Several new dining spots are in the works for the Indianapolis area, including a few home-grown offerings:
• 10-01 food & drink, an independent restaurant promising “Midwestern comfort food with a culinary twist,” is scheduled to open in the spring at the southeast corner of Broad Ripple and Winthrop avenues. The restaurant, named for its 1001 Broad Ripple Ave. address, is taking 6,000 square feet and is being designed by locally based Daugherty Tegarden+Partners. The partners in the restaurant are Natalie Wolfe, Jeff Cart and Mike Spalding.
• The Sweet Life, a home-grown sweet shop serving cakes, cookies, chocolates, ice cream and more, is slated to take 2,100 square feet in a retail strip along Allisonville Road in Fishers. The shop replaces a 24-hour Snap Fitness location. Proprietor Corrie Case, an Indiana University Kelley School of Business graduate who has baked cakes as long as she can remember, hopes to open the shop in early April.
• Bebop Pizza Kitchen, a home-grown carryout and delivery pizza shop, has opened at the southeast corner of 54th Street and College Avenue. The restaurant is a spinoff of The Jazz Kitchen, around the corner, and features some of the same menu items. Owner David Allee has pledged to give 5 percent of Bebop’s sales to music education to help continue the city’s jazz heritage.
• Potbelly Sandwich Works is set to replace the former Quiznos sub shop on Monument Circle. The 1,873-square-foot space will be the chain’s first location in Indianapolis. The nearest restaurant for the Chicago-based chain is West Lafayette.
• Fast Burrito Mexican Grill is coming to the former home of Cafe O on the first floor of Chase Tower. Signs on the space announce the restaurant, which appears to be home-grown. No word yet on an opening date.