R bistro cuts lunch service, adds dinner hours

May 29th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

Local chef Regina Mehallick, who launched her award-winning farm-to-table restaurant R bistro at 888 Massachusetts Ave. 13 years ago, has decided to eliminate lunch service and focus on dinner only. The change in hours will take effect July 8. “I just don’t have the business at lunch,” Mehallick said, noting that while traffic on Mass … more »

North End Barbecue & Moonshine opens in Nora

May 27th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger The new restaurant from local chef Ryan Nelson has opened at 1250 E. 86th St. in the Nora Plaza with a focus on barbecue and moonshine, and if the preview event last Saturday was any indication, it’s going to be a hit. For one thing, it’s a sit-down restaurant, which is rare … more »

Plow & Anchor to open soon in downtown Indy

May 6th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Restaurateurs Craig Baker and Derek Means of The Local Eatery & Pub in Westfield haven’t been getting much sleep lately. With their new restaurant, Plow & Anchor, set to open May 12 at 43 E. Ninth Street, their Bent Rail Brewery still in the works and with their participation in Friday’s Rev … more »

Coalition Pizza to open in Carmel

May 6th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

A new quick-service pizza place will open May 12 in Carmel at 365 W. 116th St. Coalition Pizza will offer artisan-style pizzas with housemade crusts and sauce that are cooked in a high-temperature, open-flame oven. The high heat means that pizzas will be done in 3 to 4 minutes, say owners Scott Nahmias, Steve Nahmias … more »

Black Market fermentation workshop and dinner promises pickles, sauerkraut and more

Apr 29th, 2014 | Cook, Events, News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Soured ramps? Chocolate sauerkraut cake? The menu at Wednesday’s special dinner at Black Market may sound challenging, but for fermentation fans attending the meal and a pre-dinner workshop with food preservation expert Michaela Hayes, it’s a sweet deal. Hayes, founder of Brooklyn-based Crock & Jar,  is in town at the request of Black … more »

Oceanaire to host charity dinner featuring top chefs

Apr 16th, 2014 | Events, News, Restaurants

If you need a example of how much the local dining scene has changed in the last four or five years, just take a look at the lineup for tomorrow night’s charity dinner at The Oceanaire Seafood Room. The $100-per-person dinner, to benefit the Indianapolis Chapter of the American Red Cross, will feature dishes from … more »

New menu adds more reasons to try Oaken Barrel

Apr 16th, 2014 | Craft beer, News, Restaurants

By Will Carroll  Brewpubs come in a couple categories it seems. Some have great beer and passable food. Some have good food but the beer’s just okay. Seldom do you find a place that gets both right. Let’s face it: brewpubs are seldom mentioned in the same breath with a city’s elite restaurants. While Oaken … more »

Next Chefs’ Night Off dinner to feature beer pairings

Apr 13th, 2014 | News, Restaurants

By Jolene Ketzenberger Chefs’ Night Off — a series of pop-up dinners featuring different up-and-coming local chefs — will host its third event at a Broad Ripple restaurant with a menu featuring a variety of craft beers brewed  specifically for the occasion. Brugge Brasserie, 1011 Westfield Blvd., will be the venue for the next Chefs’ … more »
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