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La Mulita ready to open

Mar 18th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Chris Bavender South Broad Ripple will soon have another choice for patrons in search of a casual food in a relaxed atmosphere when La Mulita opens Wednesday at 5215 N. College Ave. The venture – by restaurateur Nicole Harlan-Oprisu and partners – is housed in the same building at 52nd Street and College Avenue as … more »

No local chefs on James Beard finalist list

Mar 18th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

No Indiana chefs made the list of finalists for the 2014 James Beard restaurant and chef awards. Four chefs — David Tallent, of Bloomington, and Regina Mehallick, Greg Hardesty and Neal Brown, all of Indianapolis, had made the “long list” of semifinalists in the Best Chefs — Great Lakes region category, along with Mike Floyd, Nick … more »

Read the label or pay the price

Mar 15th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll I was excited to see a nice selection of Stone beers at a local package store last weekend. Stone and its Arrogant Bastard Ale are among the reasons craft beer went big. Stone found that combination of great beer, humor and not being conventional. So many others have tried to follow, but … more »

The best $2.50 you’ll spend on dessert

Mar 11th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

I’m not really a sweets fan, but I’m still thinking about the new Cloud Nine crepe cake from 3 Days in Paris that I tried today at the Indianapolis City Market. I ordered a crepe for lunch (the $6.50 Harvest crepe with ham, apples, cranberies, gouda and chipotle raspberry sauce, which was excellent), but then I … more »

East 16th Street building to become artisan food hub

Mar 10th, 2014 | News

By Jolene Ketzenberger The Indianapolis artisan food scene will get a boost this year as a local investment firm creates a “food and beverage innovation hub” on East 16th Street. Slane Capital, an Indy-based start-up studio, will redevelop the Tinker Flats building at 1101 E. 16th St. to create an incubator for artisan food businesses. … more »

Peter George to open new restaurant in Indianapolis

Mar 9th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Former Indianapolis restaurateur Peter George, who closed his fine-dining restaurants more than 10 years ago, will re-enter the business when he opens a small restaurant on East 16th Street this summer. To be called Tinker Street, after 16th Street’s original name, the 36-seat restaurant will be located in the midst of the … more »

Raw food cafe to open soon in Broad Ripple

Mar 8th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Chris Bavender The mission of Ezra’s Enlightened Café is simple – to provide a place that is a beacon of health. The raw food cafe, set to open in late spring in Broad Ripple, will be gluten and dairy free and will use ingredients with no GMO’s, preservatives, chemicals, sugar or animal products (except … more »

More and weirder craft beer is part of the fun

Mar 8th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll Go ahead. Try and count all the breweries in Indiana. There’s a bunch — so many  that even the most ardent and ambitious beer drinkers around probably haven’t tried half of them. You could plant yourself at Twenty Tap, Tomlinson or another local bar that serves local beer and even on rotation, … more »

The mac and cheese recipe I’ve been looking for

Mar 7th, 2014 | Cook, News

If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been trying macaroni and cheese recipes lately. I’ve spent several of our recent snowstorms making batch after batch of mac and cheese, in hopes of finding the perfect recipe. Now of course Martha Stewart already has what she calls Perfect Macaroni and Cheese, and the recipe … more »
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