Restaurants

Bar Rev to open in Greenwood; Penn & Palate and Nourish coming soon

Mar 25th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Greenwood will be getting a craft cocktail bar when Bar Rev opens at Main Street & Madison Avenue in Old Town Greenwood this weekend. Adam Hayden, who you’ll recognize from the Libertine Liquor Bar, will be running Bar Rev, which is located in the six-month-old Revery restaurant. “Everybody has been really enthusiastic,” said Hayden, who … more »

No Indiana chefs on James Beard nominee list

Mar 24th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Nominations for the James Beard Foundation Restaurant and Chef awards were announced today. Although four Indiana chefs were on the long list of semifinalists – Greg Hardesty of Recess and Room Four; Micah Frank of Black Market; David Tallent of Restaurant Tallent in Bloomington; and Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington — none made the short list … more »

Scott Wise to open Scotty’s Brew Club in Franklin

Mar 20th, 2015 | News, Restaurants

Scott Wise, who recently announced that he’ll open his 11th  Scotty’s Brewhouse location in Noblesville this summer, is continuing his efforts to grow his restaurant group – but with a different concept. Wise has signed a deal to open Scotty’s Brew Club at Hillview Country Club in Franklin. The restaurant, which will be open to … more »

Dinner Lab pop-up biz to launch in Indianapolis

Mar 18th, 2015 | Events, News, Restaurants

Dinner Lab, a membership-based dining event company that currently operates in 30 cities across the country, will soon be launching in Indianapolis. Beginning March 24, memberships will be available for $120, which then allow members a chance to buy up to four tickets to upcoming pop-up dinners. The first Indianapolis dinner is scheduled for July … more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »
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