Waste Not

Check out this story on how the JW Marriott plans to clean up during the Super Bowl.

Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

Sweet potato waffles at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles (132 N. East St., 317-423-3300). The Boston-Cream-style chocolate cake at Saffron Cafe (621 Fort Wayne Ave., 317-917-0131). Rhubarb Wine from Mallow Run Winery in Bargersville—swee

Indiana State Fair Food Diary

Sunday marked the end of the Fair's 2011 run. We said our goodbyes until next year ... which gives us roughly 365 days to work off the following. Philly Steak Slider. A respectable $2 version of the $7 original, the four-bite snack featured remarkably tender slices of "prime rib," with onions, peppers, mushrooms, and cheese sauce. Gyro. An annual must-eat. Tender lamb and beef inside pillowy pita, with onions, tomatoes, and addictively cream

COMING SOON: Sonata Cafe

Designed by Brazilian architect Daniela Kohl of Kohl Interiors, Carmel's two-story Sonata Cafe Bar and Art (31 E. Main St., Carmel) will feature large bay windows, an open-area bar and atrium, hardwood floors, and an open-air counter for window service to passersby on the street. Co-owned by Magdalena Segovia (who also owns the Magdalena Gallery and runs the Carmel Academy of the Arts), the restaurant with the Italian piazza-style atmosphere comes complete with live music from

Chillin with Pop Cycle

The gourmet popsicle trend might finally be edging out the cupcake cafes and food trucks to get a toehold in Indianapolis. Nothing against fondant and street tacos, but you can't get much more adorable than Pop Cycle, spotted pedaling "mostly organic" frozen treats on the Monon last week.

COMING SOON: Ali Baba's Cafe

Downtown's ethnic dining scene gets a new addition this fall in the form of Ali Baba's Cafe, which has  set up shop at The Block building in the spot previously occupied by Tea Cozy. Slated to open late September, the family-owned and -operated restaurant will seat up to 50 diners and serve Greek and Middle Eastern dishes for lunch ($7-$10) and dinner ($15+). In the evening hours, the restaurant devotes itself entirely to hookah. Owner Mamduh Almaaitah says he

COMING SOON: Late Harvest Kitchen

In October, former Oceanaire Seafood Room executive chef Ryan Nelson will open his new restaurant in The Shoppes of River Crossing (Next to Old Navy). Late Harvest Kitchen, will feature New American cuisine at prices ranging from the high-teens to mid-twenties. “If I had to boil down the concept, there’s a great tradition of fine dining chefs that do food in a more casual setting,” Nelson says. “I want to make my food available to everyone, not j

Virginia Kay's Doughnuts: The Hole Story

Hungry downtown dwellers and Northside commuters who have passed the darkened home of short-lived Bonjour Cafe and Bakery at 24th & Meridian, your wait for some new victuals is (nearly) over!   After last summer's rumors that a Dunkin Donuts and a Baskin-Robbins were taking over the spot never panned out, it looked as though it might be another blight on the Meridian corridor. But a banner has gone up announcing that

Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

The Guinness chocolate cupcake at Creation Cafe (337 W. 11th St., 317-955-2389), rich (but not too), with a perfectly piped cap of semi-sweet chocolate icing. The trifle-style tiramisu at Iozzo’s Garden of Italy (946 S. Meridian St., 317-974-1100