Jolene’s Blog

Play along: Match the Indy restaurants with their Yelp review

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 »

The first new blog post in months

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 »

My week in food obsessions

Mar 27th, 2015 | Jolene’s Blog, News

Cooking. Restaurants. Ingredients. Chefs. Wine and spirits. Cookbooks. Farmers’ markets. Food sites. Yeah, I pretty much think about food-and-drink-related stuff just about all the time. so here are things I’m obsessing about right now. Tasting menus. I love the idea of small portions of a lot of things, trying a collection of dishes that a … more »

Petite Chou in Clay Terrace to become a Patachou

Oct 7th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Restaurateur Martha Hoover will gain a Cafe Patachou — and lose a Petite Chou — when the Clay Terrace Cafe Patachou location undergoes a transformation Oct. 14. The store will close to make the switch and will reopen as a Cafe Patachou on October 15th. According to Patachou brand manager Christina Pippen, the conversion of … more »

Louisville’s Quills Coffee to open in Indy

Oct 1st, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Indy’s canal district just keeps getting better. Not only is Burgerhaus opening, but the area is also getting a coffee shop. According to a recent release, Louisville’s Quills Coffee will open its first Indianapolis café in November at 9 on Canal, the same development that includes Burgerhaus. Founded in 2007 by Nathan and Amy Quillo … more »

‘Farm-to-curb’ food a hit at The Mug

Oct 1st, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Business was so good on opening weekend at The Mug, a “farm-to-curb” drive-in restaurant in Greenfield, that the restaurant’s Facebook page was telling fans “no mas” — because they were literally out of food. The drive-in, which sources its meat and many other products locally,  was so busy last weekend that by Saturday night the … more »

Racing team chef to open Broad Ripple restaurant

Sep 30th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

So this is fun. Chip Ganassi Racing chef Rafael Mendoza will be opening a taco shop in Broad Ripple. To be called George’s Mexican Taco’s, the new restaurant will be located at 801 Broad Ripple Ave. in the former Za Pizzeria spot. Mendoza, who specializes in seafood and gourmet fare when cooking for Ganassi, said … 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 »

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 »

New food market to open in Fountain Square

Aug 8th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Shop

Ever wondered about that former garage at 1015 Virginia Ave. in Fountain Square and thought, ‘I wish something cool would go in there?’ Well, I have, and I was happy to find out that something cool is indeed going in that space. And I was even happier to hear that it’s going to be a … more »
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