Indy’s ‘Supermarket Superstar’ dishes on the reality of reality TV

Jul 2nd, 2014 | News

By Jolene Ketzenberger It’s been an interesting year for Indy resident Tekisha Collins — to say the least. Last summer, she appeared on the reality show “Supermarket Superstar,” progressed through the competition and actually won the grand prize. Her frozen treat, called the Smoogy, was to be developed and sold in supermarkets. But it hasn’t … more »

Local chef creates summertime tradition

Jul 1st, 2014 | News, Restaurants

It’s that time of year again. Local chef Roger Hawkins of Circle City Soups will be offering his signature summertime soup, My Dad’s Sweet Corn Chowder, made only with fresh corn from farmers’ market vendor My Dad’s Sweet Corn. The popular corn is raised and picked by hand by the Allen Baird family in Tipton … more »

Former Indianapolis residents return to discover ‘food renaissance’

Jun 30th, 2014 | News

By Chad & Elizabeth Heeter Our family has been away from Indianapolis for five years, living in New York City and then the Middle East, and upon returning, we can’t help but notice what’s taking place: a dynamic and delicious food renaissance. Like a tourist discovering Indy for the first time, it’s thrilling to read … more »

How will you cook those Fourth of July burgers?

Jun 30th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

So I’ve been thinking about burgers lately — just in time for Fourth of July grilling, right? Well, wrong, apparently. I haven’t been especially happy with the burgers I’ve made on the grill lately, so I’ve been taking a look at some local chef-made burgers, like this one, from Black Market: Or this one, from … more »

Old and new on the Indy craft beer scene

Jun 30th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll There’s a lot of new on the Indy beer scene, but there’s also a lot of old. Let’s talk about the older breweries first. Sun King and Oaken Barrel are two of the giants of the local scene, but have gone in very different directions over the last five years. Both will … more »

Lots of changes in Indianapolis restaurant kitchens

Jun 24th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

May and June have been busy months in the Indianapolis restaurant biz, with plenty of openings and staff changes. Erin Kem at R bistro will be taking over as executive chef when owner Regina Mehallick turns her attention to getting her new carry-out market, R2GO, open. Alan Sternberg left the Cunningham Group’s Mesh on Mass … more »

R bistro owner to open carry-out market

Jun 24th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Regina Mehallick, who opened the highly regarded R bistro 13 years ago at 888 Massachusetts Ave., will be opening a carry-out market at 1101 N. College Ave., a building that was built in 1927 and is currently undergoing renovation. Erin Kem, Mehallick’s longtime sous chef at R bistro, will take over as … more »

Bluebeard owners snap up southside pizza place

Jun 20th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Three of the partners in Bluebeard are expanding their horizons — in pizza. Tom, Sherry and Eddie Battista just closed on a deal to buy the Pasquale’s Pizza and Pasta at 1135 E. Troy Ave. Tom Battista, who owns buildings that house some of the city’s finest chef-driven restaurants, is friends with long-time Pasquale’s owner … more »

Michael Symon’s B Spot coming to Indianapolis

Jun 17th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

I mentioned earlier this spring here on EatDrinkIndy that Cleveland’s “Iron Chef” Michael Symon was scouting Indianapolis restaurant locations. According to a Cleveland business publication, Symon will indeed be bringing his B Spot burger restaurant to Indianapolis. “The company has been busy expanding its popular B Spot burger joints,” reported Crain’s Cleveland Business this week, “adding … more »
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