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Hot Dog!

King David Dogs (15 N. Pennsylvania St., 241-6224) will nearly triple its capacity when the hot dog hut moves half a mile away to a new M&I Plaza location in September. “This is going to get us a lot closer to a larger core group of people that won’t have to go as far for lunch,” says owner Brent Joseph, who plans to k

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You Say You Want a Revolucion

Fountain Square’s growing bar and dining scene just got a little edgier with the opening, on June 14, of Revolucion (1132 Prospect St., 423-9490), the latest funky enterprise of Fountain Square fixture David “Tufty” Clough. Altars to Our Lady of Guadalupe (though sadly with battery-operated candles), vibrant paintings of gun-slinging skeletons in sombreros (compliments of artist Shelby Kelley), and a tiki bar in the back all contribute to the rich atmosphere of this new cantin

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Just Around the Corner

The old Gardener’s Market at the corner of Westfield Boulevard and 75th Street has packed up its Adirondacks and old-fashioned porch chairs for a move to Broad Ripple. But the transition of this local shop has provided local mother-daughter duo Laura and Olivia Huntley the opportunity they have been awaiting quite some time. “Our dream was to have a storefront, but we’re not city girls,” says Laura. When she and her 15-year-old daughter saw a “store clos

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Swoon List: Five Things We Adore Right Now

1.    The Classic Poutine (fresh-cut French fries layered with gravy and local cheese curds) at Bloomington’s meatless gastro pub, The Owlery (212 S. Rogers St., 812-333-7344).

2.    The Whole Foods parking lot.

3.    Sweet potato chips on the late night menu at

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SOMETHING BREWING: Twenty Tap

Kevin Matalucci, longtime Broad Ripple Brewpub brewer, is teaming up with his wife, Tracy, to open Twenty Tap at 54th Street and College Avenue. The new taproom will feature, fittingly enough, 20 kinds of draft beer, including Sun King, Bloomington Brewing, and New Albanian. Matalucci, who has been in the brewing business for more than 17 years and has worked at Broad Ripple Brewpub for 18, plans to have the taproom open by early August.    

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The Ripple Inn Gets a New Chef

The Ripple Inn (929 E. Westfield Blvd., 252-2600) will be shaking things up this month. The restaurant has hired native Hoosier Joseph Davey as its new executive chef. Davey previously worked at Chicago’s Alinea, which received a three-star ranking from Michelin last November. He is currently a ful

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Ryan Nelson's Comeback

Seafood master and former head chef of the Oceanaire, Ryan Nelson is stepping up the dining ladder to open his own neighborly signature restaurant (with a working title of Northstar) at 8605 River Crossing Boulevard. Several staff members have been hired, and Nelson’s team is making the final logistical touches before the big Oct. 1 reveal.

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FARMbloomington Gets Some Sun

Chef Daniel Orr of FARMbloomington (108 E Kirkwood Ave, Bloomington) and Indiana University Press have released a new cookbook, Paradise Kitchen, featuring Caribbean-inspired recipes. You might be surprised at this Indiana native writing a tropical cookbook that includes the likes of conch chowder, pomelo salad, and saltfish beignets. But after years of working in kitchens in France, Belgium, and New York, Orr actually spent two years on the Island of Angu

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Naked Tchopstix Rolls Downtown

By October, Naked Tchopstix hopes to be set up in its new downtown location, a 7,000-square-foot space in the basement of the King Cole Building (1 N. Meridian St.). Owner Maggie Lee expects to attract business folk for the lunch crowd and out-of-towners in the evenings. “So it will have a lot of smaller side rooms you can have smaller parties in,” Lee says. “But the basic idea will be the same. Good food, nice drink, in a comfortable atmosphere.”

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The Scoop On The Strawberry Festival

Photography by Jennifer Pace

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Hummer Dog: An Indy Original

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Swoon List: Five Things We Adore Right Now

1. The seared-ahi appetizer at Detour – An American Grille (110 W. Main St., Carmel, 571-0091), seared tuna rolled in toasted black sesame seeds, squiggled with kabayaki and chili/garlic mayo, and served with a bright Asian slaw. 2. A dozen mini oatmeal chocolate-chip cookies for $3.80 at Potbelly Sandwich Shop (55 Monument Circle, 423-9043). 3. Northside Kitchenette’s (6515 N College Ave., 253-1022) Munchie Supre

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WEEKEND IN REVIEW: MacKenzie River Pizza Company

MacKenzie River Pizza Company (4939 E. 82nd St., 288-0609), had been open for only a couple of weeks when we visited. The Castleton-area casual-dining chain, founded in Montana by a family of former Hoosiers, still has a few kinks to work out: They ran out of thin crust, service was almost comically slow, and the blinds that keep the sun from baking customers on the deck were “broken.” But the go

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Europa, Europa

European markets, bakeries, and restaurants have come and gone in Indy over the years. We’re still mourning the passing of Russia House, with its mushroom soups and tangy cherry dumplings. And Slaviansky Bazaar in Carmel barely got up and running before it closed, taking its Russian beers, stuffed zucchini rolls, and delectable veal roll with it. Now Lou Mladenovic, who has long operated a beloved deli, bakery, and Old World market in Crown Point has opened a second loca

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(Take the) Cannoli Queen Cafe

Lisa Snow grew up in an Italian home that loved food, and she has been cooking handed-down recipes all her life. Last September, she decided to try catering, and “it kind of just took off,” she says. Tomorrow, she celebrates the grand opening of her 20-seat Cannoli Queen Cafe (1279 N. Emerson Ave, Greenwood, 882-1908), where she will serve up her best handmade family recipes, including sandwiches, pasta, and de

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