Top restaurant ‘gems’ named; 2 are in Indiana – WISH-TV | Indianapolis News | Indiana Weather

INDIANAPOLIS (Inside INdiana Business) — Online restaurant-reservation service OpenTable has revealed its top 100 Best Neighborhood Gems in America for 2021, and two central Indiana restaurants made the list.

OpenTable says the places that made its list contribute to the character of their neighborhoods and welcome diners in with “exceptional hospitality.”

The two Hoosier locales are Iozzo’s Garden of Italy, which is south of downtown Indianapolis, and The Italian House on Park in Westfield.

Open Table says the restaurants that made their list offer outdoor dining and have safe dining practices.

“The time to ‘dine on’ with safety top of mind is now,” said Debby Soo, chief executive officer of OpenTable. “With the proper precautions, we want people to get back to their favorite restaurants and support local businesses while enjoying the last bit of summer.”

The list of honorees was determined after analyzing internal data generated

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Top Chef: Frederick Terluin has cooked in lots of kitchens; now he’s in charge of four restaurants | Food/Restaurants

Frederick Terluin is well known in Baton Rouge’s restaurant circles.

He has worked as sous chef for Galatoire’s Bistro, a chef at Ruffino’s and chef de cuisine at both Juban’s and Portobello’s Bocage.

His latest gig has taken him to SoLou on Perkins Road as the corporate chef for four (soon to be five) of Peter Sclafani’s restaurants.

In the SoLou kitchen with Chef Frederick Terluin. Staff photo by Robin Miller


No matter what kitchen he’s in, Terluin always dresses the part — chef’s coat and checkered pants. It’s served him well for the past 20 years, and he sees no reason to change it up.

When it comes to food, however, Terluin knows you always need a back-up plan.

And, while he’s climbing the corporate ladder, this chef has no intentions of leaving the kitchen behind.

“I’ll never forget what got me where I am today, so I stay

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‘Best of the Best’ list: 6 top Middle GA pizza joints

Whether cooked over a wood-burning stove or hand-tossed and served up “Macon-style,” these Middle Georgia pizzerias each have their own unique draws.

All have built strong local followings in the Macon and Warner Robins areas. Two have been Middle Georgia fixtures for decades. One has been open less than a year.

The six restaurants earned top awards in the Telegraph’s 2021 Best of the Best contest in which customers can vote for their favorite businesses, including for best pizza place.

The Best of the Best winners are the top scorers in each category based on votes cast on macon.com.

Here are the winners in the Macon-Bibb area in the best pizza place category:

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Zavala’s Barbecue | The Best Restaurants In Dallas 2021: Our Top 100 List

One of Irving’s top two places for chaat, along with Taj Chaat, is Bombay Chowpatty, named after a beach lined with street food vendors. The dining room showcases some of that airy atmosphere, with seats arranged food-hall style around a central open kitchen and many of the walls plastered with beach photos and Bollywood posters. All that openness has taken on a new feel during the pandemic, but you can always order takeout sandwiches and snack packs online. Pav bhaji is a superb order here, as are the bit-of-everything lunch combos. If you just need a snack, go for sabudana vada, deep-fried patties of sago pearls, whole-seed spices and chives; they have the crisp bubbly texture of good tater tots. The fusion items, like a pizza dosa and pineapple-chocolate-cheese sandwich, are just as wild as they sound, so order with caution.

Top pick: If you’re in the mood for a

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