Jolene’s Blog

Shrubs turn fruit and vinegar into cocktails

Last fall I discovered shrubs, the fruit and vinegar syrups that were originally a Colonial-era way to preserve fruit but which can be used to create terrific cocktails. ¬†Shrubs, or drinking vinegars, can be mixed with sparkling water for a non-alcoholic drink or with a compatible spirit (such as bourbon) for a great cocktail. In … more »

Lunchtime shopping at Traders Point Creamery

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

So I was at Traders Point Creamery’s Loft Restaurant today to interview executive chef Brandon Canfield for this Saturday’s “Eat Drink Indiana Radio” program. After a great conversation about honest food, farm-to-fork dining and how he creates a dish with his favorite spring ingredients, I did a little shopping in the creamery’s farm store. They’ve … more »

Restaurant news on WISH-TV’s Indy Style

May 5th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

I’ll be on WISH-TV’s Indy Style Tuesday morning with plenty of restaurant info. A new pizza place in Carmel, frozen treats in Broad Ripple and a restaurant with a raw bar — and a super-hot plancha grill station — that’s opening soon downtown. You can also get an update on Rev, the new food event … more »

Nicey Treat opens shop in Broad Ripple

May 4th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

You don’t have to wait for the farmers’ market for your favorite frozen treat any more. Nicey Treat opened this past weekend in its brick-and-mortar location at 916 Westfield Blvd. You’ve seen Nicey Treat’s Jeff Patrick out and about for the past couple seasons with his bicycle cart selling his all-natural frozen treats. But now … more »

Eat Drink Indiana Radio update — planting herbs

Apr 28th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog

Tune in every Saturday from noon to 1 p.m. for Eat Drink Indiana Radio on 88.1 FM and at RadioMom.org. I’ll have interview with a variety of people involved in the Central Indiana food scene — from farmers and food artisans to chefs and restaurateurs to craft beer and cocktail specialists. And if you miss … more »

EatDrinkIndy goes multimedia

Apr 8th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

Lots of exciting stuff going on here at EatDrinkIndy. Not only did we welcome our first sponsor — Glazer’s is now sponsoring the EatDrinkIndy Wine & Spirits page — but EatDrinkIndy is expanding to radio and TV as well. Starting April 19, you can listen to “Eat Drink Indiana” every Saturday from noon to 1 … more »

A blast from the past

Apr 5th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog

Well, this should be interesting. I’m going to a small reunion of people who worked at the paper where I got my first job out of college. It was a twice-a-week paper in Attica, Ind., where I covered everything from drainage board meetings to a murder trial. I shot and developed photos too. In a … more »
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