serving 6,000 attendees. The Guild wisely doubled the floor space this year without selling more tickets, so there was less jostling but just as much fun. The biggest change I noticed this year wasn’t the beer, but a … more »

Check out the WFYI and EatDrinkIndy cookie contest entries

Dec 22nd, 2014 | Cook, Events, News

Just in time for Christmas, and WFYI partnered for a holiday cookie contest — with some very tasty results. We accepted a dozen entries and convened a panel of chefs — A. Rene Trevino of Rene’s Bakery, Nicole Ankney Anderson of Four Birds Bakery and Thom England of Ivy Tech Community College — who … more »

Enter the WFYI and EatDrinkIndy cookie contest

Dec 9th, 2014 | Cook, Events, News

Yes, Virginia, there is a cookie contest! And WFYI and are sponsoring it this year. So find your favorite recipe and email it to We’ll pick 10 recipes, and finalists will drop off a dozen cookies to WFYI on Thursday, Dec. 18, by 11 a.m. for judging later that day. I know there are … more »

Cocktail throw-down launches new beverage group

Sep 30th, 2014 | Events, News, Wine & Spirits

It wasn’t just a cocktail competition. Yes, the recent Chef vs. Bartender event at Thunderbird pitted owner and award-winning bartender Joshua Gonzales and his team against James Beard semifinalist chef Aaron Butts and his team from Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. And, yes, there was plenty of trash talking and plenty of booze flowing. The … more »

Still time to get tix for Chef vs. Bartender

Sep 29th, 2014 | Events, News, Wine & Spirits

No plans on a Monday night? You can still get tickets for tonight’s Chef vs Bartender event at Thunderbird, 1127 Shelby St. The 6 p.m. cocktail competition puts Thunderbird owner and award-winning bartender Joshua Gonzales up against chef and James Beard semifinalist Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. Attendees can watch — and … more »

Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island turns 100

Sep 16th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

by Jolene Ketzenberger Sometimes, you just have to hit the road. I was pining for a little country scenery recently, so John and I  made plans awhile back to hit the state roads and take a drive. We typically head to southern Indiana, but this time we pointed the car north and made arrangements to … more »

Food, music at Indy Veg Fest

Aug 22nd, 2014 | Events, News

Still making plans for Saturday? Check out the 14th Indy Annual Veg Fest sponsored by the Indianapolis Vegetarian Society.  The event runs from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. and will be held at the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St. Tickets are $15 per person at the door. You’ll find food from … more »

My picks for Devour Downtown

Aug 20th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

Who doesn’t love a bargain? And that’s exactly what Devour Downtown should be — a way to try a pricy, new place you might otherwise skip or an enticement to revisit an old favorite restaurant or a way to save a little money and get a little more bang for your buck, right? Well, that’s … more »

‘King Cocktail’ Dale DeGroff in Indy

Aug 14th, 2014 | Events, News, Wine & Spirits

When bartending legend, author and James Beard award-winner Dale DeGroff spoke in Indianapolis recently, he opened with a rendition of “Your Cheatin’ Heart.” Music was included throughout his talk — as were cocktails, of course. In fact, attendees at the Southern Wine & Spirits-sponsored event, held at The Hi-Fi in Fountain Square, got to sample … more »
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