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World Food Championships Final Table comes to Indy

Jul 29th, 2020 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

Pork. Duck. Pie. Could you come up with dishes in those categories worth $100,000? Ten contestants will be trying to do just that when they compete in the World Food Championships Final Table competition in Indy next week. Final Table: Indy will take place at the Ivy Tech Culinary Center Aug. 8-9, as 10 culinary … more »

The Eat Drink Indy community cookbook now available

Jun 3rd, 2020 | Jolene’s Blog, News

It’s ready! The Eat Drink Indy community cookbook features more than 175 recipes contributed by area chefs, bartenders,home cooks, business owners and local food fans. You’ll find drink recipes, main dishes, soups, salads, sides, bread and lots of desserts! Proceeds from the sale of this e-book will benefit the Equilibre Foundation, a local nonprofit organization … more »

A local food community cookbook

Apr 24th, 2020 | Jolene’s Blog, News

If you’ve followed me over the years, you know that I love community cookbooks. I have a variety of favorites, and I always feel like this type of cookbook is where you’ll find the recipe that real people are really making. These are the dishes that people bring to their friends when they need comfort, … more »

An Eat Drink Indy community cookbook!

Share a recipe and help our community! Whether you’re a professional chef, home cook, barbecue enthusiast, baker or bartender, we hope you’ll share a recipe or two for an Eat Drink Indy cookbook to benefit our local hospitality community. Think about those recipes you make for your family, the dishes you share with friends when … more »

Indy restaurants still offering carryout

Apr 10th, 2020 | News, Restaurants

Even though bars and dining rooms are closed due to COVID-19, many have quickly pivoted to offer carryout and delivery. Local PR agency Susan Decker Media created this website that lists restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and gift cards. The list, which will be updated, is divided by neighborhoods. Restaurant owners can also register … more »

April can’t be trusted

Apr 21st, 2018 | Jolene’s Blog, News

It’s always one of those months when it’s never really reliably warm. Especially this year. I mean, it’s almost May, and it still feels like it could snow. Or freeze. Or something. You just can’t count on April. I just want some nice, warm, 70-degree days. But apparently, that’s too much to ask. Today, for … more »

Festiva changes hands, remains open

Jan 1st, 2018 | News, Restaurants

Remember when George Munoz of La Chinita Poblana said when he closed the Broad Ripple taco shop that an opportunity came up that he just couldn’t pass up? Well, that opportunity was to become an owner of Festiva. Festiva founders Peter George and Tom Main approached him last fall, Munoz said, and he takes over … more »

Broad Ripple taco shop to close

Nov 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Better get your sweet potato fries and your tilapia tacos while you can. La Chinita Poblana owner George Munoz said that the tiny Broad Ripple taco shop with the Asian fusion menu will close Nov. 18.  But he was quick to add that “it’s not the doom and gloom of the restaurant business.” Rather, he … more »

Duos to open in Indy City Market

Jul 13th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Amid the bad news of restaurant closings in Indianapolis, it’s nice to hear some good news of expansion. Duos, the popular restaurant from Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, which also has locations at Eskenazi Health and in the International Medical Group building at Meridian and 30th streets  — as well as a food … more »

Chef Brad Gates heading to Indy’s new Hedge Row

Jun 30th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

So here’s the official word about what’s next for Brad Gates, formerly of Gates Catering and The Pantry at the Indianapolis City Market. He has joined The Kitchen Restaurant Group and will be head chef at Hedge Row, which will open this fall on Mass Ave. The company planned to make the announcement Friday. He … more »
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