Indianapolis lost another legend and a heavy batsman over the weekend. Dukes owner and longtime Sun King employee Dustin Boyer Died Friday. Boyer opened Duke’s in 2018 on the former site of the ice house near the west. He carried on the legacy of cheap food and drink for workers in the town’s only true honky tonk, which was his dream. The plans for the bar are understandably mysterious at this point and some shows have been postponed.
Gordon’s Milkshake Bar (865 Massachusetts Ave., 317-453-1360) has a great month of May. To kick off, they are launching a new milkshake in collaboration with the Why, Indy Podcast, which will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. For every Blueberry Crumble Milkshake sold, 25 percent of the proceeds go to charitable mentoring. Gordon’s will also be hosting a comedy show on their back patio this Thursday, headlined by Red Flag Comedy and Jared Kassebaum. The doors open at 7 p.m.
Blue Mind Roasting appears in the former Chase Bank building on the corner of Washington Boulevard and 38th Street. All week long, from 7 am to 11 am, Blue Mind serves hot Java in an architectural art deco style. No word yet about a possible extension beyond this week, but a good turnout will show.
Inthe coffee roasters also expands and opens a new store at The Provenance in West Lafayette. Their business in Carmel not only survived but thrived during the pandemic as their beans were available for self-brewing. Now is the time to start a new chapter on (or near one) a college campus. They are hoping for a summer opening.
The day before Mother’s Day will be in Herron-Morton Place Park a Mother’s Day Market From noon to 5pm, visit a collection of local artisans there who sell everything from groceries to local pottery to plants. So all you have to do is spend a little time in the glorious May weather to stock up and amaze your mother.
If you missed the order deadline for baked goods on Mother’s Day (which was yesterday in virtually all local bakeries), Pots & Pans Pie Co. (4915 N. College Ave., 317-600-3475) has their backs forever with lots of off the shelf deals and they are still taking pre-orders. Rhubarb is back on the menu and all mothers love cake. It’s a fact.