Harry & Izzy’s, a spinoff to St. Elmo Steak House slated to open in mid-April at Circle Centre mall, is the city’s most anticipated
new restaurant in years–a casual cousin to St. Elmo,
with lunch service and a wider menu, including salads, pastas and pizzas, along with standbys like the famous shrimp cocktail.
Indiana Business College will launch a Chef’s Academy downtown next month, offering an 18-month program intended to produce trained “culinarians.” Ivy Tech Community College, meanwhile, is looking for space to expand its two-year culinary arts program, which has seen explosive growth.
St. Elmo Steak House was the top-selling restaurant in 2005, ringing up $11.3 million in sales, but the Cheesecake Factory, Oceanaire, Maggiano's Little Italy, Sullivan's Steakhouse and P.F. Chang's, among others, all topped $5 million.