Grindstone on the Monon opens in Westfield Aug. 12


By Jessica Hoover

Clancy’s Inc. opened its fifth restaurant, Grindstone on the Monon, an American-themed, chef-driven restaurant, in Westfield Aug. 12.

Owner and Director of Operations Blake Fogelsong and his family also own Grindstone Public House and Michaelangelo’s in Noblesville, three Grindstone Charley’s in Kokomo, Lafeyette and Indianapolis and the original restaurant that his grandfather started, Clancy’s Hamburgers, in Sidney, Ohio. Fogelsong is part owner of the company along with his father, Perry Fogelsong, and his two sisters, Becky Thomas and Annette Cunion.

“Grindstone on the Monon is a new concept for us, but it’s got some of the favorites from some of the other restaurants,” Fogelsong said. “The famous burger that my grandfather started was the Clancy’s Topper, and we’ve got that on the menu. We’ve got the fried green tomatoes that is one of our best-selling items. We brought those favorites in and put those on our menu, so we’ve taken that mold from which we started and kind of elevated it a little bit.”

Grindstone on the Monon also offers sandwiches, soups, salads, burgers, house-smoked brisket, tenderloin and a steak selection of filet, ribeye, sirloin and more. Sandwiches and burgers range from $10 to $15, and entrees are approximately $18 to 30. There also is a full bar.

The restaurant serves food from several local suppliers and farms, such as Miller Amish Poultry, Gunthorp Farms, Tyler Pond Farms, Maple Leaf Farms, Viking Lamb, Silverthorn Farm, My Sugar Pie, Batch No. 2, Fisher Farms and Turchetti’s Salumeria.

Grindstone on the Monon is just off the Monon Trail at 17470 Wheeler Rd. The restaurant has 200 indoor seats and an outdoor patio that seats 55.

“We saw a lot of growth in Westfield,” Fogelsong said. “With all of the infrastructure that the community is pouring in, we felt like it’s going to be a great location, not only right when we opened but over time. We’re really looking forward to serving the Westfield community and we hope everyone comes out.”

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