From Lot Lust to Social Good: Building the Keystone-Monon Community Garden

From Lot Lust to Social Good: Building the Keystone-Monon Community Garden

I’m going to tell you a story about two people who met for the first time over a shared love of growing a garden. During the winter we all lust for spring. Once the ground begins to thaw, we see the potential for green grass to be tilled and turned into beds for fruits, vegetables… 

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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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Holiday Gift Guide: I Love Indy 2014

Holiday Gift Guide: I Love Indy 2014 - Solid Gold Eats

When I type out the words “holiday gift guide,” visions of Oprah’s Favorite Things come to mind, like how people seem to have a mental breakdown on the show each time she gives away something. So maybe my gift guide won’t make you scream like this, but I do have something to giveaway that you… 

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11 Ways to Give Back in Indy this Thanksgiving

11 Ways to Give Back in Indy This Thanksgiving - Solid Gold Eats

UPDATED 11.14.14 Oh, Thanksgiving. A day in which we should be thankful for all of the things we have and people around us. Yet people often struggle to provide a meal for themselves or their families, making the holiday much less cheerful than it should be. While I’m not involved in holidays from a religious… 

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Where to Purchase a Fresh Turkey for Thanksgiving in the Indianapolis Area

Where to Purchase Fresh Turkeys for Thanksgiving in the Indianapolis Area - Solid Gold Eats

With only 16 days remaining until Thanksgiving, there are few precious days left to plan your meal. Frozen turkeys are available in grocery stores usually up until the holiday, but if you are interested in a farm fresh whole turkey or turkey breast, you should consider placing your order sooner rather than later. In my… 

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30 Minute Coma: Profile of Sun King and Solemn Oath Collaboration Beer + CANvitational Ticket Giveaway

Sun King Brewing and Solemn Oath Brewery - Image Courtesy Sun King's Instagram

CANvitational is back for its second year as the Midwest’s largest canned craft beer festival on Saturday, September 20 in downtown Indianapolis and I have the scoop on a new collaboration beer you do not want to miss. Presented by Sun King Brewing, CANvitational was created as a homage to craft beer in a can,… 

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In the Kitchen with Rocket 88 Doughnuts

Cutting Dough

Doughnuts have always fascinated me. It’s the scientific process of mixing a few simple ingredients together to create fluffy fried rounds of dough that is intriguing. How does it rise? How is this dough different from breads or biscuits? Lucky for me, my questions were about to be answered with a step-by-step tutorial that ended… 

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41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro

41 Reasons Why I Love Living in SoBro - Solid Gold Eats

John and I just renewed our lease for our lovely little home in SoBro, aka South Broad Ripple. To be more specific, we are in the Keystone-Monon neighborhood, a smaller subset of SoBro, which I recognize thanks to my Neighborhoods of Indianapolis poster AND the neighborhood newsletter that was kindly dropped in our mailbox the… 

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Alligator, Onion Rings, Gumbo and More at B’s Po Boy

Onion Rings at B's Po Boy

Last week I had the honor of enjoying a night out with a select group of Indianapolis food lovers at B’s Po Boy to celebrate Mardi Gras a little early! Claiming to offer Indy’s only authentic po boy, we were invited to sample their menu and see for ourselves why people enjoy this Fountain Square eatery. The… 

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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 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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