Posts from January 2017

The ultimate Super Bowl spread

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Caroline Mosey

The only thing I love more than watching the Super Bowl is watching it with a mouthful of football snacks. And you know what I’m talking about when I say football snacks, right? (Everyone raises hand) Right!

I mean bite-sized things we can lift, scoop or stuff into our mouths that are high-flavor and preferably high-calorie (because it’s not bathing suit season yet, so let’s just be honest). For me, the Super Bowl is an event that calls for two important menu items: beer and meat. Those can both be left open for endless interpretations and variations, but may not be excluded altogether at any cost.

If cuisine is king, atmosphere is the prime minister of the restaurant world. 
 
No one understands this concept better than Larry Hanes, owner, interior designer and executive chef of Eggshell Bistro at Carmel City Center. A designer by trade, Larry holds every component part of a diner’s experience in equality, weaving the tiniest details into complete layers.

Soup's on at Dooley O'Tooles

Thursday, January 19, 2017 by Andrea Davis

When temperatures drop and cold winds blow through Hamilton County, Doug Kemp knows he is going to be spending more time than usual in the kitchen.

Kemp owns Dooley O’Tooles in Carmel, which has been warming up patrons with a wide variety of homemade soups since 1985. Weekday mornings begin at the steam kettle, where he transforms four of his 100-plus handwritten recipes into some of the restaurant’s most popular menu options. The restaurant is closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

Whether your new year’s resolution involved supporting the arts or exploring new places, checking out The Center for The Performing Arts in Carmel, IN should be at the top of your list. What better escape from the chill of winter than a performance in one of their three world-class spaces, including the Palladium, The Tarkington, and The Studio Theater? Below are some of our top tips to get you ready for an evening at one of Hamilton County’s best arts and culture venues.

Calling all art enthusiasts! Indianapolis is rich in art and culture between Mass Ave, Fountain Square and White River, but don't forget about Hamilton County. People travel from afar to immerse themselves in Hoosier arts around Carmel, Noblesville and beyond, and the art scene is only growing larger.