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 »

Chefs’ Night Off photo gallery

Feb 11th, 2014 | Events, News, Restaurants

Here are few, well, okay, a lot, of photos from the Feb. 10 Chefs’ Night Off dinner at Thunderbird. The short story is that the food was great, the chefs did a terrific job, it was a sold-out house and people seemed to enjoy themselves. If you need any proof of the popularity of the … more »

Graeter’s opens at 56th and Illinois

Feb 10th, 2014 | News

After some soft opening days last week, it’s finally official: Indy’s new Graeter’s ice cream shop location at 56th and Illinois street is open. Time to try that black raspberry chocolate chip — or maybe the salted caramel!

Libertine to host next Chefs’ Night Off

Feb 10th, 2014 | Events, News

The next Chefs’ Night Off dinner in Indianapolis is planned for Sunday, April 13, at The Libertine Liquor Bar, 38 E. Washington St. According to Chefs’ Night Off coordinator RJ Wall, chefs participating in the second in a series of pop-up dinners include Erin Till, director of operations at Neal Brown Hospitality Group; Rachel Hanson, sous chef … more »

Market round-up: checking in with a few local vendors

Feb 8th, 2014 | News, Shop

All it took was a walk through the Indianapolis City Market this morning and I’ve got a handful of stories. Kathy Jones, chef/owner of Junonia Fish Market, was so encouraged by the response to her pop-up restaurant that was open during part of Devour Downtown that she’s going to continue serving dinner on Friday nights … more »

Local chefs preparing for first Chefs’ Night Off dinner

Feb 7th, 2014 | News

I’m looking forward to the inaugural Chefs’ Night Off dinner Feb. 10 at Thunderbird. It’s a terrific new bar, so there’s that appeal, but the chance to try dishes from three local chefs makes it even better. Carlos Salazar, Thunderbird’s consulting chef and the executive chef at Rook, is in the lineup for the first … more »

Get your tix for Film to Fork movie series

Feb 6th, 2014 | Events, News

Tickets are on sale now for the Indianapolis International Film Fest’s Film to Fork movie series, which pairs food-driven films with themed menus. Presented by the Center for Urban Ecology at Butler University and in partnership with the Indy Food Council, the Indy film fest’s goal, said president Craig Mince, “is to create a shared experience around film.  By incorporating … more »
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