A select group of culinary stars (Brown, Mehallick, Hardesty, Dunville) spearheaded the renaissance in Indy’s restaurant scene, but these days, the young chefs training under them are just as likely to be the ones making your dinner. We caught up with the next wave and grilled them about personal favorites and inspirations. It’s an enticing taste of where cuisine is headed.
<< ERIN TILL
JOHN ADAMS >>
Best Meal Ever: Bone marrow with grilled bread and tomatoes at Casa Mono in NYC.
<< TYLER HERALD
Weeknight Dinner Out: H2O. “I can’t get enough of their barbecued eel.” brush with fame: Cooking for Anthony Bourdain on his stop in Indy.
Favorite Snack While Working: “I’m a gummi-bear fiend.”
JONATHAN BROOKS >>
Night-off Restaurant Choice: H2O. “There is absolutely no other reason to eat sushi in this town.”
Weeknight Dinner at Home: Sardines on toast with mayo and pickles.
Best Meal Ever: Tacos de chicharron in Oaxaca, Mexico.
>> MORE: See fun outtakes from these up-and-comers’ photo shoots.
<< LAYTON ROBERTS
SHANE DeWEESE >>
<< MATTHEW BUSH
ABBI MERRISS ADAMS >>
Weeknight Dinner at Home: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and grilled pizza.
>> BONUS: See outtakes from the chefs’ photo shoots here.
Photos by Gregory Miller and Stacy Newgent.
This article originally appeared in the March 2012 issue.