The Feed: The Lemon Bar, The Wine Market, And More
This week’s trends in Indy dining.
» The Flying Cupcake owner Kate Drury went to Zionsville to open her eighth local food spot, The Lemon Bar (95 E. Pine St., 317-344-0472). Joining six Flying Cupcake stores and one Dancing Donut, The Lemon Bar marks Drury’s first venture with lunch, dinner, and booze on the menu. Diners inside the renovated former car wash space can choose from an array of sandwiches, salads, quiche, soups, and shareable plates. (Smoking Goose ducks in a blanket, anyone?). To wash it down: a house cocktail, beer, wine, or boozy milkshake.
» 22nd Street Diner (2205 N. Delaware St., 317-602-6726) is launching a monthly family dinner series. One Sunday a month, the dining room will serve a meal (main dish and sides), for a flat rate of $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Festivities start at 5:30 p.m. with cocktails and snacks, and dinner is served 6–9 p.m. Mark your calendars now for pasta on November 19, and fried chicken December 17.
» The old Skip’s Food Market in Fountain Square has a new occupant. The Indianapolis Star reports that Zachary Davis and Kristen Bowers opened The Wine Market (1031 Virginia Ave., 317-426-5932), a casual sit-and-drink spot, in hopes of replicating a coffee house vibe with wine as the star beverage. Most bottles cost less than $20, and customers can snack on charcuterie trays with goodies from Smoking Goose and Fair Oaks Farm. Chef Neal Brown originally planned to take over the Skip’s space for his Japanese venture, Ukiyo, but ended up switching to the former home of Recess.
» Sub Zero Nitrogen Ice Cream (111 W. Main St., Carmel) opens October 20. It’s the second Indiana location for the Utah-based chain (the first one opened on Mass Ave in 2013). The chain famously makes one-of-a-kind ice cream treats by freezing customer-selected ingredients in -321 degrees liquid nitrogen. Options include 40 flavors of custard (regular, lactose-free, or vegan), mixed with any combination of fruit, candy, nuts, or baked goods. The custom freezing process takes about two minutes.
» If you’ve been curious about the food options inside the Ironworks development near Keystone at the Crossing but haven’t had a chance to visit, check out the Ironworks Social this Saturday (October 21). The 5–10:30 p.m. event inside the new Ironworks Hotel (2721 E. 86th St.), will have live music, food from Ironworks tenants Ruth’s Chris, Sangiovese Ristorante, Provision, and Rize, and drinks by Sun King Brewery and Hotel Tango. Attendees can also get tours of the hotel, and chat with artists on site to discuss the showpieces they created for the space.
UPDATE: Although our pre-registered tickets are sold out for our #IronworksSocial event, we still encourage those interested to attend and register on site on Oct. 21 between 5-10:30 p.m. Event space is limited, so come early to join in on the fun with live music, local food and libations, hotel tours and more! #IWHotelIndy #LoveIndy
» They had us at chicken hypnosis. Teter Organic Farm (10980 E. 221st. St., Noblesville, 317-318-3169) grows organic produce and donates it to Hamilton County food banks. This weekend (October 21) is the annual Fall Festival. In addition to hayrides, food demos, recipe tasting, and crafts for all ages, you can see the aforementioned hypnotized chickens. We don’t know much about this cool party trick, but we understand it makes the chickens really chill, and amenable to cuddles with humans. Tickets to the festival are $5, and all proceeds support the mission of the farm.