Mimi Blue: Carmel, Indiana

Mimi Blue is a tribute to the owners’ mother, Mildred (Mimi) Bluestein Kosene: Mimi Blue. The story has it that her every meal had to satisfy the whole family, including her husband and three sons. Mimi Blue’s cooking was her way of showing her family and friends love. That tradition carries over today in her…

Rusted Silo: Lizton, Indiana

Rusted Silo Southern BBQ & Brew House cooks the ‘que low and slow out in the open for everyone to see on their Ferris Wheel of Meat, and it’s spellbinding. The long-metal racks rotate brisket, chicken, ribs, sausage, and pork for hours, smoking the meat in hickory and cherry wood, as it becomes more tender…

Café Patachou in Carmel, Indiana

Café Patachou focuses on fresh ingredients from local farms, all within a 100-mile radius of the greater Indianapolis area. You can taste the difference. Location: Café Patachou located at 14390 Clay Terrace Boulevard in Simon’s Clay Terrace Mall in Carmel, Indiana. With several locations in the Indianapolis area, a Café Patachou is never far. Find the…

Charbonos: Italian-American Dining in Avon, Indiana

Charbonos, named for an uncommon grape found in Napa Valley, is an equally unique restaurant. The robust wine list isn’t surprising given the restaurant is named after a grape used for making wine. Location: Charbonos located at 128 North Avon Avenue, Suite 102, in Avon, Indiana. Menu: The menu at Charbonos is Italian American. You’ll…

Oasis Diner in Plainfield, Indiana

The door to the Oasis Diner functions as a time machine portal that transports you back to the 1950s, a place where family and friends met for comforting meals at a reasonable price. Today that remains the same. Location: Oasis Diner located at 405 West Main Street in Plainfield, Indiana. Menu: The menu features all-American…

Brunch at Eggshell Bistro in Carmel, Indiana

Walk through the door to Eggshell Bistro, and you’re immediately transported to Paris.  In the center of Indiana, Chef-owner Larry Hanes has created a Euro-influenced oasis. Some diners joke that it’s cheaper than a direct flight to Paris. Location: Eggshell Bistro located at 51 West City Center Drive on the City Center’s North side near…

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern in Carmel, Indiana

One would expect to find authentic Queen’s Royal High Tea at Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern; but the heartier fare was a surprise. Yes, Tina’s Traditional Tea Room has English high tea, but she also serves meaty sausage rolls, ploughman’s platters, and Cornish pasties. Location: Tina’s Traditional Tea Room & Tavern is at 30…

The Willard: Homey in Franklin, Indiana

The expansive covered porch, the beautiful woodwork inside, and the neon sign hanging by the bar are the first indications of the comfortable experience you’ll have at The Willard. Exposed brick walls create a homey feel in each of the dining rooms. As soon as you step inside, it’s apparent that this is a place…

Burger Study-Back to School in Downtown Indianapolis

Burger Study is the casual companion to the Indianapolis icon, St. Elmo’s. Opened just around the corner from St. Elmo’s in 2017, the collegiate theme fits perfectly in downtown [amazon_textlink asin=’076275673X’ text=’Indianapolis’ template=’ProductLink’ store=’theyums-20′ marketplace=’US’ link_id=’3722d594-5839-11e8-98a3-f764cb703069′], home of the NCAA Hall of Champions and host to many collegiate and professional sporting events. Whether you find…

Public Greens Urban Kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana

Imagine being able to watch your dinner grow as you enter the restaurant. This is how it works at Public Greens Urban Kitchen in Indianapolis, Indiana. The restaurant employs a dedicated farmer to cultivate the block long urban garden of crops and edible flowers along Indy’s Monon Trail. Even better, the profits from every bite you…