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Enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

Apr 15th, 2016 | Events, News

I know you’re out there. You’ve got that great food biz idea. And some of you need to take that idea and enter the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Indy has so many creative food entrepreneurs that this year’s challenge is going to be a great competition. Anyone with a cool food or beverage business concept … more »

Sign up for a road trip to a Story Inn wine dinner

Apr 13th, 2016 | Events, News

Here it is: an Eat Drink Indy road trip! It’s time to hit the road and get out of town, at least for an evening.  I’ve been working with Taste Indy Food Tours to create a cool road trip to the Story Inn in Brown County on Sunday, April 24. We’ll leave at 3:30 p.m. … more »

Five James Beard Award semifinalists for Indy

Feb 17th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

The James Beard Foundation Restaurant & Chef Award semifinalists were announced today, and Indianapolis has garnered five semifinalist spots. In the Best Chef Great Lakes Region, Greg Hardesty of Recess made the semifinalist list for the fifth time. Chef Abbi Merriss, whose restaurant Bluebeard was a semifinalist in the national category of Best New Restaurant … more »

R bistro to close Feb. 27 — “It was a great run”

Feb 1st, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Opening R2GO market and stepping away from the kitchen at R bistro was supposed to gain chef/owner Regina Mehallick more time for herself. It just didn’t work out that way. Although longtime R bistro sous chef Erin Kem took over the restaurant’s kitchen in the summer of 2014, Mehallick often found herself working weekends at the … more »

Award-winning R bistro to close in Indianapolis

Feb 1st, 2016 | News, Restaurants

R bistro, one of the city’s top-rated restaurants, will close its doors Feb. 27, 2016, after 15 years of business. Located at 888 Massachusetts Ave., the restaurant is owned and operated by executive chef Regina Mehallick and her husband, Jim Mehallick of Indianapolis. “This decision is very difficult because I take great joy in creating delicious … more »

Indy restaurants offer Devour Downtown dining specials

Jan 25th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Dining event Devour Downtown runs now through Feb. 7 at 90 participating restaurants. For two weeks diners will be able to take advantage of three-course, value-priced menus — including vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.   New participating restaurants include: 1933 Lounge Bangkok Restaurant & Jazz Bar Gandolfo’s New York Deli Hard Rock Cafe Hoagies & … more »

Sultana opens with Egyptian food, hookah bar

Nov 12th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Sultana, a Middle Eastern restaurant and hookah bar, has opened — very softly — in the recently renovated building at 1107 N. College Ave. The building also houses the newish R2Go market. Sultana offers a menu of appetizers, sandwiches, kabobs, some vegetarian options and dinner entrees. Most menu items range from 7 to $15. Owner … more »

Scotty’s Brewhouse to open in Illinois

Nov 10th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Restaurateur Scott Wise continues to expand his Scotty’s Brewhouse brand with another college town location and the company’s first in Illinois. Wise announced this week that his latest Brewhouse location would open in the spring of 2016 just one mile away from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign campus at at 2001 S. Neil St. within … more »

Spice Box opens in new Fletcher Place location

Nov 6th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

It’s great to see that Spice Box has opened in its new location at 719 Virginia Ave.  And if that address seems familiar, well, it probably is. Spice Box has taken over the former Rook space, while the Rook team finishes up the build out at their new location up the street in the Slate … more »
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