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Calendar of Events

A Sunday Brunch Kind of Love!
I can’t believe the Holidays are already here! We are excited to introduce Champagne Sunday Brunch to Downtown Indianapolis! Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!
See the most current menu here!



Devour Downtown's 10th Anniversary! Served January 20th - February 1st.
Join us as we Celebrate 10 years of Devour Downtown! This year, we are serving for Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch! See the full menu here!


Thank you for Voting Chef Joseph's Most Romantic on the Indy A-List!
We won, and I might say, it is a great honor. Thanks to all of you who voted!!!!


Everyday!
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Chef Joseph's Smart Phone App!
Join our easy loyalty program with our new Smart Phone App. Just search for Chef Joseph under the Apps area in your Smart Phone and download! You will have a quick link to make reservations, check our upcoming events, purchase Chef Joseph's special items and receive rewards just for visiting us!


Tuesdays through Friday from 5 - 7pm.
Let go of the stress of your day with 1/2 Priced Small Plate Happy Hour and a mixed drink from the bar; $5 Martini Tuesdays, $4 Draught Beer Wednesdays, $5 Martini Thursdays and 1/2 Priced Well Drink Fridays. Add live music from the Baby Grand on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday for a relaxing afterwork experience!
As a show of support for the arts in Indianapolis, show us your evenings Theatre Ticket for 20% off your Entree selection!


Julie Tuesdays – Live Music from 7-10pm with Julie Houston and Kevin Anker!


T.J. Schaff on the Baby Grand Tuesdays and Fridays - Live, Local Music from 5-7pm!


Christopher Wednesdays and Saturdays – Live Music from 5-7pm with Christopher Parrish!



Natalie Thursdays - Live Music from 5-7pm with Natalie Fancher!


Gourmet Pizza Wednesdays!
Chef Joseph prepares unique 7" Pizzas for your selection. Pair that with one of our $4 Beer selections for a bargain that doesn't require a degree!


Wednesday, January 14 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!

Heart 2 Heart is a musical duo featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano. They have played for special events around Indianapolis at venues including the JW Marriott, the Palladium, Hillcrest Country Club, Columbia Club, and other local restaurants since 2005. Their musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz.


Thursday, January 15 - Jeanne Logan Performing!

Logan enjoys sharing a wide variety of vocal performance stylings with all kinds of audiences. A Butler/Jordan College of Music grad, she's entertained throughout the country and many other parts of the world. For over a decade, she graced NYC's theatre and cabaret stages before embarking on a nation-wide "top 40" and Show Band tour that introduced her to new destinations including Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Holland-America Cruise Lines.


Friday, January 16 – Toni Tolliver Performing!

A veteran of the stage, Toni Tolliver has been performing for over 20 years. She began her career at the Indiana University School of Music, starring in several main-stage musical theatre productions, and has performed at both The Kennedy Center and Carnegie Hall. However, it was her tenure with IU's Singing Hoosiers, where she consequently met Sean Baker that truly began the expansion of her repertoire. She has continued to perform with Mr. Baker through the years, most recently as the Lead Female Vocalist with Indianapolis' own Four Sexes. From Jazz and R&B to Rock, Broadway, and Country, Ms. Tolliver changes styles as effortlessly as one changes clothes, and is a true "Connoisseur" of American Popular Music!


Date Night, Saturday, January 17, with Nancy Moore and Sean Baker the Music Maker!

Get off your Mass and Upgrade to Downtown! There is no better evening than one featuring live cabaret with the sultry Nancy Moore and Sean Baker, the Music Maker. These two plus Chef Joseph’s equals perfection!


Sunday, January 18 – Sunday Champagne Brunch with Kevin Grove!

Kevin is a master on the acoustic guitar and has been an after-hours favorite at Chef Joseph’s for a few years. We are pleased to bring him to you as he pairs with Sean Baker to introduce some new music, some covers and some impromptu jams.


Wednesday, January 21 –Billy Dunne, your Singing Server Performing!

A Spotlight Sucking Whore, Billy has one talent – Vocals. Nothing else. Plus he’s weird.


Thursday, January 22 – Wine Pairing Dinner! See the full mene here!


Friday, January 23 –Gina McLaughlin Performing!

