Ohio, Indiana & Kentucky
Collected by Andrew Edwards
400 W Rich St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Dinin’ Hall is an innovative new eating concept that began as a design idea trying to solve practical issues of eating at food trucks and carts. It features a rotating roster of food trucks and carts and provides a cool dining area of industrial...
501 Park St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
In the heart of Columbus' Arena District, Park Street Tavern's simple atmosphere is fresh and welcome among its flashy neighbors. It's the only bar in the neighborhood that features live music almost every night of the week, and on Wednesdays they...
714 N High St, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
When people come to visit, I love taking them to Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams. While the ice cream is surely amazing, what I like most is telling the story behind Jeni's. To me it embodies the Columbus food scene's commitment to sourcing local and...
Short North, Columbus, OH, USA
Columbus' Short North District is more than just a great place to bar hop or get a delicious Sunday brunch—it's also chock full of art galleries. As a part of 200Columbus, the city's bicentennial celebration, the Short North now features many...
229 S Civic Center Dr, Columbus, OH 43215, USA
Known as the “Jewel of the Mile,” at the end of the Scioto Mile you'll find this scenic restaurant that serves the freshest food. Most dishes are prepared using local ingredients including farm-fresh produce and Ohio raised chicken. They offer...
410 E Whittier St, Columbus, OH 43206, USA
Every town has the breakfast joint that the locals don’t want the outsiders to know about—I feel guilty sharing a neighborhood secret, but welcome to the Skillet. Its ingredients are what sets it apart, selecting only the best from what the area...
401 Cross St, Lexington, KY 40508, USA
Sometimes you don't have a four-hour window to drive across the Bluegrass countryside, take a distillery tour, wander the gift shop a bit, and return home. Rather, you have a finite window for catching local flavor before a University of Kentucky...
Gratz Park, Lexington, KY 40507, USA
Only a block from the downtown plaza hotels, Gratz Park Historic District is definitely a must-do walkabout in Lexington, Kentucky. Pick up a free map, and wander around the several blocks of landmark brick and wood homes dating from the 18th and...
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...
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...
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...
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...
10 S West St, Indianapolis, IN 46204, USA
Probably the greatest monument to the Indianapolis Super Bowl, besides Lucas Oil of course, is the JW Marriott in Downtown Indianapolis. This place actually has the perfect location if you are staying in town for a sporting event or if you are...
4842 N College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205, USA
Upland Brewery is Bloomington, Indiana's much loved microbrewery. A couple of years ago, Upland opened a cozy tasting room in SoBro. You can hang out, taste beers, grab a snack and get a growler to go. Upland is also a popular spot for local food...
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...
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,...
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...
Fountain Square, Indianapolis, IN 46203, USA
Fountain Square blends the best of the city's past with cutting edge music, art, food, and drinks. Adjacent to downtown, it's a quick drive or an easy bike ride down the city's Cultural Trail. A perfect night out for me in Fountain Square would...
411 S 4th St STE 180, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
If you're looking for entertainment and nightlife in the heart of downtown Louisville, Fourth Street Live is the place to go. Free concerts and other special events take place outside under the 10-story glass canopy. Indoor options include food,...
231 Witherspoon St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This 85-acre park is located in the heart of downtown Louisville. From biking and walking trails, scenic points, concert venues, restaurants, baseball fields, and even a cornhole tournament venue, the park offers endless opportunities for enjoying...
704 Central Ave, Louisville, KY 40208, USA
Unless you've experienced it, it’s hard to know the true culture of Louisville’s most famous event, the Kentucky Derby, but the Kentucky Derby Museum does a good job of recreating it. Located at Gate 1 of Churchill Downs (where the race is held...
745 Cochran Hill Rd, Louisville, KY 40206, USA
Cherokee Park is a favorite among locals, and there are no questions why. The park turns beautiful colors in the fall, and features a 2.4 mile scenic loop through the rolling hills, meadows and woodlands, with lanes for both vehicle and...
700 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
This boutique hotel doubles as a contemporary art museum. Founders Laura Lee Brown and Steve Wilson wanted somewhere to store their growing art collection while helping revitalize downtown Louisville, so they opened a hotel with rotating public...
401 E Main St, Louisville, KY 40202, USA
Against the Grain is what microbreweries should be: spacious, well-located, with good food and dozens of craft beers with ridiculous names. Try the "Citra Ass Down" or "The Brown Note," and be sure to note the label pictures. Attached to Lousville...
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