Scott Wise to open another northside Scotty’s Brewhouse

Feb 26th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Restaurateur Scott Wise said today that he has signed the deal to open a Scotty’s Brewhouse in a former La Hacienda location at 146th and Hazel Dell Parkway. That location, at 14741 Hazel Dell Crossing in Noblesville, should be open by mid to late June, he said. It will be the 11th Scotty’s Brewhouse location. … more »

Film to Fork series announced

Feb 23rd, 2015 | News

Indy Film Fest’s Film to Fork series—which pairs thought-provoking, food-driven films with corresponding, themed menus—is back for a third year,with meals from the chefs at The Alexander Hotel before viewing the evening’s film in the IMOCA Gallery next door. “The Film to Fork Series has quickly become one of Indy Film Fest’s most popular events, with … more »

Four Indiana chefs are Beard award semifinalists

Feb 18th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

The James Beard Foundation announced the semifinalists for its Restaurant & Chef Awards, and four Indiana chefs made the list. Indy’s Greg Hardesty of Recess and Micah Frank of Black Market are semifinalists for Best Chef Great Lakes Region, along with Bloomington chefs David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent and Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington. It’s Tallent’s … more »

Nicky Blaine’s looking for love stories for Valentine’s party

Feb 11th, 2015 | News, Wine & Spirits

These stories should be interesting. To celebrate its “Sweet 16” anniversary, Nicky Blaine’s is asking patrons to post their love stories involving the bar on its Facebook page for a chance to win prizes during its Valentine’s Day party. Originally opening in the former King Cole restaurant space in November 1998, Nicky Blaine’s outgrew that … more »

Bent Rail opens with plans for charcuterie

Feb 11th, 2015 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

So this is cool… Not only has Bent Rail Brewery opened at 53rd and Winthrop, but chef/co-owner Craig Baker says that he has signed up Portland’s Mike Jennings of Chop Butchery & Charcuterie for a position with Bent Rail. “He’s going to be our charcuterie guy,” said Baker, who envisions a room dedicated to crafting … more »

Winterfest recap: floor space, food and favorites

Feb 1st, 2015 | Craft beer, Events, News

By Liz Joss The Brewers of Indiana Guild pulled off another successful Winterfest Saturday, with 102 breweries serving 6,000 attendees. The Guild wisely doubled the floor space this year without selling more tickets, so there was less jostling but just as much fun. The biggest change I noticed this year wasn’t the beer, but a … more »

Kickstarter campaign helping to fund Indy food scene documentary

Feb 1st, 2015 | News, Restaurants

The Kickstarter campaign to help fund The Push, a documentary by  26-year-old culinary scene advocate Grant Michael about the Indianapolis restaurant community, is close to being fully funded. Here’s why you should help make it happen. Q: Why do you want to make a documentary about the local food community? A: I grew up an … more »

Dine blindfolded at Sullivan’s

Jan 28th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Is anyone going to this? It’s a blindfolded tasting event on Jan. 30 at Sullivan’s Steakhouse. The $69 per person menu includes oysters, king crab, a choice of filet or salmon and bread pudding for dessert; and actually the blindfold is optional. The special aphrodesiac menu is available starting this Friday and runs through Feb. … more »

A sausage gravy donut?

Jan 28th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

That’s right. At the new Dancing Donut, which should open in March at 1134 E. 54th St., you’ll be able to get a 5-inch donut topped with made-from-scratch sausage gravy.  That one will be called the “Dirty Dancing,” said Dancing Donut owner Kate Bova, who also owns Flying Cupcake. “Healthy…maybe not,” she said when telling … more »

Tinker Street to open

Jan 21st, 2015 | News, Restaurants

The new restaurant from Peter George and Tom Main is expected to open Thursday at the corner of 16th and New Jersey streets. The restaurant’s name, Tinker Street, is a nod to the original name of 16th Street. (Indeed, we’ve seen several area businesses, such as the nearby Tinker Flats development, embrace the historic name.) … more »
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