Born in Boston Massachusetts, Gina was exposed to jazz as a very young child by her parents. Life long jazz enthusiasts, her father’s cousin, Dick McDonough, was a famous New York guitarist in the late 20’s and 30’s who played with all the greats, as a session player. Jimmy and Tommy Dorsey, Red Norvo, Johnny Mercer, Billie Holiday, and Fats Waller were just a few of the people with whom he had played. Her parents saw many of these performers in the 30’s.
Being second to the youngest of 9 children, when she was young; starting at 8 or 9 years of age, her parents would take her to piano bars in the Boston area. Teddy Wilson had a steady at the Copley Plaza Hotel in the late ‘60’s and early ‘70’s, the most famous of players they would take she and her sister to listen to live.


Date Night, Saturday, January 24 – Kelleen Strutz Returns!

With a voice described as "silky-smooth" and a debut CD that "sounds like it came from a major record label," Kelleen has embarked on an exciting journey as a unique solo artist. Simply Beautiful, which features over 30 of Indianapolis’ finest musicians, received high accolades from Indianapolis’ top DJs and local publications and continues to sell both nationally and internationally. Recently, Kelleen was featured as guest vocalist with the Buselli Wallarab Jazz Orchestra on their CD recording An Old Soul which was one of the Top 10 Recordings of 2009 in Jazziz Magazine. Her performance on the project has been described as “seductive” and “slinky and earthily sirenic, breathy and erotic…”. She has been featured at numerous special events including The Rose Awards at the Indianapolis Convention Center, The Music, Martin, and Me at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, LotzaJazz at Washington Park, Hot Licks, Cool Chics at the Indiana History Center, and the Ronald McDonald House at the Indiana Roof Ballroom. Last year, Ms. Strutz was honored to perform as featured artist at a concert fundraiser for Optimist International in Barbados sponsored by the United States Embassy. Ms. Strutz is also an accomplished pianist and received a full scholarship to pursue her Bachelors and Masters Degrees in Piano Performance from Butler University studying with artist-in-residence Panayis Lyras. She has performed as guest soloist with numerous orchestras, conducted piano accompaniment master classes in Hong Kong, has collaborated with nationally renowned flutists William Bennett (London, UK) and James Walker (Los Angeles, CA), and accompanies opera star, Ms. Angela Brown. Ms. Strutz is an active piano teacher, an accompanist at Butler University and Saint Andrew Presbyterian Church, and performs at numerous venues and special events in and around Indianapolis. You can find out more about Kelleen at www.kelleenonline.com.


Sunday, January 25 – Sunday Champagne Brunch with Kevin Grove!

Kevin is a master on the acoustic guitar and has been an after-hours favorite at Chef Joseph’s for a few years. We are pleased to bring him to you as he pairs with Sean Baker to introduce some new music, some covers and some impromptu jams.


Wednesday, January 28 - Heart 2 Heart Performing!

Heart 2 Heart is a musical duo featuring Sandy Gosling on vocals and Dana Spence on piano. They have played for special events around Indianapolis at venues including the JW Marriott, the Palladium, Hillcrest Country Club, Columbia Club, and other local restaurants since 2005. Their musical style is a classy blend of pop and soft rock with a touch of jazz.


Thursday, January 29 – Big Broadway Sing-along with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along “The Love Songs”. We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Hymnal (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and John will coach you along. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits!


Friday, January 30 – Carol Harris Returns!


Carol has performed locally for over 30 years featuring Jazz Standards, ballads and blues tunes often with brother Mel Rhyne, nationally known Jazz Keyboardist.


Date Night, Saturday, January 31 –Yvonne Allu Performing!

Soulful and soul satisfying, Yvonne’s musical style is a diverse repertoire of jazz, soul, pop, funk and rock. Her vocal verve is one that celebrates love and life while displaying a range of vocal flair that brings to mind the great jazz songstresses of the past. Some of her musical influences are, Ella Fitzgerald, Aretha Franklin, Nancy Wilson, Chaka Khan, Sade and Nina Simone.


Useless Wine Factoid
Did you know:
During the prohibition, grape juice mix was sold with the warning “After dissolving the brick in a gallon of water, do not place the liquid in a jug away in the cupboard for twenty days, because then it would turn into wine.”

I love a good warning label!


January's Joke of the Month....
Two fish swim into a wall. One says Dam.


Thank you Iesha, thank you very much.