2020

Indy Representatives Named James Beard Semifinalists

Four Hoosier foodies have landed a spot as semifinalists for the 2020 Restaurant and Chef Awards from the James Beard Foundation in New York. Martha Hoover of Patachou Inc. and Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard are each receiving recognition alongside restaurants Beholder and Love Handle, which have been honored in their respective categories. READ MORE

2019

36 Hours in Indianapolis

Even with a new and improved Kurt Vonnegut museum and a slew of recently opened restaurants, bars and galleries, this Midwestern city is still true to its roots: short on pretension and very affordable. READ MORE

Profile: Abbi Merriss

This winter, Bluebeard chef Abbi Merriss will open Kan-Kan Cinema and Brasserie in Windsor Park. It might be the place that finally takes her from James Beard Award nominee to James Beard winner. But unlike many stars of her profession, Merriss seems more interested in teaching young cooks than she is in growing her own READ MORE

Indy’s Top 25 Local Restaurants

“Indy’s food scene is flourishing, and the nation is starting to take notice. One of “America’s best places to go and eat in 2019″ according to Food & Wine Magazine, there are a lot of delicious dining options in Indy. But we want you to try the best of the best, so we asked locals READ MORE

2018

Best of Indy 2018: Food + Drink

This year, it was Abbi Merriss who captured the largest number of votes as Best Local Chef for her work at Bluebeard—with the restaurant named Best Local Restaurant and honorable mentions in Best Upscale Dining, Romantic Dining, and Service. READ MORE

15 American Cities That Secretly Have Great Food Scenes

“If you have just one meal: Eat at Bluebeard. This hot spot doesn’t take reservations, and they really don’t need to. They are always packed thanks to their farm-fresh menu that is ever-changing, depending on what the chef finds at the market.” READ MORE

Bluebeard’s Abbi Merriss, Our July Foodie

“Abbi Merriss has been an object of the national food media’s affection since 2012, when she opened Bluebeard with Tom and Edward Battista in Fletcher Place and it promptly became a James Beard Award semi-finalist for Best New Restaurant in America. Then the glossies came calling. Food & Wine? Been there. Bon Appétit? Done that.” READ MORE