September 2014

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Street Savvy: Westfield Boulevard

“This is probably the mecca for people-watching in Indianapolis,” says Scott Pallikan, an IFD Station 32 fireman. “You’re going to see pretty much everything the city has to offer.”

Plow & Anchor Feature
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Indy's Top Five Oyster Bars

Fans of the bivalve can celebrate the return of the “r” months while perched at the raw bar inside Craig Baker’s new house of surf and turf.

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Inhabit Debuts Its First Showroom in Irvington

When this national home-decor company decided to open its first showroom, owners Jennifer Masten and Mike Tuttle created a space next to their office in Irvington, where many of their products are made.

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Wanted: Studded Backpack

A grown-up accessory that’s too cool for school.

0914-Trent Fairbrother
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Quick Q&A: Trent Fairbrother, Past Art vs. Art Winner

“It was great to win $4,000. But I let them set my painting on fire and chainsaw it in half anyway.”

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Realty Check: What $170K Gets You in Windsor Park

Owners David and Heidi Hedrick traipsed through nearly 80 other historical properties in the downtown area before discovering this space that highlighted preserved vintage features and came at an affordable price.

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Recipe: La Mulita’s Chimichurri Skirt-Steak Tacos

Just in time for football season, Martinez divulges a foolproof tailgating recipe that La Mulita staffers can’t get enough of: chimichurri skirt-steak tacos.

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At Home: Sherri Dugger's Kitchen

She and her husband raised money for their mission trip to Colombia by selling three dozen jars of their homemade strawberry-jalapeño jam.

ESB Extra Special Bitter, Broad Ripple Brewpub, Indianapolis
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A Helpful Beer Glossary

A pint is a pint, right? Wrong. Imperial pints, like the kind commonly served in Europe (and some local places like Broad Ripple Brewpub), contain 20 fluid ounces. American pints only hold 16.

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Brides and Prejudice: Philip Gulley's Latest Book

Says Gulley, “A decade ago, I created the little town of Harmony, Indiana, filled it with Quakers, and sent them a pastor named Sam Gardner to see what would happen. The series of novels had a good run, but I wanted to dabble in theology and pursued that genre of writing for a while. I missed Sam and the Harmony crowd, though, and decided to see what they had been up to in the intervening years.”

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Get Hooked on Indiana's Zipline Craze

Some ziplines cross open spaces, from pole to pole. Others run under a forest canopy, from tree to tree. True thrill-seekers will want the rush of whooshing through tight, leafy nooks at 20 to 45 miles per hour.

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Three Things We Learned From a Zombie Book

FEMA produced a report about preparing for the zombie apocalypse, justifying it by saying that preparing for fictional disasters can teach us about readying for real ones.

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Travel: Shipshewana's Amish Country

It’s Brown County with buggies, except Shipshewana lacks the centralized core that makes Nashville easy to roam. Instead, look for the Reifsnider Harness Shop mural and find yourself around the corner from the town’s best store.

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Expert Advice: Lounge Chair

“Nicknamed the ‘hammock chair,’ its sinuous curve and economic use of steel make this furniture piece a minimalist’s dream,” says Tom Vriesman.

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Worlds Collide: Science and Religion at Ball State

Nearly six years into teaching his “Boundaries of Science” class, trouble found Eric Hedin, thanks in part to an anonymous informant whose identity and motivations remain a mystery. What happened next threatened to embarrass his employer, Ball State, which formed a special committee to investigate the class’s subject matter.