The Feed: All Hail King Dough
At long last, the Indianapolis location of King Dough (452 N. Highland Ave., 317-602-7960), is here. After two years of pop-up events and efforts to find the right space, the Bloomington-based pizza restaurant opens today in the Holy Cross neighborhood.
Provider (1101 E. 16th St., 317-550-5685), the sister shop of downtown’s busy Coat Check Coffee (401 E. Michigan St., 317-550-5008) instituted a new tech policy due to customer feedback about an inability to get a seat or parking space. Saturdays and Sundays will now be “laptop-free” from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., and every day, customers will have a $5 minimum purchase requirement per hour for table use for studying, meetings, and computers. Owner Neal Warner announced the new tech policy on Twitter, saying he hoped it was a way to be “welcoming to all guests, while allowing us to serve everyone who comes in.”
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Starting this weekend, Provider will be a laptop-free space on Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm – read on for our new policy on the use of technology in our shop 💛 • • Several of you have mentioned that you are occasionally frustrated by not being able to find a seat or parking space at Provider. We’ve given this issue a lot of thought, and wanted to come up with a policy that is welcoming to all guests, while allowing us to serve everyone who wants to come in. Soon you’ll find this policy printed at the bottom of our menus: ‘there is a $5 minimum ticket per hour for use of laptops, tablets, and study materials in our space, and we ask that our guests refrain from using these items on Saturdays from 9am-3pm and Sundays from 10:30am-12:30pm. Thanks for your understanding!’ • • Just to be clear, the $5 is not a fee, but a minimum ticket (i.e. a coffee and pastry, or a latte, etc). Also, we have no plans to start setting timers and handing people checks. This policy just gives us something to refer to if we’re getting tight on seats, and someone has been sitting for awhile without making a purchase. • • Hope to see you out at the shops this weekend! Neal Warner, Coat Check Coffee / Provider • • 📷 @loveleon.co 🙏
Chef Neal Brown offered a sneak peak at one of the menu items from the upcoming Daredevil Hall (2721 E. 86th St.). Brown teased his Instagram followers with a hunger-inducing picture of Brewcy, a burger with two smashed patties, cheese, onions, and pickles. We’ll have to make do with a picture for now, as we await word of an official opening date.
Hoagies and Hops (414 Dorman St.) officially closed its original downtown location. It will reopen in February at 4155 Boulevard Place in the Butler-Tarkington neighborhood with Chilly Water Brewing. No opening date has been announced, but the businesses are posting construction updates on social media.
The Cummins Public Greens (301 E. Market St., 317-552-1318) opened this week. This is the third location of restaurateur Martha Hoover’s “urban kitchen with a mission,” with proceeds benefitting the Patachou Foundation, her hunger-relief organization.
Carmel’s Sun King Distillery (351 Monon Blvd., 317-843-6250) is hosting an all-you-can-eat buffet on Super Bowl Sunday. $20 for adults and $12 for kids gets you unlimited wings, pizza, sliders, nachos, charcuterie and more from Oca, Pi Indy, La Margarita, and The Den by FoxGardin. Festivities start at 4 p.m.
Speaking of Super Bowl feasts, Turf Catering (8155 Castleway Court W, 317-288-0173) is taking call-ahead orders on their smoked chicken wings. Must order by Wednesday, so act fast.
Centerville’s Loaded Dough Cookie Co. bakers relocated to Indianapolis, and Kincaid’s Meat Market is the first local retailer to carry the product. Fresh-baked cookies will be delivered on Thursdays, and available until they sell out.
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We have our first retail account since moving to Indianapolis! You will be able to get fresh baked Loaded Dough cookies starting Thursday, January 31st, at Kincaid’s Meat Market. Come grab some cookies at Kincaid’s – 5605 N Illinois Street in Indianapolis. Deliveries on Thursday of each week, while supplies last 😁🍪. Have a great week and we will see you Thursday! #kincaidsmeatmarket #loadeddough #freshbakedcookies #meridiankessler #butleruniversity #chocolatechipcookies #loaded #indianapolis #warmcookies #butlerbulldogs
Shula’s Steak House (241 W. Washington St., 317-231-3900) will close at the end of February, 21 years after opening in the Westin hotel downtown.