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St. Elmo adds 40-year-old Glenfiddich to menu

Jun 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

A 40-year-old Scotch whisky – placed in barrels to age when Jimmy Carter was president and bottled 40 years later – is now available at an Indianapolis restaurant. St. Elmo Steak House has secured a bottle of 40-year-old Glenfiddich, one of only 600 available worldwide, said general manager Richard Edwards. “It’s the only one in … more »

Italian Street Fest this weekend

Jun 9th, 2017 | Events, News

The Holy Rosary Italian Street Festival takes place Friday, June 9th, and Saturday, June 10th, from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. at the historic Catholic Church, 520 Stevens St. and surrounding Lacy Park. During the event, the area will transform into an outdoor Italian festival and celebration. “Every year, we are thrilled to invite the … more »

Reaction to closure of Owner’s Wife in downtown Indy

Jun 2nd, 2017 | News, Restaurants

The Indianapolis restaurant community reacted today to the news of The Owner’s Wife closing in downtown Indianapolis. Chef Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth, who served as consulting chef for the restaurant, released a statement: “I’m saddened to hear the news about The Owner’s Wife closing,” he said. “I had such a great time consulting on the … more »

Owner’s Wife to close in downtown Indy

Jun 1st, 2017 | News, Restaurants

New concept coming to upstairs at Brugge After a little more than three months, The Owner’s Wife restaurant in downtown Indianapolis is closing, the latest in a string of high-profile closures. Just in the past two weeks, owners of the Elbow Room, a longtime downtown pub on Pennsylvania Street, and LongBranch, a newcomer at 22nd … more »

Still no James Beard finalists for Indy

Mar 15th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

The short list of finalists for the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards was announced today. None of Indiana’s semifinalists made the list of nominees. Five Indiana names were on the “long list” of semifinalists that was released last month, including three from Indianapolis. Milktooth chef/owner Jonathan Brooks and Bluebeard chef/partner Abbi Merriss were … more »

Long-awaited Owner’s Wife to open soon in Indy

Feb 17th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

For all of you waiting for news on The Owner’s Wife, here’s the press release annoucing the opening. The Owner’s Wife will officially open its doors on Feb. 26 in Indianapolis’ historic Chatham Arch and Massachusetts Avenue district. The project is led by Outliers Brewery and Brugge Brasserie’s husband and wife team, Ted Miller and … more »

Indiana has five 2017 James Beard semifinalists

Feb 15th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Coming at a very volatile time for the Indianapolis restaurant community, the James Beard Foundation Restaurant & Chef Award semifinalists were announced today. Amid news of longtime restaurants closing and others rebranding, just four Indiana chefs and restaurateurs made what is often called the “long list” of semifinalists. In the category of Best Chef Great … more »

Neal Brown to close Mass Ave Pizzology; will reopen as Stella

Feb 7th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Indy’s restaurant scene is definitely in the midst of a shakeup. On the heels of last week’s announcemet from Greg Hardesty that he will be closing Recess and Neal Brown taking the space for his Japanese restaurant Ukiyo, Brown has more news for local food fans. He will be closing his Massachusetts Avenue Pizzology on … more »

Recess to close in Indy

Feb 2nd, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Greg Hardesty, one of Indianapolis’ top chefs, has said he will close Recess, his 49th Street and College Avenue restaurant, on Feb. 18. “After seven years, I’ve decided to close Recess,” he said. “We’re going to shut down on the 18th. That’ll be our last night. Get your reservations now.” He also encouraged people to … more »

Fantastic Food Fest brings celeb chefs and more to Indy

Jan 16th, 2017 | Events, News

Celeb chef Alex Guarneschelli headlines this weekend’s Fantastic Food Fest at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. The food expo will feature demos by Guarneschelli, an Iron Chef, a regular judge on Chopped and executive chef at Butter in New York City. (I’ll have an interview with Guarneschelli on Eat Drink Indy Radio this Satuday; be sure … more »
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