Petite Chou in Clay Terrace to become a Patachou

Oct 7th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Restaurateur Martha Hoover will gain a Cafe Patachou — and lose a Petite Chou — when the Clay Terrace Cafe Patachou location undergoes a transformation Oct. 14. The store will close to make the switch and will reopen as a Cafe Patachou on October 15th. According to Patachou brand manager Christina Pippen, the conversion of … more »

Day drinking at Milktooth: a few suggestions

Oct 2nd, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

The much-anticipated Milktooth from chef/owner Jonathan Brooks is finally open, and I’m sure the breakfast/lunch/brunch place is going to be plenty popular — especially on weekends, when diners will definitely be ordering from the cocktail list.  What to try? I liked the Blood Meridian cocktail, made with spiced rum, cranberry vodka and tawny port. It’s … more »

Louisville’s Quills Coffee to open in Indy

Oct 1st, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Indy’s canal district just keeps getting better. Not only is Burgerhaus opening, but the area is also getting a coffee shop. According to a recent release, Louisville’s Quills Coffee will open its first Indianapolis café in November at 9 on Canal, the same development that includes Burgerhaus. Founded in 2007 by Nathan and Amy Quillo … more »

‘Farm-to-curb’ food a hit at The Mug

Oct 1st, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

Business was so good on opening weekend at The Mug, a “farm-to-curb” drive-in restaurant in Greenfield, that the restaurant’s Facebook page was telling fans “no mas” — because they were literally out of food. The drive-in, which sources its meat and many other products locally,  was so busy last weekend that by Saturday night the … more »

Racing team chef to open Broad Ripple restaurant

Sep 30th, 2014 | Jolene’s Blog, News, Restaurants

So this is fun. Chip Ganassi Racing chef Rafael Mendoza will be opening a taco shop in Broad Ripple. To be called George’s Mexican Taco’s, the new restaurant will be located at 801 Broad Ripple Ave. in the former Za Pizzeria spot. Mendoza, who specializes in seafood and gourmet fare when cooking for Ganassi, said … more »

New address, new look for Libertine Liquor Bar

Sep 4th, 2014 | News, Restaurants, Wine & Spirits

When The Libertine Liquor Bar moves from its current location at 38 E. Washington St. to the basement of chef/owner Neal Brown’s newest Pizzology at 608 Massachusetts Ave., the popular cocktail bar will have a completely different look. “We’re going to rethink Libertine,” Brown said earlier this summer. “We’re basically going to move it, but … more »

Shapiro’s to open in Fashion Mall

Sep 3rd, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Shapiro’s Delicatessen announced today that it will open a new restaurant in The Fashion Mall at Keystone at the Crossing in mid-November 2014. The new location will be next to Tesla Motors in the Fashion Cafe. “The new restaurant will have a selection of the specialties that Shapiro’s Delicatessen is famous for plus a new … more »

Ezra’s Enlightened Cafe opens with raw, vegan fare

Aug 13th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Audrey Barron, a certified raw food chef and massage therapist, had her eye on the garage in the back of her business, Be Bliss Healing Therapies, at 6516 Ferguson St. for quite a while. She had dreamed of turning it into a cafe, and when her son, Ezra, was born a year and a half … more »

Sushi Boss lets you create your own roll

Aug 13th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

You gotta hand it to IUPUI biz grad Jason Hornberger. He saw a gap in the quick-service restaurant field and stepped in with a concept to fill it. Sushi Boss, located at 803 W. 10th St., lets customers create their own sushi rolls. The restaurant has its own signature rolls as well, but the fun … more »

Food Emporium has new owner

Aug 12th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Well, this is certainly interesting. I just got this press release this morning about new ownership at the Illinois Street Food Emporium. Here’s the release: Today, longtime Indianapolis restaurant management specialist Vivian Farris announced the acquisition of the Illinois Street Food Emporium, located at 5550 Illinois St. The restaurant was owned since 1979 by Indianapolis … more »
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