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Great Food and Drinks at Dig IN 2014

Lamb sausage and spicy cherry mostarda

I finally got to visit my very first Dig IN, the Indiana food and drink celebration held every year at White River State Park. I’ve been given media passes for the last three years, but because it happens on the Read more >

Getting Ready to Dig IN

Three years! For three years, I’ve tried to get to Dig IN, A Taste of Indiana, but always had problems. This year, it looks like I’m going to be able to go. Dig IN is the big food tasting/”farm-to-fork” festival Read more >

Indiana State Fair!


As I sit here and write this I can hardly contain my excitement. The Indiana State Fair starts tomorrow! I grew up going to fairs. My Mom loves fairs and she has (thankfully) passed down that love to me. Since Read more >

Indiana Dunes and Outdoor Beauty


Indiana Dunes (located in Northwest Indiana) – is full of outdoor beauty. I’ll get to their most visited attraction later, but let me tell you about Taltree Arboretum & Gardens. For starters the railway garden features seven model trains running Read more >

DT Kirby’s

Grilled Cheese

I’ve been to Lafayette several times in the last year and always find great places to eat. This last week, a new place was recommended to me and it did not disappoint – DT Kirby’s. Now if you are looking for Read more >

Donut Bank


What started in 1967 continues today in Evanvsille – delicious donuts and excellent coffee.I’ve heard about Donut Bank for years, but haven’t been able to visit until recently. When my colleague suggested we grab coffee and donuts there I about Read more >

Gerst Haus


I have German roots. I love German food … who doesn’t? So when I had the opportunity to try out the Gerst House in Evansville earlier this week I couldn’t pass it up. First of all, the atmosphere is awesome.Second Read more >