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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

36 Hours in Indianapolis

“Bluebeard, named after a novel by the Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut, is a hard reservation to score. Abbi Merriss’s unbounded menu mixes small plates like octopus with shishito peppers with large ones such as chipotle-sauced pork chop ($36). Vegetables are particular stars as is anything with bread, including the charcuterie plate; Bluebeard’s sibling business, Amelia’s READ MORE

Where to Eat in Indianapolis Now

“The casual, warmly-lit Bluebeard (named after native Hoosier author Kurt Vonnegut’s 1987 book), features chef Abbi Merriss’s hearty, shareable plates and crusty artisan bread from on-site Amelia’s Bakery.” READ MORE

Kurt Vonnegut Inspires Bartenders With Dark Humor and Satire in Indianapolis

“One of Indianapolis’s best restaurants, Bluebeard is named for Vonnegut’s 12th novel, but bar manager Ryan Gullett decided to take a literal interpretation of Breakfast of Champions with his cereal-infused cocktail. ‘For the rim, I put Wheaties in a bag and smash it,’ he says. ‘I wanted it to be the same consistency as sugar, READ MORE

Ten Reasons to Drive to Indianapolis

“Bluebeard is a restaurant at the forefront of the city’s culinary renaissance. The perpetually packed and rigorously seasonal restaurant features an ever-changing array of contemporary Midwestern dishes in a refurbished warehouse setting.” Read more. READ MORE