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Welcome to September!
"By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer." Helen Hunt Jackson "By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer." Helen Hunt Jackson

We were honored in August to have Chef Joseph win the Pairing Competition at the 1st annual Antheneum Summer Soiree, to have Sara Yager once again win the Cocktail Contest for Devour Downtown and to be voted Most Romantic Restaurant in Indianapolis on Nuvo’s Indy A-List. Congratulations to everyone!

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; 25% off Wines by the Bottle on Tuesday, $4 Draught Beer Wednesday, $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 Joel Tucker!

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

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

Tuesday, August 19 - Saturday, August 30 - Summer Devour Downtown 2014
1st Course

Fried Oysters with Cajun Remoulade
2nd Course
Marinated Duck Breast, Red Beans & Rice, Sautéed Pepper & Onions
Sweet Chili Sauce
3rd Course
Spice Cake topped with Vanilla Custard and Orange Carmel Sauce
Available for Lunch or Dinner Service
$30.00 per person
Plus tax and gratuity

Friday, August 29 – Cozette Myers Performing!

Cozette has been the lead singer in several bands from her college years to the present, including one for 30 years; She has traveled as part of a group or a back-up singer on gospel tours for over 3 decades; and she has sung on literally thousands of records, CDs and jingles for nearly 40 years. Some of her favorite songs to sing, however, have always been those written here at home: Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael.

Date Night, Saturday, August 30 – The Nexus Jazz Trio Performing!

Nexus has been a mainstay on the Indy/Geist music scene for over a decade. The versatile band performs originals and covers, contemporary and standards. They’re excited to announce their newest member, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame bassist Joe Deal. Mark Timko and Tom Dimartino round out the trio for a rich, unique sound.

Wednesday, September 3 – Sean Baker the Music Maker - Ladyless
Sean Baker the Music Maker brings his one man show to Chef Joseph’s. Sean is our house pianist and musical director and quite the talent. Whether on the Keys, the Tie or a Sean-Bonerlude, it’s all for the love of music!

Thursday, September 4 – Open Mic Night! *Proprietor's Pick* And the "Chef's Officially Old" Celebration!

Sean Baker, the Music Maker is your personal pianist on the Baby Grand! Bring your sheet music and enjoy the adoration of the fans that you so richly deserve. With a full bar for liquid courage, it's all covered. The bar opens at 5pm with Open Mic beginning at 7pm.

Friday, September 5– Nancy Moore Performing!

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!

Date Night Saturday, September 6 – Jennifer Gregory Performing!

Coming from a family of singer/songwriters, Jennifer Gregory has been a gifted singer and actress since childhood. She has performed in such Indianapolis venues as the Chatterbox, The Jazz Kitchen, The Brass Ring, The Scottish Rite Cathedral and on Monument Circle, often while working as a studio vocalist. Classically trained, she sings in four languages in addition to English and speaks French fluently. Her credits include operas Die Fledermaus and Die Zauberflöte as well as two runs of Pure Prine at the Phoenix Theatre.

Wednesday, September 10 – Julie Powers returns!

Julie Powers has been performing on Indiana stages both large and small since she was about 10 years old. She attended Butler University, where she received classical opera training, but irritated her teacher by only really being interested in musical theatre and vocal jazz. Graduating with a degree in Musical Theatre from Butler and then from Minnesota State University Mankato with an MFA in Acting, she returned to Indiana where she has entertained as a headliner at the Boggstown Cabaret Supper Club for almost a decade. Julie was a co-owner of the Palace Theatre of Brown County, where she had the opportunity to produce, direct, write, costume and perform. Expanding on her technical skills, Julie is currently doing freelance work as a makeup artist and wardrobe designer for fashion/artistic photography and film, as well as costuming “THE MAGIC FLUTE” for Anderson University. Her first love will always be performance and Julie has had the great opportunity to perform across the musical spectrum, from opera and musical theatre to rock bands and jazz orchestras. Her favorite, though, is always where ever she’s singing right now, because there is nothing she enjoys more than sharing music with others.

Thursday, September 11 – Gina McGlaughlin Returns!

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.

Friday, September 12 – Melissa Schott Performing!

