Vol. 37 » Issue 12
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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 Cream
We’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 Sized
The young experts of the Hancock County dairy club sample exotic local flavors.
» Chefs: Frozen Assets
Indy’s top toques whip up chilly haute desserts.
» Recipe: Cream of the Crop
Tulip Noir puts a silky spin on Indiana's most-prized produce.
» Sweet Ride: The New Wylie Truck
After 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.
» Essay: Dear Dairy
IM dining editor Julia Spalding's ode to her hometown DQ.
» Web Exclusive: Hail to the Queens
No 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 Wind
25 things you haven’t tried in Chicago.
LONG-FORM: Selfless Portrait
David 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 Charges
Two 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 Manage
A crash course on bellying up to the Indiana Microbrewers Festival.
ASK ME ANYTHING: Babyface
The 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 Brendonwood
Floor-to-ceiling windows and an original Edward Pierre Design.
AT HOME: A Popcorn-Maker's Cozy Den
One half of Indy's Just Pop In sister act shows off her basement.
STREET SAVVY: Dorman Street
The historic heart of Cottage Home makes a comeback.
TRAVELER: Cherry Picks
Celebrate Travers City's prime crop—and Michigan's coolest town.
Shopping & Style
SHOPTALK: Dapper Dant
New Irvington boutique James Dant outfits natty gents.
EXPERT ADVICE: Decorative Pillow
You don't have to be a genius to appreciate this quirky accessory.
WANTED: Cool Mule Mugs
Drink ware to make a muscovite proud.
EVERYWHERE WE LOOK: Romp & Circumstance
When one piece is just enough.
MY LOOK: Polina Osherov's Cat Ears
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Arts & Culture
CULTURE COUNTER: Slick Flick
A layup subject for a new documentary: Slick Leonard.
CULTURE Q&A: John Maxwell
On 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 Fray
Our picks for the hottest events in July.
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Eat + Drink
REVIEW: La Mulita
The tacos-and-tequila crowd flocks to Delicia’s new SoBro side attraction.
FOODIE: Plow & Anchor Chef John Adams
The former Bluebeard star is back, cooking for the hometown crowd.
VIDEO RECIPE: Peachy Keen
The co-creators of Sage's Simple Syrups stir up a fresh take on sangria.
SWOONED: Cloud 9 Cake
Served dreamy by City Market's 3 Days in Paris.
Discovery: Artie's Paleo OnTheGo
Fitness-friendly caveman food.
ROAD TRIP: Rachael's Cafe in Bloomington
A bohemian coffeehouse vibe that IU profs and grad students love.
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BACK HOME AGAIN: Inner Child
Floating down memory lane in a rubber tube.
by Philip Gulley
THE HOOSIERIST: All Bets Are On
Sam Stall on gambling, boats, and not-so-close captioning.
DEBORAH PAUL: Sea Change
For once in my lifetime, I've lived on the water. And I will miss it.
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