Indiana Insider Blog

Indy PopCon Comes to Convention Center May 2014

Yesterday, I wrote about Indiana's first Comic Con, which will be held at the Indianapolis Convention Center March 14 - 16, 2014. And then a friend told me not to forget Indy PopCon this May. "PopCon?" I asked. "What's PopCon?" It's a convention that will make every good nerd think they died and…

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Indiana Comic Con Coming March 2014

It's going to be an amazing March for me and my two youngest kids — Indiana Comic Con is coming to the Indianapolis Convention Center, March 14 – 16. Whether you're on Team Marvel, Team DC, or prefer hanging out with the Indie crowd, there's something for every fan of the illustrated pulp serial…

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Barcelona Tapas

Last month we had tickets to a concert downtown and it gave us the perfect excuse to try a new restaurant - Barcelona Tapas. The service is designed to give you an traditional tapas experience you might find in Spain. If you are like me and you aren't familiar with the tapas term, let me help. The…

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Things to Do in Indianapolis This Winter: Dinner at Weber Grill

Weber Grill in downtown Indianapolis has a man's vibe to it. The rich wood walls, the dusky lighting, and the smell of meat that has been carved by large knives cooking on grill — definite man candy. The only thing missing is a bunch of big screen TVs showing nothing but sports, and it's a Guy's…

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Winter fun abounds in Indiana Dunes Country

All right, I'll admit that autumn is my favorite time in Indiana Dunes Country. There’s nothing better than hiking through wooded trails that are bursting with color on a bright, 65-degree day. But another beautiful time is winter, when a blanket of snow covers the miles of trails in the Indiana…

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The Miller House

If you have traveled in Indiana at all, you likely know that Columbus (just 45 minutes south of Indy) is known for its architecture. In fact, it is ranked 6th in the nation for architectural innovation and design by the American Institute for Architects. In this small town of 44,000 visitors can see…

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Beef & Boards Kicks Off 2014 Season With 'Lend Me A Tenor'

It's a rare event for Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre to do a regular play with little to no singing. But when they do, it's always a special treat for me. This year, Beef & Boards kicked off their upcoming 2014 season with the romantic farce, Lend Me A Tenor . A couple years ago, they pulled out one of…

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Winter Wellness in Brown County

It's the time of year where the winter doldrums are setting in and we often need to be reminded to get out and enjoy this time of year in Indiana. I know ... it isn't always easy to do or it might not sound very exciting, but Brown County's State Park once again has an entire weekend devoted to…

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Mama Carollas

It had been a few years since I ate at Mama Carollas and I remembered my food fondly so we decided last month to head there once more. Located just south of Broad Ripple in Indianapolis, Mama Carollas' charm is all about the atmosphere. It is housed in a villa that was built in the 1920s as a model…

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Be cozy, be satisfied, b on the River.

My fellow college students can agree that one of the best things about coming home for the holidays is gorging at favorite locals restaurants. Having lived in Elkhart for my entire life, the restaurants I frequent don’t change much. However, tonight my mom and I decided to try something new – b on…

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