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April 2016

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FoxGardin Kitchen & Ale

No. 15 – Of all the unexpected places Indy’s ever-expanding food scene took us this year, we never figured on Main Street Fortville as the location for a rollicking comfort-food pub with a lighthearted yet sophisticated soul.

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Union 50

No. 16 – Union 50 proves that when you have a menu adventurous enough to offer a smear of roasted bone marrow alongside fish and chips with powdered vinegar, you don’t have to follow the standard rules of engagement.

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Open Door: Von Deylen’s Living Room

The house is a testament to the couple’s desire to build Indy into a better place.

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My Look: Yemi Sanni

Her style mantra: “Own it—use fashion to tell a story that represents you. It almost always goes wrong when you imitate a look that isn’t you.”

Geoffrey Coyle
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Ask the Guru: Nordstrom’s Makeup Artist

Want to freshen up your beauty routine this spring? Nordstrom’s in-demand makeup artist spills his tricks.

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AMA: Angela Braly

“I don’t think (women) are being specifically excluded. But I don’t think these organizations that are involved in public policy are thinking, Let’s invite women. The other thing is that women don’t have the same level of confidence to go into a place where they want to feel prepared, educated, and ready.”

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Meet the Race City Rebels

“Name another sport where women brought men along,” says Chris French, a technical architect.

BlueIndy electric car
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The Hoosierist: Bald Eagles at the Fashion Mall

Pretty soon, they’ll be swooping in for French fries from the Cheesecake Factory patio.

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The Oceanaire Seafood Room

No. 17 – Don’t save Oceanaire just for special occasions. Hot appetizers such as the generous crab cake or the rich and savory shrimp and grits make for a great weeknight meal with a salad and a glass of wine.

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No. 18 – It takes some diligence to maintain a spot on this list after 17 years. Peterson’s, which has been dishing up elegant surf and turf in its clubby, dark-paneled dining room since the dawn of gourmet mac and cheese, also has a lock on consistency.

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The Garden Table

No. 19 – Young Broad Ripplians, still dewy from hot yoga refuel at this fresh-faced juice bar and brunch kitchen.

Choir director Andrew Lannerd collects royal items, memories, and contacts—and has parlayed his expertise into a company offering escorted tours of the U.K.
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House of Windsor

A look at Andrew Lannerd’s collection of royal items, memories, and contacts. He has parlayed his expertise into a company offering escorted tours of the U.K.

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Street Savvy: Downtown Franklin

Hip shops and new restaurants revitalize the courthouse square in downtown Franklin.

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Public Greens

No. 20 – What has been most fun about Public Greens is how Patachou, Inc.’s most conscientious, improvisational offering is always changing to follow the seasons.

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Phil Gulley: Early Edition

My first stop was the Hotel Jones, cleverly named for its owner, Mrs. Jones.