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Eddie Merlot’s: A Northside Steakhouse in Review

I don’t know how many times I drove past Eddie Merlot’s thinking, “I have got to try that place someday.” Last Friday, I finally got around to it. There are several reasons for why I’d recommend Eddie Merlot’s, but the most important one has got to be the steak. I ordered the 16 oz. Bone-in […]

Hubbard & Cravens: A Local Coffee Shop

It feels good to support local businesses, to branch out from widespread corporations and search for smaller establishments in the Indianapolis area. These days, my go-to coffee house is Hubbard & Cravens, an Indianapolis based coffee company established in 1991 by Rick Hubbard and Jerry Cravens. H&C has since grown to seven retail locations, each […]

3 Days in Paris Review: A Taste of France

Nestled in the bustling City Market in Downtown Indianapolis sits a quaint Parisian food stand that is a diamond in the rough. 3 Days in Paris exceeded my expectations and has been added to my favorite places to dine in Indy. Stepping up to the counter, I ask for their most popular crepe and am […]

Greek’s Pizzeria Review: A Slice of Downtown Fishers

I recently stumbled upon a neat little pizza place in Fishers, Indiana called Greek’s Pizzeria one afternoon. I’ve always thought that if you’re going to run a successful pizza place then there are two things you need to get right: crust and sauce. And as far as I could tell, Greek’s Pizzeria succeeded on both […]

A Review of Seasons 52: Fine Dining on 475 Calories

Though we went on a Tuesday, you’d have sworn it was a Friday based on how busy it was. That was my first clue this place might be doing something right. A Quick Primer… Seasons 52 is located on the city’s north side, in the Keystone Crossing area of Indianapolis. This is a very cool […]

Sangiovese: My Italian Experience

I don’t know how many times I drove past Sangiovese before finally deciding to give it a try. I’m not sure I even knew how to pronounce it. I finally made time to see what this north side restaurant had to offer. The Bottom line: Despite what I would consider a few small shortcomings, I […]

Thoughts on "Avec Moi," a Broad Ripple Restaurant

“Avec Moi” is an independently owned Indianapolis restaurant in the heart of Broad Ripple. I had high hopes for this place, and wanted nothing more than to add it to my list of personal favorites. What I found was somewhat disappointing I’m sad to say, even though there were some things done very nicely. And, […]

A Review of Zest! Restaurant

“Zest!” is one of those trendy midtown restaurants that had been on my radar for a while, mainly because I’d had a chance to study the menu online and everything sounded so intriguing. Last Friday, I, along with my faithful dinner companion Carla, finally had a chance to try it. While I would characterize my […]

A Review of Bazbeaux Pizza

There is always that one pizza place that seems to set the standard by which others are measured. It’s the pizza place you feel compelled to offer as a rebuttal to any example of pizza excellence your friends might offer. Chronically slow service aside, I would say Bazbeaux Pizza is such a place. In fact, […]

A Review of Izakaya: Part Sushi Bar, Part Hibachi Grill, Part Traditional Japanese

I wasn’t sure what to expect, but having recently dined at Izakaya for the very first time, I’d have to say I was pleasantly surprised. It is part sushi bar, part hibachi grill and part traditional Japanese restaurant. And despite its location off busy 96th Street, it would be easy to drive past Izakaya a […]