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Elizabethan Buffet at Gennett Mansion, June 7, 13-14

Gennett Mansion in Richmond

Gennett Mansion in Richmond. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

By Donna Geddes
The Gennett Mansion
Hear ye! Hear ye! 
Announcing our first ever Elizabethan Buffet in June to celebrate and dine divine with the inaugural season of the Richmond Shakespeare Festival!
We are offering three dates: Saturday June 7, Friday June 13, and Saturday June 14, 2014.  
For those of our patrons who are interested in the Elizabethan Buffet and attending one of the two performances at the Richmond Shakespeare Festival next Saturday, June 7 (and the following weekend), the buffet will be open from 4 to 8 pm. RSF is recommending that those attending the 2 pm show may wish to schedule a reservation starting at 5 pm or later. Those wishing to attend an 8 pm show should plan a reservation starting at 6:30 pm or earlier. You can make your reservations by phone at 765-935-0055, or by email at Thank you!
Yes, TASTE by Jen Ferrell has created a special menu just for this occasion:
  • Crisp Salad of Green Beans, Roasted Beets, Gherkin Croutes and Seed Mustard Dressing
  • Marinated Cucumber Salad
  • Wild Game Pie topped with flaky pastry, enveloping rich game meats and root vegetables
  • Remembrance Herb and Brie Stuffed Turkey Breast
  • Honey Glazed Chantenay Carrots
  • Manchet Bread and Creamery Butter
  • English Trifle featuring cardamom pound cake, boozy creme anglaise, dark chocolate and spring strawberries
  • Rose Petal Ice Cream with Meringue Roulade, Raspberry Sauce
  • Banana Bombe with Coconut Toffee Sauce and Honeycomb
These delightful delicacies presented in the sumptuous surroundings of The Gennett. Dinner will be served before the 2nd Friday night performance and between the two performances on each Saturday with plenty of time to travel between The Gennett and Richmond Shakespeare Festival location. And it just so happens, in one of those serendipitous ways, that the performances will be held in the Logo Pavilion Building, former home to Starr Piano and Gennett Records in the Whitewater Valley River Gorge, in Richmond, Indiana.
Tables are by reservation and the Elizabethan Buffet is $24 per person, plus taxes and gratuity! Call ahead for your reservations. Wine and Beer will be available for purchase. Complimentary Iced Tea, Chocolate Sweet Tea, Coffees and Hot Teas will be served with the Buffet.
The Gennett Mansion is located at 1829 East Main Street in Richmond, Indiana. For more information, visit, or call 765-935-0055.

Things to do in Indianapolis, June 2-8, 2014

Woodruff Place Flea Market

Woodruff Place Flea Market, June 7-8. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved. Logo

15 Public Events in Indianapolis and Indiana

  1. SAT: 15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine and Food Festival
  2. SAT: Tim McGraw in Concert at Klipsch Music Center
  3. FRI-SUN: Goodguys All American Nationals at the State Fairgrounds
  4. SAT-SUN: 39th Annual Woodruff Place Flea Market in Indianapolis
  5. MON: WWE Raw at Bankers Life Fieldhouse
  6. TUE: Community Tuesday at White River State Park
  7. TUE: Taylor Martin’s Indy Magic Monthly at Theatre on the Square
  8. WED-SAT: Knightstown Jubilee Days in Henry County
  9. THU-SAT: Red Skelton Festival in Vincennes
  10. MON-SUN: Chow Down Midtown Dinner Specials in Indianapolis
  11. THU-SAT: Parish Festival at St. Simon the Apostle Catholic Church
  12. FRI-SUN: Rosedale Strawberry Festival in Parke County
  13. SAT: CAF Warbird Expo at Indianapolis Metropolitan Airport
  14. SAT-SUN: 41st Annual Meridian-Kessler Home and Garden Day Tour in Indianapolis
  15. SAT: Indianapolis AlleyCats Ultimate Disc League at Kuntz Stadium

To see thousands of upcoming event listings and things to do in Indianapolis and Indiana, visit our main Web site at, or visit the mobile version on your smartphone or tablet PC at Thank you for using as your #1 source for Indianapolis events!

