Indiana INsider's Guide

This Pizzeria Packs Urban Flair in a Quaint Small Town

In the modern world, finding Perillo's Pizzeria tucked into an urban side-street in Indy or Bloomington makes a modicum of sense, but finding a thriving Italian restaurant, with all the earmarks of a legendary big-city mom-and-pop, in a place like North Salem is in many ways a miracle. But maybe…

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Landlocked? Don't Tell These 9 Indiana Seafood Spots

Spring can mean Seafood or Vegetarian meal options so Indiana Foodways Alliance has made a list of meatless delicious Indiana seafood spots within the landlocked Hoosier State. Check out IFA's entire Here Fishy Fishy Food Trail. Coody Brown's Restaurant. Photo credit: Yelp! Coody Brown's in…

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Lots of Local in Hendricks County

I have friends that live in Hendricks County. I’ve visited them at their homes in Avon, Brownsburg and Plainfield. Other than that, I hadn’t spent a lot of time there. So I went in search of things to do there. And I found local charm, great food and great fun. The day began in downtown…

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Indiana Foodways' Top 10 Picks For Fall

Autumn leaves may be falling but the flavors are blooming on Indiana Foodways Alliance’s Culinary Trails. Pack up the car and hit the road to taste and experience IFA’s Top 10 Savor the Flavor picks! For additional information on IFA’s culinary trails visit IndianaFoodways.com. Apple of His Eye…

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Mayberry in the Midwest Festival-- Go-o-o-lly!

If there is one event guaranteed to grant smiles among those in attendance, it surely must be the Mayberry in the Midwest Festival held in Danville in Hendricks County on May 20-22. I’m smiling just thinking of the popular 1960s Andy Griffith Show . I have watched every episode of this special show…

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Mayberry in the Midwest!

It's back! Last year over 4,000 visitors attended the first-ever Mayberry in the Midwest over two days. This year organizers have added one more day, planned more events and included more free activities! You aren't going to want to miss this. Danville (just west of Indy) will once again transform…

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SkyZone

The weather is definitely getting colder and your kids need to get their energy out. I have a perfect solution ... SkyZone. Last month I took my five-year-old so our family could experience this place for the first time. I had heard a lot about it and wanted to see what all the fuss was about. Let's…

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Mayberry Café -- Blast from the past

Cast of Andy Griffith Show I grew up watching and loving episodes of The Andy Griffith Show. The small town of Mayberry, North Carolina, with a quirky group of citizens who get themselves wrapped in (mostly innocent) mischief made me and countless other people laugh from 1960-1968. Today, while…

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One of a Kind Gifts Are Back!

Last year I highlighted Hendricks County one-of-a-kind gift guide and I'm happy to report ... it is back! They have made their site so easy to use. You just pick the category you want to (kids, teens, women or men) and get to "work" although it can't be called that since it is really so simple! A few…

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Natural Valley Ranch Provides Fun / Memories

I admit up front—horseback riding is my favorite outdoor activity. I’ve loved horses since as a little girl, I took lessons and owned a Quarter horse. When my husband, John, and I took our family on vacations, we went horseback riding as often as possible. In recent months I’ve found a great place…

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