March 2014

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Vol. 37 » Issue 8

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Editor’s Note

Amanda Heckert introduces our March issue and ponders the nature of belief—belief in UFOs, that is.

Features

COVER STORY: Let’s Get Down to Business
Indianapolis happens to be one of the best places in the country to hang your shingle. We gathered some of the city’s most inspiring entrepreneurs—Jeb Banner, Angie Hicks, Ed Rudisell, and more—to show you how it’s done in six easy steps. Come on in: We’re open.

Plus 24 Hours in the Life of an Entrepreneur, Indie Bike’s Matty Bennett

SIDEBAR: Open Secrets to Becoming the Boss
More locals share their stories about starting well—and avoiding early missteps—whether it’s a franchise or food truck, a bar or boutique, a restaurant or tech company.

ODDITIES: Alienated
In 2009, a strange phenomenon outside of Brownsburg made two brothers celebrities in the realm of UFOlogy. But as Matt and Thom Reed can tell you, it isn’t easy to believe.

» EXTRA: The 10 Weirdest UFO Cases in Indiana History
From abductions and saucers to Air Force investigations and Congressional hearings, Hoosiers have claimed their share of run-ins with the unknown.

CELEB: Sasheer Zamata, You’re Hired!
Checking the references of Sasheer Zamata—funnygirl, Indy native, and new Saturday Night Live cast addition. 

» VIDEO: Sheer Talent
Watch our roundup of Zamata’s funniest moments to date.

POLITICS: Schmooze It or Lose It
Indiana lobbyists know how to grease the gears of democracy. An inside look at how much—and, sometimes, how little—they lavish on our lawmakers.

THE BEAT: Exact Change Needed
An argument for expanding our public-transit system from a seldom-heard voice: the rider’s.

Circle City

FRONT & CENTER: King George
Can Pacer Paul George cross over from All-Star to celebrity?

» PHOTOS: PG, Rated
A gallery of George’s greatest looks on and off the court.

ASK ME ANYTHING: Scott Jones
The serial entrepreneur talks Twitter and marital troubles.

REALTY CHECK: $1.5 Million in Williamshire
Imported light fixtures, a picturesque limestone staircase, and the ideal Zen room.

AT HOME: My Man Cave
Conner Prairie’s resident Civil War expert boasts the collectibles to prove it.

STREET SAVVY: East 10th Street
Fueled by Super Bowl XLVI Investment, the near-east side’s cool main drag has come alive.

TRAVELER: Draft Pick
Now brewing in Milwaukee: a cool hotel for beer geeks.

Shopping & Style

WANTED: Sling Chair
The best seat in the house.

EVERYWHERE WE LOOK: Violet Outburst
Why we’re in a purple haze this month.

MY LOOK: Sean Buckner’s Tartan Jacket
Trendsetting comes naturally for this personal stylist and fashion blogger.

SHOPTALK: Good News
A young couple brings obscure publications back to SoBro with Printtext.

MORE! THE THREAD
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Arts & Culture

CULTURE COUNTER: A Real Marvel
An IU grad’s epic Spider-Man collection debuts.

CULTURE Q&A: Cheryl Strayed
The New York Times bestselling author of Wild visits Clowes Hall.

CULTURE CALENDAR: Wine, Weir, and Wild
Our favorite events springing up this month.

MORE! THE TICKET
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Eat + Drink

REVIEW: 317 Burger
A high-class honkytonk that grinds its own steak, loads it up with fanciful toppings, and serves duck-fat fries on the side.

FOODIE: Jockamo’s Mick McGrath
With an addition to his Irvington restaurant, the restaurateur goes after a bigger slice.

VIDEO RECIPE: Slush Fun
A dangerously delectable cocktail worth sipping this St. Patrick’s Day.

FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Munch Madness
Just as important as your bracket choices? The spread you put out for the big game.

NEW IN TOWN: Taste of Havana
Cuban sammies, pork wings, pastelitos, and more.

SWOONED: Corned Beef at Apezza
Brined long and stacked thick.

THE DISH
Because food and drink news is a dish best served bold.
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RESTAURANT GUIDE
Welcome to the city’s most authoritative dining directory.
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Columnists

BACK HOME AGAIN: Grave Expectations
We’re born free, and this country should let us die that way.
by Philip Gulley

THE HOOSIERIST: For Guinness’s Sake
Sam Stall on repetitive town names, uncollected lottery winnings, and Irish bars.

DEBORAH PAUL: Stop the Press!
My petty complaints about the local paper and the media in general.

 

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