December 2016

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Quick Q&A with Santa (a.k.a. Terry Hilderbrand)

“I dress normally when I’m not in character, but some guys get wrapped up in it. They dress like Santa every day, and they’ll lose themselves.”

Rajeev Ram Andy Roddick
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Rajeev Ram, Anyone?

If Ram had a signature T-shirt, it might read, “I won a silver at the Rio Olympics, I’m ranked in the top 20 … and all Indianapolis ever gave me was this lousy magazine story.”

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The Hoosierist: Is There a Legal Limit on Christmas Decorations?

“You need not fear the Christmas Police, because when it comes to exterior holiday decorations, pretty much anything goes.”

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Unspoken Rules of Tree Farms

Axe, no. Bow saw, yes.

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December Foodie: Pia Urban Cafe’s Maria Cartagena

Look behind the counter for the truest sign of Cartagena’s mission: Her team includes graduates of the Wheeler Mission residential program.

Black Market Rum Society
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December’s First Bite

News and notes from Indy’s dining and drink scene including Black Market’s Rum Society, Oceanaire advice on cooking fish, and changes to the Recess menu.

Rook Chef Carlos Salazar
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Rook’s Most Innovative Dishes

A week’s worth of Carlos Salazar’s most innovative dishes from Rook.

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Indy’s Best Ramen Shops

Noodle around at these Best of Indy selections.

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Teresa Sabatine: Film Indy’s Leading Lady

Maybe the fact that almost 40 states already have film tax incentives just makes hers a better story—one with parallels to Hoosiers itself.