Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2013

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Named for a 1987 novel by Indianapolis native Kurt Vonnegut and not, as one might perhaps imagine, for the mythical French wife-murderer, after less than a year in business, Bluebeard has already become an indispensable destination for Indy���s growing coterie of food lovers, as well as a crucial player in the continuing revitalization of Virginia Avenue and Fountain Square. Te brainchild of tireless urban pioneers Tom and Sherry Battista, Bluebeard presents an eclectic, modern take on classical Italian cooking in a uniquely repurposed setting. No strangers to the restaurant business (having facilitated Black Market and R Bistro, as well as rehabbing most of the north end of Massachusetts Avenue), the Battistas and son Ed had originally intended to open a bakery in the former home of Te Richardson Paper Company on Virginia Avenue. As plans progressed, a reasonably priced liquor license became available, and so was born the idea frst for a bar, then for a fully-fedged restaurant. True to the original plan, but operating as a separate business under the same roof, Amelia���s bakery produces traditional hearth baked breads for local restaurants and retailers including Goose the Market and Pogue���s Run Grocer. slmag.net 83

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