Fork+Ale sets April opening in Carmel’s Midtown

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By Maria Cook

Noblesville restaurateurs Chris and Amy Long plan to open Fork+Ale House, a restaurant and brewery, in Carmel’s Midtown in April. The restaurant, which will be in the Allied Solutions building at 350 Veterans Way, will feature an open-concept dining room, bar area and an outdoor patio near the Monon Trail.

“It’s just a very good market,” Chris Long said. “The strong daytime business leads into strong happy hours. You’ve got a strong young-family market with a lot of restaurants and bars.”

Amy Long said Fork+Ale House’s on-site brewery will provide a selection of permanent and seasonal beers.

“We plan to have three to four beers that we’ll do all the time, that we’ll start off with when we open,” she said. “Then we’ll do some seasonal rotators, based on what our brewers feel like doing.”

The alcohol menu also will include more than a dozen cocktails.

A Chicago native, Amy Long said she is particularly excited to debut Fork+Ale House’s pizza.

“We’ve worked really hard coming up with that dough recipe that uses our ale in it,” Amy Long said. “There really isn’t another pizza around that I can compare it to.”

Fork+Ale House also will offer sandwiches, burgers and salads, among other options.

“We’re really a scratch kitchen, so we’re going to be making our sauces from scratch. We’ll be smoking all of our meats,” Amy Long said. “We buy as local as we can, when we can. It’s going to be very chef-driven and handcrafted.”

Fork+Ale House is scheduled to open in the end of April.

“We really want to be known as a place that you can come and grab really good food and a really good glass of beer if you want to,” Amy Long said.

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