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Looking For a Fantastic Foodie Experience in Indianapolis This Weekend!

denaluna Oct 22, 2009 11:29 AM

My boss is in Indy for a conference this weekend and would love to try out Indianapolis' best restaurant this Saturday night.

Any ideas? She loves food, is into food, and is adventurous. Anything with a Michelin star or a hot new chef? All ideas very much appreciated.


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  1. Condimentality RE: denaluna Oct 22, 2009 05:40 PM

    H2O Sushi sounds like a great fit. John Adams is one of Indianapolis's most talented young chefs and is doing some great things there.

    The core menu revolves around sushi, while the specials involve a creative use of local, seasonal ingredients with international flavors. Here's a recent example from the H2O Facebook Page:

    "Hello Fall! Tonight we have a Roasted Beet Salad with hazelnuts, shallots, radish, greens and sherry wasabi vinnaigrette, Roasted Hamachi with wasabi-mashed sweet potatoes, chinese long beans and red wine sauce, and our Autumn Tartare Roll with apple, basil, avocado, and pickled cucumber topped with snapper tartare and crispy shallots. We also have Malaspina Oyster Shooters with apple-champagne mignonette."

    This recent article provides some interesting history:


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      tmartinsbox RE: denaluna Oct 23, 2009 07:49 AM

      Try Zing for an unique dinning experience

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        mem53 RE: denaluna Oct 23, 2009 08:05 AM

        R Bistro on Mass Ave. Focus is on local, seasonal dishes. I have only been once but had a great experience.
        I have heard Oakley's Bistro is excellent, but I have not yet had the opportunity to try it so I cannot speak from experience. Also, it is on the north side, so if your boss is staying downtown, it is a bit of a drive.
        In my opinion, Zing is good for a casual dinner out, but I wouldn't recommend it to a food-lover looking for something different or adventurous.

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          tmartinsbox RE: mem53 Oct 23, 2009 08:15 AM

          Zing's dates stuffed with chorizo and the pinapple tamales with shrimp in a spicey chipolte spinach alfredo is definately different and adventurous

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            mem53 RE: tmartinsbox Oct 23, 2009 08:52 AM

            Dates stuffed with chorizo? While I stand by my R Bistro recommendation for this person, tmartinsbox, you have piqued my interest. I will have to give those a try!

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