Restaurant news on WISH-TV’s Indy Style

May 5th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

I’ll be on WISH-TV’s Indy Style Tuesday morning with plenty of restaurant info. A new pizza place in Carmel, frozen treats in Broad Ripple and a restaurant with a raw bar — and a super-hot plancha grill station — that’s opening soon downtown. You can also get an update on Rev, the new food event … more »

Nicey Treat opens shop in Broad Ripple

May 4th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News

You don’t have to wait for the farmers’ market for your favorite frozen treat any more. Nicey Treat opened this past weekend in its brick-and-mortar location at 916 Westfield Blvd. You’ve seen Nicey Treat’s Jeff Patrick out and about for the past couple seasons with his bicycle cart selling his all-natural frozen treats. But now … more »

Black Market fermentation workshop and dinner promises pickles, sauerkraut and more

Apr 29th, 2014 | Cook, Events, News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Soured ramps? Chocolate sauerkraut cake? The menu at Wednesday’s special dinner at Black Market may sound challenging, but for fermentation fans attending the meal and a pre-dinner workshop with food preservation expert Michaela Hayes, it’s a sweet deal. Hayes, founder of Brooklyn-based Crock & Jar,  is in town at the request of Black … more »

Oceanaire to host charity dinner featuring top chefs

Apr 16th, 2014 | Events, News, Restaurants

If you need a example of how much the local dining scene has changed in the last four or five years, just take a look at the lineup for tomorrow night’s charity dinner at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The $100-per-person dinner, to benefit the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, will feature dishes from … more »

New menu adds more reasons to try Oaken Barrel

Apr 16th, 2014 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

By Will Carroll  Brewpubs come in a couple categories it seems. Some have great beer and passable food. Some have good food but the beer’s just okay. Seldom do you find a place that gets both right. Let’s face it: brewpubs are seldom mentioned in the same breath with a city’s elite restaurants. While Oaken … more »

Next Chefs’ Night Off dinner to feature beer pairings

Apr 13th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Chefs’ Night Off — a series of pop-up dinners featuring different up-and-coming local chefs — will host its third event at a Broad Ripple restaurant with a menu featuring a variety of craft beers brewed  specifically for the occasion. Brugge Brasserie, 1011 Westfield Blvd., will be the venue for the next Chefs’ … more »

Junonia Fish Market to move from City Market

Apr 10th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Shop

Look for local chef Kathy Jones to move her Junonia Fish Market from the Indianapolis City Market to a new location this summer. Jones, who has announced that she will resign her position as executive chef at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy April 25, said the market location will be open until Memorial Day weekend and … more »

A trip to Lava Lips hot sauce tasting bar

Apr 9th, 2014 | News, Shop

Now that the weather is finally warming up, it seemed like the right time to check out Lava Lips, the tiki-themed hot sauce tasting bar at 4915 N. College Ave. Local writer Whitney Smith of Pumps & Circumstance shows us how it’s done. — Jolene Ketzenberger
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