Macaron-making advice from chef Jacquy Pfeiffer

Jun 1st, 2014 | Cook, Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

Here are a few things I learned about pastry in general, and macarons in particular, during pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer’s demo at the Indianapolis City Market yesterday — and if you want to learn some pretty cool stuff too (and get to sample a fabulous macaron), head to the Ivy Tech culinary facility at 2820 … more »

Snickerdoodle ice cream sandwiches

May 31st, 2014 | Cook, Jolene’s Blog, News

I just had to post this — an easy dessert to bring out after a weekend cookout. I’m not the biggest snickerdoodle fan, but the cinnamony cookies were great filled with vanilla ice cream. Easy to make (well, okay, I didn’t make the cookies — John did — but as ice cream sandwiches, they were … more »

Pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer to visit Indy

May 30th, 2014 | Events, Jolene’s Blog, News

So this is very cool — acclaimed pastry chef Jacquy Pfeiffer, co-founder of the French Pastry School in Chicago, will be in Indianapolis this weekend for book signings and demos.  Pfeiffer, who is the author of the James Beard award-winning cookbook, The Art of French Pastry, will be at Circle City Sweets in the Indianapolis City … more »

R bistro cuts lunch service, adds dinner hours

May 29th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Local chef Regina Mehallick, who launched her award-winning farm-to-table restaurant R bistro at 888 Massachusetts Ave. 13 years ago, has decided to eliminate lunch service and focus on dinner only. The change in hours will take effect July 8. “I just don’t have the business at lunch,” Mehallick said, noting that while traffic on Mass … more »

North End Barbecue & Moonshine opens in Nora

May 27th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger The new restaurant from local chef Ryan Nelson has opened at 1250 E. 86th St. in the Nora Plaza with a focus on barbecue and moonshine, and if the preview event last Saturday was any indication, it’s going to be a hit. For one thing, it’s a sit-down restaurant, which is rare … more »

Trying a few Chicago and Cincy brews

May 23rd, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll I’m always a guy for a good Indiana beer, but sometimes you have a look a bit outside the borders. There are some great national craft brands and some go-to beers that can be found by a little looking and a little luck, like the Lakefront I had last week. This week, … more »

Summer in Bloomington means shopping the farmers’ market

May 21st, 2014 | Farmers’ markets, News, Shop

By Aaron Ketzenberger Finals, check. Graduation, check. Now it’s time to enjoy Bloomington in the summer, and that means regular visits to the farmers’ market. The sun finally came out after days of rain, and though the morning was cool and breezy, last Saturday’s market was packed and vibrant as usual. The Bloomington Community Farmers’ … more »
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