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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


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

15 Best Restaurants in Indianapolis

“One of Indy’s first restaurants to gain national attention, Bluebeard’s name is a nod to Indy native Kurt Vonnegut; you’ll spot typewriters scattered throughout the bar. The menu is eclectic, and the cocktail menu enticing, so the tab can add up when you want to try just one more thing. Don’t miss the bread from READ MORE

2018 Best Restaurants: Bluebeard

“How should one sum up Bluebeard, which doesn’t fit neatly into one culinary category, but is the most delicious version of all things to all people? We’ll take one of everything, always.” READ MORE