Tinker Coffee Co: The Buzz About Indianapolis’ Newest Coffee Roaster

Tinker Coffee Co: The Buzz About Indianapolis' Newest Coffee Roaster

Today’s article is about Tinker Coffee Co., a new specialty coffee roaster in Indianapolis that focuses on providing the finest specialty coffee from around the world and offering visitors an awesome educational experience. An in-the-know friend connected me to these two entrepreneurs, explaining how I just had to drop everything and schedule a coffee cupping. A wha?… 

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Spiced Peach Jam Bourbon Cocktails

Spiced Peach Jam and Bourbon Cocktails - Cinnamon, cloves and allspice mix with sweet peaches to create a warm bourbon drink!

You know that song “Kick out the Jams” by Rage Against the Machine? Countless times I turned that song on in my car with the volume all the way up, windows down, pretending to play drums on the steering wheel (at stoplights, of course). It was the anthem of teenage angst for many in the… 

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The North American Whiskey Guide Book Review & Giveaway

La Marquita Cocktails and The North American Whiskey Guide Book Review & Giveaway - Solid Gold Eats

Last week John and I took part in the 4th Annual Bourbon and Whiskey Tasting at Crown Liquors in downtown Indianapolis. Our friend Melanie was celebrating her upcoming birthday and asked us to attend. How I had not known of this extravaganza before, I do not know, but I will not be missing it in… 

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Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

Food Photography Workshop with Pinch of Yum + Wine and Cheese Education and Pairing

One half food photography, one half wine and cheese education and pairing – this post has details on a new cheese shop in Indianapolis and insider tips on Indiana wines from experts in the business. I have so many cool things to share with you here today! Last week I had the pleasure of attending… 

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15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival Preview (Sponsored)

15th Annual Vintage Indiana Food & Wine Festival - Solid Gold Eats

As Indiana grows in the craft beer scene, wine is subtly making waves with new techniques, flavors and partnerships. The 15th Annual Vintage Indiana Wine & Food Festival is coming up on Saturday, June 7 and you do not want to miss what’s happening at the event this year! Last year I attended for the… 

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Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream

Vietnamese Coffee Ice Cream - Solid Gold Eats

Have you ever tried Vietnamese coffee? It’s sweet but packs a caffeinated punch from strongly brewed coffee. I tried it at Saigon Restaurant, a new favorite of mine in Lafayette Square. Our friends Chris and Yvonne asked us to dinner and John chose Saigon Restaurant as the place to eat. At first I thought John… 

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Holiday Gift Guide: I Love Indy + Giveaway

New Day Meadery - I Love Indy Holiday Gift Guide

Love Indianapolis like I do? This holiday gift guide shares some of my favorite artisans and businesses from the circle city and beyond (because some of these items are outside Indianapolis but inside Indiana, and I just couldn’t NOT share them with you!). I’ve compiled a list of my favorite things, including non-food related gifts… 

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Cranberry Recipe Round-Up

Cranberry Apple Jam - Cranberry Recipe Round-up

Unless you’re a new visitor, you’ve probably realized that I’ve gone kookoo for cranberries this year. I’ve always loved cranberries, but this year I blogged more recipes than ever before. That led me to researching what cranberry recipes my blogging friends have shared, so this post has several recipes that will inspire you to use… 

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Cranberry Pear Cocktails with Sage’s Simple Syrups

Cranberry Pear Cocktails - Cranberry Recipe Round-up

Cranberries can make their way into your holiday cocktails with Sage’s Simple Syrups. John and I were first introduced to Sage’s Simple Syrups at the Indiana State Museum during a Yelp event. I was immediately impressed with the packaging – vibrant colors of simple syrups in glass bottles with simple yet elegant labels. And once… 

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Dinner with the Firehouse Subs Founder + Five $10 Gift Cards Giveaway!

Hook & Ladder Firehouse Sub + Five $10 Gift Cards Giveaway

I had the pleasure of visiting Firehouse Subs in Castleton to meet the founder of the nationally-known sandwich shop, Robin Sorenson. The experience October 10, 1994 marked the opening of the first Firehouse Subs. Sorensen was 26 years old. Now, there are over 600 restaurants all across the US. Along with Gotchababy, Indy With Kids,… 

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