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Monon Trail

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Public Greens: A New-School Cafeteria

Martha Hoover’s latest foray is a modern and healthy take on cafeteria-style dining where ’90s rap music plays as customers peruse a floor-to-ceiling chalkboard.

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Best New Breweries, No. 10: Union Brewing Company

Since opening in 2012, Union Brewing has featured cask-conditioned ales—one of only about a dozen outfits in the U.S. devoted to a method popularized by the Brits.

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10 Big Ideas to Make Indy a Model City

Brainstorming the wildest, boldest, just-might-work ideas to make Indy a better place.

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Unspoken Rules of the Monon Trail

Smile if smiled at. Eccentrics welcome (including you, unicycler).

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Indianapolis Monthly Is Nominated for Seven CRMA Awards

More than 100 judges from the likes of Esquire, Bon Appetit, and Vanity Fair narrowed the field of finalists, including these from IM’s 2013 issues.

Amanda Dorman outside The Maxwell on Ohio Street downtown.
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Get to Know Indy's Young Professionals

A guide to prime living locations in Indianapolis for twentysomething pros, with a few surprises: “I have seen anything from random shopping carts on fire hydrants to dresses on stop signs.”

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Fashion Hub: Meet 7 Stylish Monon Trail Users

“If you’re going to a nicer event, go for platforms or wedges—they’re not really hard to bike in—instead of sneakers,” Talty says.

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The Monon Trail Handbook: Tips, Secrets & More

From the Monon, the Nina Mason Pulliam Sensory Path at the Indianapolis Art Center looks like little more than a short, landscaped walk. But infrared sensors hidden among the plants detect passersby and trigger eerie sounds that are hard to locate.

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Pack Mentality: 5 Great Monon Trail Groups

Including Westfield Police Chief Joel Rush, who is now turning the idea of running from the cops on its head.

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Mayor of the Monon Trail: Meet Bob Lee

“The Monon Trail served as a catalyst for bringing special people together in a way that genuinely amazes me,” says his daughter, Diane Scott.

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Monon Trail Blazers: 4 People Improving the Path

On a warm weekday in April, a group of five young musicians jammed just off the Monon Greenway on Main Street in Carmel, entertaining passersby with covers of Alice In Chains and Jason Mraz songs. They go by the name The Street Feet for their tendency to perform barefoot.

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Is the Monon Trail Safe? 4 Notes on Using the Path

According to local public-safety experts, crossing the street at trail intersections is a common risk.

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Trail Mix: A Survey of the Monon's Best and Worst

The Good (Carmel): “You don’t have to stop every five feet.” The Bad (23rd St.): “That Thomas Skinner factory blasts its stench at the trail.”

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100 Monon Trail Lovers Say …

“Nope. Wait, do other people get asked out on the Monon? Am I missing out?!”

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Monon Trail Dog-Lover's Guide

Your best buddy can party in Broad Ripple, too: The deck and patio at Plump’s Last Shot is a happening scene for sociable dogs, with water bowls and servers who’ve been known to bring biscuits.