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Jan Bugher: The Click-Away Sommelier

Red or white? Cabernet or Chardonnay? What pairs well with fish, or chocolate, or beef tartare? In a world where billions of bottles are sold each year, we’re in desperate need of experts to guide us to the best fermented grapes out there. Luckily, help is just a click away. Meet Jan Bugher, sommelier and READ MORE

Indy’s top chefs: Abbi Merriss of Bluebeard

She creates each dish with passion and love. Her love of food started simmering when she was younger. Now, she owns a popular Indianapolis restaurant. Chef Abbi Merriss first began cooking when she was about 18 years old. She moved out to Norfolk, Virginia, right after high school. She fell into the service industry, working READ MORE


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


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