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

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

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


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.    

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

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.

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

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."

The Scoop On The Strawberry Festival

Photography by Jennifer Pace