First Friday Food Truck Festival- Hundreds of gourmets and gourmands alike braved the cold and crammed the parking lot of the Old National Centre Friday night for what proved to be Indy’s biggest food truck event. Full Article Indianapolis Monthly November 7, 2011.
The Yelp Cannery, A Yelp Elite Squad Experience in Indianapolis - This is the Yelp Indy Elite Squad, you see? We’re heading to The Yelp Cannery, you see? That’s right, we’re turning Sun King Brewery into an after-hours speakeasy, with Big Green Bistro (the new, private dining mobile food bistro) and Q Tonic, and we’re not going to hear a peep from you, you hear? Full Article yelp.com September 26, 2011.
Chef JJ’s New Bistro Boasts Bountiful Variety of Options- On Thursday, 9/15/11, I had the pleasure in partaking in the opening launch for Chef JJ’s Big Green Bistro; a unique spin on the emerging food truck culture, as it is aimed to be a high-class mobile catering unit. Full Article naptownbuzz.com September 21, 2011.
Make It Right (part two)- Let me catch you up. At this point in the evening we are feeling fine. We have had fabulous wine and amazing food up until this point, and Chef JJ and his staff have been personal, attentive, and a true pleasure…We are having such a great time that we don’t want the night to end. Full Article foodplusfizz.blogspot.com September 14, 2011.
Make It Right Dinner (follow-up to Make It Local- If ever there was a successful customer service initiative, this was it! From the moment we walked in we were treated like something between close family (remembering each of our names all night) and royalty (the service level was impeccable). The food was mind-blowing, but we’ll get to that. Full Article foodplusfizz.blogspot.com September 8, 2011.
Chef JJ’s Backyard: a Great Venue for Meetings & Events- Thankfully Indianapolis has several venues that make my job a little bit easier and really helps deliver that “Wow!” experience to our clients. One such place is Chef JJ’s Back Yard in Broad Ripple- it’s a little hidden gem that is not quite a restaurant, venue or retail store, but a wonderful combination of all three that sits right off of the strip. Full Article doingindy.com August 31, 2011.
Chefs become teachers as appetite grows for fresh, homemade meals- Chef JJ Boston, who taught the June “Craving Crustaceans” lesson at his Broad Ripple business, is among the culinary entrepreneurs hoping to capitalize on growing interest in a fresh take on live cooking classes. Full Article Indianapolis Business Journal July 16, 2011.
EGGfest 2011 – Chef JJ’s Eggfest is an event dedicated to the Big Green Egg smoker, “Eggheads” (Egg Enthusiasts), family and friends. Whether you own a BGE or just want to sample some unique new tastes from wood-fired BBQ to baked goods, then the Eggfest is for you. The event will be hosted by Chef JJ’s Back Yard at Chef JJ’s Back Yard. Watch the video Indy Style April 11, 2011.
Green Eggs, the latest brews, and secrets reveled at Chef JJ’s Back Yard - Last week, I was privileged to be invited to the latest Brewers Dinner at Chef JJ’s Back Yard. This event only happens seasonally, meaning only four times a year. The last one for 2010 is scheduled for November 11th, and by the time you finish reading this blog post, the seats will be sold out. Full Article metromix Indianapolis September 14, 2010
Indianapolis Restaurant Scene – Dig*IN 2010 - Yesterday, hubby and I attended the first Dig*IN event at White River State Park. Dig*IN was an event featuring growers and chefs from Indiana (mainly from Indianapolis, but there were some exceptions). Full Article Indianapolis Restaurant Scene August 30, 2010
Tailgating For the Pros – Nothing against flat beer and flaccid hot dogs, but at some point in your tailgating life — like age 21 — you have to grow up. The Slow Food movement has put “fresh and local” on the tip of everyone’s tongue; football fans and foodies no longer play on opposite teams. Full Article metromix Indianapolis August 12, 2010
Indiana Beer Week Recap – Make It Local: Craft Beer and Food -This whole notion of taking pride in the city was only made stronger at the Make it Local: Craft Beer and Food dinner held at Chef JJ’s Back Yard on Friday, July 16th. Many thanks to Sun King Brewery and Brugge Brasserie for leading the …Full Article Hoosier Beer Geek, July 25, 2010
Sun King 1st Anniversary Dinner – Chef JJ is no stranger to serving delicious pairings with a variety of Sun King beer, as he and his crew hosts Brewer’s dinners a few times a year at his Back Yard location in Broad Ripple. The first course of the night is Antipasto … Full Article Hoosier Beer Geek, Jul 11, 2010
Taste TV: Grilling with Chef JJ -Chef JJ Boston of JJ’s Back Yard offers tips for great grilling. (Michelle Pemberton / The Star) Watch Video INDYSTAR.COM June, 2010
Eggheads unite in Backyard – Special to Metromix Ask any Egghead, and they’ll tell you that Indy’s best-kept dining secret is Chef JJ’s Backyard in Broad Ripple. They’re right. Full Article metromix Indianapolis, May 2010
Brewers Dinner – Sun King GABF Preview party with Chef JJ -It’s also a special time of year for brewers, as Denver’s Great American Beer Festival (GABF) draws attention to the ever-expanding world that is craft beer. Last week, we visited Chef JJ’s Backyard for a beer dinner with Clay and … Full Article Hoosier Beer Geek, Sep 22, 2009
Personal chef will mark business’s opening with egg-stravaganza – After 18 years spent working in commercial kitchens, Chef JJ Boston finally has his own place. But it’s not your typical restaurant. Full Article Indy.com, Aug. 20, 2009