July 2013


Vol. 36 // Issue 13

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Editor’s Note

Amanda Heckert introduces our July issue and shares nostalgic thoughts about the upcoming Paul McCartney concert.


COVER: Our Great Lakes

For those who dream of taking the plunge, a guide to buying your Indiana lake home. Plus, a primer on renting, for those just testing the waters—featuring Wawasee, Monroe, Michigan, Tippecanoe, Patoka, and more.

» PUDDLE JUMPING: More Favorite Indiana Lakes
» FOR SAIL: 5 Great Lake Boats
» PROFILES: 5 Hoosiers Talk about Life on the Lake


A local couple designed their Wawasee lake house to be flooded with visitors.

SPORTS: Kickstarter

Former Major League Soccer exec Peter Wilt has sold Indy on the idea of bringing the sport back to town. So what on earth makes him think this franchise won’t fail, too?

MISSED GOALS: 11 Indianapolis Soccer Teams that Folded

In April, Indianapolis learned the name of its new professional soccer franchise: Indy Eleven. Here’s a list of Indiana soccer teams that have come—and failed—before it.

CELEBRITY: The Profiler

This guy gets paid to hang out with the Sexiest Woman Alive, James Bond, and Don Draper.

Circle City

FRONT & CENTER: History on Tap

The original “Champagne of Beers” is back.

GET SMART: Mastering The HandleBar Party Bike

Now you can tour downtown Indy with a drink in hand and never leave your barstool.

CULTURE Q&A: Andy Murphy

The local writer, literary agent, and mother of Glee creator Ryan Murphy will lead a panel of authors and filmmakers at the Palladium on July 20. We caught up with her for a prologue.

WHAT I KNOW: Grace Ybarra

The International School seventh-grader interviewed Michelle Obama for this month’s SI Kids.

SCENE: People-Watching at the IMA Summer Nights Film Series

When the Indianapolis Museum of Art draws movie buffs to its tiered lawn for al fresco flicks, the ensemble cast of comers can steal the show. Here, a field guide to the regulars.


Auto racing’s movers and shakers mingle on newly enlivened Main Street.

AT HOME: Sarah and Bobby Cooper’s Sunroom

The owner of a celeb-destination salon styles a patio unto a star.

STYLE: Wanted

Nine designer shades with solar flair.

STYLE: Critter Prints, Everywhere We Look

An elephant tunic, whale billfold and rooster swim trunks.

SHOPTALK: A Rusted Development

The Inventorialist, once a pop-up shop, is now here to stay.

SHOPTALK: My Look, Suede Shoes

Marion County judge Helen Marchal jazzes up her somber robe with a collection of colorful heels. Our verdict? Brilliant!

Eat + Drink

REVIEW: Bakersfield Mass Ave

Playing to the crowd with craft cocktails, gourmet tacos, and smart marketing, the establishment hangs its hat in Indy.

SECOND COURSE: Foundry Provisions

A spiffy sandwich cafe supplies Herron-Morton with some much-needed grub.

FOODIE: Matt Kornmeyer of Scratch Truck

The food-truck operator’s dandified comfort food has plenty of curb appeal.


Try this adapted Mexican recipe using Indiana corn—smothered in mayo, crumbly cheese, cayenne pepper, and lime.

FLAVOR OF THE MONTH: Armed and Delicious

Octopus is taken on by three daring restaurants.

COMING SOON: Shoefly Public House

New York native and wife bring a modern-day pub to Fall Creek Place.

TOP FIVE: Sexy Hotel Bars

Check out the Lobby Bar at Indy’s JW Marriot, and four more seductive spots to grab a drink while at your home away from home.

ROAD TRIP: Pierogi Fest, Whiting 

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Coming across my first motorcycle kick-started a memory from long ago.
by Philip Gulley


Swollen violins, the whereabouts of a supermodel, and a popcorn scandal.
by Sam Stall


Want to fix the obesity epidemic? Here’s an idea: Let’s go after the dinnerware manufacturers that make huge plates.


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