The recap of this week’s hottest food news this week.
Contodo co-owner Esteban Rosas (also a black market and tower alum) has taken over the reins of the Milktooth kitchen (534 Virginia Ave., 317-986-5131) under the direction of chef and owner Jonathan Brooks. He brings his Contodo Sous Chef Gabriel Sanudo with him. Rosas’ cooking pedigree is well known and he will transfer his experience in both classic Mexican and Pan-Asian cuisine to the famous brunch menu. Expect items like hearty chorizo verde bread pudding and cheddar grits with prawn longaniza.
Gomez BBQ has opened a new location on the east side, serving coffee and grilled dishes at the location adjacent to 18th Street Brewery. Owner Mike Gomez keeps the counter open at City Market, but is adding a full-service espresso bar to this 10th Street outpost, so diners can stop by twice as often to eat caffeine and / or smoked meat on a regular basis.
In the window of the former Pan-Asian Naisa spot on Fountain Square there is a sign saying “Coming Soon”, which promises a new Asian dining option. Hong Kong is the name of the in-depth Chinese restaurant. Not a word yet about when the guests can expect an opening.
Carmel will add a new bakery in the construction of West Main Street Missy’s Bakery ends. The company is based in Michigantown, a few miles north of Carmel, and owner Melissa Fox only filed her LLC five months ago. That’s why we’re waiting with bated breath to see what comes out of this new business. With a location amid prime suburban real estate, it is sure to be a hit as it opens to an increasingly vaccinated world.
Also comes to Carmel Main Street: Rita is, a company that has grown from its original roots as an Italian ice cream seller to a supplier of all types of frozen products, from puddings to gelati to traditional Italian ice cream.
Because of the rainy weekend weather, The missing stone (6404 Rucker Rd., 317-257-7557) The block party we told you about last week has been postponed to May 1st due to better weather.