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Derek Means

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Plow & Anchor

No. 12 – Grab a seat at the restaurant’s raw bar for super-fresh oysters or an ever-changing tuna poke.

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The Local Eatery & Pub

No. 25 – Derek Means and Craig Baker’s suburban farm-to-table brasserie makes a fourth appearance on Indy Monthly’s Best Restaurants list.

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Top Five Restaurant Spin-offs

These new restaurant spin-offs are serving up a second course.

Photo by Tony Valainis
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Best New Restaurants 2015: Plow & Anchor

An uncompromisingly seasonal menu with maritime influences and international accents, from South America to the Mediterranean.

John Adams.
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Making Waves: A Review of Plow & Anchor

You’ve probably seen the Portlandia “Is the chicken local?” scene by now. It’s the one where a bistro-aproned restaurant server tells her customers that “The chicken is a heritage breed, woodland-raised chicken that’s been fed a diet of sheep’s milk, soy, and hazelnuts … His name was Collin. Here are his papers.” Snarky people like […]

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Bent about Bent Rail

As we shared back in July, Craig Baker and Derek Means of The Local Eatery & Pub (14655 N. Gray Rd., Westfield, 317-218-3786) plan to open Bent Rail Brewery & Coffee Co. in the SoBro area, taking over the now-shuttered Monon Fitness Center. The 12,000-square-foot space will serve as restaurant and microbrewery. And the owners describe the menu as Tuscan and French peasant-themed with several house-cured meats, rustic dishes, and gourmet pizzas. For early hours, they plan to sell house-roasted coffee and fresh-baked goods.

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Coming Soon: Bent Rail Brewery & Coffee Co.

Baker says he and Means hope to open the SoBro spot in nine months, offering breakfast at the coffee shop, lunch, and dinner in the brewery, and an outside music venue for close to 1,000 people.

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