April 2016

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Unspoken Rules: Pedal Pubs

Rule No. 5: Be aware that everyone can hear your music. Do not bring crappy music.

Taxman Brewing
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Road Trip to Taxman Brewing

The beards behind the beer have grown their south-suburban outpost in sleepy Bargersville into a farm-to-table gastropub worth the drive.

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April Foodie of the Month: Kristina Mazza of Hoagies & Hops

“I was tired of always waiting for my friends to send me the good stuff from back home.”

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Traveler: Ebertfest in Champaign

Don’t let the intimate setup or Champaign’s college-town quaintness fool: This is no small-potatoes affair. The event consistently screens top-notch movies and draws name talent.

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Designers Explain the Neon House in Fountain Square

“It’s more about the quality of the space, opposed to the quantity. This house has a double-height living space, which is completely unexpected and gives you a sense that this house is much more spacious than it is.”

Yonder Bound
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Local Makers: Yonder Bound

“There’s just something about the act of recording. You hold it, and it’s your handwriting. It’s more personal. It’s interactive. And it becomes something you want to keep.”

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Carmel’s Shortage of Low-Income Housing is About to Get Worse

“You want your latte,” says one Carmel resident. “You want your dry cleaning in 24 hours. If you want to keep service workers for these things, they have to be able to live here.”

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Meet the Teens of the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra

As the Metropolitan Youth Orchestra prepares for its April 10 anniversary concert, we talked with four of them about the high notes of their careers.

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What $975K Gets You in Williams Creek

The best feature is a great room with a cathedral ceiling, fireplace, and salvaged barn-wood accent beam.

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Taste Test: Indy’s Chocolate Chip Cookies

These seven chocolate chip standouts crumble the competition.

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Flavor of the Month: Morel Mushrooms

Oakleys Bistro serves a morel buttermilk waffle, topped with pork cheeks, morel compound butter, and Indiana sorghum syrup.

Upland Brewing
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Pucker Up for Upland Brewing’s Sour Beers

The Bloomington brewery plans to open a brand-new production and tasting facility dedicated to an ancient-but-trendy style.

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Quick Guide to Indy Eleven Fandom

The Indy Eleven are, oddly enough, huge in Germany.

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Editor’s Note, April 2016: 25 Best Restaurants

Curious about how the Indianapolis Monthly dining team developed its ranking of 2016’s 25 Best Restaurants? Read on for an explanation.