Bloomington features a vibrant and eclectic food scene attracting foodies from all over. Foodies know the latest celebrity chef, the new dish, the right wine, and how to eat in style. This is the first in a series featuring Bloomington’s great restaurants and eateries, its great chefs, and our favorite clients styled in AD best. We will flavor this with fashion and food ideas. We start with our new neighbors No Coast Reserve (NOCO) and welcome them to the square.
NOCO is the vision of Dave Schell and Seth Elgar. Dave is from Evansville, Indiana, and after graduating from IU in 2003 decided to make Bloomington home. Dave started the Butcher’s Block in 2004. In 2013, with Seth Elgar, they started No Coast, originally next to the Butcher’s Block. The move to the square gives them increased capacity, and an ability to showcase Chef Elgar's culinary skills.
When asked what makes Bloomington special, Dave said: “It’s all about IU; the culture, music, fashion and quality of life. We have the same vision as Andrew Davis--to go above and beyond to care for our customers and every day show the care is there."
Seth began cooking at age 16. He spent six months in France for some fun on-the-job training and is from a large farm family. Seth loves the excitement of a busy night and shucking daily fresh oysters behind the bar and sharing his love of food.
Todd and Carol Whitlock are fixtures at most AD events where they love the clothing, food, drink and friendship. Todd, as the owner of Todd Whitlock DDS, shares a passion with AD to make people look their best. Todd and Carol have five kids between 20 and 32, and both have great fashion sense. Todd is updated casual and is wearing his favorite Byron coat, Stone Rose shirt and Citizens jeans. Carol manages Todd's office and is wearing clothing from Blond Genius.
Meet Mike and Mary Allen. Mike is an attorney at Mallor | Grodner, focusing on business and litigation. Mike met Mary when they both attended IU, and while they were both lifeguards at Lake Monroe. Mary is an advanced oncology clinical nurse specialist. After living in bigger cities, the small town values of Bloomington along with big city features eventually brought them back with their children. They enjoy the diversity of Bloomington and its many opportunities for new experiences.
Mike is wearing a Southwick suit and his favorite Gitman shirt with a David Donahue tie. He is often seen in AD on Saturdays in AG jeans and loves the friendly staff and professional help.
Dominick DiOrio and our own John Porter will be married on May 28. Dom and John met at a Christmas party in 2012 and share a love of music, theater, food, travel and fashion. Dom is a professor at the Jacobs School of Music in Choral Conducting. He loves the collaborative side of conducting and is an all star in the field with an international reputation. His travel schedule would tire most, but he loves to come home for John's Italian food.
John has Dom pretty well styled, but he was a client of AD before meeting John. Dom relates that he loves AD and fondly remembers needing a new suit for a critical performance. He says: “With only a few days to work, Macey took care of everything. How I look is a huge part, and I go to Andrew Davis because the staff wants to help me and go the extra mile. It's also the best curated collection I have ever seen, and that includes living in large cities."
John is our Bespoke and Formal-wear Manager, but when he's not taking care of clients, he is a huge part of the B-Town music scene as a teacher and performer.
Dom is wearing a Stenstroms shirt, Prive blazer, Magnanni shoes and Meyer trousers.
Dr. Gerry Hash only left Bloomington for medical school and knew he always was coming home. He has been in private practice as a podiatrist for 23 years and his patients are his biggest fans. Gerry met Chrisy at Monroe Hospital and they share a love of family, travel, IU sports, Lake Monroe, and are resident foodies. Gerry said: "Before AD I wore clothing that was way too big and never got a compliment. Now I love getting dressed in my AD clothing and get compliments from other docs and Chrisy."
Abby and Sarah Perfetti met in 2010 and married on August 30, 2014. Abby is a vocalist and chorister, and handles content and social media for Visit Bloomington. Sarah is a triathlete, swimmer and the Executive Director at Bloomington PRIDE. They both love to cook; Abby is a great baker and Sarah a cook. They love Bloomington’s cultural scene, craft beers, coffee houses and diversity. Sarah is styled in a Gitman shirt, Edward Armah bow tie and AG Jeans. Abby is wearing an Edward Armah bow tie and scarf, Robert Jensen pocket square and her own jeans. Both are excited about the new AD Bespoke which will include custom clothing for women.
Cory Myers is the Vice President of Custom Solutions and is on the road constantly training and certifying law enforcement in public safety. Cory has lived in DC, Chicago, Boulder, Princeton ,and Bloomington is the smallest city he has lived in but also his favorite. He loves the community, quality of life, diversity and the people. Cory and Laura love to travel, with Italy as one of their favorite destinations. Cory is a creative short story writer and avid cyclist.
He is wearing a custom Hickey Freeman suit, David Donahue tie, Eton shirt and Noah Waxman shoes. We have been after Cory to try custom for years and he said: “Now I understand why--there is something special about the fit and cloth. I shop at AD over Indianapolis stores because I can't find the selection, friendly staff, and service anywhere else. There is one coat I wear from AD and I get compliments wherever I go."