Shoyu Shop, The Healthy Food Cafe and more – Indianapolis Monthly
Shoyu Shop, a pop-up ramen joint started by Kyle Humphreys, is now stationed more permanently at Strange Bird (128 S. Audubon Road) in Irvington. Humphreys will be serving fresh ramen in limited quantities at Strange Bird from 5pm. Go Fast: Humphreys only cooks 75 bowls of ramen a day, Wednesday through Saturday.
A smooth opening last Thursday reintroduced clean eaters to Healthy food coffee (1155 E. Stop 11 Rd., 317-476-2361), back to business in a new location following flooding and a series of repairs in July 2020. Through video updates, owner Erica Bryant guided followers through the transition while releasing teasers of his meals to keep viewers hungry for the reopening. Now the work has paid off and Bryant will serve seasonal and local ingredients in organic and often vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free meals.
Fountain Square Restaurant and Wine Bar The wine market (1110 Shelby Street, 317-493-1010) changed its name to Wine market and table and moved to the old Pioneer location. The new Shelby Street location will open with an expanded menu on October 8 (the market will remain closed until the move is complete).
October 9 The Calvin Fletcher Coffee Company (647 Virginia Avenue, 317-423-9697) and his Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company Charitable Foundation will celebrate the store’s 12th anniversary with a silent auction from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. to benefit ProAct Indy, a non-profit organization that gives underprivileged youth the resources they have need to be successful.
Looking for a good local cookbook? Indy resident and former Chef competitor Tanorria askew released Staples + 5: 100 Easy Recipes to Get the Most Out of Your Pantry November 2. The Black Girls Eating podcast co-host aims to maximize pantry essentials like rice and flour and empower busy people to be more confident cooks. With much of his work focused on social justice, Askew hopes to reach communities of color, especially where food deserts are present.
This autumn, Caplinger’s Fresh Catch will join the more than 20 vendors and restaurants at The Amp food court.