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The Fountain Square Cultural District is located in Indianapolis downtown. It is a vintage style neighborhood and a great place to spend a Friday or Saturday night.

There’s Always the Peppy Grill

Peppy Grill in Fountain Square

#Indianapolis — Long before places like Bluebeard, Pure Eatery and Santorini’s Greek Kitchen made Fountain Square the dining destination it is today, there was the Peppy Grill. I had my first taste of the Peppy in 2006. We were pulling an all-nighter at our Fountain Square office, working to get a big project finished. Somewhere […]

Pixies’ Front Man Black Francis Plays Radio Radio

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#Indianapolis – Black Francis makes his way to an empty stage through a sold out crowd at Radio Radio with a backpack and a bag in hand. Dressed in gray jeans, a black V-neck T-shirt and black shoes, he looks like the average person that would attend his show. Francis grabs the mic and says “I’m nervous […]

Tortas Guicho Spices Things Up with Tortas

Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito Tortas

#Indianapolis – Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito restaurant may not have the most simplistic name but its mission compensates for that. What is that mission exclty? To serve authentic Mexican tortas to the Indianapolis community. A torta is a Mexican sandwich that is usually served with avacado, meat and cheese. Tortas vary though depending on where the place […]

Take Your Taste Buds to Santorini Greek Kitchen

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On my first day of work almost nine years ago, my new co-workers took me to lunch at Santorini Greek Kitchen in Fountain Square. It was love at first bite. Today, we took a new co-worker for her inaugural lunch at Santorini and I’m happy to say my heart still beats for the home-cooked food […]

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, […]

Hipster Bars of Fountain Square

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In exploring a new (to me) cultural district last week, I had the opportunity to visit a few different Fountain Square bars. There was a tiki bar, a lounge bar, a local brewery, and a nuvo-hipster bar. Whatever that means. Each location has a unique flavor and together, they weave the fabric of the Fountain […]

Fountain Square in Indianapolis (Photos)

Fountain Square photos

While attending the Mixwest conference in Indianapolis last week, I spent some time in Fountain Square. The conference kickoff was at Fountain Square Brewery. The conference was held at University of Indianapolis. And we ended up at various bars and restaurants around Fountain Square in the evenings. It was a fun look at a cultural […]

Fletcher Place Block Party Hosted by Angie’s List

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From its earliest days as “Columbus Neighbors” and “Unified Neighbors,” the Indianapolis company Angie’s List has believed in the power of people who live near each other to help one another by providing feedback on local service providers. On Thursday, July 10, Angie’s List will be hosting a free Block Party in the historic downtown […]

Heartland Film Roadshow Screens No Ordinary Hero: The Super Deafy Movie

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Indianapolis is lucky to be home to the Heartland Film Festival each fall, and home to interesting film experiences year round through the Heartland Film’s outreach programs. Heartland Film has been inspiring people through film since its inception in 1991. Through the Festival, the Truly Moving Picture Award, and outreach programs such as the Heartland […]

Chilly Water Brewing Company Is New Hot Spot in Fountain Square

Chilly Water Sweet Revenge and Space Circus IPA

There is a new player in the Indianapolis craft brewing scene. Chilly Water Brewing Company recently opened in the Hinge Building in Fountain Square, 719 Virginia Avenue, Indianapolis. Owned by Skip Duvall, former head brewer at the Fountain Square Brewery, Chilly Water brews its fare on-site. The start-up’s current selection includes 5-String E.S.B (Extra Special […]

Drink Local for Indie Coffee Shop Day

Indie Coffee Shop Day

The third Friday of April is Indie Coffee Shop Day. Of course here in the state capitol, it’s Indy Indie Coffee Shop Day. To mark the occasion, I’m offering my list of favorite indie coffee shops. I should mention that I don’t drink coffee, so these places are faves for other reasons. Foundry Provisions (Near […]

New Day Offers Crafty Recipe for Stress Relief

4 craft beverages from New Day

You know the feeling. Get the kids to 3 different places at the same time. Finish up that big report for the boss. Spin your wheels figuring out what’s for dinner and trying to remember if you turned the iron off before you left the house. Soon, the stress builds up so that you can […]

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 […]

Get your Mardi Gras on at B’s Po Boy

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After what seems like the longest February in the history of the modern world, March is upon us. And it brings with it the Christian season of Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday. Mardi Gras — Fat Tuesday — is the day of gluttonous celebration before Lent begins. If you’re in Indianapolis and you want […]

Art Squared – Fountain Square

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Make Art. Be Art. Buy Art. In Fountain Square this Saturday, September 21 you’ll get three amazing art events for free. Pedal and park will be available at 1015 Virginia Avenue. Make Art: Participate alongside artists, students, and neighbors to create your own work of art with Masterpiece in a Day. It is a free […]

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 […]

IDADA’s February First Friday 2012: Art for Super Bowl XLVI

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The first weekend in February is the moment all of Indianapolis has been waiting for since it was first announced that the Circle City would be hosting Super Bowl XLVI. Now that the New York Giants and the New England Patriots have fought for top spots at the Super Bowl, all that’s left to do […]

Super Bowl XLVI Events in Indianapolis: Venture Beyond Downtown

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As the finishing touches are put on the Super Bowl Village and the NFL Experience in Indianapolis downtown, other Indianapolis community organizations create Super Bowl fun beyond downtown. From high profile parties where Hoosiers can rub elbows with big name celebs to locally sponsored parties and events, there is something for everyone during Super Bowl […]

Summer 2011 Devour Downtown: August 8 to 21

Eating out can get expensive. If you’ve been denying yourself the joys of fine dining due to budgetary restrictions, its time to open your wallet. Devour Downtown offers Hoosiers a chance to take a taste of the Circle City with discounts and deals at dozens of Indianapolis restaurants. The Summer 2011 Devour Downtown runs from […]

August First Friday Art Walk Preview 2011

Beat the scorching heat with free art and interesting company at the August First Friday Art Walk, happening Friday, August 5 in Indianapolis downtown. This FREE Indianapolis event connects artists and galleries with art patrons in a casual and inviting setting. Sponsored by Indianapolis Downtown Artists and Dealers Association (IDADA), the First Friday Art Walk […]