IBJ real estate reporter Mickey Shuey describes the downtown restaurant scene, with details about what’s closing, what’s opening and what’s coming in the future. Plus, find out where you’re likely to spy some IBJ reporters the next time you’re out for lunch.
Wise says restaurant chain’s failure led to personal bankruptcy
Former Scotty’s Brewhouse owner Scott Wise and his wife, Amy, filed for Chapter 13 bankruptcy protection last week in U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Indiana.Read More
St. Elmo Foods rolls out bourbon whiskey as its latest retail product
St. Elmo Whiskey, which is used to make the famous steakhouse’s top-selling cocktail, is the latest product offered by the restaurant’s retail affiliate.Read More
New restaurant to open in former Corner spot in Broad Ripple
The new owners, who acquired the lease and liquor license at auction, operate two other restaurant and bars in Indianapolis—one downtown and one in Castleton.Read More
Indianapolis theater to reopen as first-run movie house
Also this week: YUJO Ramen & Boba Tea, Taste of Dubai, Which Wich, Marco’s Pizza, Bovaconti Coffee, State of GraceRead More
The 2020 World Food Championships Final Table event is the culmination of annual competition involving more than 1,500 home cooks, chefs and professional cooking teams from more than 40 states and 15 countries. The World Food Champion will be crowned at the event.
The Garage Food Hall is part of the much larger, 12-acre, $300 million Bottleworks development at 850 Massachusetts Ave. that will include retail, residential, office and restaurants, as well as a hotel.
The area around the old Lafayette Square Mall will have almost 110 ethnic eateries by the end of the year. Also this week: Sun King, Chick-fil-A and Boot Barn.
Acapulco Joe’s, 365 N. Illinois St., has been acquired by Ezequiel Fuentes, who owns or co-owns nine other Mexican restaurants in the region, including one in Zionsville. It will close for a couple of weeks for renovations.
One of Brown County’s newest tourist draws is also perhaps its most unusual. And it’s an integral part of the fast-growing family of local culinary/adult-beverage brands including Big Woods, Quaff ON and Hard Truth Distillery.
When a flight delay caused a late check in or a business meeting ran overtime, the on-site eatery at your hotel was the meal of last resort—and was nearly always approached with low expectations. That may still be the case in some areas, but it certainly isn’t in downtown Indianapolis.
The owner of Taste plans to reopen early next year in a new space within a mile of the former restaurant at 52nd Street and College Avenue.
Carmel-based CC Holdings manages dozens of restaurants and coffee shops, but few are in conventional locations.
Three chefs will take up residency at the kitchen for one to two years, showcasing their food, gaining business skills, and building a local following in preparation for moving on to open their own locations.
It will be a third location for Chatham Tap, which opened its first site in 2007 at 719 Massachusetts Ave. in Indianapolis. A second location opened in 2010, at 8211 E. 116th St. in Fishers.
Wendy’s plans to relaunch a breakfast menu across the United States next year, it announced Tuesday. It plans to spend $20 million this year and help franchisees hire 20,000 employees to support the effort.
City development officials had concerns about the design of the brewpub’s proposed second location. Also this week: BrewDog, The District Tap, Nightmare on Edgewood
Host Mason King talks with Pete Batule, Upland’s chief operating officer, about the company’s growth, including its busy new brewpub in Fountain Square, and the line of sour beers that its selling across the country and overseas.