The Feed: The Return Of Tavern At The Point
Here’s what’s cooking in Indy this week.
» Tavern at the Point (401 Massachusetts Ave., 317-756-9609), the latest from Cunningham Restaurant Group, is now open in the former home of Old Point Tavern. Executive chef Andy Manes runs the kitchen and describes the menu as “down-home country food.” If you’re keeping count, that makes 28 restaurants for CRG, including 2018 Indianapolis Monthly Best Restaurant selections Vida, Union 50, and Provision.
» Foodies and craft cocktail connoisseurs eagerly awaiting the opening of Ed Rudisell’s tiki bar outfit, The Inferno Room, will have to wait a little bit longer. Rudisell announced on Instagram that construction on the space is delayed and expects to open in July.
» The Cincinnati owners of Indy’s upcoming Macaron Bar (425 Massachusetts Ave.) plan an August 1 opening for the company’s fifth location. The shop will also host small-group cooking classes for the classic French confection.
» Here’s hoping the third time’s a charm for a restaurant set to open in the space previously occupied by LongBranch and 22nd Street Diner. According to Indianapolis Business Journal, Loco Mexican Restaurant (2205 N. Delaware St.) will take over the space that saw the two restaurants open and close in less than a year.
» Restaurateur Eddie Sahm is hoping for a late-June opening of Liter House (5301 Winthrop Ave.), his Bavarian restaurant concept taking over the space vacated by Bent Rail Brewery. The culinary team has been busy with recipe-testing and preview dinners.
» Wildwood Market (1015 Virginia Ave., 317-737-2653) launched a meal-prep program in which customers can pick up portioned-out ingredients and instructions for dishes they can make themselves at home.
(One left!) We prep, you cook: we’re starting a mid-week meal prep program that features local, seasonal ingredients that are prepped and ready to cook, you just follow the instructions we provide! First up: local asparagus and morel linguine with @smokinggoosemeatery guanciale and @bettinipasta! We will start offering online ordering for these soon, but for now, come in and grab one or call us to have us hold one (or more) for you! More info and prep videos in the slideshow!
» Oca (135 N. College Ave.) has Track Pack lunch boxes available for pickup, just in time for Memorial Day weekend. Each box is $14 and includes a sandwich, potato chips, beer pickles, and a peanut butter cookie.
order Track Pack box lunches for #Indy500 and #MemorialDay picnics at ocameansgoose.com Each individually boxed lunch includes: – Mulford Sandwich (named for the true winner of the first Indy 500 who never got credit for it): baguette layered with @smokinggoosemeatery limited release "Track Loin" roasted pork loin, City Ham, Salame Cotto, Swiss, Pickles, Mustard – @henofthewoodsotr kettle chips – Sun King Wee-Mac Pickle from @indianapickleco – Peanut Butter Cookie from Indy's own @4birdsbakery – $14 each, order ahead at ocameansgoose.com
» Provider (1101 E. 16th St., 317-550-5008), the new spot from the Coat Check Coffee team, continues to expand its hours and offerings. On May 23, look for the cocktail, beer, and wine menu to debut, with evening availability until 10 p.m.