November’s First Bite

God save the cream!



With a new, more spacious location filled with elegant white upholstery and chandeliers, the ever-adorable Tilly’s Tea Room is bringing English tea time to the recently vacant third floor of The Fashion Mall’s Saks Fifth Avenue. The fruit scones, a favorite at the cafe run by UK native Sharon Moore, are baked fresh daily.

No ordinary American biscuit, the moist, melt-in-your-mouth treat is packed with raisins and comes with jam and traditional Devonshire clotted cream, a rich, silky spread that true tea enthusiasts know to apply in a dollop on top of the jam. “The clotted cream in the scone really is the key to it all,” Moore says. “There are not many places in Indy that serve cream that fresh.” 

Pinch of Wisdom

“If you want steak with the best flavor, have a ribeye and cook it to medium, not rare. Any beef with heavy marbling has to be cooked through, or it will be tough.”

—Lorenzo Acuna, who is celebrating his 40th year as a server at St. Elmo Steak House


The Feed

This spring, Neal Brown plans to open a Japanese restaurant and sushi bar, Ukiyo, at 1301 Virginia Avenue.

Cocked and Ready
Rooster’s Kitchen brings a menu heavy on house-cured bacon to the old R Bistro spot on Mass Ave.

Spirit World
Sun King Brewing Co. will open a 15,000-square-foot craft distillery in Carmel. 

Chop Chop
Chef Dean Sample left Meridian Restaurant to head up Northside Social and Northside Kitchenette.