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August 2014

William Buttars opener
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The Boy with Half a Brain

In order to save their baby’s life, they had to risk it.

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Recipe: Picnic in a Jar

City chefs Micah Frank (Black Market), Will Osgood (Pipers Restaurant), and Ron Harris (Locally Grown Gardens) assemble elegant picnic dishes stylishly presented in mason jars.

Street Savvy Monument Circle
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Street Savvy: Monument Circle

Where to find peace and quiet, exclusive concerts, and the best lunch in the heart of downtown.

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Common Threads Between Indy and Tijuana

It turns out that the border town modeled its street plan after the Circle City’s in 1889.

Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana
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The Story of Us

In the introduction, Madison explains that he set out merely to “update” his first comprehensive account of the state’s past, published in 1986. “But simply updating that book proved unwise,” he writes. “Because Indiana has changed. So has the knowledge of our past.”

The Gateway Arch St. Louis
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Traveler: St. Louis Turns 250

Local artists have decorated 250 fiberglass birthday cakes strategically positioned all around town.

Scott Stulen
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Five Wild Ideas to Make Indy Better

A few of the city’s smartest urban thinkers give their take on what would make Indy a better place.

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This Is Happening: Five Projects Improving Indy Right Now

A few things that are already in the works.

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WARMfest Returns With Sunnier Prospects

Before the final notes had been played, the 2013 festival dedicated to restoring and promoting White River seemed destined for an encore.

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Big Ideas From Indy's Past

Talk about a Hail Mary. In 1982, city leaders built an NFL stadium without a team.

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Big Ideas for Indy: The Hoosierist Plays Skeptic

While we were busy dreaming up big ideas to improve the city for the August cover package, our columnist had to rain on our parade.

The French Manor, August 2014
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Discover Sheridan's French Manor Restaurant

The floorboards creak like an old ship, the menu is in Frenglish, and there is no wine list—but diners crowd the tables here.

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Road Trip: Oak & Alley Bar in Warsaw

Who knew there was a hipster colony in the City of Lakes? Housed just off an alley, this is their home base.

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Realty Check: What $2.5 Million Gets You on Lake Wawasee

This spread on Lake Wawasee’s northwest shore boasts its own private island.

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Expert Advice: Free-floating Light Fixture

Make a statement over a table or add a romantic tone to a bedroom.