Glitzy chandeliers, a plank-wood accent wall, and industrial-pipe clothing racks—Endeavor fits right in with the high-end women’s boutiques at Carmel City Center.
Destination Dining: The Golden
Long before its June opening, The Golden had a loyal following. Attribute that to co-owner Aaron Butts, whose James Beard Award nomination at Roanoke’s Joseph Decuis made him a bit of a folk hero in these parts—and beyond.
Destination Dining: Mayasari Indonesian Grill
It’s one thing to open an Indonesian restaurant in a small town. It’s another to succeed. Mayasari Indonesian Grill’s staying power in Greensburg speaks volumes about the quality of the food and the warmth of the experience.
Destination Dining: Topo’s 403
Upscale Mediterranean is just a short drive to Bloomington.
Destination Dining: Broadway House Bistro
Homey, but upscale small-town restaurant serves big-city fare, but you’ll never forget the Americana feel.
Destination Dining: Pangea Kitchen
Pangea has a curious model: a pair of pizza menus (Neapolitan and Sicilian); a tight list of “everyday items” with Thai dishes, salads, and meatballs; and a dessert case that includes gelato cake by the slice.
Destination Dining: Restauration
Lafayette’s Restauration has no processed foods in the kitchen, lots of seasonal produce from land they farm themselves, and scratch-made staples, from mayonnaise to soup stock.
Food Town: Cincinnati
You’ve heard about the Reds and the Bengals, but with plenty of fresh markets, top chefs, and cutting-edge menus, Cincinnati’s dining scene has game, too.
Flavor of the Month: Ground Cherries
At Recess, the fruit might show up in a chunky salsa, offering a sweet/savory accompaniment to fresh fish, or on the dessert course, where Tulip Tree Creamery’s Trillium cheese provides a rich yin to ground cherry jam’s acidic yang.