Vol. 36 // Issue 13
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Amanda Heckert introduces our July issue and shares nostalgic thoughts about the upcoming Paul McCartney concert.
COVER: Our Great Lakes
For those who dream of taking the plunge, a guide to buying your Indiana lake home. Plus, a primer on renting, for those just testing the waters—featuring Wawasee, Monroe, Michigan, Tippecanoe, Patoka, and more.
» PUDDLE JUMPING: More Favorite Indiana Lakes
» FOR SAIL: 5 Great Lake Boats
» PROFILES: 5 Hoosiers Talk about Life on the Lake
LAKE HOME OF THE MONTH: Welcome Aboard
A local couple designed their Wawasee lake house to be flooded with visitors.
Former Major League Soccer exec Peter Wilt has sold Indy on the idea of bringing the sport back to town. So what on earth makes him think this franchise won’t fail, too?
MISSED GOALS: 11 Indianapolis Soccer Teams that Folded
In April, Indianapolis learned the name of its new professional soccer franchise: Indy Eleven. Here's a list of Indiana soccer teams that have come—and failed—before it.
CELEBRITY: The Profiler
This guy gets paid to hang out with the Sexiest Woman Alive, James Bond, and Don Draper.
FRONT & CENTER: History on Tap
The original “Champagne of Beers” is back.
GET SMART: Mastering The HandleBar Party Bike
Now you can tour downtown Indy with a drink in hand and never leave your barstool.
CULTURE Q&A: Andy Murphy
The local writer, literary agent, and mother of Glee creator Ryan Murphy will lead a panel of authors and filmmakers at the Palladium on July 20. We caught up with her for a prologue.
WHAT I KNOW: Grace Ybarra
The International School seventh-grader interviewed Michelle Obama for this month’s SI Kids.
SCENE: People-Watching at the IMA Summer Nights Film Series
When the Indianapolis Museum of Art draws movie buffs to its tiered lawn for al fresco flicks, the ensemble cast of comers can steal the show. Here, a field guide to the regulars.
STREET SAVVY: Speedway
Auto racing’s movers and shakers mingle on newly enlivened Main Street.
AT HOME: Sarah and Bobby Cooper’s Sunroom
The owner of a celeb-destination salon styles a patio unto a star.
Nine designer shades with solar flair.
STYLE: Critter Prints, Everywhere We Look
An elephant tunic, whale billfold and rooster swim trunks.
SHOPTALK: A Rusted Development
The Inventorialist, once a pop-up shop, is now here to stay.
SHOPTALK: My Look, Suede Shoes
Marion County judge Helen Marchal jazzes up her somber robe with a collection of colorful heels. Our verdict? Brilliant!
Eat + Drink
REVIEW: Bakersfield Mass Ave
Playing to the crowd with craft cocktails, gourmet tacos, and smart marketing, the establishment hangs its hat in Indy.
SECOND COURSE: Foundry Provisions
A spiffy sandwich cafe supplies Herron-Morton with some much-needed grub.
FOODIE: Matt Kornmeyer of Scratch Truck
The food-truck operator's dandified comfort food has plenty of curb appeal.
RECIPE VIDEO: Corn Star
Try this adapted Mexican recipe using Indiana corn—smothered in mayo, crumbly cheese, cayenne pepper, and lime.
FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Armed and Delicious
Octopus is taken on by three daring restaurants.
COMING SOON: Shoefly Public House
New York native and wife bring a modern-day pub to Fall Creek Place.
TOP FIVE: Sexy Hotel Bars
Check out the Lobby Bar at Indy’s JW Marriot, and four more seductive spots to grab a drink while at your home away from home.
ROAD TRIP: Pierogi Fest, Whiting
Because food and drink news is a dish best served bold.
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BACK HOME AGAIN: Life Cycle
Coming across my first motorcycle kick-started a memory from long ago.
by Philip Gulley
THE HOOSIERIST: Pop Secret
Swollen violins, the whereabouts of a supermodel, and a popcorn scandal.
by Sam Stall
DEBORAH PAUL: Fed Up
Want to fix the obesity epidemic? Here’s an idea: Let’s go after the dinnerware manufacturers that make huge plates.
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