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339 Delaware St, Indianapolis, IN 46225, USA
Lunch at Cerulean is not for the indecisive. Choose a protein and three sides from a mouthwatering list of dishes to make your own bento box-style lunch. If rhubarb custard with fennel biscotti, strawberry gazpacho, and broccolini with smoked pork...
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,...
4907 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Recess' Greg Hardesty hasn't won a James Beard Award... yet. The perennial JB nominee is a hands down favorite for his daily set menus at Recess and casual offerings at Room Four next door. Recess rivals any fine dining establishment I've been to...
4000 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46208, USA
The Indianapolis Museum of Art has a really interesting outdoor sculpture park in the middle of the woods adjacent to the museum. This includes an igloo in the center of the lake where, during the spring/summer/fall, an artist-in-residence...
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...
225 W Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Cafe Patachou has been an Indianapolis institution for more than 20 years, and for good reason. For my money, the thick cut sourdough cinnamon toast is absolute perfection. If you ask my husband, he'll tell you there is nothing better than the...
410 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
BRU is relatively new in town and is a popular stop for gourmet burgers and a huge, well-curated beer list. If roasted jalapeños, peppercorn-bourbon glaze, and red onion jam sound like great burger toppings, then go no further than BRU Burger Bar...
339 Massachusetts Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
This life-size mural of author Kurt Vonnegut, painted on the side of a brownstone building on Massachusetts Avenue in downtown Indianapolis is my favorite example of the public art movement that has been gaining momentum. As part of the 2012 Super...
4930 N Pennsylvania St, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
At first glance it can be easy to assume the only place to get coffee in Indianapolis is Starbucks. Look a little harder and you'll find several excellent independent coffee shops. The standout among them is Hubbard and Cravens. HC sources and...
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,...
414 Dorman St, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA
Flat 12 is one of several up-and-coming microbreweries that call Indianapolis home. Located just east of downtown in the Holy Cross neighborhood, Flat 12 has a great tap room and patio where you can taste samples, grab a pint, or a fill a growler....
1011 E Westfield Blvd, Indianapolis, IN 46220, USA
This Belgian-style pub is one of the most unheralded and underrated places to drink and dine in the country. The beers are brilliant. Brugge make the best Abbey Trippel I've ever tried (though I will admit, I have yet to visit Belgium and drink a...
1031 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Atlanta, GA 30306, USA
Many late nights out in Atlanta end up in the inevitable search for food, and one of the most popular destinations for a post-bar bite is Majestic Diner. They've been serving "food that pleases," as advertised on the sign, since 1929. Breakfast...
1093 Hemphill Ave NW, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA
When you fly in the ingredients straight from Italy, it's hard to go wrong: San Marzano tomatoes, fresh Mozzarella di Bufala, and extra virgin olive oil. Even the pizza ovens are shipped in from Naples. The restaurant is open until they run out of...
100 Peachtree Street #2300, Atlanta, GA 30303, USA
A perfect example of urban renewal, the Atlanta BeltLine is a running and biking trail built on an old railway track. Its ever-popular Eastside Trail runs from Reynoldstown to Piedmont Park but is currently being expanded to the south and north...
Big Chicken, 12 Cobb Pkwy N, Marietta, GA 30062, USA
It’s not the accompanying restaurant that makes this suburban landmark one of the most recognized sites in town. It’s the sheer bizarreness of it all. The Big Chicken was created as a way to bring in customers to Johnny Reb’s Chick, Chuck and...
466 Edgewood Ave SE, Atlanta, GA 30312, USA
Sacrilegious to some and hilarious to others, “Church,” as it’s fondly known, is something unique to the Old Fourth Ward. Located on Edgewood Avenue, Church attracts hipsters for the $4 PBR tall boys and endless games of ping...
1315 Peachtree St NE, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Located near the Woodruff Arts complex, the Museum of Design Atlanta is a 5,000-square-foot space devoted to unique design. The building itself is a contemporary marvel, and the pieces inside constantly change. A recent exhibit showcased furniture...
100 Tellus Dr, Cartersville, GA 30120, USA
The drive to Cartersville is well worth it for a visit to the Tellus Science Museum, which covers nearly every end of the field. Start in the Mineral Gallery, which includes some of Georgia's most prized minerals in 50 cases. The fossils of the...
1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA 30329, USA
This Smithsonian affiliate museum on the campus of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention teaches visitors about the importance of public health and the organization's purpose. The museum opened in 1996 in coordination with the Centennial...
75 Bennett St NW, Atlanta, GA 30309, USA
Explore the world of contemporary art from Georgia’s emerging and established artists alongside exhibits from artists from around the world at this fascinating museum. It may not be a vast space, but with a large permanent collection of some 800...
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