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Big News for November - A Sunday Brunch Kind of Love!
I can’t believe the Holidays are already here! This month we celebrate our 3rd Anniversary and 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!



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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!


Date Night, Saturday, November 22 – 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.


Sunday, November 23 – Introducing Sunday Champagne Brunch with Jan Aldridge Clark from 10am – 2pm!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

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.


Wednesday, November 26 – Julie Powers performing!

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, November 27 – LUNCH & DINNER BLACKOUT!

We take a break in our busy schedule to celebrate Thanksgiving Holiday with friends and family.
Wishing you all the piece and love of the Season!


Friday, November 28 – Big Holiday Sing-Along (and some Broadway too) with Sean Baker, the Music Maker and John Phillips, your Host with the Most!

Join John Phillips and Sean Baker for Chef Joseph’s Big Holiday Sing-Along. Come in from the cold and overwhelming crowds at the Circle of Lights and Nog it up with us! We will provide the words in Chef Joseph’s Big Holiday Hymnal (and some Broadway too) (and some Pop too), Sean’s got the Baby Grand and John will coach you along. You provide the fun! Sing-along if you like, or just enjoy our fine Food and Spirits while the kids are watching the tree lighting!


Date Night, Saturday, November 29 –Julie Houston Performing!

Julie comes out for a Rare Saturday Performance. Join Julie and Kevin Anker, and find out - Why all the Tuesday Buzz?


Sunday, November 30 – Sunday Champagne Brunch with Gina McLaughlin from 10am – 2pm!
Featuring an Ever Changing Menu, Champagne Cocktails, Live Local Music and a Bloody Mary Bar, this is A Sunday Kind of Love!

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.


Wednesday, December 3 – American Cabaret Theatre Alum - Heather Patterson-King Performing!


Thursday, December 4 – DINNER BLACKOUT!
We are pleased to welcome BOMA for their Holiday Dinner at Chef Joseph’s. and Mark Kryah as he Celebrates with Family and Friends in our Boardroom! Contact john@chefjosephs.com or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!


Friday, December 5 –Barbara Randall Performing!

A Midwest native, Randall has performed in her native Detroit with such well -known and respected artists as Wilbert Pegler, Mel Ball, Robert Jones, Gwen Fox, Charles Green, and Tola Lewis. She has also headed Merging Traffic and New Romance bands. 

For ten years, Randall-Coleman was Coleman of the well-known Coleman-Rhoades duo. Randall grew up listening to the Motown sound, and today, listens to and performs all kinds of music, including jazz, R&B, pop, rock, blues, and adult contemporary. Her inspiration is drawn from such legends as Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson, Gladys knight, Aretha Franklin, and Patti Labelle, influences which have helped Randall develop her own unique style, and added an extraordinary warmth and sincerity with which she communicates directly to the heart.


Date Night, Saturday, December 6 –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.


Sunday, December 7 – 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, December 10 – Open Mic Night!

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.


Thursday, December 11 - 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.


Friday, December 12 – DINNER BLACKOUT!

We are pleased to welcome Hawks Rubber Company as they Celebrate their Holiday Dinner at Chef Joseph’s for the 3rd year! Contact john@chefjosephs.com or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!


Saturday, December 13 – DINNER BLACKOUT!

We are pleased to welcome Sigma Phi Pi as they Celebrate their Holiday Dinner at Chef Joseph’s for the 3rd year! Contact john@chefjosephs.com or call 317.600.3577 to plan your own special Dining Event!


Sunday, December 14 – Champagne Brunch with Julie Houston!

Julie comes out for a Rare Sunday Performance. Join Julie and Kevin Anker, and find out what all the Tuesday buzz is about!


Tuesday, December 16 – Broadway Across America Reception for “Elf, the Musical”!

Discover your Inner Elf as we hold a reception for the Cast and Crew of “Elf, the Musical” featuring Indianapolis’ Own Mark Fishback as Santa!


Wednesday, December 17 –D.A. Young Performing

An accomplished song stylist with a smooth voice, warm tone and inspired phrasing, D.A. Young sings breezy swing and romantic ballads. D.A. has given professional performances of extensive repertoire in American Songbook standards at numerous Central Indiana venues, since 1997. In 2007, he released a jazz CD, “A Place to Dream,” with pianist Ken Fary, to good reviews (Chuck Workman - WICR, Indianapolis Monthly and others).


Thursday, December 18 - 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, December 19 – 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.


Date Night, Saturday, December 20, 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, December 21 – Sunday Champagne Brunch with Jan Aldridge Clark from 10am – 2pm!

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.


Tuesday, December 23 – Lunch December 26 –
LUNCH & DINNER BLACKOUT!


Thank you for a Wonderful Year! We will be enjoying the Blessings of the Season celebrating with Family and Friends and wish you the best of everything!


Friday, December 26 – Billy Dunne, the Singing Server with Special Surprise Tasting Event!

A Spotlight Sucking Whore, Billy has one talent – Vocals. Nothing else. Plus he’s weird. That does not mean that we love him more than our luggage, so don't tell him we said so!


Date Night, Saturday, December 27 –Yvonne Allu Performing with Special Surprise Tasting Event!

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.


Sunday, December 28 – Champagne Brunch with Julie Houston!

Julie comes out for a Rare Sunday Performance. Join Julie and Kevin Anker, and find out what all the Tuesday buzz is about!


Wednesday, December 31– LUNCH & DINNER BLACKOUT in preparation for NEW YEARS EVE "Frozen in Time" CELEBRATION!

Lacy and Company Wine Pairing Dinner and Nancy Moore and the Band performing from 9:30pm – 1am. $100 per person plus Tax & Gratuity. See the full menu here and make your reservations today!


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!


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


Thank you Iesha, thank you very much.