Nouveau Fried Chicken, Indianapolis Monthly, December 2011

FOOD + DRINK

Mixing a fine pre-Prohibition cocktail takes work, sending the vested bartenders at The Libertine into a dance of controlled fury. Belly up and behold the routine: demolishing ice, scaling the wall of cubbies to reach a bottle of Fernet-Branca, whipping liqueur from jigger to glass, carving a wispy orange rind—all while keeping their ties clean. Finally, something to make us look up from our iPhones. 38 E. Washington St., 631-3333
Nouveau Fried Chicken, Indianapolis Monthly, December 2011

FOOD + DRINK

Bartenders to WatchMixing a fine pre-Prohibition cocktail takes work, sending the vested bartenders at The Libertine into a dance of controlled fury. Belly up...

Food & Drink

Bubble Tea The sweet, milky elixir receives its most whimsical treatment at Greenleaf Sandwich and Bubble Tea. Choose from more than a dozen flavors and then jazz it up with the gummy add-in of your choice: traditional tapioca boba, gummy pearls, or jelly rectangles in melon, berry, or lychee flavor. 10240 W. U.S. 36, Avon, 271-2288

Services

Portraits Polina Osherov first snapped our attention for her fashion photography, but her portraits of everyday people, which recall the high contrast of film noir, are no less dramatic. Sure, she’ll do the standard headshot—but as long as you’re paying upwards of $500 a session, why not let her frame something a little more narrative? 1045 N. Senate Ave., 752-1476

Shopping

Lingerie Boutique The front room of Barbara’s New Beginnings is packed with barely-there undies, lacy chemises, and come-hither bustiers. But the good stuff is in the back—a huge room packed to the rafters with bras of all shapes and sizes. Backless, strapless, sweetheart corset? It’s there, along with hard-to-find sizes and crazy-cute running bras. 20 W. Pine St., Zionsville, 733-4100

Leisure

Lecture Series IndyTalks, a new series of discussions designed to spark civic dialogue and share big ideas, offers a cool alternative to sleepy auditoriums. At one of this year’s events, presenters talked simultaneously about arts and globalization while their microphones were turned up or down based on audience votes. indytalks.wordpress.com