Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

JUL-AUG 2018

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Meanwhile, in Colorado, Musk and Matheson were steadily building a business whose philosophy and practices would create ripples throughout the world of casual fine dining. Working with small farmers to establish sustainable, scalable production and striving towards a minimal carbon footprint in the restaurant, the Kitchen helped put Boulder on the culinary map, inspiring other eateries both locally and across the country to pursue similar programs, and helping the town earn recognition in Bon App├ętit as best small food town in America. Over the following decade, the pair elaborated upon the original Kitchen concept to roll out Hedge Row and Next Door American Eateries, expanding their range from Colorado to Chicago, Memphis and, now, Indianapolis. "Indianapolis is a lovely, warm town, very welcoming, and Mass Ave is becoming the most sophisticated street in Indianapolis," Musk enthuses in the relative calm of Hedge Row's private dining room. "ere are a number of very good higher-end restaurants that have really elevated the dining scene here, and when we first saw this space we knew that this was the location we needed in order to be a part of it." In addition to Hedge Row, Musk also recently opened Next Door American Eatery, located at 4573 N. College Ave., to offer a similar, albeit abbreviated, menu in a more casual setting. 80

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