Restaurants

Patachou empire to grow in 2017

Nov 30th, 2016 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

We’ve heard a lot lately about the number of new Indianapolis restaurants that have opened in the past few months. (Twenty? Really?) Well, look for plenty more in 2017. And count on at least five new spots in restaurateur Martha Hoover’s growing Patachou empire. She’s already announced Crispy Bird, the fried chicken restaurant that will … more »

Crux dinner tour to hit Indy; tix available

Sep 10th, 2016 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

  I just found out that a handful of tickets have become available for the upcoming Crux dinner Tuesday at Milktooth, with chefs Jonathan Brooks and Brandon Baltzley, and you should probably grab them.   I’m serious. I know there’s going to be a lot of great food being made that night in Indy, what … more »

Louie’s Wine Dive to open in Broad Ripple

Aug 9th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

The long-empty building at the corner of College and Broad Ripple avenues will finally have a new restaurant tenant. Louie’s Wine Dive should open there by the end of September. It will be the eighth location of the Kansas City, Mo.-based chain; the Mass Ave location opened in 2015.   The prime spot at 701 Broad Ripple … more »

Chef’s Academy in Indianapolis no longer enrolling students

Jul 26th, 2016 | News, Restaurants

After 10 years of training aspiring chefs, The Chef’s Academy in Indianapolis is no longer accepting students. Harrison College announced recently that it is no longer enrolling students in the culinary arts and pastry arts programs at The Chef’s Academy. Current students, however, will be able to finish their programs. According to the announcement, “Harrison … 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 »

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 »

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 »
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