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Below you'll find reviews of restaurants in the Indy area based on own in-house staff. Also, be sure to check out our "Kids Eat Free" section.

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A Dillar, a Dollar, a Visit to The Thirsty Scholar

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When The Thirsty Scholar first opened at the corner of 16th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, I assumed it was a bar. I was only partly correct. It’s actually a coffee, beer and wine bar. Tuesday through Friday, The Thirsty Scholar opens at 8:00 a.m. It’s a little too late for the typical rush hour crowd, […]

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 a an adult respite. Enter Cafe Patachou. With several locations around the city, chances are there’s one […]

Long’s Bakery Donut Buying Rules

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Long’s Bakery and its oh-so-right-but-oh-so-wrong-for-you array of donuts is one of those things that is ingrained as a sense memory for me. I can, on command, recall the sweet smell, the soft and sugary texture, even the taste of a Long’s donut. The fact that I came to know Long’s through Sunday morning donuts at church […]

Girls’ Night at J. Razzo’s

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Last night, several friends and I celebrated a birthday at J. Razzo’s in Carmel, Indiana. This was my second visit to the restaurant, and the food was every bit as good as I remembered. J. Razzo’s features upscale Italian with a large wine selection, and a fun cocktail list with localized names for martinis and […]

Good Greek Gyros at The Mediterranean Grill in Avon

Gyro Sandwich at The Mediterranean Grill in Avon.

Are you like me and enjoy a good sandwich? I seek out places to find tasty sandwiches. I especially dig sandwiches with exotic flavors and I am a fan of gyro sandwiches (slices of seasoned meat atop pita bread). A friend recommended that I visit The Mediterranean Grill in Avon. I stopped in on a […]

3 Great Places to Watch March Madness

Although Indiana's favorite teams aren't in the tourney this year, you can still count on March Madness to run high among the state's basketball fans.

“Everywhere else, it’s just basketball…but this is Indiana!” I’m not sure who was the first to say that, but if you’ve been in Indiana during the month of March, you understand. In the great Hoosier state, basketball is practically a religion and the NCAA men’s basketball tournament, affectionately know as “March Madness,” is the greatest […]

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 […]

New Day Offers Crafty Recipe for Stress Relief

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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 […]

Nostalgia in the Food Court: Root Beer Stand at Circle Center Mall

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There was a root beer stand in my hometown called Frost Top. Like root beer stands in every hometown, you could order from your car and have food delivered along with a frosty mug of draft root beer. If you’ve never tried draft root beer, you’ve never tried root beer before. It’s a part of […]

Restaurant Week Up North at Northside Nights

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Indianapolis has one of the best restaurant scenes of any city that I’ve ever visited. With a great scope of ethnic cuisine choices and endless pizzerias, amazing breweries and national chains, we have it all right here! With as many restaurants as we have, it’s no wonder that this city has several restaurant weeks to […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Spice Box Review: A New Way of Doing Indian

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I’ve always been somewhat ambivalent towards Indian food. But if my first experience at Spice Box was any indication of what to expect from the rest of the menu, then I can easily see how this place could become addictive. It would be fair to say it was unlike any Indian food I’ve had before. […]

Ringing in my 24th year at Cooper’s Hawk

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Today I turned 24 years young and was taken to a celebratory luncheon at the elegant Cooper’s Hawk Winery & Restaurant. Let me just say that it was the most d-e-licious lunch I’ve had the pleasure of eating in a looong time. The restaurant has a rustic vibe with its wine barrels and and exposed […]

A Review of Gumbo A GoGo!

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I recently decided to give Gumbo A GoGo! a try not once, but twice. My first impression was that this is a decent place, and just interesting enough to warrant a repeat visit. My second impression only reinforced the first, which is that Gumbo A GoGo! is decent, and worth trying, but ultimately not as […]

Ocean Prime in Review: High-End Dining at Keystone at the Crossing

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“Gestalt” is a German word used to describe the ‘wholeness’ of a thing, as something greater than the sum of its parts. It is also a word that sums up what I liked most about my recent dinner experience at Ocean Prime. You see, it wasn’t just this or that aspect, it was how everything […]

Welcome Back! Yats Back in Business w/ New Mass Ave Address

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Massachusetts Avenue just wasn’t the same when Yats left the location it had occupied for 11 years in spring of 2013. The announcement that Yats would be closing its doors at 659 Massachusetts Ave. came as a shock to just about everyone in the Mass Ave cultural district. But there was no other choice when […]

Late Harvest Kitchen Review: Contemporary Comfort Food

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I’d been hearing good things about Late Harvest Kitchen for a while. Problem was, until last Friday, my addiction to the convenience of dinner at home was a hard one to break. But in the end, my desire for a good meal at a nice restaurant prevailed, and I had the pleasure of eating at […]

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