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REVIEW: NEW INDY RESTAURANT NESSO BRINGS NEW AGE ITALIAN TO DOWNTOWN

Another new Cunningham Restaurant has opened its doors in downtown Indy. Nesso, which occupies the space that was previously home to Cerulean, is inspired by Italian Coastal cuisine.

The new space is cool and inviting. Shades of calming ocean blues, bronzed-colored leathers, and white marble are accentuated by natural woods and textured earth-tone colored upholstery.

 
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REVIEW: JONATHAN BROOKS OPENS NEW INDY RESTAURANT BEHOLDER

Carved out in the middle of Beholder on the north-facing wall is an unassuming booth, cloaked in a foliage-filled wallpaper a la William Morrris that depicts a scene of dancing does and perched long-tailed pheasants. Above it, rows of exposed concrete blocks once covered in muted-turquoise paint frame the main dining room. Like a box seat at Palais Garnier, the booth overlooks the orchestra and its conductor. At Beholder, a view of Jonathan Brooks, cool and calculated and tattooed, adding finishing touches to dishes like Pan Roasted Skate Wing and Whole Grilled Quail. This is the prized seat at Beholder, the best new restaurant in Indianapolis.

 
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Review: Burger Study Earns Top Marks on Opening Night

Indianapolis’s newest burger joint Burger Study, the latest offspring from the owners of Indy’s iconic St. Elmo’s Steak House, is now open. Located on Georgia Street in downtown’s Circle Center Mall, this is not just another run-of-the-mill restaurant selling pre-packaged frozen patties as gourmet burgers. This is the real deal, with a menu focused on local ingredients from Hoosier purveyors, including Smoking Goose Meatery and Tulip Tree Creamery.