After a year of adjustments to the pandemic Food for life returns for his 27th year raising funds for HIV research. The Indianapolis event takes place on June 17th, with many local restaurants in the mix and donating different percentages to the cause. There’s never been a better excuse to buy local treats from Big Lug Poutine to Lick Ice Cream.
Former rook chef Carlos Salazar announced last week that he was returning to the downtown dining scene and opening up Lil Dumplings noodle bar in the Garage Food Hall.
providers (1101 E. 16. Str., 317-550-5008) has done a lot of work to divide the difference between serving their great coffees and pastries and serving customers who rely on it as a remote workspace. During the pandemic, they worked with the Tinker House event space to provide a socially distant workspace on the upper floor of the cafe. Now it’s time to get back to something more normal, so Provider ends their roadside service and welcomes guests back to the cafe to sit down and do some work.
day Night, the cute little granola bar at Greenwood Park Mall has officially ended. After a little over four months in business, COVID officially hit the business before it really got going. Granola bars were popular in other cities, and Day & Night served everything from granola shakes to building your own bowls, hitting the nostalgia trend to get them over the pandemic hump, but they were possibly rolled into one by their location Doomed mall.
Sam’s Square Pie settled in a former Pasquale site near Garfield Park after the building was uninhabited for many years. There was even a petrified pizza, toppings and everything still on the counter. SSP owner Jeff Miner tested his slowly rising Detroit style pizza concept at the former location of Liter House with the blessing of owner Eddie Sahm. They have just started cleaning up the place, so stay tuned on Sam’s social media to keep up with the opening date.
Foundation coffee (4565 Marcy Ln., 317-932-3737), another charitable arm of the Patachou Foundation, launched their Pride Month drink, the Spill the Tea Latte. It’s a raspberry-enriched chai latte, served over ice with a whip and sprinkles (of course). It is available for the whole of June and, as with all Patachou Foundation restaurants, proceeds will go to food security programs for underserved Indy children.