An Eat Drink Indy community cookbook!

Share a recipe and help our community! Whether you’re a professional chef, home cook, barbecue enthusiast, baker or bartender, we hope you’ll share a recipe or two for an Eat Drink Indy cookbook to benefit our local hospitality community. Think about those recipes you make for your family, the dishes you share with friends when … more »

Indy restaurants still offering carryout

Apr 10th, 2020 | News, Restaurants

Even though bars and dining rooms are closed due to COVID-19, many have quickly pivoted to offer carryout and delivery. Local PR agency Susan Decker Media created this website that lists restaurants offering takeout, curbside pickup, delivery and gift cards. The list, which will be updated, is divided by neighborhoods. Restaurant owners can also register … more »

Festiva changes hands, remains open

Jan 1st, 2018 | News, Restaurants

Remember when George Munoz of La Chinita Poblana said when he closed the Broad Ripple taco shop that an opportunity came up that he just couldn’t pass up? Well, that opportunity was to become an owner of Festiva. Festiva founders Peter George and Tom Main approached him last fall, Munoz said, and he takes over … more »

Broad Ripple taco shop to close

Nov 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

Better get your sweet potato fries and your tilapia tacos while you can. La Chinita Poblana owner George Munoz said that the tiny Broad Ripple taco shop with the Asian fusion menu will close Nov. 18.  But he was quick to add that “it’s not the doom and gloom of the restaurant business.” Rather, he … more »

Duos to open in Indy City Market

Jul 13th, 2017 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Amid the bad news of restaurant closings in Indianapolis, it’s nice to hear some good news of expansion. Duos, the popular restaurant from Becky and David Hostetter and John Garnier, which also has locations at Eskenazi Health and in the International Medical Group building at Meridian and 30th streets  — as well as a food … more »

Chef Brad Gates heading to Indy’s new Hedge Row

Jun 30th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

So here’s the official word about what’s next for Brad Gates, formerly of Gates Catering and The Pantry at the Indianapolis City Market. He has joined The Kitchen Restaurant Group and will be head chef at Hedge Row, which will open this fall on Mass Ave. The company planned to make the announcement Friday. He … more »

St. Elmo adds 40-year-old Glenfiddich to menu

Jun 9th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

A 40-year-old Scotch whisky – placed in barrels to age when Jimmy Carter was president and bottled 40 years later – is now available at an Indianapolis restaurant. St. Elmo Steak House has secured a bottle of 40-year-old Glenfiddich, one of only 600 available worldwide, said general manager Richard Edwards. “It’s the only one in … more »

Reaction to closure of Owner’s Wife in downtown Indy

Jun 2nd, 2017 | News, Restaurants

The Indianapolis restaurant community reacted today to the news of The Owner’s Wife closing in downtown Indianapolis. Chef Jonathan Brooks of Milktooth, who served as consulting chef for the restaurant, released a statement: “I’m saddened to hear the news about The Owner’s Wife closing,” he said. “I had such a great time consulting on the … more »

Owner’s Wife to close in downtown Indy

Jun 1st, 2017 | News, Restaurants

New concept coming to upstairs at Brugge After a little more than three months, The Owner’s Wife restaurant in downtown Indianapolis is closing, the latest in a string of high-profile closures. Just in the past two weeks, owners of the Elbow Room, a longtime downtown pub on Pennsylvania Street, and LongBranch, a newcomer at 22nd … more »

Still no James Beard finalists for Indy

Mar 15th, 2017 | News, Restaurants

The short list of finalists for the 2017 James Beard Foundation’s Restaurant and Chef Awards was announced today. None of Indiana’s semifinalists made the list of nominees. Five Indiana names were on the “long list” of semifinalists that was released last month, including three from Indianapolis. Milktooth chef/owner Jonathan Brooks and Bluebeard chef/partner Abbi Merriss were … more »
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