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Hopwood Cellars Winery Offers Locally Made Wine in Zionsville

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#ZionsvilleIN – Zionsville’s brick main street is home to many businesses and restaurants, there’s no short of small shops and locally produced goods on the historic street. The same is true if you linger off of main street, just shopping or eating on the brick strip is scratching the surface of what Zionsville’s most unique district has […]

Petite Chou Bistro and Champagne Bar Restaurant Review

Petite Chou is a bistro-style restaurant in Clay Terrace, a spinoff of the popular Cafe Patachou. But while Patachou is a little more casual, Petite Chou has a classy, French-inspired style. Maybe it’s the “champagne bar” part that makes it feel so fancy. It actually felt like a little much for the girls’ night I […]

The Friendly Tavern: A Tavern Which Offers More Than Food and Drink to Its Customers

#ZionsvilleIN – Scott Barnes stands on a stairway in The Friendly Tavern, dressed in business-casual wear, he’s been catching up with patrons and helping with everyday restaurant functions. “We’re just like any place you can stop at and eat on the way here, but I think what makes us different is that we’re all about people,” […]

Mashcraft Brewery in Greenwood has Won the Hearts of Local Beer Lovers

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#GreenwoodIN – Mashcraft Brewery in Greenwood opened after many months of anticipation in my house. My husband not only loves real hand crafted beer, but he also brews his own. To say he is a connoisseur would be an understatement. He is all IPA all the time. Suffice it to say he was looking forward to another brewery, […]

Mallow Run Winery Charms Visitors Year Round

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#BargersvilleIN – Indiana is home to over 73 wineries- did you know that? Many people do not and the ones that do are loyal and repeat customers. From wine trails to increased attention from the tourism industry, Indiana wineries are a destination and not a side note. Mallow Run Winery is nestled along the beautiful western […]

Taxman Brewing Co in Bargersville

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  #Bargersville–  You might not think of Johnson County, let alone Bargersville, as a hub of cultural activity- but you would be wrong. Not only is Indiana busting at the seams with breweries (as of this writing there are 96 active breweries in Indiana) but Central Indiana is becoming a destination for brews and food […]

Stout’s Melody Acres Farm

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#GreenwoodIN – Take a trip on southbound State Road 135 in Johnson County and you may see a few road side produce stands dotting the landscape. Chances are they are owned by Randy and Linda Stout of Stouts Melody Acres Farm based in Franklin, Indiana. Then take a look at many local menu’s or food websites- you […]

Between the Bun – Burgers, Dogs and More in Greenwood

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#GreenwoodIN – When I first moved to the south side to Greenwood, there was a popular restaurant at the end of my street, Casa Miguel’s had great mexican food and was a good meet up spot for my friends and me. Out with the old and in with the new — Between the Bun Burgers, […]

6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k to Benefit the Carmel Education Foundation

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#CarmelIN – If you’re looking for an active way to celebrate Halloween with your family, look no further than the 6th Annual Ghosts and Goblins 5k/2k & Wellness Fair. Families are encouraged to dress in costume and enjoy the event together. There will be awards to the top finishers, as well as for the best […]

Tina’s Traditional Tea Room comes to The Carmel Arts District

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Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is quite unique among the many eateries in Carmel, Indiana. A British style tearoom, serving lunch and authentic English Afternoon Tea, Tina’s Traditional Old English Tearoom is not only a memorable culinary experience but a delightful treat in service, decor and ambiance, resembling the British tearooms of the homeland of […]

Mr. Muffin’s Trains Opens Doors to the Public

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#CarmelIN – The city of Carmel has some fun museums and places of interest but the one that my kids love the most is Mr. Muffin’s Trains. The Muffin Family (also known as Liz and Steve Nelson) collects and sells miniature trains. This family doesn’t keep their beautiful collection hidden away in a basement or […]

Play Zone at Recreation Unlimited Could Be Sanity-Saver

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#NoblesvilleIN — My nephew recently had his birthday party at Recreation Unlimited in Noblesville. Where was this place when my kids were little? Imagine, if you will, a playable showroom filled with awesome play sets, trampolines and basketball hoops. Now imagine that it’s 40 degrees and sleeting outside — no problem! The Play Zone at […]

Carmel Parks Awarded National Gold Medal, Favorite Features Stand Out

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#CarmelINCarmel – Clay Parks & Recreation received a distinguished honor this week. The local parks department was honored by the American Academy Parks and Recreation Administration with a 2014 National Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Park and Recreation Management. In plain English, it distinguishes Carmel Clay Parks & Recreation (CCP &R) as an outstanding parks […]

Tips on Attending Conner Prairie’s Headless Horseman with Kids

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#FishersIN – The Headless Horseman at Conner Prairie Interactive History Park is a central Indiana tradition. As the air turns crisp, Conner Prairie turns into Conner Scarie, and it’s outdoor grounds are ready to usher in Halloween. My family has attended this event for years, and it’s part of our October tradition. Having attended in […]

R Italian Market in Greenwood is a Culinary Gem

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#GreenwoodIN – You may have noticed the flashing sign in the window or you may have stumbled upon it by accident . Either way if you have already discovered R Italian Market, then you know what a Southside treasure it is. In it’s second year of business, R Italian Market services the Greenwood area with gourmet […]

Pout in Pink Children’s Boutique Clothing Store

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#Greenwood – The south side of Indianapolis seems to have a large offering of second hand children’s clothing stores but the newest store, Pout in Pink (3100 Meridian Park Drive, Suite N, Greenwood), brings something new to what is available for parents of tots. Pout in Pink is a boutique clothing store that caters to […]

Carmel Laundromat is Frozen in Time

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#CarmelIN — Outside, it’s 2014. But inside the Kwik-Kleen Laundromat, it just might be 1960. City planners from around the world have looked to Carmel as the vanguard of development. It stands as proof that small towns can dream big. The city now has more roundabouts than London; and an entire world-class cultural center arose […]

3 Great Places to Grab a Craft Beer in Carmel

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#CarmelIN – Craft beer is an exploding industry across Indiana as well as the U.S. According to the Brewers Association, a organization dedicated to promoting the craft beer industry, craft beer commands 7.8 percent market share of beer bought in the U.S. as of 2013. In 2009, craft beer only made up 4.4 percent of the total market […]

Anderson Orchard in Mooresville is Ripe for the Picking!

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Anderson Orchard in Mooresville is loaded to the gills with apples, cider, squash, baked goods and more and is waiting for you to visit! Nestled in the hills of Mooresville on Greencastle Road, this multi-generational orchard is a fall destination for many. Now that fall break is approaching it is the perfect time for a […]

Revery- A New Restaurant Option in Greenwood, Indiana

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A highly anticipated restaurant opened this week in what is commonly known as “Old Town Greenwood” and residents of Johnson County could not be more pleased. Revery, located at the corner of Madison and Main Street in Greenwood, took over the space formerly occupied by Van Valer Law Firm. Partners and accomplished chefs, Mark Henrichs […]