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Terry Kirts

Vida artisan bread basket
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Taste Test: Indy’s Best Bread Baskets

From Mesh’s charming bread service to the Rathskellar’s pretzels, bread is back on the menu in Indy.

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8 Surprises on Brown County Menus

It’s hard to go wrong with fried biscuits and apple butter, but menu surprises at some of Brown County’s time-tested eateries might tempt you to stray from old standards.

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Eat and Drink Brown County

A couple of classic spots get a new and improved taste, while an Indy pizzeria arrives on Main St. Rediscover food and drink in Brown County this fall.

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Street Savvy: Fortville

Once a sleepy burg along the “Bee Line” Railroad, Fortville now has a hip Main Street address for artisans, boutiques, and casual eats.

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Meat and Greet: October’s Foodie George Turkette

Pig’s Tale’s most basic selections take quality to the next level. “Instead of hot smoking, we’re doing a dry-aged, cold-smoked bacon that will pack in even more flavor.”

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Sophisticated Meat Options Expanding Downtown

St. Elmo Steak House to open adult burger experience in vacated square footage of Circle Centre Mall.

Empire Pizzeria
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Foodie Road Trip: Pie Hopes in Kirklin

Kirklin’s Empire Pizzeria offers top-shelf ingredients with culinary-school cred.

Big Woods Nachos
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Dish of the Month: Pulled-Pork Nachos at Big Woods

Call it The Greatest Spectacle in Grazing: digging into a plate of pulled-pork nachos at Brown County transplant Big Woods, which opened this spring in Speedway.

Garfield Park Street Savvy
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Street Savvy: Garfield Park

This historic neighborhood has our attention with its new farmers market and emerging art scene.

Duos staff Becky Hostetter, David Hostetter, and John Garnier.
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Diggin’ It: Dig IN Recap

A recap of the deliciousness at this weekend’s Dig IN.

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Broth Star: Kizuki Ramen and Izakaya

A hit when it arrived in the Seattle burbs in 2012 and in Portland last year, Kizuki’s multistep approach to ramen will have aficionados ranking it among Indy’s best.

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Batch Maker: Lemon Tree Cookies

Lemon Tree Cookies is expanding its portfolio of petite pastries and making them available at retail outlets such as Fresco Italian Cafe on the canal and Wildwood Market in Fountain Square.

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Summer Crush: Rook’s Halo Halo

The halo halo dessert delivers on the name: Unexpected savory elements such as purple yam ice cream and sweet red beans get paired with silky flan, coconut agar gel, black plantains, and the crunch of puffed wild rice and Fruity Pebbles atop iced lemongrass milk. Yum yum!

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No. 1 – It wasn’t until Jonathan and Ashley Brooks opened their modern diner in Fletcher Place that we realized that, yes, we really were missing a restaurant that surprises us every day with dishes we’ve either never heard of or had completely forgotten about.

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No. 2 – Everything about Marrow radiates years of forethought, from its russet-toned color palette to the dining room’s faint campfire aroma emanating from a smoker that John Adams installed before the restaurant’s November opening.