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10 Soul Food Destinations that are Live and Kickin’ It

If you’re reading this, it’s probably 10 degrees outside where you presently sit. And it looks the same for the rest of January to Groundhog Day. But if you’re looking for pockets of heat, a Soul Food renaissance within the Read more >

Galo’s Italian Grill in Richmond

One of the highlights of the weekend I spent in Richmond last fall was an outstanding dinner at Galo’s Italian Grill. Tucked away off the famous National Road, just look past all the chain restaurants and strip malls to this Read more >

Dining at FARM Bloomington

Just a few days before Christmas, my sister and her husband planned a night out in Bloomington with my husband and I, which included tickets to the IU basketball game. I volunteered to find a spot for a pre-game dinner. Read more >

La Piedad, Local Indianapolis Mexican Restaurant, Converts Burger Junkie

La Piedad is a local Mexican restaurant in Indianapolis, IN that serves delicious authentic cuisine. A fun atmosphere with friendly people makes it a great place to dine. Read more >

Big Woods Brewing Company in Nashville, Indiana

Every year, swarms of leaf peepers make their pilgrimage to Brown County in southern Indiana to admire these woods at their finest, when fall is putting on its show of color. But every hiker, shopper, and autumn lover has to Read more >

Girls’ Trip to Richmond (#video)

I spend a lot of time traveling around Indiana, and it almost always includes my two little boys (3 years old and 9 months). Needless to say, I often have my hands full when we’re on the road. So I Read more >

Elkhart’s Celebrate the Arts

One of the top items on my Indiana bucket list is the quilt gardens in Amish Country in northern Indiana. I’ve heard that they are so beautiful, and for someone who loves flowers as much as I do, I’m sure Read more >

Upcoming Foodie Festivals Around Indiana

Just because the kids are back in school and the Indiana State Fair wrapped up yesterday doesn’t mean summer fun has to end. A great way to keep summer alive is by attending an outdoor festival, and if you’re like me, the best are Read more >

My Favorite Independent Hendricks County Restaurants

One of the biggest misconceptions about life in the suburbs is that when it comes to dining out, your only choices are bland, chain restaurants. Having grown up in Hendricks County, just west of Indianapolis, I’ve learned that this is Read more >

Madison Lighthouse Restaurant for Riverfront Dining

I’m someone who typically judges a restaurant almost exclusively on the quality of the food. Bad service? I can forgive the occasional rude server or mistake in my order. Atmosphere? I’m as happy at a dive bar as I am Read more >