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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 »

Fort Wayne’s Famous Coney Island turns 100

Sep 16th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

by Jolene Ketzenberger Sometimes, you just have to hit the road. I was pining for a little country scenery recently, so John and I  made plans awhile back to hit the state roads and take a drive. We typically head to southern Indiana, but this time we pointed the car north and made arrangements to … more »

Blaming the beer

Sep 10th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Twenty pounds. That’s a good phrase if you’re buying a Brew Dog beer, but it’s not what you want to see on your scale. At least, if it’s pounds you’ve added, not lost. That’s what I was looking down at recently, forcing a quick re-assessment. Man, I had been drinking more beer … more »

New address, new look for Libertine Liquor Bar

Sep 4th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

When The Libertine Liquor Bar moves from its current location at 38 E. Washington St. to the basement of chef/owner Neal Brown’s newest Pizzology at 608 Massachusetts Ave., the popular cocktail bar will have a completely different look. “We’re going to rethink Libertine,” Brown said earlier this summer. “We’re basically going to move it, but … more »
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