The Dish

10.9.12

Cream of the Crop

The latest addition to Cafe Patachou owner Martha Hoover’s family of eateries is Gelo, an Italian-style gelato shop adjacent to her pizzaria, Napolese (114 E. 49th St., 317-925-0765). Gelo opened on Oct. 5, inspired by "the tiny dessert shops in Europe,” says Hoover.

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This Is Big

Just when you thought the curb outside your office building couldn’t get more crowded with food trucks, along comes “Big” Ron Jones, formerly a bar manager at Dawson’s on Main in Speedway, offering up Big Ron’s Curbside Bistro. The mobile food purveyor has been offering up unique takes on hearty sandwiches, loaded hot dogs, soups, and salads, as well as tasty gumbo and cornbread. Jones’s pulled pork sandwich definitely made for a “big” weekday lunch: thick shreds of pork shoulder slow-cooked with Sriracha piled on thick-cut wheat bread with garlic butter and plenty of Carolina-style tangy-sweet coleslaw.

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By the Book

Alex and Sonja Overhiser are 30-year-old professionals in Indy, a graphic designer and a technical writer/partner, respectively, at the same small company. They are also voracious food bloggers, and now authors by way of their new culinary tome, Green Mango Cafe & Bakery: Cooking for a Better Tomorrow, available online. This husband-and-wife team was inspired by a week-long trip to a just-opened cafe in Cambodia in March 2012 to write their book.

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Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

1. The cheesy bacon au gratin potatoes from The Oceanaire Seafood Room (30 S. Meridian St., 317-955-2277).

2. A pear almond tarte that showed up on the prix fixe menu at Recess (4907 N. College Ave., 317-925-7529) last week. It has the silky consistency of a sugar cream pie, sitting in an autumn-spiced sauce reminiscent of apple butter.

3. The Denver brunch pizza at Jockamo Upper Crust Pizza (5646 E. Washington St., 317-356-6612; 401 Market Plaza, Greenwood, 317-883-8993). One of the Hangover Specials available all day Saturday and Sunday, this thin-crust pizza layered with scrambled eggs, veggies, and sausage gravy is good for what ails you.

4. The grilled King salmon at Meridian (5694 N. Meridian St., 317-466-1111). It's crisp and tender, with not a speck of fishiness, set delicately atop a generous mound of buttery, finely diced potatoes. Divine.

5. The cheese sticks at Brewstone Beer Company (3720 E. 82nd St., 317-577-7800), a major upgrade on the greasy, lifeless fried mozzarella served at your neighborhood dive. These are a zippier cheddar, rolled in crunchy tortilla-chip crumbs, and served with smoky chipotle aioli, salsa, and french-fried onion strings on the side.

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Succotash (The Dish)

Succotash

Punch Burger (137 E. Ohio St., 317-426-5280) opened last week, and the lunchtime line has yet to go down . . . Severin Bar located inside downtown's Omni Severin Hotel, had its grand opening last Thursday . . .

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Guiding Bite

Brush off your lederhosen. It's time for Oktoberfest at Traders Point Creamery.

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Edited by Julia Spalding and Trisha Lindsley

Current Issue: October 2012

In the Current Issue ...

Dishing up lavish Mediterranean plates, Topo's 403 redefines Greek life in Bloomington, while closet-sized K & T Deli makes authentic Vietnamese sandwiches and the prolific Scott Wise steps back and takes a fresh approach. There are fusion tacos to be eaten in Broad Ripple, po'boys everywhere . . . and do you know where your black walnuts are? Get your dining news in bushels in the October 2012 issue of Indianapolis Monthly. On newsstands now.

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