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Finalists announced for Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge

Jun 8th, 2016 | News

I’ll be emcee for this event, the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. Here’s the press release announcing the finalists. Come watch, taste and vote for your favorite people’s choice winner. — Jolene Ketzenberger  Flavor experimentation and beloved memories in the kitchen  inspired many of this year’s top food business concepts for the Hottest Kitchen Entrepreneur Challenge. … more »

Springtime recipe: strawberry rhubarb crisp

May 15th, 2016 | Cook, News

I love strawberry rhubarb crisp. It just looks and tastes like spring to me.  The bright red color of the rhubarb is beautiful, and I even love the tart flavor. This recipe is great made with just rhubarb too, although strawberries add both color and sweetness. If I’m using only rhubarb, and it’s mostly green, sometimes … more »

Scotty’s Brewhouse to open in Plainfield and expand into Ohio

May 13th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Just after opening the Scotty’s Dawghouse location on the Butler University campus, Scott Wise said today that his latest Brewhouse location will open in Oxford, Ohio, in mid-August on the Miami University campus. A Plainfield restaurant, to be located inside Plainfield Village, is scheduled to open in October. Both restaurants will feature the traditional Scotty’s Brewhouse food … more »

Cafe and market to open on East Washington Street

Apr 20th, 2016 | News

I couldn’t resist posting this too! Has anyone else been watching this little place and waiting for it to open? Pia Urban Cafe & Market is having its grand opening event April 23. I’m looking forward to the Puerto Rican coffee and the medianoche, a sandwich that’s similar to a Cubano but often smaller and made … more »

New “coastal cuisine” restaurant to open on Mass Ave

Apr 20th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

Along with the news that The Owner’s Wife will be opening soon, there’s another nearby restaurant that I’m surprised that we haven’t heard more about. A restaurant called Sea Salt on Mass will be opening in May in the Millikan on Mass building. The “polished casual” restaurant, to be located at 505 Massachusetts Ave., will … more »

New brew pub to open soon in downtown Indianapolis

Apr 20th, 2016 | Craft beer, News

What is sure to be a high-profile Indianapolis brew pub will be opening soon – with a high-profile consulting chef — but oddly enough, it doesn’t seem to be on the radar of local publications at all. I don’t know why it hasn’t made any local lists of “restaurants we’re looking forward to” or things like … more »

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 »
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