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Red Key Tavern

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All the Way Home: Author Dan Wakefield on Returning to Indianapolis

Maybe the time had come to defy Kurt’s injunction against my return in his review of ‘Going All the Way,’ and instead remember his declaration that we could be writers in our hometown as well as anywhere else.

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Best of Indy 2016: Art & Culture

From Andrew Luck’s Book Club to Roxane Gay’s Twitter account, here are the Best of Indy selections in arts and culture.

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Culture Q&A: Dan Wakefield, Telling Tales at the Red Key Tavern

“I’m a natural ham. I like to get up and tell stories. That’s really what it’s all about.”

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The Five Classic Burger Joints That Attract Indy Notables

Beloved haunts get some love from Indy notables.

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The Old Fashioneds: Well-Worn, Well-Loved Dives

“I put my time in here, but when it was handed to me, it was a legacy that I had to try to live up to.”

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Cooking Schooled: A Restaurant Veteran’s Best Advice

New restaurants, take note.

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Three Models for Indy’s Hot Neighborhoods

A strong sense of community pervades one little downtown neighborhood populated with charming 1800s Victorians.

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24 Hours in the Life of an Entrepreneur

As the owner of Indie Bike and National Moto+Cycle in SoBro, Matty Bennett always has plenty of work to keep his hands dirty. This winter, he kept track of a typical day.

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Holy Lit: Red Key Tavern Lands on Buzzfeed List

It seems the key to the heart of Indianapolis’s most notables bars will always be red.

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No. 4 – Red Key Tavern

You’ll still find young hipster couples mingling with octogenarians, and councilmen brokering deals over a beer.

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Burger Chain: Chefs' Favorites

From classic patty-and-bun combos to gussied-up versions, these seven stack up.

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Listen Up: Authors Dan Wakefield, John Green on the Radio

You read about them in Indianapolis Monthly, now hear them on the radio: Indiana authors Dan Wakefield and John Green join host John Krull on the weekly talk show No Limits, airing on WFYI 90.1 FM on Thursday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m.

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A Night at the Red Key

“As all of us change, this place stays the same. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to get in here. And one of the first times I bartended, my grandfather was sitting at the end of the bar watching everything I did. Which was intimidating. I just wish he could see me back there now.”

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