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A Delicious Day on Virginia Avenue

The Indianapolis culinary scene is a “Rising Star of the Midwest” according to Food & Wine.

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The Indianapolis culinary scene is a “Rising Star of the Midwest” according to Food & Wine. The dining publication recently featured a delicious day of meals on Virginia Avenue in downtown Indy.

For breakfast, they recommend  Milktooth, of which they said, “F&W Best New Chef Jonathan Brooks serves eclectic global brunch at Milktooth.” A trendy and stylish restaurant that serves breakfast and brunch, Milktooth has turned a former car repair shop into one of America’s 50 best new restaurants, according to Bon Appetit.

For Lunch, Food & Wine recommends  Rook. A casual and contemporary Asian restaurant, Rook draws inspiration from street food vendors across Asia. To fully emprace the experience of a street market in Korea, China, Japan and Southeast Asia, they built an open kitchen, putting diners close to the action. Food & Wine said, “Old-school hip-hop is an energizing soundtrack for eating the Korean fried chicken buns at Rook.”

A nice afternoon snack is next on the itinerary, and Food & Wine recommends  Amelia’s Bread. Specializing in hearth-baked bread, Amelia’s bakes fresh bread every morning and allows loaves to rise overnight to develop flavor. Food & Wine said, “The secret to the superpopular sourdough at the bakery Amelia’s: a cool overnight rise.”

To close out a delicious day,  Bluebeard is the recommended dinner locale. Named Indy’s best new restaurant in 2013, Bluebeard offers contemporary American cuisine featuring the best local produce and meat our farms have to offer.  The space, a renovated 1924 factory warehouse, features a family dining room, a bar room, and a courtyard. Food & Wine added, “Italian touches, like Castelvetrano olives on sashimi, lace the dishes at Bluebeard.”

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