» Bloomington’s Cardinal Spirits (922 S. Morton St., 812-202-6789) already boasts a loyal following and tasting room. Now it has an impressive menu of scratch-made food options on site. The kitchen is open Tuesday through Saturday and offers intriguing dishes like grilled rib-eye nuggets, spring pea risotto, and chicken liver mousse with a strawberry jam glaze. Don’t pass up the fresh sourdough bread served with house-cultured butter.
» Noah Grant’s Grill House & Oyster Bar is moving and expanding in Zionsville. Owner Shari Jenkins is relocating her 9-year-old restaurant from its original location at 65 S. 1st St. to the Carter Building, a former antique toy museum that’s been vacant since 2011, at 91 S. Main St. .
» Chicago Eater sent some love to Indianapolis last week when it touted 12 restaurants worth the drive from the Windy City. Munster’s 3 Floyds Brewery & Pub made the cut, joining Indianapolis favorites Goose the Market (2503 N. Delaware St., 317-924-4944), Milktooth (540 Virginia Ave., 317-292.2280), and Bluebeard (653 Virginia Ave., 317-686-1580). The rest of the list was filled out with eateries in Michigan, Wisconsin, and Illinois.
» Ash & Elm Cider Co. (2024 E. Washington St., 317-600-3164) is celebrating its one-year anniversary this Saturday with live music, food, and cider galore, including the tapping of its seasonal favorite, Idle Summer. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $12 VIP (including a complementary glass of cider in a take-home glass). Love Handle will be serving food at the Irvington-area celebration.