The Feed: James Beard Nominees, Half Liter, And More
This is the fifth Beard Foundation nod for Abbi Merriss (four for Best Chef, and one for Best Restaurant).
Fortune named Martha Hoover, restaurateur and founder of the Patachou, Inc. empire, to their 2017 list of Most Innovative Women in Food and Drink. The visionary behind an ever-growing number of Indianapolis-area restaurants and the Patachou Foundation is acknowledged for her commitment to social change through food. The magazine noted her mission to provide employees […]
Almost a decade ago, I wrote a profile of Martha Hoover—she of the Patachou empire—and interviewed an up-and-coming chef for the story, an accomplished toque who seemed genuinely annoyed and perplexed by Hoover’s success and diners’ cult-like devotion to her menus. “What’s so special?” the chef sniffed. “It’s just a bunch of omelets.” Let the […]