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Amanda Heckert introduces our July issue, gets a taste of summertime in Indiana at a beloved local ice-cream shop, and makes a case for 4-H.
COVER STORY: Ice CreamWe’ve got the scoop on frozen delights from Central Indiana’s best little mom-and-pop purveyors. From stands to drive-thrus and parlors to shops—where to go when summer heat calls for frosty treats. PLUS The pint-sized experts of the Hancock County dairy club taste-test exotic local flavors, and Indy’s top toques whip up chilly haute desserts.
» Taste Test: Pint SizedThe young experts of the Hancock County dairy club sample exotic local flavors.» Chefs: Frozen AssetsIndy’s top toques whip up chilly haute desserts.» Recipe: Cream of the CropTulip Noir puts a silky spin on Indiana's most-prized produce.» Sweet Ride: The New Wylie TruckAfter three months of construction, Wyliepalooza's much-anticipated mobile ice-cream stand is rolling into town.» Soft Sell: Which Froyos Are Worth Their Weight?A curl-by-curl comparison of which ones give you the most swirl for your cents.» First Person: Dear DairyIM dining editor Julia Spalding's ode to her hometown DQ.» Web Exclusive: Hail to the QueensNo need to leave the city to find great little ice-cream stands. Check out this roundup of our favorite Dairy Queens around Indy.
HOOSIERAMA: All Hail the County Fair!The beribboned road leading to that neon-lit crescendo of summer, the Indiana State Fair, may provide an even better reflection of our agricultural heritage—and inspire the next generation to embrace it.
TRAVEL: Second Wind25 things you haven’t tried in Chicago.
LONG-FORM: Selfless PortraitDavid Gundlach died suddenly and left his $150 million fortune to struggling Elkhart, Indiana. Now, nearly three years later, as money finally begins pouring into community coffers and local projects, the picture of the town’s mystery benefactor remains just a sketch.
THE BEAT: Explosive ChargesTwo high-profile federal cases against former FBI bomb tech and Carmel resident Donald Sachtleben concluded nearly a year ago. So why won't questions surrounding the investigation go away?
SPEED READ: Micro ManageA crash course on bellying up to the Indiana Microbrewers Festival.
ASK ME ANYTHING: BabyfaceThe R&B icon discusses driving on his own highway.
CITY LIFE: Lawn Gone?Will changes make Indy's best outdoor concert venue better—or just bigger?
REALTY CHECK: $550K in BrendonwoodFloor-to-ceiling windows and an original Edward Pierre Design.
AT HOME: A Popcorn-Maker's Cozy DenOne half of Indy's Just Pop In sister act shows off her basement.
STREET SAVVY: Dorman StreetThe historic heart of Cottage Home makes a comeback.
TRAVELER: Cherry PicksCelebrate Travers City's prime crop—and Michigan's coolest town.
SHOPTALK: Dapper DantNew Irvington boutique James Dant outfits natty gents.
EXPERT ADVICE: Decorative PillowYou don't have to be a genius to appreciate this quirky accessory.
WANTED: Cool Mule MugsDrink ware to make a muscovite proud.
EVERYWHERE WE LOOK: Romp & CircumstanceWhen one piece is just enough.
MY LOOK: Polina Osherov's Cat EarsMeow!
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CULTURE COUNTER: Slick FlickA layup subject for a new documentary: Slick Leonard.
CULTURE Q&A: John MaxwellOn July 4, the pyrotechnician will oversee the Regions Bank Freedom Blast for the 32nd time. We caught up with him before the big bang.
CULTURE CALENDAR: Fireworks, Film, and The FrayOur picks for the hottest events in July.
MORE! THE TICKET» See The Ticket, our arts-and-culture e-newsletter.» Get it delivered to you near the top of each month.
REVIEW: La MulitaThe tacos-and-tequila crowd flocks to Delicia’s new SoBro side attraction.
FOODIE: Plow & Anchor Chef John AdamsThe former Bluebeard star is back, cooking for the hometown crowd.
VIDEO RECIPE: Peachy KeenThe co-creators of Sage's Simple Syrups stir up a fresh take on sangria.
SWOONED: Cloud 9 CakeServed dreamy by City Market's 3 Days in Paris.
Discovery: Artie's Paleo OnTheGoFitness-friendly caveman food.
ROAD TRIP: Rachael's Cafe in BloomingtonA bohemian coffeehouse vibe that IU profs and grad students love.
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BACK HOME AGAIN: Inner ChildFloating down memory lane in a rubber tube. by Philip Gulley
THE HOOSIERIST: All Bets Are OnSam Stall on gambling, boats, and not-so-close captioning.
DEBORAH PAUL: Sea ChangeFor once in my lifetime, I've lived on the water. And I will miss it.
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