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The Broad Ripple Village Cultural District is home to dozens of trendy restaurants, cool bars, and boutique style shops. Below are the latest Broad Ripple headlines.

Street Art of Indianapolis (Photos)

Street Art and Murals of Indianapolis

I absolutely adore street art. I don’t mean graffiti, though I suppose a lot of people might still call it that. I love it all anyway. But, there are also amazing murals on buildings, lovely hand-painted utility boxes, and beautiful art around Indianapolis. The cultural districts of Indianapolis feature stunning street art, commissioned by businesses, […]

Kids Take Over Broad Ripple This Weekend

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Broad Ripple Village, one of Indianapolis’ most popular cultural districts, is a lot of things to a lot of people. This weekend, the focus is on all of the family-friendly businesses and activities located in this part of the city. From Friday evening through Sunday afternoon, Kids Take Over Broad Ripple will feature the best […]

Cubs Fans: At Least There is Fat Dan’s Deli

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Chicago Cubs fans know that pang of disappointment that comes from dashed hopes of glorious victory.  These loyal swarms are all too familiar with the agony of defeat (the Cubs are currently sub-500 for the seaon). But Indy-area Cubs fans, take heart and point yourself toward Fat Dan’s Chicago-style Deli in South Broad Ripple. On […]

Tasting Havana

The Taste of Havana, in Broad Ripple, brings a Cuban flavor to Indy.

If you have never tried the fruity perfection that is the guava, run to the Taste of Havana and order a guava and cream cheese sandwich, because there is no better way to introduce yourself. And if you’ve never had a Cuban sandwich, you should be immediately running to this small, fantastic Cuban restaurant. Taste of […]

Ladies Who Lunch: Cafe Patachou is a Slice of Yum

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Last week I was able to catch up with several friends who were also taking some time off of work due to spring break. After days and days of experiencing kid friendly fun, we were all ready for an adult respite. Enter Cafe Patachou. With several locations around the city, chances are there’s one in […]

Local Dining Treasures: 10 Must-Order Menu Items

Local Dining Treasures - 10 Must-Order Menu Items in Indianapolis

There is no shortage of amazing restaurants in Indianapolis. Over the years, I’ve cultivated a few favorite menu items from each local restaurant. I know there is so much out there, I should really be exploring new food and restaurants instead of constantly ordering the same thing. But our favorites are just so good and […]

Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show at the Jazz Kitchen

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The Jazz Kitchen is the place to be Wednesday, as The Serenade Jazz Orchestra’s Big Band Holiday Show offers a unique, Big Band interpretation of classic holiday melodies. The performance starts around 7 p.m. and tickets are $10, so it you might want to arrive in time to still get a good seat. It’s a […]

Canal Pointe Project One Step Closer to Becoming a Reality

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The Broad Ripple village is not exactly known for its high-end rental market. On the single-family residential side, there are smaller rental homes, most of which are short on space and lacking in modern upgrades, even though they don’t come cheap. On the multifamily side there are moderately-priced apartments, none of which would qualify as […]

IndyJazzFest Still in Full-Swing, Block Party

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IndyJazzFest will be in full “swing” for 3 more days. This annual festival has already seen some outstanding performances. The Blues Side, a sextet consisting of Cynthia Layne, Tad Robinson, Gordon Bonham, Rob Dixon, Kevin Anker and Frank Smith performed on Tuesday at the Jazz Kitchen. Ravi Coltrane, son of the legendary jazz saxophonist John […]

WARMfest: A Labor Day Weekend Music & Culture Festival

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Though temps may be hot this coming Labor Day weekend, there’s an even hotter line-up coming to Broad Ripple Park for a three day music festival. WARMfest’s mission is to encourage the use of the White River as a recreational hangout space for the community by bringing together several local cultural entities and dozens of […]

Thoughts on "Avec Moi," a Broad Ripple Restaurant

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“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, […]

Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers Bring N’Orleans Flare to Jazz Kitchen

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Bill Lancton and the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers will perform Tuesday night from 6-9pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple as part of the “New Orleans Nights on the JK Patio” weekly concert series. In case you’re unfamiliar with him, Lancton is one of the most accomplished and prolific guitarists in the Midwest. Born […]

Third Man Rolling Record Store Stop

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A giant golden van followed by a long line of people might have caught your attention today had you been near the corner of N. College Avenue and 52nd Street in Broad Ripple from 11AM-5PM. However, this is no food truck selling ice-cream or afternoon lunch. Hailing from Nashville, Tennessee, The Third Man Rolling Record […]

Get Down On It: A Weekend Celebration on the Indianapolis Cultural Trail

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It was 12 years in the making, but the time had finally come. The much anticipated Indianapolis Cultural Trail opened Friday, May 10, 2013. The project’s official name is “Indianapolis Cultural Trail: A Legacy of Gene & Marilyn Glick.” To celebration this long-anticipated milestone, organizers issued an open invitation to the public to attend the […]

Kool’s Bazaar Puts the “Jazz” in Jazz Kitchen

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Kool’s Bazaar will play their unique style of jazz on Wednesday, May 7, 2013 starting around 6pm at the Jazz Kitchen in Broad Ripple. Like uncovering a dusty gem, sometimes things of great aesthetic value go unnoticed, hid away from all but the most scrutinizing eyes. Such is the case with Kool’s Bazaar. Formed in […]

Cookin’ Up Brazilian Jazz with Orchestra Jorge Amado

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Attention jazz lovers: The Jazz Kitchen will host Orchestra Jorge Amado, a thirteen piece jazz ensemble dedicated to performing original compositions inspired by the life and literary work of famous Brazilian novelist, Jorge Amado. Famous Brazilian musicians, such as Jovino Santos Neto, Jayme Vignoli and Caio Sena, contribute to a sound that pushes the boundaries […]

Carnaval Brazil: A Celebration of Brazilian Music, Food and Drink

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A local organization called Cultural Cannibals will hold its “Carnaval Brazil” Brazilian party at the The Jazz Kitchen on Saturday, Feb. 9. The event will feature DJ Kyle Long, a performance by the I.U. Brazilian Ensemble, live Samba dancers, as well as popular Brazilian food, drink and appetizers.  DJ Kyle Long, who has one of […]

Broad Ripple Farmers’ Market: Fresh Fruits, Veggies and More

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The Broad Ripple Farmers Market is an annual Summer tradition in Indianapolis, featuring locally grown fresh fruits, vegetables and more. Run by a group of Indiana farmers and growers, the Broad Ripple Farmers Market has high standards that connect Hoosiers with the very best locally grown and produced foods. Starting in the beginning of May […]

The Ripple: Surf and Board Shop in Broad Ripple

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The Ripple Surf and Board Shop in Broad Ripple is the one stop shop for all your boarding activity needs. From surfing to skating to snowboarding and more, The Ripple has all the gear and apparel you need. What started as a wake board shop in Cicero, Indiana in 2008 has bloomed into an amazing […]

The Good Earth: Natural Food Store in Broad Ripple

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The Good Earth Natural Food Company offers the best natural products at the lowest prices in Broad Ripple Village. This family owned Indianapolis business has been pleasing healthy palates in Indianapolis since it opened in 1971.  At Good Earth shoppers will find a distinctive and broad selection of natural and organic foods, supplements, beauty products […]