Checking out the new Scotty’s menu

Feb 25th, 2014 | News

By Will Carroll I was lucky enough to be invited to the Scotty’s Brewhouse menu introduction. It was a bit odd, since I’d been to Scotty’s a couple times during the last week —it’s very handy for the NFL Combine — and the event was supposed to be a week previous, but was delayed by … more »

Carmel’s Detour to become Scotty’s Brewhouse

Feb 25th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Scott Wise has plenty on his plate. Not only did the Scotty’s Brewhouse owner just roll out a new menu — one he and his staff have worked on since last summer   — but the  busy restaurateur will be opening four new restaurants this year. And two of them are scheduled to open on … more »

Finding Indy’s best beer means finding your favorite

Feb 21st, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll There’s an incredible amount of breweries in Indiana. Just in Indy, there are so many that we have to wonder if there’s a — no pun intended — saturation point. The saving grace is that even with more and more breweries coming opening, it’s hardly a rounding error for the “MBC” (Miller … more »

Local chefs make James Beard semifinalist list

Feb 19th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Several Indianapolis chefs have made the semifinalist list in the 2014 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards. Bloomington chef David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent has made the semifinalist list for the eighth consecutive year.Regina Mahallick, chef/owner at R bistro in Indianapolis is a semifnalist for the fifth consecutive year. Greg Hardesty has made the … more »

James Beard semifinalist list to be announced today

Feb 19th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

The James Beard Foundation will announce its list of semifinalists today for the organization’s 2014 restaurant and chef awards. Called “the Oscars of the food world,” the Beard awards recognize chefs and restaurants in both national and regional categories. Last year, Indianapolis had semifinalists in two national categories: Martha Hoover, in the Outstanding Restaurateur category, … more »

Indiana farm hosts maple syrup festival

Feb 17th, 2014 | Events, News, Travel

By Kelley Jordan Heneveld Truly a family operation, LM Sugarbush is run by Leane Goering, her two daughters, Jenny and Emily, and their husbands Nic and Robert. They manage 40 acres of trees — that’s about 2,400 trees with about 5,000 tap holes and 14 miles of tubing. After more than 30 years, they are … more »

Craft beer captures the spirit of Indy

Feb 14th, 2014 | Craft beer, News

By Will Carroll For those of you that don’t know me, my day job is sportswriter. Yes, it’s a real job. A few years back when Indy hosted the Super Bowl, I felt like a one-man guidebook, pointing my fellow writers to great restaurants and places to see. There’s more than just St. Elmo’s in … more »

What is it about chicken velvet soup?

Feb 13th, 2014 | News

It must be that smooth, velvety wonderfulness that makes chicken velvet soup so enduringly popular in Indianapolis — or maybe it’s just memories of enjoying the soup in the iconic L.S. Ayres Tea Room. Either way, if you have a taste for the warming and, yes, velvety, soup, stop in at Soupremacy, 7 E. Market … more »

What are you drinking on Valentine’s Day?

Feb 13th, 2014 | News, Wine & Spirits

By Lindy Brown “I only drink Champagne when I’m happy, and when I’m sad. Sometimes I drink it when I’m alone. When I have company, I consider it obligatory. I trifle with it if I am not hungry and drink it when I am. Otherwise I never touch it — unless I’m thirsty.” —  Mme. Lily … more »

Bacon + pizza + wine = dinner at Jockamo

Feb 12th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

Now here’s a wine dinner that’s definitely not stuffy. Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza will be hosting a $30-per-person wine dinner Feb.24 at its Greenwood location at 401 Market Plaza. Pizza…wine. Sounds good, right? Did I mention the menu is called “An Ode to Bacon?” Jockamo will be sampling the wines of Goldschmidt Vineyards to complement … more »
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