Indiana Insider Blog

Soar up, up and away on a scenic helicopter ride

Looking for a bird’s-eye view of Central Indiana? Sign up for the ride of a lifetime on Fishers-based Freedom Helicopters. With a home base at the Indianapolis Municipal Airport just northeast of Indianapolis, the operation offers scenic tours of the regional landscape from a unique aerial vantage…

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Winter Fresh: Indy Farmers’ Markets Keep Rolling Year Round

For many Indianapolis residents, summer means fresh produce at the height of flavor, available directly to consumers through Indy farmers’ markets. Although you won’t find corn or tomatoes at stands during the winter months, the Broad Ripple Winter Farmers Market offers plenty of opportunities for…

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MMMM .... Cake!

Have you heard of The Cake Bake Shop in Broad Ripple (a trendy, hip community on the north side of Indianapolis)? Delectable Cake. Check. Adorable location. Check. Insanely incredible (albeit girly) atmosphere. Check. I can't begin to describe what this place encompasses. It makes for the perfect…

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Cake Bake Shop Takes the Cake

A few weeks ago, friends and I visited the Cake Bake Shop in the Broad Ripple area of Indianapolis. As we didn't live in the city, we had consulted online reviews for places to eat. We had read good reviews about the Cake Bake Shop and knew as soon as we saw the elegant café in a residential…

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Brugge Brasserie

I'm fortunate enough to live right by Broad Ripple - one of Indy's six cultural districts. Many things set Broad Ripple apart and one of those are the many dining choices that are locally-owned and completely delicious. The other week a friend suggested we meet for lunch at Brugge Brasserie. Great…

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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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Modern Midwestern Food in Broad Ripple

Each year my mom makes the drive from Columbus, Ohio to Indianpolis for Butler’s Parent’s Weekend. Throughout the weekend we always like to try food from new places that are specific to the Indianapolis area. The first night, we chose 10-01 Food & Drink in Broad Ripple. 10-01 has a great selection…

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A Taste of Zest! Exciting Food Creations

A few weeks ago I was able to visit one of my favorite restaurants in SoBro, Zest! Exciting Food Creations. Zest! was featured on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives in 2009 and is one of my favorite locally-owned restaurants in Indy. First, the layout of the restaurant features an open floor plan, kind of…

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