No stranger to the stage, Melissa has been seen singing, dancing and clowning with Cirque du Soleil’s Banana Shpeel, choreographed by Jared Grimes and directed by David Shiner. A highlight was the cast’s performance on America’s Got Talent. She also enjoyed being part of the National Company of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, with David Ogden Stiers, at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, directed by Tony Award Winner, Walter Bobbie, and choreographed by three-time Tony Award Nominee, Randy Skinner. Notable regional performances include Peggy in 42nd Street, Patsy in Always…Patsy Cline, Millie in Thoroughly Modern Millie, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra’s Yuletide Celebration and Hairspray In Concert with John Waters and Micky Dolenz. Melissa is a frequent soloist for MTI’s Broadway Jr. selections, including Pirates of Penzance (Ruth), Willy Wonka (Violet and Mrs. Gloop) and Into the Woods (Witch). She enjoys her roles as Choreographer for Music K-8 Magazine and as Director of Dance Connection. She resides in Indianapolis with her husband, Aaron, and their Yorkie family!

Date Night, Saturday, September 13 - 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.

Wednesday, September 17 - DINNER BLACKOUT
We are pleased to welcome Ithaca College in the Boardroom and Levy, Ray & Shoup in the Dining Room! To plan your own private event, contact today!

Thursday September 18 – Brenda Williams Performing!

Brenda Williams is a dynamic and vivacious singer and actress based in the Indianapolis area. Equally impressive to her voice and talent is her resume, which includes performing for 3 United States Presidents.

Friday, September 19 – Billy Dunne, the Singing Server!

Billy's extensive Broadway background and love of all things '30s and '40s make him one of the most unique talents in Indianapolis at the moment. Come see him at Chef Joseph's before he gets his next Broadway Show!

Date Night, Saturday, September 20 – The Long Awaited Return of Jan Aldridge Clark!

Jazz Harpist Jan Aldridge Clark is back with her unique jazz stylings of The Great American Songbook, the glorious Ratpack standards of Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis Jr., and luscious brazilian arrangements of Jobim and Gilberto. Enhanced by the multi-talented Cahone/Conga player, Michael Beck, this duo will leave you wanting more.

Wednesday, September 24, Glazer Distributors Presents Villa Maria Vineyards of New Zealand with Wine Maker Helen Morrison!
Join us for our legendary Wine Pairing Dinners! This one is 6 courses with 6 wines and is prebooked with 60 reservations which means, only a few seats remain! See the full menu here. The cost is a mere $65 per person, including tax and gratuity. 
Reservations are required as these popular events sell out quickly! Reservations are available by calling 317.600.3577.

Thursday, September 25 – Big Broadway Sing-along with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and Clair Wilcher, your Hostess with the Mostess!
Join us for Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Sing-Along. We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Broadway Hymnal (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and Clair will coach you along. Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food & Spirits!

Friday, September 26 - 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.

Date Night, Saturday, September 26 – The Nexus Jazz Trio Performing!

Nexus has been a mainstay on the Indy/Geist music scene for over a decade. The versatile band performs originals and covers, contemporary and standards. They’re excited to announce their newest member, Indianapolis Jazz Foundation Hall of Fame bassist Joe Deal. Mark Timko and Tom Dimartino round out the trio for a rich, unique sound.

Useless Wine Factoid (the Cocktail edition)
Did you know: The term “cocktail” was invented in Elmsford, New York? A barmaid named Betsy Flanagan decorated her establishment with the tail feathers of cocks. One day a patron asked for “one of those cock tails.” She served him a drink with a feather in it.

September's Joke of the Month....
A pirate walks into a bar with a steering wheel sticking out of his fly.  The bartender says “Hey, do you know you have a steering wheel sticking out of your fly?”  The pirate says “Argh, it’s drivin’ me nuts!”

*****Upcoming Important Dinner Dates*****
As with entertainment, these dates and themes are subject to change.

October 16th-RNDC with Allison Hendricks

November 4th-Collector's Dinner, Knap Sack Imports with Neil Charles

November 13th-Carrol Company with Molly Meeker

December 31st-New Year's Eve Bash!!!! with Todd Rainer of Freemarket Imports