Country Mouse City Mouse Is in the House

Kathy Jones, executive chef of Iozzo’s Garden of Italy (946 S. Meridian St., 317-252-3243) has purchased Country Mouse City Mouse, the line of locally made sauces, spreads, and dressings that are not only vegan-friendly but also gluten- and casein-free. Her plans are to expand the brand, which already includes products such as chimichurri pesto, pineapple-mango salsa, and
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Scratch That

If Mayor Ballard’s office hasn't declared this the official “Summer of the Food Truck,” it ought to. Just about every time you turn a corner downtown, another blocky, retro trailer has its awning out, and a cheery short-order cook is handing an office worker or a foodie with a good GPS a sack of tasty lunchtime victuals.   The latest motorized munchies maker to  attract a dedicated fan base is

Tortas Reform

As it celebrates its first anniversary in September, Fountain Square's tiny Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito (641 Virginia Ave., 317-658-0735), is setting its sights on getting a space as substantial as its name. The restaurant known for naming its massive sandwiches after celebrities (such as the Selma Hayek, with grilled chicken, ham, mozzarella, avacado, tomato, and jalapenos) is expanding to seat up to 60. Construction should be completed by the end of the year with the restaurant remaining open throughout.

Swoon List: 5 Things We Adore Right Now

The light, crispy pomme frites with lemony house-made mayo for dipping at Black Market (922 Massachusetts Ave., 317-822-6757). The sausage appetizer at Taste Cafe & Marketplace (5164 N. College Ave., 317-925-2233): Dates, chorizo, tomato ragu, goat chees

St. Elmo Moves Up

St. Elmo Steak House (127 S. Illinois St., 317-635-0636) is shooting for a Labor Day weekend opening of its $1.8 million renovation. The redo will convert the 3,000-square-foot second story of the 109-year-old restaurant into a bar/lounge area featuring a 10-person private dining room and Prohibiton-style lounge. The lounge area will have a fireplace and TVs, making it more of a

FIRST COURSE: Mini Tarts

Nation's Restaurant News predicts that exotic mini tarts are The Next Cupcake. Yum!
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NEW IN TOWN: 10-01 Food and Drink

Billing itself as a restaurant serving “Midwestern comfort food with a culinary twist,” 10-01 Food and Drink (1001 Broad Ripple Ave., 317- 253-1001) manages to nail both your mom’s tastiest meatloaf recipe and the sophisticated ambience worthy of date night. The open kitchen, lower-level  ba

Roll Model: A Review of Sensu

Editor's Note, June 22, 2012: Sensu announced early this month that it will no longer serve dinner. It will, however, remain an upscale nightclub...

Let Them Eat Meat

When Chris Eley opened his sexy delicatessen, Goose the Market, four years ago, cocktail-party snacks in Indianapolis saw a dramatic improvement. This summer, Eley brings us Smoking Goose (a.k.a. Dorman Street Meatery), an artisan production facility that will supply grocery stores and restaurants around the Midwest with the Goose’s Old World–style victuals—starting with “about 42 different items,” Eley says.