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A Review of Seasons 52: Fine Dining on 475 Calories

Though we went on a Tuesday, you’d have sworn it was a Friday based on how busy it was. That was my first clue this place might be doing something right. A Quick Primer… Seasons 52 is located on the city’s north side, in the Keystone Crossing area of Indianapolis. This is a very cool […]

Amazon.com Plans to Bring Hundreds of New Jobs to Indy Area

Hundreds of residents in the Indianapolis area will soon benefit from Amazon.com’s plan to beef up its Indianapolis and Jeffersonville distribution centers. In fact, Indiana is just one of 12 other states that will benefit from the online retailer’s plan to add as many as 7,000 jobs to its warehouses and customer service centers nationwide. […]

Colts’ 2013 Training Camp: What to Look For

Training camp definitely had a different fell last year. The Indianapolis Colts were coming off a disastrous 2-14 season, the Polians had just been fired, Peyton Manning was released along with several other high-profile veterans, a majority of the coaching staff was released and Andrew Luck became the new face of the franchise. They were […]

20th Brickyard 400 Kicks Off Sunday at 1pm

The NASCAR Sprint Cup Series will descend on the legendary 2.5-mile oval at Indianapolis Motor Speedway as the 20th annual Brickyard 400 kicks off Sunday, July 28 at 1 pm. The big question is whether Jimmie Johnson can get his 5th win in Indy, or whether rivals like Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, Carl Edwards, […]

Attention BS’ers: Blake Arrives at Klipsch on July 27

Country music star Blake Shelton hit the road July 19th, officially kicking off his “Ten Times Crazier” tour. He will perform at Klipch Music Center in Noblesville, Indiana on July 27. Easton Corbin and ACM New Female Vocalist of the Year Jana Kramer will accompany him on the tour as special guests. The tour is […]

Sangiovese: My Italian Experience

I don’t know how many times I drove past Sangiovese before finally deciding to give it a try. I’m not sure I even knew how to pronounce it. I finally made time to see what this north side restaurant had to offer. The Bottom line: Despite what I would consider a few small shortcomings, I […]

Colts Agree to Terms with 1st Round Pick Bjoern Werner

Just when some people were starting to get nervous that Bjoern Werner’s lack of contract would cause him to miss some or all of training camp, the former standout defensive end from Florida State signed his four-year rookie contract with the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, July 24. The deal is reportedly worth almost $7.9 million, […]

Expect New 28-Story Tower in Downtown Indianapolis by 2015

A sleek, 28-story tower will add its own distinctive flare to the downtown Indianapolis skyline on part of the land formerly occupied by Market Square Arena. Flaherty & Collins Properties, a local Indianapolis developer responsible for 3 other finished projects in the Indianapolis area, will build the $81 million complex which was designed by the […]

Indianapolis International Film Festival Turns 10 This Year

The Indianapolis International Film Festival celebrates its 10th anniversary this year with an impressive number of films on its schedule. The festival, which is in full-swing, takes place in downtown Indianapolis, at the Indianapolis Museum of Art from July 18-28, and will feature 118 films in total. One new twist this year involves a “tweet […]

Warren Buffett Attends Ceremony for New Geico Center in Carmel Indiana

A opening ceremony for the new Geico customer service center in Carmel, Indiana was attended by Billionaire investor Warren Buffett. The ceremony took place at the facility that Geico plans to expand sometime within the next couple of years. As many as 1,200 workers will staff the service center when the expansion is complete. So […]

Paul McCartney Honored with Sculpture from Hoosier Artist Dale Enochs

Paul McCartney may have left the fine state of Indiana, but not before taking a very special piece of it with him. The Hall-of-Fame rock ‘n’ roll artist, composer, singer and musician, who recently performed at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis, was honored with a commemorative sculpture at the show. Marty Bechtold, Director of […]

Colts Use $2.977 Million Franchise Tag on Punter Pat McAfee

Pat McAfee will be the Indianapolis Colts’ starting punter for at least 1 more year. That’s because McAfee and the Colts were not able to reach an agreement on a long-term deal by Monday’s 4 p.m. ET deadline for franchised players to sign a multiyear deal. McAfee tweeted, “I’m ecstatic about the opportunity to be […]

Thoughts on "Avec Moi," a Broad Ripple Restaurant

“Avec Moi” is an independently owned Indianapolis restaurant in the heart of Broad Ripple. I had high hopes for this place, and wanted nothing more than to add it to my list of personal favorites. What I found was somewhat disappointing I’m sad to say, even though there were some things done very nicely. And, […]

IndyStar in Negotiations to Lease Space Formerly Occupied by Nordstrom

The Indianapolis Star is reportedly in negotiations with Simon Property Group to lease approximately half of the 210,000 square feet that has remained vacant since Nordstrom left the Circle Center Mall 2 years ago. There is no doubt the move would represent an improvement over the current situation, even if it is not the improvement […]

Lots to Do at the 43rd Annual Black Expo Summer Celebration

One of Indianapolis’ most celebrated events is upon us once again. For the 43rd consecutive year, the Annual Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration will take place from July 11 through 21 at the Indiana Convention Center in downtown Indianapolis, as well as other nearby locations. This year’s celebration began on July 11 with an evening […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony to be Held for Nash Project in Carmel on Thursday

A groundbreaking ceremony for the soon-to-be-commenced Nash project will be held in Carmel starting at 11 a.m. on Thursday, July 11, 2013. Carmel-based general contractor, Pedcor Companies, which has developed over 10,000 apartment units throughout 12 states, along with Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, the Carmel Redevelopment Commission, and Carmel City Council will participate. When it […]

Former Colts Jeff Saturday Jumps from Playing Field to TV Studio

For former Colts player, Jeff Saturday, didn’t have to wait long for another gig after retiring in March, 2013. That’s because the long-time center, who played together with Peyton Manning for 13 years in Indianapolis, will jump from the playing field to the studio as an NFL analyst for ESPN. He is expected to make […]

"Bieber Fever" Strikes Indianapolis Wednesday Night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

“Bieber Fever” continues to rage across the globe, as 18-year-old pop superstar, Justin Bieber, continues his sold-out BELIEVE world tour. He will descend on Indianapolis Wednesday night at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Millions of fans have already played a part in making the tour a huge success, so much so in fact that the tour was […]

Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale

Get ready for a very hairy fairy tale as “Rapunzel” comes to life in a hilarious re-telling of the classic fairy tale. “Rapunzel! Rapunzel! A Very Hairy Fairy Tale” is playing at the Indianapolis Children Museum’s Lilly Theatre now through August 4, 2013. “Oh I wish that I could fly away, far beyond the forest […]

Enjoy a Movie Under the Stars at the IMA’s Outdoor Amphitheater

Summer is most definitely upon us, which means it is once again time to enjoy movies under the stars with friends and family at the Indiana Museum of Art’s amazing outdoor amphitheater. Tonight’s feature presentation is “Raiders of the Lost Ark.” Gates open at 6:30 p.m. “Raiders of the Lost Ark” is has become as […]