Community Bites

Tune into Too Many Cooks on WICR, 88.7 FM at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 18, when Patti & Gary welcome Dieter Puska, chef-owner of The Glass Chimney, who is celebrating 31 years at the helm of this classic continental fine-dining establishment in Carmel.

Mark your calendars now for Harvest, a celebration of wines and the city’s best edibles, all benefiting Second Helpings, Friday, Oct. 20, from 7-10 p.m. at the Ritz Charles, 12156 N. Meridian. Tickets are available for $60 by calling 317-632-2664 or at

Sign up now for the NESCO Preservation and History Committee’s Eastside Pub Crawl, Saturday, Oct. 28. Cost is $20 and includes dinner. E-mail to reserve yours today.

Congratulations go out to Barley Island Brewing Company, which recently won a silver medal at the Great American Beer Festival for its Black Majic Java Stout. The stout is available in 12-ounce bottles.

Restaurant Notes

On Oct. 12, the first Art and Wine Dinner will be held at Danielli, the new restaurant at the Canterbury Hotel. The dinner will feature the work of award-winning Colleen Lauter, and all proceeds will go to the American Heart Association Indiana Chapter. Tickets are $125 per person. For more information, call 317-837-9832, ext. 17 or e-mail


Don’t forget the upcoming Tequila Dinner at Adobo Grill, 4939 E. 82nd St., at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 25. Cost for Tequila Dinner is $36 per person. Call 317-915-9990 to reserve your table today.

Those of you who have been eagerly awaiting the theater and active dining experience that only Benihana can offer will be excited to know that “The Next Benihana” will officially reopen Oct. 17 at 8830 Keystone Crossing Road. The concept behind the new design is to put the customer at the center of the Benihana experience by appealing to all of the senses: taste, sight, sound, aromas, material and even energy level. New features include a backdrop behind each teppanyaki table, as well as expanded sushi and sake menus.

Reader’s Reviews

Reader Carma Nibarger writes in to recommend La Quebrada at 5035 W. 71st St. Nibarger writes, “I am at La Quebrada, and I am just about to dive into the best chicken chimichanga on the Westside. My mouth is still kicking from the house salsa, but I am staying the course. With the chicken perfectly seasoned and wrapped tightly in its flour tortilla, with the mole and cheese sauces running the show, and with the cute dollops of guacamole, sour cream and pico de gallo sitting like happy little ducks on top, I’m drooling and ready to eat. It’s obvious that this is going to be one satisfying meal. And it is.”


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