Fresh + Local: the challenge of butternut squash

Oct 28th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle Call it the butternut backlash. Butternut squash soup – once a trendy option – is now as ubiquitous as the chicken Caesar salad. That doesn’t necessarily make it bad…but it does ensure that a lot more mediocre renditions of the popular soup are out there. I even saw a social media post … more »

Martha Hoover’s Public Greens to open in November

There’s lots happening at 64th and Cornell in Broad Ripple as construction work wraps up on restaurateur Martha Hoover’s newest project, Public Greens. “Our opening date is scheduled for Nov. 14,” said Hoover, “so we’re pretty close.” The restaurant is located right on the Monon Trail, with an adjacent microfarm operated by Growing Places Indy … more »

Fresh + Local: Head over heels for Indiana apples

Oct 18th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle If you’ve got a bunch of delicious Indiana apples on hand, and you’re not a pie baker, don’t despair. Make cake instead. To be honest, I can take or leave pineapple upside-down cake…but I may not be leaving much of this Hoosier apple version for anyone else. Because I like plenty of … more »

Indy bartender in NYC for cocktail competition

Oct 17th, 2014 | News, Wine & Spirits

Jessica Taylor, lead bartender at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis, is in New York City this weekend to participate in the CHOPPED Best Bloody Mary Brunch competition at the New York Wine and Food Festival. I caught up with Jessica before she left to find out a few details on the competition, how it all … more »

The power of pumpkin: scarcity boosts local, seasonal beers

Oct 11th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Most of the questions I get about beer come from abundance. People wonder how to choose from so many beers. People wonder if there are too many breweries. However, some of the most interesting things in the beer world comes from the opposite side altogether. Scarcity is hardly a trend, but a … more »

Fresh + Local: Taking sweet-and-sour from tacky to terrific

Oct 10th, 2014 | Cook, News

By Carolyn Doyle Sweet-and-sour. Once deemed an exotic treat, today some consider it downright tacky. But sweet-and-sour doesn’t have to be topped with maraschino cherries. It doesn’t have to feature batter-dipped chunks of pork. Heck, it doesn’t need to have meat at all. And if you order it when you think no one’s looking, you … 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 »

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 »
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