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10 Women Who Are Absolutely Killing It at Indianapolis Restaurants

“A James Beard award semifinalist three years in row since 2016, Merriss stands out among Indianapolis chefs. Her precise palate and contemporary combinations produce New American cuisine as it should be: bright, creative and varied with a noticeable nod to classics.” READ MORE

50 States: 50 Female Chefs

“Chef Abbi Merriss co-owns Indianapolis’ Bluebeard, named after Indiana-born author Kurt Vonnegut’s novel ‘Bluebeard’. Typewriters decorate the library-like restaurant, where checks for dishes like warm kale salad and truffled egg toast are dropped at tables in hardcover books.” READ MORE

Drive Like A Criminal and Eat Like a King in Indianapolis

“The Kurt Vonnegut-inspired Bluebeard is situated in one of Indy’s oldest neighborhoods. The unique small plate lineup is inspired by and sourced from local farms. The menu changes regularly, but you can expect unique creations like FPB&J: foie peanut butter, plum and blueberry jam, pullman toast, and frozen milk. The carefully curated beer, wine, and READ MORE

Quirky Indianapolis Cocktail Becomes a Jeopardy Clue

“A cocktail crafted by Bluebeard Bartender Manager Ryan Gullet in honor of Kurt Vonnegut made its prime-time game show debut Monday night. During the Double Jeopardy! round of Monday’s “Jeopardy!” episode, the first category was ‘Native Sons.’ The $400 dollar clue was, ‘The Breakfast of Champions cocktail in Kurt Vonnegut’s Indianapolis had this cereal crumbled READ MORE


10 Best Downtown Indianapolis Restaurants for Weekenders

“A James Beard award semifinalist right out of the gate in 2013, Bluebeard continues to wow fans with seasonal contemporary but always comforting New American dishes. Cocktails are always spot-on and fun to sip with a generous charcuterie plate on the patio or while considering vintage typewriters and old books that decorate bar.” READ MORE

The 18 Most Underrated Cities in the U.S.

“The town has serious restaurant cred, too: Toques off to Bluebeard’s Abbi Merriss and Milktooth’s Jonathan Brooks, both of whom have redefined what it means to cook in the Corn Belt.” READ MORE

Eight Restaurants You Can’t Miss in Indianapolis

“This popular restaurant in the historic Holy Rosary neighborhood in known for partnering with local farms and purveyors since opening in 2012. Fittingly, the food is seasonally driven, yet deeply hearty. The lunchtime sandwich offerings — all of which are served on Amelia’s bread baked next door — are especially satisfying.” Read more. READ MORE

The Perfect Day in Indianapolis

“Bluebeard, a meat-centric restaurant in a former warehouse, is named for a Vonnegut novel and features a mural of the writer in the dining room. Even the starters are exquisite: Homemade bread comes with a choice of anchovy butter, pickled red onion butter or roasted garlic oil.” Read more. READ MORE

Seeking Vonnegut in Indy’s Best Bars

“Ryan Gullett of Bluebeard, named for Vonnegut’s 1987 novel and adorned with Kurt-related paintings and prayer candles, meanwhile, decorates his cereal-infused Breakfast of Champions with Angostura bitters dripped in the shape of a crude asterisk; readers will know what that represents if they’ve read the book.”     READ MORE