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Amanda Heckert introduces our May issue and makes new friends over food from Indy's best eateries.
COVER STORY: 25 Best RestaurantsFrom latecomers (Shoefly Public House) to old favorites (Peterson’s) to new classics (Recess), we celebrate the places that make Indy’s culinary scene worth toasting.
» PARTY PHOTOS: Best Restaurants EventSee which of the city's rockstar chefs gathered to feed us. (Warning: These pics will make you hungry.)
DINING: Recipe for SuccessWith his latest restaurant, Union 50, Mike Cunningham expands his total to 13. Here are a few of the secret ingredients he used to build one of the biggest dining empires in town.
ATTRACTIONS: Animal HouseThe Zoo hangs its future on the International Orangutan Center, opening this month. If you’re as curious as the apes, you’ll want to see what’s inside.
» VIDEO: The Zoo's New HangoutThose ballyhooed orangutans make their debut this month, and we've got the footage to prove it. Check out their pad!
PROFILE: The SurvivorHe lived through civil war, a landmine explosion, and a deep-jungle journey to safety. One blood transfusion, two refugee camps, and 8,000 miles later, Kaw Lah is among the thousands of refugees who fled Myanmar in search of peace—and a home—in Indy.
THE BEAT: BurnedAs the main suspect in the Little Nashville Opry fire goes free, a small town smolders.
FRONT & CENTER: China TownTerra Cotta Warriors at the Children’s Museum (and this time, they mean it!).
ASK ME ANYTHING: Raj DanalaIs that two-time cancer survivor on a unicycle?
REALTY CHECK: $675K in Pike TownshipEighteen wooded acres, floor-to-ceiling windows, and a classic midcentury-modern look.
AT HOME: Graham Rahal's Racing RoomEight years into his IndyCar career, the driver's shelves are stocked with memorabilia.
» VIDEO: Fast TimesComing soon: Take a live-action tour of Rahal's digs.
STREET SAVVY: MooresvilleAntiques, crawfish, a new zip line, and more.
TRAVELER: Return to EdenIndiana’s most peaceful town, New Harmony, turns 200.
WANTED: Flashy BikeThere's gold on them thar wheels.
EVERYWHERE WE LOOK: Sharp AnglesLet's get to the point.
MY LOOK: Bronte Tagliani's Chic MohawkThe Fashion Mall blogger and driver wife's hairstyle is daring enough for both the runway and the racetrack.
SHOPTALK: Good DirtLush addition Planted takes root in Carmel.
EXPERT ADVICE: Custom-Crafted StoolSays Chip Kalleen, "I love the sleek, minimal lines and the blend of American Shaker and Asian elements in this piece.”
MORE! THE THREAD» See The Thread, our shopping and style e-newsletter.» Get it delivered to you each month.
CULTURE COUNTER: A Reel MenschQuit your kvetching! Indy has a Jewish film fest at last.
» EXTRA: Trembling Before G-DThe film about LGBT Orthodox Jews trying to reconcile their beliefs and sexuality lends a stirring look at a vibrant but conflicted subculture.
CULTURE Q&A: Christine VanlooThe Cirque de la Symphonie acrobat comes down to earth for a chat ahead of her Hilbert Circle Theatre performance.
CULTURE CALENDAR: Apes, Art, and AzaleasPlus: John Legend, a new race at the Speedway, and the Mini.
MORE! THE TICKET» See The Ticket, our arts and culture e-newsletter.» Get it delivered to you near the top of each month.
FOODIE: King of PopMove over, microbrews. Handcrafted sodas might be the next big thing on tap.
VIDEO RECIPE: Totally StackedNew brunch spot Milktooth delivers a surefire recipe for savory Venezuelan arepas.
FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Lessons from MomTwo generations of restaurant insiders share their dining tips.
SWOONED: DoissantsAt Circle City Sweets, the new cronuts.
NEW IN TOWN: SoupremacyA chef-led soup shop pops up near Monument Circle.
THE DISHBecause food and drink news is a dish best served bold. » Read The Dish blog.» Get it delivered fresh to you each week.
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BACK HOME AGAIN: Phony PagesPeople magazine stopped being about people a long time ago. by Philip Gulley
THE HOOSIERIST: A Rumor with LegsSam Stall on one terrifying bike lane, Lilly's proximity problem, and a lurid neighborhood name.
DEBORAH PAUL: A Grand Old TimeThe pros and cons of having grandkids.
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