Hamilton County Food: From Casual Grub to Gastropubs

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The food scene in Hamilton County, Indiana sprang from humble roots and evolved into a dynamic culinary community. Early restaurateurs made modest livings at mom-and-pop joints like Aunt Bea’s Chicken in Noblesville and Brown’s Drugstore in Carmel. Teen romances bloomed at the Blue Ribbon Dairy Drive-In and Burger Chef. Then Chef Dieter Puska’s elegant eatery the Glass Chimney took dining to a whole new level. Local chefs carry on his legacy with new farm-to-table restaurants featuring ingredients from a multitude of growers and farmers’ markets. The craft beer scene is booming, too, with exceptional breweries like Four Day Ray, Mashcraft, Books and Brews and Barley Island. Take a trip down memory lane and embark on a modern-day culinary adventure with local food writer Karen Kennedy as she presents the hardworking restaurant owners and culinary superstars who built and continue to grow Hamilton County’s vibrant food culture.
ISBN: 9781467139625
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Indiana
Series: American Palate
Images: 84
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Indy-based writer and foodie Karen Kennedy was born in a small town in northern Indiana where tuna casserole and Jell-O® salads were de rigeur. She’s come a long way. In addition to her long career in the restaurant business, she has made her living as a cabaret singer, actress, hand model, newspaper reporter, event planner, gameshow host and, most recently, ad copy writer. When she decides what she wants to be when she grows up, she will get back to you. Karen is happily married to a brilliant, cello-playing optometrist, her beloved “Peach,” Dr. Abigail David.
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