Posts Written OnOctober 2016

Primanti Bros – Circle Center

  There was a lot of hype for the opening of Primanti Bros at Circle Center a few weeks ago. I was happy to see that they filled the spot of the former California Pizza Kitchen rather quickly. Can you believe CPK was closed on Sundays? I can’t even imagine how a restaurant of that space affected all of our out-of-towners who come in for the weekend! Not that CPK would be my first choice for Sunday dinner.. but anyway.. I’m not sure how different the interior is from the old CPK interior. Primanti Bros is a Pittsburg founded restaurant.…

5 Things Worth Buying from IKEA

To say that I am thrilled that they have finally broken ground for IKEA (Fishers) is the biggest understatement of the year. I’m sure most of you Hoosiers can agree that we have waited for an IKEA for far too long. Even though we are still a year out from the estimated opening date (fall 2017).. I can’t help but think of all the things I want to pick up for my home. I can’t wait to actually be able to drive less than 20 minutes and look at these in person!! IKEA was a godsend when I moved out…

Friday Five – 10/15-10/16

5 things going on in Indy this weekend: Barrels on Bonna – Irvington – $50/ticket  This event looks awesome. I’m not big into beer, but I do love barrel aged beer.This festival provides unlimited tastings of the rare barrel aged beer, 20+ breweries, a small crowd (800 max) and live music. All of the profits from the event go to Friends of Irving Circle, a non-profit that works on urban beautification on the east side of Indianapolis. Tickets are available online here. Apple Works – Trafalgar A great day activity for the whole family! Travel down to Trafalgar and enjoy a…

Germanfest

Beers, Music and Wiener racing, OH MY! Germanfest at the Athenaeum is a wonderful family event year after year. This year, I was lucky enough to attend with my mother, brother, and dear dachshund – Mr. Waffles. The weather could not have been any more perfect. With activities for the kids – including face painting, a bounce house and coloring, food vendors, beer vendors – the first stop was for food. My family went ahead and ordered a few bratwursts, in true German style. I decided to go with a pretzel from the Der Pretzel Wagen. They offer sandwiches and…

Clustertruck

If you live or work in the downtown Indianapolis area, then you are familiar with the name “Cluster Truck”. They are “located” at St. Clair and Pennsylvania. I use the term located very loosely, because this isn’t exactly your typical sit-down restaurant. I love the cool mural on their building. It’s a “food truck concept.” The actual kitchen where all of their food is cooked is housed in this building. Cluster truck is new as of March 2016.  The co founder of ExactTarget – Chris Baggott raised $2 million in seed funding for this project. I was struggling a few weeks…

Friday Five – 5 Things To Do This Weekend 10/8-10/9

Looking for something to do this weekend? Here are the top 5 on my radar: 1.  Indy Mega Adoption Event – Indiana State Fair Grounds – FREE I adopted my kitty (Albus Dumbledore) back in February and it was one of the best decisions I ever made. If you’re considering adoption, this is a wonderful event to attend. It features adoption groups such as FACE Low-Cost Animal Clinic, The Humane Society of Hamilton County, Southside Animal Shelter, and 23 others. They will also have vendors like groomers and pet hospitals. All you need to bring is the $30 adoption fee and $5 for…