Chefs express surprise after ouster from Milktooth
Head chef Josh Klein and pastry chef Zoe Taylor are no longer working at Milktooth, the celebrated Fletcher Place restaurant owned by Jonathan Brooks.Read More
Scotty’s Brewhouse founder Wise joins CBRE as retail broker
Scott Wise, who founded the once-flourishing Scotty’s Brewhouse restaurant chain, starts Tuesday at CBRE’s Indianapolis office, joining a team of 12 brokers in the office’s retail division.Read More
Wisconsin-based sub sandwich chain targets Indianapolis market
Cousins Subs, which recently opened its first Indiana location in Crown Point, is hoping to open eight to 10 stores in the central Indiana market. Also this week: News on Ellison Brewing and Massage Heights.Read More
Steak n Shake slows closures, continues to lose money
Indianapolis-based Steak n Shake drastically slowed the pace of “temporary” restaurant closures in the third quarter, but showed little progress in its plan to turn company-owned eateries into franchises.Read More
Noblesville’s Livery will open in the Hamilton Town Center between Books & Brews and the shopping center’s new green space, across from the recently opened Ford’s Garage.
It’s part of a multi-state expansion that comes just more than a year after the original Thrillz opened. Also this week, the reopening of Cinemark 8, Kilroy’s Bar and Grill and The Boiling.
The chain’s 11th gym here will be an upscale version of what local members are used to. Also this week: Chuy’s restaurant and Vinny’s Drive Bar.
The fast food giant said former president and CEO Steve Easterbrook demonstrated poor judgment, and that McDonald’s forbids managers from having romantic relationships with subordinates.
The International Marketplace Coalition has purchased a former Value City Furniture location on Lafayette Road to serve as a focal point for the district, which includes more than 100 restaurants.
Florida-based Metro Diner closed its Butler location in March. Butler says the lease is still in effect and it’s suing for unpaid rent. Metro has four other Indianapolis-area locations that remain open.
Grand Junction Brewing Co.’s tap room and production facility, which opened about a mile away in 2017, will remain open.
Bub’s Cafe owner Matt Frey said the eatery will close Wednesday. He and his wife, Rachel, own the restaurant and the building that houses it.
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.
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.
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.
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.