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Brugge Brasserie

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I’m fortunate enough to live right by Broad Ripple – one of Indy’s six cultural districts. Many things set Broad Ripple apart and one of those are the many dining choices that are locally-owned and completely delicious. The other week Read more >

Indiana Zoos

Potawatomi Zoo

The weather is getting warmer. I know, it seems almost unbelievable, but it is. So what better way to celebrate than to visit one of Indiana’s great zoos! Potawatomi Zoo (South Bend) – Last summer, my daughter and I headed Read more >

Rural Routes to Main Street

Frazee Gardens

Rural Routes to Main Street is a Cultural Trail located just west of downtown Indy in Hendricks County. In December, I had the privilege of stopping at several destinations on the trail and want to make sure you know about Read more >

Children’s Museums

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So it’s still cold. It’s still dreary. Everyone is getting a little bit of cabin fever. You need to get out. You need a children’s museum. Lucky for you, there are many options across the state. Choose a destination and Read more >

Gray Brothers Cafeteria

Since 1944 Gray Brothers Cafeteria, located just eight miles south of 465, has been serving home cooked meals and dessert (I recommend the peach cobbler, but we’ll get into that later!). My husband has ranted and raved about this place Read more >

Rhythm Discovery Center

Rhythm Discovery Center

In the heart of downtown Indy there is a bit of a hidden museum for kids who love music – Rhythm Discovery Center. I say hidden because if you don’t know about it, you likely won’t run into it. Located Read more >

Barcelona Tapas

Spanish Meatballs

Last month we had tickets to a concert downtown and it gave us the perfect excuse to try a new restaurant – Barcelona Tapas. The service is designed to give you an traditional tapas experience you might find in Spain. Read more >

Mama Carollas

Mediterranean

It had been a few years since I ate at Mama Carollas and I remembered my food fondly so we decided last month to head there once more. Located just south of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Mama Carollas’ charm is Read more >