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Hot new Carmel restaurants!

Fork + Ale House 

Fork + Ale is too simple of an equation to capture the complexity of this sports bar, plus brewery, plus food-fresh dining experience all in one.
Located in the prime spot next to Sun King Spirits, Fork + Ale house has open access to the ping-pong tables, wobbly around-the-world chairs (you’ll know what I mean when you try them out), and fire pit located in the courtyard. You'll want to go here to try some original brews or to sit down for a traditional restaurant experience. Their kitchen fresh food competes with Sun King Spirits which only offers order and pick-up stations. The company is proud of their smoked meats, homemade pizza dough, and recipes that have been passed down generations. Stop by on your bike ride down the Monon Greenway!
Located: 50 Vetrans Way, Suite #150 Details>>

Convivio 

Has great Italian food ever gone out of style? I didn’t think so. Italian cuisine spurs romance, indulgence, and old-country nostalgia for the large majority of us who have inherited some Sicilian and Italian genes. And even if you’re 100% not Italian and just a huge fan of Tony Soprano and The Godfather, dining on fried risotto, beef-pork meatballs and calamari might still feel like home. If you want to step into Italy without paying to fly across the world to taste genuine Italian food, Convivio is the place to go.  Located: 11529 Spring Mill Rd Suite #300 Details>>

3UP

People like living and working in high places, so why not drink? To access this bar, enter through a side door beside Anthony’s Chophouse and take the elevator up (to the third floor, if that wasn’t obvious). There you will find the swanky rooftop bar, 3UP. There is a seamless transition from indoor to outdoor spaces, with big doors leading out to a spacious patio. People lounge around glass plated firepits, cupping artisanal cocktails with names like, “Rooftop Roundabout,” and “Carmel Cosmo.” A large trellis with colorful plants and flowers lends a hand to the feeling of privacy and coziness of this speak-easy-type atmosphere. It isn’t only the swanky décor that makes one feel transported to New York City, it’s the people this bar attracts as well. There is the sense that work associates turn quickly from business to pleasure—influenced by sugary spirits and hush-hush gossip. If you’re looking for a place to go with a new friend at work, or want to take your partner to an upscale joint, 3UP is the place for you. Located: 201 W Main St. Details>>

The Cake Bake Shop 

Carmel's new Cake Bake opened on July 1st on the cul-de-sac of Carmel City Center. The new shop provides an additional eating option in the shopping district, alongside Matt the Miller’s Tavern, divvy, Eggshell Bistro and Hubbard and Cravens. This second location of the Indianapolis Cake Bake reaches new heights in both size and menu. In comparison to Broad Ripple’s 36 seats, the Carmel location boasts 154 seats, and has full bar in combination with the restaurant and bakery, and will be offering tasty brunch treats. Cake Bake has been featured in Williams-Sonoma, Oprah Winfrey's famous 'O' List in the 2018 issue of Oprah Magazine, and has received shout-outs from Oscar Winning actor Allison Janney...and more.

Cake Bake's Daily Menu is available online...but here's a taster of their summer cakes: Chocolate Peanut Butter Crunch Cake, Gwendolyn’s Famous Earl’s Court Chocolate Cake, Lemon Blueberry Cake, Oprah's O List Mint Chocolate Chip Cake...you're welcome. Located: 800 S. Rangeline Rd. Suite #220 Details>>

Get ready! This hot spot is COMING SOON...

Juniper on Main

If you’ve ever been to Georgia or the Carolinas, you’re going to feel a wave of nostalgia upon entering Juniper on Main.

Their featured food is “Southern Coastal,” and might have the power to transport you to the salty shores of the  Atlantic Ocean. This outdoor-oriented restaurant boasts a large seating area sprawled beneath a pergola, Charleston style. Their advertised dishes are Lowcountry Boil, Pecan Crusted Catfish and Local Stout Glazed Short Ribs. Juniper on Main sits at the end of Main Street in the Carmel Arts & Design district, and is set to “open soon.” Located: 110 E. Main St.  Details>>

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