A poutine crawl in Indy? It could happen

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

So here’s how it got started: Matthew Socey posted a link on Facebook to a Chicago poutine fest, and I asked if we could have one here…like, a poutine crawl. And then it just took off from there. You can check out the thread on Facebook, but it looks like a SoBro poutine crawl is … more »

Volunteers needed for Dig-IN

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

Here’s a little something to ward off the Snowpocalypse chill: Think about what you’ll be doing in August. On Sunday, Aug. 24, to be exact. Well, you could be volunteering for Dig-IN, the local food fest in White River State Park. ¬†The good folks at Dig-IN are lining up volunteers now and will be meeting … more »

Zoobilation tickets on sale

Feb 5th, 2014 | Events, News

Zoobilation has become Indy’s biggest food bash, and if you’re hoping to go this year, you’re not alone — last year more than 5,000 people attended the black tie event and raised a record $1.6 million for the Indianapolis Zoo. The fundraiser features food and drink from 70 local restaurants. I’ve had the good fortune … more »

Chef Layton Roberts to return to Mesh

Feb 5th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Indianapolis chef Layton Roberts, who left Mesh on Mass Avenue¬†two years ago to take on executive chef duties at Meridian Restaurant & Bar, is returning to the popular Massachusetts Avenue restaurant. His last day at Meridian is Feb. 13. The 31-year-old chef, whose second child is due to arrive any day now, will take a … more »

More on Michael Symon scouting Indy

Feb 4th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Still hearing some buzz about Cleveland’s Michael Symon scouting locations in Indy. Would the Iron Chef take 6,500 square feet in the AT&T building at Ohio and Meridian? And would a local chef take the other 6,500 available square feet? That’s a lot of space, and then there’s the question of parking…. What do you … more »

A perfect day for soup

Feb 3rd, 2014 | News

That’s what local writer and downtown resident Amanda Dorman and I decided when we stopped in at Soupremacy, a little soup spot at 7 E. Market St. today. And honestly, with the great menu options at the shop, just about every day could be a good soup day. Amanda enjoyed a bowl of lentil soup … more »

Testing a banana bread tip

Feb 2nd, 2014 | Cook, News

Squishy bananas on the kitchen counter today meant it was once again time to make banana bread. The last time I made some loaves and posted photos on Facebook, local pastry chef Cindy Hawkins of Circle City Sweets offered some advice: “Here’s a tip to get a pretty crack down the middle. Melt a little … more »

Thunderbird takes off

Feb 2nd, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Judging from the crowd response during the soft opening of Thunderbird, the new Fountain Square bar is going to be a popular addition to the neighborhood. It opens to the public Feb. 4. The new bar, located at 1127 Shelby St., filled up quickly during Saturday’s soft-open event, and it was definitely a cocktail crowd. … more »

Thunderbird ready to open in Fountain Square

Feb 1st, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Thunderbird, Fountain Square’s latest nightspot, is ready to open soon at 1127 Shelby St. with a whiskey-focused cocktail list and a southern-inspired menu. Here’s a look at the new place; the rustic interior, which includes an old player piano as part of the decor, taps into the location’s history as a 1950s rockabilly bar.   … more »

What’s the buzz? This week’s restaurant news

Jan 31st, 2014 | News, Restaurants

So here’s what people have been buzzing about this week… Is Iron Chef Michael Symon of Cleveland scouting downtown Indy restaurant locations…and is he looking at the former 14 West building? Now that would be cool. If you haven’t been to one of Symon’s restaurants (Lola Bistro, Lolita or one of his four B Spot … more »
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