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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 »

Fresh + Local: Braising brings out best in late-season beans

Oct 4th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle Roasted, quickly sautéed or maybe steamed tender-crisp – early-season green beans are easy to prepare. But this time of year, the beans from your garden or at the farm markets are likely to be of the more mature variety.  Braising is the way to get maximum flavor and tenderness out of these … more »

Day drinking at Milktooth: a few suggestions

Oct 2nd, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

The much-anticipated Milktooth from chef/owner Jonathan Brooks is finally open, and I’m sure the breakfast/lunch/brunch place is going to be plenty popular — especially on weekends, when diners will definitely be ordering from the cocktail list.  What to try? I liked the Blood Meridian cocktail, made with spiced rum, cranberry vodka and tawny port. It’s … 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 »

Cocktail throw-down launches new beverage group

Sep 30th, 2014 | Events, News, Wine & Spirits

It wasn’t just a cocktail competition. Yes, the recent Chef vs. Bartender event at Thunderbird pitted owner and award-winning bartender Joshua Gonzales and his team against James Beard semifinalist chef Aaron Butts and his team from Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. And, yes, there was plenty of trash talking and plenty of booze flowing. The … more »

Still time to get tix for Chef vs. Bartender

Sep 29th, 2014 | Events, News, Wine & Spirits

No plans on a Monday night? You can still get tickets for tonight’s Chef vs Bartender event at Thunderbird, 1127 Shelby St. The 6 p.m. cocktail competition puts Thunderbird owner and award-winning bartender Joshua Gonzales up against chef and James Beard semifinalist Aaron Butts of Joseph Decuis restaurant in Roanoke. Attendees can watch — and … more »

Fresh + Local: Still time to grill

Sep 26th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle It may be nearly October, but there are plenty of grilling days left, and plenty of ways to make that grill do double or triple duty. Once it’s fired up, why not take full advantage of the heat your grill is putting out on these increasingly cool evenings? Grilled vegetables are great … more »

The trail mix you can slice

Sep 19th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle Crunchy, fruity (and sometimes chocolaty) – there are plenty of reasons why trail mix is a popular snack even outside of the wilderness hiking set. But it’s difficult to serve. And as soon as you’ve dug into a tempting bowl at a party, you’re sure to hear a guest talking about how … more »
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