Thursday, October 27, 2011




Mid-Century Modern Bi-Level in Carmel on 1.75 acre parcel w/Tennis Court! Pristine, original condition - kitchens, baths, lighting, etc - all intact! BLC#21145914 $375,000

Nailed It...

I don't normally love Anne Hathaway, but she just knocked this walk through SoHo out of the park. Look at that jacket. Stunning...

Monday, May 3, 2010


There will be no words, because there are no words...


Did I ever mention that Bub's Cafe - the small, unassuming Bungalow, along the beaten path of the Monon Trail in downtown Carmel - has one of the most SPECTACULAR sammiches in the city? Certainly the city of Carmel, and maybe the city of Indianapolis.

it's not even a burger!

BEHOLD: The Parmesean Encrusted Steak & Cheese Sandwich.

Savory. Decadent. Delightful.

A perfect mixture of thinly sliced steak, melted Muenster cheese, and sauteed onion, smashed between two crisp, buttery slices of sourdough CLAD in Parmesean cheese.


I only have 4-5 amazing sandwiches - excuse me, sammiches - to speak of in this world - and this one is in the top 3 for sure.

Time for you to indulge...

Bub's Cafe
220 2nd Street SW
Carmel, IN 46032
317-844-2822 (then choose "cafe")

Friday, April 2, 2010



So it goes without saying, that an evening at Capital Grille is delightful.

There were many incredible aspects to our evening this past Sunday night, as we celebrated our 12th Anniversary. But let's just cut to the chase right now and I'll give you your orders:

Get in car. Drive down town. Enter restaurant. Sit in booth. Open menu. Go to the 8th appetizer. Order it.

Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella with Vine Ripe Tomatos


So I presumed it would be light fare, and a cold dish. No way. This beautiful dish comes out delightfully sauteed and piping hot. Tightly rolled and sauteed Prosciutto around fresh Mozzarella served with crostini, fresh basil, tomatos and a balsamic glaze.

It was one of those dishes that you could eat like twenty of them, but then you'd throw up, but you wouldn't have any regrets. Yeah, like that.

I can rave about the rest of the menu all day long, some other time. For now though:

Prosciutto Wrapped Mozzarella with Vine Ripe Tomatos

Capital Grille
40 W. Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

BFM: The Business Radio Station

BFM: The Business Radio Station

This is a recent radio interview featuring my mom-in-law, Ruth VanReken, regarding the topic of "THIRD CULTURE KIDS"...

Friday, March 19, 2010


We have been die-hard Puccini's and Some Guy's pizza fans for MANY, MANY years.

But one day we got a coupon page for WB Pizza, and honestly, the photo on the cover made me load Steph and the kids into the car and visit.

Discreetly planted on the southeast corner of 62nd & Allisonville, WB occupies an old Little Caesar's Pizza shop. The northeast corner houses pizza titan, Some Guy's. It was a little scary to drive PAST Some Guy's to get to this little "nothing" spot.

There is nothing appealing about the strip that houses WB. There is very little appeal to the small, simple dining room. While it is not well appointed, it is, at least, a warm and inviting space.

But the magic begins beyond the environs and in the kitchen. And on our first visit we scored BIG, by taking a wild guess and nailing the most incredible pizza i've ever eaten. EVER EATEN.

It's called "The Metro" (hold your comments).

Chicken, Portabello, Red Peppers & Shrimp (but i'm allergic, so we sub Artichokes for Shrimp), on white sauce. All ingredients culminate into an incredible blend of flavors on the most delicious, chewy, flavorful pizza crust I've ever eaten. H E A V E N .

Steph and the kids are diehard fans of the WB breadsticks.

We've also enjoyed just a simple sausage pizza. But there was nothing simple about it. Again, delightfully chewy crust, a homemade rustic red sauce, and amazing, spicy italian sausage.

WB Pizza is one of the city's best kept secrets. They've been firmly planted at 62nd & Allisonville for more than 10 years. So next time you pull into Some Guys, you might want to continue on to the next strip center south, and give WB a try. You may never go back.

WB Pizza
6165 Allisonville Road
Indianapolis, IN 46220


Awesome Washington Township Condo at $149,900.

Immaculate condo in Golden Oaks on one of the largest parcels in the community at .30 acre! Plus - you don't have to mow any of it! It's all done for you!

Neutral decor w/fresh, new carpet. Nice updates and additions. A stand out unit, in a great location, with the largest amount of square footage, on the largest lot!

Contact Jonathan today for your private tour. 317.843.3555 direct

JONATHAN'S MENU SELECTION - Mitchell's Fish Market

I've become addicted to ANYTHING cooked "Shanghai" style at Mitchell's Fish Market.

Shanghai Pacific Cod

a - mazing.

Shanghai serves it up on a bed of sticky rice and sauteed spinach and drenched in rice-wine soy sauce. I don't even need the fish. Just bring me a bowl of the spinach and rice.

One of the few meals I inhale.

You need to make it to Mitchell's in Clay Terrace for lunch and try it.

Then pop in to Keller Williams across the street and visit us! Better yet, come visit us FIRST and I'll let you treat me to lunch at Mitchell's!

Mitchell's Fish Market
14311 Clay Terrace Blvd
Carmel, IN 46032