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 open across from the Patachou flagship at 49th and Penn. But Hoover will also be opening two new locations of Public Greens next year, one in the new Cummins headquarters downtown.
There’s also another Patachou location in the works, as well as a small bar and “listening room” to be called One Fourteen.
But Hoover, a two-time semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurateur in the James Beard Awards, has also been busy in other arenas as well.
The company appeared on Restaurant Hospitality’s RH 25 list of the coolest multi-concept restaurant companies in America. The Patachou Foundation, supported by Public Greens and its micro-farm, continues to fight childhood hunger. Ahead of its projections, The Patachou Foundation will provide 18,000 wholesome meals to food insecure children in the Indianapolis area by the end of this year.
Hoover also talked about The Patachou Foundation and its decades-long support of local farmers on Heritage Radio with Patrick McAndrew, in Midwest Living and in Modern Farmer. And more than 1,000 people attended her keynote address at the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious (and sold out) Women of Influence event recently.
Way to go, Martha!