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Kathy’s Kitchen

Café at Main Street Owner Talks Early Days for Popular J-Town Restaurant More than five years ago, owner and general manager Kathy Thomas opened Cafe at Main Street in the heart of Jeffersontown, serving up favorites such as tomato cheddar and butter bean soups, chicken salad, bread pudding, and, of course, her famed Hot Brown to the lunch crowds a few days a week. Though the restaurant may be Thomas’ first in the city, this is not her first rodeo. “I’ve been in the kitchen since I was eight years old,” Thomas says. “My mom had blood clots in both ...

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Catch of the Day

Noah Grant’s Cooks Up East Coast Cuisine Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer When Shari Jenkins opened Noah Grant’s Grill House and Oyster Bar in Zionsville in 2008, her vision was a high-quality, yet casual, eatery that she herself would want to patronize frequently. Almost a decade later this philosophy is still serving her well, as Noah Grant’s remains one of the area’s premier steak and seafood establishments. A Zionsville Community High School and University of Dayton grad, Jenkins worked as a middle school teacher before the urge came to try her hand in the restaurant business. “I ...

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A Fresh Start

Newk’s Eatery opens first Indiana location in Greenwood Writer / Michelle Kaufman Photographer / Brian Brosmer Operating Partner Kent Mabe has been in the restaurant business for almost all his life. He says other concepts he’s worked with have all come to the north side first and then to Greenwood as a second thought. “When I had the opportunity to take the Newk’s Eatery brand here to Indianapolis, I wanted to give Greenwood the first shot,” Mabe says. No food at Newk’s Eatery comes in pre-packaged or preserved. Proteins such as chicken, salmon, shrimp and steak are sliced and grilled ...

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Out of This World

Planetary Brewing lands in Old Town Greenwood Writer / Matt Roberts Photographer / Brian Brosmer What started out as a hobby for Andrew Groves grew into an avocation, then a growing business and now provides a new anchor for the redevelopment of Old Town Greenwood. Planetary Brewing opened in 2013 as a nano-brewery in an office park just east of downtown. The space was functional but not especially conducive to retail traffic. Groves decided to expand into a historic location and help bring visitors and customers into the Old Town section of Greenwood at the corner of Madison and Main ...

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Hidden in Stonegate

The Carolina Grill celebrates 10 years in Zionsville Writer  /  Jon Shoulders Photographer  /  Brian Brosmer As the Carolina Grill celebrates its 10-year anniversary in 2017, General Manager Matt Taylor says the restaurant’s leadership and serving staff work as hard as they have from day one to distinguish themselves with a welcoming aesthetic and a diverse cuisine. Located within the primarily residential Stonegate neighborhood in Zionsville, Taylor says the restaurant was launched in 2007 to provide a focal point for the local community. “When Stonegate was developed, everybody involved really wanted to have that sense of community versus just a ...

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