The Feed: Butler’s Pizza, BrainStorm Bread and Pastry, and More

This week’s roundup of Indy’s freshest dining news.

SLICE OF LIFE A familiar westside flavor is back as Dionne Butler reopens his parents’—Wylie and Amanda Butler—well-loved Butler’s Pizza (1220 Waterway Blvd., 317-600-5463, 317-600-8793) inside The Amp. After several years of former customers asking about their favorite pizzas and stromboli, Dionne decided to bring back the original recipes and menu items, complete with Grippo’s chips and Faygo sodas.  

MONDAY MUNCHIES Sam Blythe’s BrainStorm Bread and Pastry is now creating pastries for Blue Mind Coffee (646 E. 38th St., 317-874-7374) on Mondays. Blythe has been baking locally in Indianapolis for more than 10 years, using his own freshly milled whole wheat flour for the pastries and bread he makes by hand.

SUPPORT LOCAL Cold temps and post-holiday penny pinching can bring on the slow season for our local restaurant scene. But you can still support more than 100 restaurants participating in the upcoming Devour Indy Winterfest.  This season’s event runs from January 22 through February 4 and restaurants will offer special prices on three-course meals or two-for-one deals that will definitely make you want to grab your coat and head out for dinner, even in freezing temps. Devour Indy is organized by the Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association. This special two-week dining event helps promote local restaurants twice a year (winter and summer) around the greater Indianapolis area.

FRESH EATS Fortville welcomes a new eatery, The Kitchen On Main (8 S. Main St., Fortville, 317-482-4022), a homey cafe complete with vintage touches like 1950s-era soda fountain counters and stools, glass ice cream counters, and some modern lighting and fixtures to complete its fun atmosphere.

COOKIE ACCOLADES The Hunger Relief Team chefs at Second Helpings, Laney Glick and Robert Beal, brought home the top prize in this year’s Girl Scouts of Indiana Cookie Cook-Off. Their winning entry, Not Your Hoosier Tenderloin Sandwich, featured Trefoils and Lemon-Ups Girl Scout Cookies in their recipe. And don’t worry! Your favorite box of Girl Scout Cookies is now available across the United States. Girl Scouts of the USA announced the 2024 cookie season on January 8. Cookies will be available for purchase from January to April.

SWEET NEW DIGS Parlor Doughnuts announced the grand opening of a new location in Fishers, coming in early February 2024, located at 13588 Bent Grass Lane. This marks the ninth Parlor Doughnuts location in Indiana.

CLOSINGS:

 HIRING:

  • The Inferno Room (902 Virginia Ave., 317-426-2343) is looking for servers to add to their tiki team. Full- and part-time positions available. Apply in person or email your resume to info@theinfernoroom.com.
  • Parlor Doughnuts plans to hire 20 new team members and up to three salaried manager positions, which includes benefits, upon opening the new Fishers location. Anyone interested in applying can click here or contact Marissa Barnes at parlordoughnutsfishers@gmail.com.