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These 9 Places Offer Amazing Pizza in Northwest Indiana

It’s hard to find a person who doesn’t like pizza. What’s not to love? You’ve got a layer of fresh dough dripping with zesty sauce, topped with a pool of gooey cheese and dressed with meats and veggies or whatever you please, finished off with a dash of spices. While everyone has their own favorites…

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Bad Dad: Indiana's Best Brewery Now Serves World Class Pizza

After several years of traveling and writing for the Indiana Insider Blog, I’m convinced that some of Indiana’s best food and drink exists in places you’d probably least expect. While Indiana’s largest cities often get significant attention for their culinary ventures, smaller Hoosier communities…

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Your Teens Will Love This Day Out in Indy!

What do you do with a free Saturday in Indianapolis with two teens who have seen it all and aren't easily impressed? Well, we consulted VisitIndy to help plan our recent last-minute trip to guide us to some of the city's top places. Our day included lunch at a historic downtown delicatessen, duck…

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The 5 Stops Everyone Must Make in Kokomo

My kids and I recently spent the day in Kokomo and despite it being a horribly rainy day, we had a fantastic time exploring the city and it's treasures. Prior to the trip, I was guided to a lengthy list of things to do from the local visitor bureau that would appeal to my two kids and my tastes…

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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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This Columbus Brewery Was Named America's Best

At the 2016 Great American Beer Festival, Brewers from across the country poured their suds, competing for the title of America's best. After the beer dried up, ZwanzigZ Brewing in Columbus, Indiana was named America's best small brewpub and small brewpub brewer of the year. Opened as a pizzeria…

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Visiting the Toe of the Boot - Evansville Trip, Day 1

Every year, I try to visit the city of Evansville, Indiana for any reason I can find. I first visited about five years ago when I took my oldest daughter on a trip for Visit Indiana. Laura Libs of the Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) showed us around town, took us to a couple great…

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Nick's English Hut: a Bloomington tradition

A few weeks ago I experienced my first Indiana University football tailgate. Coming from Butler University, it’s safe to say it was quite an exciting weekend! Before hitting the road back to Indy the following afternoon a few friends and I moseyed around the town of Bloomington looking for a place…

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Five Best Pizzas in Indianapolis

Seriously, no one has done this one? I just put my head on the chopping block by declaring six of the best five hamburgers in Indianapolis (yes, you read that right) for anyone visiting Indianapolis during the month of May. Yet, when I check the Indiana Insider site, I see none of my fellow bloggers…

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