The best $2.50 you’ll spend on dessert

Mar 11th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

I’m not really a sweets fan, but I’m still thinking about the new Cloud Nine crepe cake from 3 Days in Paris that I tried today at the Indianapolis City Market. I ordered a crepe for lunch (the $6.50 Harvest crepe with ham, apples, cranberies, gouda and chipotle raspberry sauce, which was excellent), but then I … more »

Peter George to open new restaurant in Indianapolis

Mar 9th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Former Indianapolis restaurateur Peter George, who closed his fine-dining restaurants more than 10 years ago, will re-enter the business when he opens a small restaurant on East 16th Street this summer. To be called Tinker Street, after 16th Street’s original name, the 36-seat restaurant will be located in the midst of the … more »

Raw food cafe to open soon in Broad Ripple

Mar 8th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Chris Bavender The mission of Ezra’s Enlightened Café is simple – to provide a place that is a beacon of health. The raw food cafe, set to open in late spring in Broad Ripple, will be gluten and dairy free and will use ingredients with no GMO’s, preservatives, chemicals, sugar or animal products (except … more »

Q & A with chef Steven Oakley

Mar 4th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Steven Oakley, chef/owner at Oakleys Bistro, debuted a new small-plates menu recently, one that features more than 20 items that range in price from $2 to $8. In addition to the regular menu, the new small-plates menu is available in the dining room Tuesday through Thursday and all week at the bar or in the … more »

Video preview of new small-plates menu at Oakleys

Mar 2nd, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Oakleys Bistro is launching a new small-plates menu as well as a new dining space, an eight-seat table dubbed the Kitchen Nook. I’ll have more soon on what chef/owner Steve Oakley is up to, but here’s a video sneak peek at some of the new menu items. Post by Jolene Ketzenberger.    

Carmel’s Detour to become Scotty’s Brewhouse

Feb 25th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Scott Wise has plenty on his plate. Not only did the Scotty’s Brewhouse owner just roll out a new menu — one he and his staff have worked on since last summer   — but the  busy restaurateur will be opening four new restaurants this year. And two of them are scheduled to open on … more »

Local chefs make James Beard semifinalist list

Feb 19th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Several Indianapolis chefs have made the semifinalist list in the 2014 James Beard Foundation restaurant and chef awards. Bloomington chef David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent has made the semifinalist list for the eighth consecutive year.Regina Mahallick, chef/owner at R bistro in Indianapolis is a semifnalist for the fifth consecutive year. Greg Hardesty has made the … more »

James Beard semifinalist list to be announced today

Feb 19th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

The James Beard Foundation will announce its list of semifinalists today for the organization’s 2014 restaurant and chef awards. Called “the Oscars of the food world,” the Beard awards recognize chefs and restaurants in both national and regional categories. Last year, Indianapolis had semifinalists in two national categories: Martha Hoover, in the Outstanding Restaurateur category, … more »

Bacon + pizza + wine = dinner at Jockamo

Feb 12th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

Now here’s a wine dinner that’s definitely not stuffy. Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza will be hosting a $30-per-person wine dinner Feb.24 at its Greenwood location at 401 Market Plaza. Pizza…wine. Sounds good, right? Did I mention the menu is called “An Ode to Bacon?” Jockamo will be sampling the wines of Goldschmidt Vineyards to complement … more »
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