Oceanaire to host charity dinner featuring top chefs

Apr 16th, 2014 | Events, News, Restaurants

If you need a example of how much the local dining scene has changed in the last four or five years, just take a look at the lineup for tomorrow night’s charity dinner at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The $100-per-person dinner, to benefit the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, will feature dishes from … more »

Check out Citizen Hash food truck at Hashcapade event

Mar 28th, 2014 | Events, News

So what’s a Hashcapade? Inspired by a great restaurant dish of smoked trout hash, Portland-based writer Clark Haas was inspired to start experimenting with hash recipes. The end results was his recently released Hashcapades cookbook, but along the way he started hosting monthly Hashcapade get-togethers in restaurants, posting photos on Facebook and tweeting about the … more »

Indiana farm hosts maple syrup festival

Feb 17th, 2014 | Events, News, Travel

By Kelley Jordan Heneveld Truly a family operation, LM Sugarbush is run by Leane Goering, her two daughters, Jenny and Emily, and their husbands Nic and Robert. They manage 40 acres of trees — that’s about 2,400 trees with about 5,000 tap holes and 14 miles of tubing. After more than 30 years, they are … more »

Chefs’ Night Off photo gallery

Feb 11th, 2014 | Events, News, Restaurants

Here are few, well, okay, a lot, of photos from the Feb. 10 Chefs’ Night Off dinner at Thunderbird. The short story is that the food was great, the chefs did a terrific job, it was a sold-out house and people seemed to enjoy themselves. If you need any proof of the popularity of the … more »

Libertine to host next Chefs’ Night Off

Feb 10th, 2014 | Events, News

The next Chefs’ Night Off dinner in Indianapolis is planned for Sunday, April 13, at The Libertine Liquor Bar, 38 E. Washington St. According to Chefs’ Night Off coordinator RJ Wall, chefs participating in the second in a series of pop-up dinners include Erin Till, director of operations at Neal Brown Hospitality Group; Rachel Hanson, sous chef … more »

Get your tix for Film to Fork movie series

Feb 6th, 2014 | Events, News

Tickets are on sale now for the Indianapolis International Film Fest’s Film to Fork movie series, which pairs food-driven films with themed menus. Presented by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University and in partnership with the Indy Food Council, the Indy film fest’s goal, said president Craig Mince, “is to create a shared experience around film.  By incorporating … more »

A poutine crawl in Indy? It could happen

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

So here’s how it got started: Matthew Socey posted a link on Facebook to a Chicago poutine fest, and I asked if we could have one here…like, a poutine crawl. And then it just took off from there. You can check out the thread on Facebook, but it looks like a SoBro poutine crawl is … more »

Volunteers needed for Dig-IN

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

Here’s a little something to ward off the Snowpocalypse chill: Think about what you’ll be doing in August. On Sunday, Aug. 24, to be exact. Well, you could be volunteering for Dig-IN, the local food fest in White River State Park.  The good folks at Dig-IN are lining up volunteers now and will be meeting … more »

Zoobilation tickets on sale

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

Zoobilation has become Indy’s biggest food bash, and if you’re hoping to go this year, you’re not alone — last year more than 5,000 people attended the black tie event and raised a record $1.6 million for the Indianapolis Zoo. The fundraiser features food and drink from 70 local restaurants. I’ve had the good fortune … more »

Charcuterie expert Brian Polcyn to teach class in Indy

Jan 29th, 2014 | Events, News

Big news for charcuterie fans. Chef/author Brian Polcyn of Forest Grill in Birmingham, Mich., will be teaching a two-day class in Indianapolis in April. Polcyn is the co-author, with food writer Michael Ruhlman, of “Charcuterie: The Craft of Salting, Smoking, and Curing” and “Salumi: The Craft of Italian Dry Curing” and has been a James Beard … more »
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