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Tom Battista

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This New Park Might Be The Most Unusual One In The Country

The Idle is now open … no longer, ahem, idle.

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Bluebeard’s Abbi Merriss, Our July Foodie

“I don’t want to be too cheeky about pairing food with the movies.”

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A Bizarre Park Called The Idle Is Planned For Downtown

A path will lead from the Cultural Trail to the park, where people will be able to watch traffic merge from two interstates, sometimes harrowingly so.

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Bluebeard Owner Tom Battista on His Other Job: Jimmy Buffett’s Right-Hand Man

When Buffett takes the stage at Klipsch Music Center on June 23, he’ll have the local restaurateur and longtime stage manager to thank for it.

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The Feed: Open Society Public House, a New Project for the Owners of Bluebeard, and More

Indy dining news this week includes Ed and Tom Battista’s upcoming project, the launch of Open Society Public House’s coffee program, and the grand opening of Primanti Bros. sandwich shop in Noblesville.

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Culture Q&A: George Clinton and His ‘Mothership Connection’ to Indy

“We’ve been coming to Naptown ever since the ’60s,” says Clinton. “We go way back with Indianapolis.”

(L-R) General manager Aaron Wolverton with owners Ed and Tom Battista
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Battistas Buy Pasquale's, Keep Traditions

If opening Bluebeard was all about innovation for restaurateurs Ed and Tom Battista, buying the 55-year-old Pasquale’s Pizza involved holding onto house favorites.

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NEW IN TOWN: Bluebeard

Since January, Indianapolis Monthly has been following the progress of Bluebeard (653 Virginia Ave.). So this past Friday, our forks were at the ready for the restaurant’s soft opening. Fans of Abbi Merriss Adams and John Adams were happy to see the pair back in the kitchen (right behind the bar), plating everything from white-bean salad with chorizo, zucchini, and radicchio fleur to a sharable whole snapper with house giardiniera.

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Q&A with Charlie McIntosh of Amelia's

In the coming months, Charlie McIntosh will don an apron and assume his head baker role at the soon-to-open Amelia’s, an Italian-style hearth bread bakery in a Fletcher Place mini-restaurant complex at 653 Virginia Avenue.

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