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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 >

Be cozy, be satisfied, b on the River.

My fellow college students can agree that one of the best things about coming home for the holidays is gorging at favorite locals restaurants. Having lived in Elkhart for my entire life, the restaurants I frequent don’t change much. However, Read more >

Binkley’s Kitchen and Bar

There is always that one restaurant that you always return to. You go and try other ones but you always compare it back to your favorite eating place. For me, that place is Binkley’s Kitchen & Bar in Broad Ripple. Read more >

The Patachou Franchise

I remember as a young girl going to Café Patachou with my dad every Saturday morning for cinnamon toast. To this day, my dad and I still visit the breakfast/lunch spot on a relatively regular basis, although some things have Read more >

The Tradition Continues…

As I have said so many times before, I am a fan of tradition. I love to live my life knowing that when a certain time of the year comes along, that there is something I always do with a Read more >

Bites of Bloomington

Most people only know Bloomington for Indiana University, basketball, and what’s ever on the main strip, but if you travel just off the beaten path you’ll find all of the delicious hidden treasures that Bloomington has to offer.  Bloomington’s very Read more >

City Market

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The Indianapolis City Market is a hidden gem. After visiting myself I was surprised that I had not heard of it. Not only is it located in the center of downtown but it is also in the original, historic city Read more >

Zydeco’s

Jambalaya

My husband is from Mooresville (just southwest of Indy) and my in-laws rave about Zydeco’s Cajun Restaurant. They go there quite frequently and while I had been there years ago, I was able to visit again just last weekend and Read more >