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March 2016

Broad Ripple Chip Co
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Crunch Time: Broad Ripple Chip Co.

The recipe, inspired and tested by owner Mark McSweeney’s sons in Bloomington, offers the same satisfying crunch as the original artisan chip, but gets tumbled with a new blend of seasonings for a fresh spin that is just as addictive.

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Shoptalk: Love Your Body Boutique

You’ll want to take a breather to peruse Nora loungewear shop Love Your Body, where owner Lisa Berry’s mantra is “downward dog to date night.”

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Quick Q&A with Patty Griffin

“There’s a social consciousness to my music, particularly related to women. That’s clear to me now, and it wasn’t when I was younger.”

Revolucion Mai Thai
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My, Oh, Mai Tai

A few Indy bars are playing the classic tiki drink fairly straight up. Others? Not so much.

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Objects of Confection

Something about adulthood convinced us that cake is for special occasions only. Good news! Every Friday is a special occasion at 10 Johnson Avenue.

Three Carrots Avocado Toast
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Taste Test Indy’s Top Toasts

Raise a toast! Indy’s most unique toasts include a Tuscan toast, a riff on cinnamon toast, and a naughty plate from Spoke & Steele.

Spring Break
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Trending: Spring Break Landing Gear

All your Spring Break gear in one post.

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The Real Me: What It Feels Like to be Transgender

“Everyone in my small circle of friends in Indy received the new me with grace and kindness—making the ugly things I saw in the local news that much more surprising.”

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Encounter: The Indy Air Bears

Think back to the jump-roping you might have done in school—all that playground thudding and criss-crossing, while you intoned a few little rhymes. Now add spins, twists, multiple airborne teenagers, and some light breakdancing, and you’ve got the Indy Air Bears.

A spile used to drain syrup from trees on The Orchard School
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The Orchard School’s Sweet Tradition

The kids do everything, from measuring the trees’ diameters, to drilling holes and inserting the pegs that drain the sap, to collecting the sticky stuff.

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Day Trip to Ireland, Indiana

No passport needed to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in Ireland—so long as you head to Ireland, Indiana, a little town in the southwestern corner of the state that celebrates the emerald holiday in a big way.

Human Festival
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A Touch of Broadway in Louisville

The Humana Festival of New American Plays hosted by Actors Theatre of Louisville has given birth to several Pulitzer Prize winners and launched the early careers of talents such as Tony Award–winning playwright Marsha Norman and Oscar winner Kathy Bates.

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AMA: James Hinchcliffe

“I think, fundamentally, drivers are wired wrong. At some point every driver will experience something that would give a normal person pause.”

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Bread Winner: Charlie McIntosh

Cranking out artisan loaves at Amelia’s bakery, Charlie McIntosh rises above the rest.

506 oriental
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Realty Trend: Right-sized Homes

These “right-sized” homes that might not enjoy the buzz, blogs, and binge-watching that tiny homes do, but well-designed spaces under 1,500 square feet are trending.