Chow Down Midtown in Indianapolis, June 2-15

Moe and Johnny's

Moe and Johnny’s is one of the participating restaurants in Chow Down Midtown. staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

Press Release
Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association

Grab your family and friends to experience 14 days of delicious dining deals during Chow Down Midtown, June 2-15, 2014. More than 40 restaurants in the midtown area will offer three-course, value-priced menus.

This year’s event includes such restaurants in midtown Indianapolis (generally in the Broad Ripple area) as Ambrosia, Binkley’s, Delicia, Fat Dan’s Deli, Mama Carolla’s, Moe and Johnny’s (see photo above), Thr3e Wise Men, Union Jack Pub, Yats, Zest! Exciting Food Creations, and many more.

From seafood, fancy food to pizza, you and your friends can experience it all at your favorite restaurant or a new one. View the complete list of participating restaurants and menus at For more information, call 317-673-4211.

Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurant Opens April 22

April 9, 2014 Leave a comment
Chuy's Tex Mex Restaurant

Chuy’s Tex Mex Restaurant. Photo provided by the restaurant and used with written permission.

By Kelly Young
On behalf of Chuy’s Restaurant

Hoosiers looking for authentic Tex-Mex cuisine will soon find it at Chuy’s Hamilton Town Center in Noblesville, Indiana. The Austin-based restaurant will open the doors to its first central Indiana location on Tuesday, April 22, 2014 at 11 a.m. The restaurant is located at 14150 Town Center Boulevard.

For more than 30 years, Chuy’s has been known for its commitment to providing made-from-scratch Tex-Mex using only the freshest ingredients. The menu includes hand-rolled tortillas cooked fresh all day on a traditional comal in the dining room and salsa fresca made every hour. It also showcases dishes made from authentic recipes found in South Texas, New Mexico and Mexican border towns. Chuy’s serves up homemade signature sauces, ranging from the mild Tomatillo Sauce to the spicy Hatch Green Chile.

“We are thrilled to open our doors in Noblesville,” said Russell Burns, Chuy’s Hamilton Town Center Owner/Operator. “I’ve lived and worked in this community for several years, and I’m positive people in Hamilton County will appreciate our passion for food and serving the community along with our fun and quirkiness.”

Diners can expect a fun and vibrant atmosphere complete with an Elvis Shrine, the La Chihuahua Bar featuring framed pictures of local dogs, a “school” of hand-carved wooden fish, metal palm trees and a hubcap-covered ceiling.

In addition to Chuy’s famous food and atmosphere, part of their philosophy is to give back to the local community. Chuy’s teamed up with Every Dog Counts Rescue last month to collect dog photos for the restaurant décor and raised more than $500 for the organization. Chuy’s is also partnering with Prevail, a local nonprofit that advocates for victims of crime and abuse, to raise funds and awareness during their pre-opening events.

Chuy’s will be open seven days a week for lunch and dinner: from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Sunday through Thursday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., Friday and Saturday. On weekdays the restaurant will also feature daily drink specials and the Fully-Loaded Nacho Car, an unlimited build-your-own nacho station with chips, salsa, queso, ground sirloin and more, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For updates and giveaways, visit Chuy’s Hamilton Town Center Facebook page at

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Baise Communications.

Northside Nights Dinner Specials, Mar. 3-16

February 25, 2014 Leave a comment
Castleton Grill

Castleton Grill, one of the participating restaurants in Northside Nights. staff photo, (c) 2011, all rights reserved.

By Susan Decker
On behalf of the Indiana Restaurant and Lodging Association

Diners will soon be able to experience culinary delights from independent and upscale chain restaurants on the north side of Indianapolis from Monday, March 3 to Sunday, March 16, 2014. For 14 days, guests will be able to take advantage of specially designed three-course, value-priced menus for one person or two people.

In its  fourth year, Northside Nights anticipates more than 30 restaurants will participate in the event providing guests with various dining options including drink pairings, vegetarian and gluten free choices.

Participating restaurants and corresponding menus will be updated online at

Updates will also be posted on the Northside Nights Indy Facebook page and via the Twitter handle @northsidenightsindy. For more information, visit, or call 317-673-4211.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: Susan Decker Media.