Indiana Insider Blog

Tenderloin Throwdown Happening July 19 in Greensburg, Indiana

Ladies and gentlemen, start your fryers! Okay, I may be off by a couple of months, but I'm excited for a break in the weather, for two reasons. One, the Indianapolis 500 is coming up in May — 86 days from today, in fact — and that always means the start of the summer for me. The second reason is…

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Mayberry in the Midwest Festival Coming to Danville, IN May 17-18

If you loved The Andy Griffith Show growing up, you'll be pleased to learn you can have your own taste of Mayberry in downtown Danville, Indiana, in Hendricks County (west of Indianapolis). With home cooking and Andy Griffith Show nostalgia around, the Mayberry Cafe has been serving a taste of…

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Scotty's Brewhouse in Indianapolis Unveils New Menu

Scotty's Brewhouse and I are old friends. Not me and Scott Wise, the owner. Scotty's Brewhouse. I remember when the first Brewhouse came to Ball State, tearing down the old Mugly's and putting up a brand new restaurant in its place. I remember when Lucy's came to Indianapolis and left again. I…

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Kokomo Opalescent Glass

You may not know, but just north of Indianapolis about 50 miles sits a historic, famous glass factory - Kokomo Opalescent Glass (KOG). In 1888, Charles Henry, a glass chemist from New York, visited Kokomo upon hearing about the gas boom. Within 24 hours of his visit he had an agreement with local…

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Honest to Goodness

Indiana is full of people who smile, welcome and encourage visitors to experience all we have. So "Honest to Goodness" is a great expression that encompasses what we in Indiana are all about. I've been in tourism for almost 15 years and am constantly sharing my experiences with others and touting to…

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Rhythm Discovery Center

In the heart of downtown Indy there is a bit of a hidden museum for kids who love music - Rhythm Discovery Center. I say hidden because if you don't know about it, you likely won't run into it. Located just below city level and within indoor walking distance from Circle Centre Mall, its location is…

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Around the State with Chocolate!

It's February and you know what that means - it is time to think about Valentine's Day and with that comes chocolate (the perfect gift for the girl in your life - hint, hint). Over the last year I've had the privilege to visit several wonderful candy shops in the state and it's a good time for a…

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