The hot opening last week was Indaco, the latest offering from Steve Palmer and the Indigo Restaurant Group. I stopped by on Thursday night to check it out, along with seemingly everyone else in town. The place was packed with movers and shakers like Chris Price of PrimeSouth, Becca Dupree of FIG, and Ken Vedrinski of Trattoria Lucca (OK, full disclosure: he was one of my dining companions, which you probably already know if you follow me on Twitter @cpeats). 

The restaurant is warm and lively, with lots of raw butcherblock wood on the tables and bar tops, and plenty of room in the bar area for waiting. The lighting is perfect too — not too low, not too bright. We didn’t wait long for a four-top and quickly decided to go for the $40-per-person family-style deal once we sat down.

First up, was a lovely crudo. I wondered how Chef Robert Berry must feel, knowing that Vedrinski, a master of the dish, was eating his food, but I wasn’t worried too much, because it was really good. 

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As we made our way through the meal, the wine flowed way too freely and I quickly fell down the rabbit hole (eg. I can’t remember eating the pizza, but it sure does look good). 

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Have you been yet?