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534 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
The menu at Milktooth features many childhood breakfast favorites—just maybe not the same childhood that enjoyed Cap'n Crunch and Pop-Tarts. Dutch pancakes and Belgian waffles compete for your attention with Chinese black rice pudding and sweet...
1043 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Started as an Etsy business, Lux & Ivy has found a home in the Murphy Arts Center. In the shop, just as online, you'll find a carefully curated collection of vintage and new clothing and accessories made locally, by hand, or sustainably, plus...
630 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Prohibition era-themed restaurants and bars are all the rage these days, even nearly a hundred years after the original ban on alcohol. Repeal is a new Indianapolis restaurant that attempts to go beyond the gimmick with a lovingly restored space...
653 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Bluebeard revels in all things Indianapolis, starting with the name, cribbed from hometown favorite Kurt Vonnegut's novel of the same name. The kitchen sources from Indiana rural and urban farms, butchers, vintners, and dairies, and makes its own...
40 E St Clair St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
More than just a place for books (but don't discount the incredible collection), Indianapolis's Central Library is also a community center, art gallery, and architectural marvel. The buildings manage to perfectly blend the grand, original 1917...
702 Virginia Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Hotel Tango is not a hotel and there's no dancing to be found there (at least, nothing official). Rather, the name is a reference to the founder and master distiller's military past—Tango for his name, Travis, and Hotel for his wife Hilary. Hotel...
White River Trail, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Indiana gets some spectacular fall colors, and a walk along the White River Trail is a great way to experience them. Hop onto the trail at the end of West Washington Street. There's a bridge at West New York Street that will bring you to the...
340 N Senate Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Indianapolis is the hometown of legendary Slaughterhouse-Five author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. For those who are fans of his work, the Kurt Vonnegut Memorial Library is the perfect monument to his literary genius. Filled with original Vonnegut artwork,...
924 Broad Ripple Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
There's no shortage of brewpubs in Indianapolis, so you won't have any trouble indulging in the great fall tradition of downing a pint of pumpkin beer. But what if you're having trouble choosing where to go? That's where the Pumpkin Beer Fest at...
Canal Walk, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Get out and stretch your legs with a walk along the downtown canal walk and bike path. If you're looking for some family fun, you can rent four-seater pedal boats or kayaks and paddle your way down the 1.5 mile-long canal. Rentals are available at...
10 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
The Libertine is dark and funky, and has a sort of easy elegance to it that you won't find replicated anywhere else in the city. The locally-sourced bacon flight washed down with a screw & bolt gin cocktail? Absolute perfection. The Libertine's...
1050 E 54th St, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
Locally Grown Gardens is a chef-owned produce stand. Chef Ron bakes the best pies I have ever had. His apple, blueberry, peach, and sugar cream pies, depending on what's fresh and in-season, are all mouthwateringly delicious. The crust is thick,...
Indianapolis Cultural Trail, Indianapolis, IN, USA
There is no better way to tour Indianapolis than by bike on Indy’s Cultural Trail. The eight mile bike and pedestrian path traverses five downtown cultural districts: Fountain Square, Indiana Avenue, Mass Ave, The Canal & White River State Park,...
222 E Market St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Sometimes the body just craves nutrients in their purest form. For me, there is nothing more satisfying than grabbing a fresh pressed juice or smoothie from Natural Born Juicers at the City Market. The produce is local and organic whenever...
2503 N Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
You can find Indy's best sandwich at this local butcher shop and wine cellar, located in the Fall Creek Place neighborhood. The Batali—an homage to Mario Batali—is filled with various kinds of homemade salami, cheese, spicy giardinara, tomato jam,...
115 E 49th St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Barking Dog Cafe is the only place in Indy to get an authentic lobster roll. Styled like a east coast, oceanside cafe, Barking Dog offers a changing seasonal menu in its small, quaint spot in historic Meridian Kessler. In addition to its love for...
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