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Cajun cuisine

Posted on Feb 01, 2024 in Indiana Eats

By Jenna Williams In 1996, Deb Hutchinson went on a one-day trip to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. She met her future husband and Zydeco’s co-owner, Carter Hutchinson, at the corner of Bourbon and St. Peter streets. Carter, who is from Boutte, Louisiana, finished his year as an adjunct professor at Tulane University, sold everything,… Continue reading.

Pop goes the corn!

Posted on Dec 28, 2023 in Indiana Eats

We’re all ears for flavored popcorn varieties from all over the state Celebrate National Popcorn Day on Jan. 19 by poppin’ on over to one of Indiana’s many popcorn shops that specialize in fun flavors of everyone’s favorite movie-time — or actually anytime — munchable. Here are just a few spots to check out: SHIRLEY’S… Continue reading.

A Cup of Holiday Nostalgia

Posted on Dec 02, 2023 in Indiana Eats

Immerse yourself in Indianapolis’ culinary history while shopping in the capital city this holiday season by lunching at one of the city’s most iconic restaurants: the L.S. Ayres Tea Room. But L.S. Ayres in downtown Indy is long gone, you say? The retail store is, but the restaurant and the memories live on at the… Continue reading.

Service with a Side of Spooky

Posted on Oct 05, 2023 in Indiana Eats

Located in downtown Franklin, a block north of the Johnson County Courthouse, The Willard’s website states that the eatery is known for “get-togethers with friends, family, good food, outdoor dining and an all-around good time.” It’s also famed for possibly being haunted. The original brick house that is the core of the present structure was… Continue reading.

Fill up at Cammack Station

Posted on Aug 29, 2023 in Indiana Eats

If you’ve got a hankering for a delightful blast from the past — along with fantastic food and desserts — take a trip back through time and venture just west of Muncie to Cammack, Indiana. There you’ll find a quaint brick building that was built in 1931 and was formerly the home of multiple fueling… Continue reading.

You’ll get a KICK out of the Angry Donkey

Posted on Jul 30, 2023 in Indiana Eats

Keltie Sullivan is a culinary professional with decades of restaurant experience, including a ten-year run at her eponymous bistro Keltie’s in Westfield until 2012. Keltie said that she didn’t plan on opening another restaurant after closing Keltie’s, but when she saw the existing Angry Donkey storefront on Main Street in Michigantown en route to visit… Continue reading.

Season’s eatings

Posted on Jun 25, 2023 in Indiana Eats

West on Warren Gallery + Grill is co-owned by longtime “Middlebury-ian” Carrie Boyer and her business partner (and stepdaughter) Brittney Lehman, and the duo’s collective goal is to bring delicious food, inspiring art and a strengthened sense of community to the town of Middlebury.  The restaurant is located in a building that was erected in… Continue reading.

Vacation vibes

Posted on May 24, 2023 in Indiana Eats

Ready to go on a little getaway? You don’t need to travel far — just visit RiverWatch Floating Restaurant in Lawrenceburg. According to its website, the family-friendly, Key West-themed eatery aims to deliver “an island ambiance and a beautiful view of the Ohio River while you eat delicious food and sip on frosty drinks.”  Family-owned… Continue reading.

Meet (and eat) at the drive-in

Posted on Apr 25, 2023 in Indiana Eats

If you’re looking for a dining experience with a hint of nostalgia, consider cruising to one of Indiana’s drive-in restaurants. Jesse G. Kirby is credited as the originator of the drive-in concept in the United States, and he founded Kirby’s Pig Stand in the early 1920s in Dallas, Texas. Over the next decade, the trend… Continue reading.

Made with a mission

Posted on Apr 03, 2023 in Indiana Eats

No Label at the Table is described on the company’s website as “a gluten-and-dairy-free food company whose mission is to employ people on the autistic spectrum and provide job training skills.” Located in the heart of the Arts and Design District on W. Main Street in Carmel, No Label at the Table is owned by… Continue reading.

Meet at the lodge

Posted on Feb 22, 2023 in Indiana Eats

The 1894 Lodge bills itself as a “place where everyone comes to drink, eat and have fun.” The original structure, nestled on E. Main Street in New Washington, was built in 1894 (hence the name) as a Masonic temple. It later served as a school and even a movie theater before being transformed into its… Continue reading.

Baked to pie-fection

Posted on Jan 25, 2023 in Indiana Eats

Where else would you find one of the best places for pie in Indiana than on “Cherry Street”? That’s where Mrs. Wick’s Restaurant & Pie Shop is located in Winchester. Founded by Duane “Wick” Wickersham and named after his wife, Ruby, Mrs. Wick’s is a full-service “bakery café” that has been in business for over… Continue reading.

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