J.Gumbo's calls it quits: Mike DeWeese is going out with a bang, or rather, a blow-out on Dec 27, before closing for good on Dec 28. Until then, look for $2.50 pints until the bitter end.
Two Wine Vans: Philip VanDeusen's long awaited wine store, Pairings, is finally open (with partner Eric VanHook) at 82nd and Dean. You'll find wine, beer, and cheese at their with a reception tomorrow from 1-8 p.m. Signed, VanBraingirl.
All that was missing was the lampshade: Yes, it was a food writer's who-who at the Indianapolis Monthly holiday party. Dark and Stormies all around -- with an assist from David, Nicky Blaine's bartender extraordinaire. Pics at Flickr.