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Two en-Thai-cing Dishes: Swasadée & An At-Home Thai Meal

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Sawasadée Thai Cuisine & Restaurant is my top pick when it comes to Thai food on the Northside of Indy. The service is fast and the atmosphere is perfect for a lunch date with friends or dinner with the family. The menu is full of choices and the portions are ample (especially at dinner). I […]

Local Musicians to Watch: Brandon Whyde & the Devils Keep

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Hailing from Beech Grove, Indiana, Brandon Whyde first started his music career as a solo artist playing at local venues such as Radio Radio and the Royal Theater in Danville, Indiana. Though a self-proclaimed introvert, you wouldn’t be able to tell when he’s on stage. When Brandon is performing he commands the attention of his […]

Indianapolis: Not Just a Transition City, but a Place to Live

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Shout-out to a fellow Hoosier filmmaker and his video about the rebirth of Circle City. Have you watched it yet? Indianapolis: Circle City Rebirth from Dusty Frey on Vimeo. Local filmmaker, Dusty Frey, did an excellent job capturing the essence of Indianapolis and portraying why this city should not just be seen as an inbetween […]

New Snow Record in Indianapolis

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It’s official. It has snowed too much in Indianapolis and that is coming from someone who used to enjoy white winters. The problem is I can’t even remember the last time we didn’t have snow on the ground. The previous record for the most snowfall in Indianapolis from the months of December through February was […]

Crepe Guys Brings a Touch of France to the Northeast Side

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Started by a father and son duo in 1990, Crepe Guys offers a taste of French cuisine and international flavors in a fast and casual environment. A little over three months ago they moved to the Northeast side of Indy near Castleton Mall and business seems to be doing pretty well. I’m a huge crepe […]

Farm to Fork: Indiana’s Only Chemical-Free Farmers Market

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In the Traders Point area of Indianapolis, set back from the road and hidden between silos and barns you’ll find the wonderful Farm to Fork Farmers Market bustling with locals. Residing on the property owned by Normandy Farms, this quaint little market founded by Maria Smietana (the Market Master) is the only chemical-free farmers market […]

Nuclear Cowboyz Flying High This Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium

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Nuclear Cowboyz®, a high-energy circus performance combining traditional circus skills with a choreographed storyline, will be taking place downtown this Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium. The world’s most dominant freestyle performers, including: stilt walkers, fire breathers, riders and martial artists, will perform an action-packed show that will feature over 1000 gravity-defying, gut-wrenching stunts. This is […]

I Love Lucy: Live On Stage

I Love Lucy Live On Stage

The classic American television sitcom I Love Lucy is coming to the Old National Center February 11-16 only not as a TV show, but as a live musical stage event. Step back in time and see Lucy, Ricky, Fred, and Ethel live on stage and in color. I Love Lucy fans will love this tribute […]

A Sweet Treat for Graeter’s Ice Cream Fans

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Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, the ever popular Graeter’s Ice Cream is opening shop right here in Indy. With the grand opening set for February 10, this sweet treat will be available just in time for Valentine’s Day. Founded in 1870 by Bavarian immigrants Regina and Louis “Charlie” Graeter, Graeter’s ice cream is made with heavy […]

Black Plum Café Gains Popularity in Westfield

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Nestled in a quaint little house at 303 E Main St. in Westfield, IN, the Black Plum Café and Bakery is the perfect place to grab a bite to eat that features fresh, chef-created breakfast and lunch items. Come in for a cup of their organic coffee and make yourself comfortable in the lounge nook. […]

Hearthside Suppers at Conner Prairie

Take a trip back in time and discover what dinner looked like in the early 1800s at one of Conner Prairie’s Hearthside Suppers. Now in their 31st year, Hearthside invites guests to share in a traditional 19th-century feast at the Conner household. Hearthside Suppers: IMAX from LODGE DESIGN on Vimeo. The evening begins with one […]

Believing in Spring

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So apparently Punxsutawney Phil, the world’s most famous groundhog, has predicted six more weeks of winter, but I’ve never understood why we put our faith in this furry little rodent. The National Climatic Data Center in Asheville, NC reports that the groundhog has been wrong in it’s predictions more than it’s been right. Groundhog Day […]

Game Day Football Pizza Pockets

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The big game is coming up this Sunday and you’re looking for a fun snack to make for the family or to take to a Super Bowl party. The great thing about these little football shaped pizza pockets is that they’re simple to make, only require a few ingredients, and the kids will love them. […]

Nominate an Author for the 2014 Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award

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Starting February 3, the Indianapolis Library Foundation is opening up nominations to the public to vote for this year’s Eugene & Marilyn Glick Indiana Authors Award. The award works to promote the love of reading and writing among Hoosiers as well as recognizes the contributions that Indiana authors make to the literary landscape both locally […]

Best Places In Indy to Watch the Big Game

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Latitude 39 : Their state of the art HD Sports Theater is the second best thing to actually being at the game. With a 12 ft jumbotron and 13 HD TV’s broadcasting the game in HD in a 180 seat theater, you really can’t get much closer to the action. 4016 E 82nd St, Indianapolis, […]

Veal’s Ice Tree is 60 Feet Tall & Growing

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During the winter of 1961, the Veal family set out to create an ice slide by spraying water on the hill beside their house. In the morning they awoke to discover quite a happy accident. The spray of the water had frozen on a nearby honeysuckle bush creating a covering of beautiful icicles. With the […]

Economics of Early Education Summit

Economics of Early Education Summit

President Obama spoke again about the importance of early education in last night’s State of the Union Address. “Last year, I asked this Congress to help states make high-quality pre-K available to every 4-year-old. As a parent as well as a president, I repeat that request tonight.” United Way of Central Indiana also sees the […]

Winterfest 2014

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This Saturday, February 1, a select group of guest breweries from around the country will join together with our favorite local breweries for a day of beer festivities. Winterfest 2014 is organized by the Brewers of Indiana Guild and will feature over 60 breweries and 300+ beers for tasting. Taking place in the Champions Pavilion […]

Winter Warm-Up at the Winery

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“WE WANT WARM TEMPERATURES!” is the resounding cry of Circle City residents. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Mother Nature is giving up winter anytime soon, but there are many businesses that hold events catered to the cold weather. Mallow Run Winery has been providing a spot for warm food, friends, wine, and live music to […]

2014 Art & Soul Kickoff This Friday

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Hosted by the Arts Council of Indianapolis with support from Lilly Endowment Inc., the 2014 Art & Soul celebration will kickoff on January 31 at 12:00 pm. Located in the Indianapolis Artsgarden at the intersection of Washington and Illinois Street, this will be Art & Soul’s 18th year. The events will feature several Indiana African-American […]

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