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Monday, July 25, 2016

Flat 12's Annual Christmas In July!

Flat 12's Annual Christmas In July!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 2:24 PM

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Flat 12's Annual Christmas in July!

NUVO Photographer, Joey Smith, stopped by Flat 12 to capture Christmas in July!

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Christmas In July!

Christmas In July!

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 2:11 PM

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NUVO Photographer, Joey Smith, captures the insanity of Christmas In July!

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Monday, July 11, 2016

Ice Cream Social 2016

Posted By on Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 10:04 AM

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Last Friday, our street team went down to the circle to enjoy a giant $3 sundae. This is the 26th annual Ice Cream Social presented by the American Dairy Association. All proceeds benefit Girls Inc.

By Emma Knutson

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016

First Friday Food Truck Festival

Posted By on Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 9:29 AM

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The first Friday of the month, Indy puts on a food truck festival at the Old National Centre downtown. With about 50 different food trucks, from donuts to Mexican tacos, and live music and entertainment, this festival is a great way to spend your Friday night.

By Emma Knutson

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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Monumental Yoga

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 11:02 AM

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To celebrate summer solstice, every year the Circle City hosts a huge yoga event downtown on Monument Circle. Over hundreds of yogis gather to connect with the community and enjoy an hour of yoga lead by various instructors. Namaste!

By Emma Knutson

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Safe words and guts tents: Fright Nights Campouts tour is a night of terror

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:25 AM

It’s a sweltering hot night in June, and it’s time to go camping with the sweetie for an affordable stay-cation. The fire has burned low, the s’mores are gone, it’s time to zip up the tent and go to bed.

A weird noise comes from outside the tent, like someone is starting a lawn mower. A chainsaw rips open the tent. Legs kick, fists fly but heavy ropes cinch together and hold you still. Someone wearing a fencing mask throws you into the bed of a truck and drives away as your boyfriend’s screams grew fainter.

People (soundness of mind has yet to be determined) are paying to experience exactly this on the Fright Nights Campout tour. Fright Nights visits 14 cities from Florida to Chicago to New York spanning May to October 2016.

The stay is overnight in a remote location, the address to which will be given no more than 48 hours ahead of the camping (to build anxiety). Patrons will choose which tent best suits their scare experience: chicken leg, blood or guts, said tour coordinator Michelle Puckett.

Everyone gets a little scared, which is why there is a Pansy Zone. This area is where the “monsters” cannot harass the campers. The Pansy Zone has a campfire, some food and some scary movies projected along the trees.

Chicken Leg Tents are on one side of the camp, near The Pansy Zone. The Blood Tents are further out, the Pansy Zone is out of sight, but certainly not out of mind. The Guts tentsare marked by their blue canvas, and are so far out into the campsite, no one could hear them scream.

Speaking of screaming, Pyro the Clown has been freaking people out for years. His favorite type of scare is “the distraction scare”, a two-person endeavor. Another monster will hold the attention of a group of people while Pyro comes up behind the group. All is well until they realize he’s there.

“This is the hardest job; physically, emotionally, mentally,” Pyro said, “But it’s the hardest job you’ll ever love.” Pyro has never been injured by a camper but he did twist his ankle in Florida this May.

The most memorable scare Pyro has was a pretty interesting story. Pyro said he was standing near the entrance gate of a haunt as a group of teenagers walked in, and a girl was so disturbed by the sight of him, she went back to her car. Later on that evening, the group asked Pyro to “pay her a visit,” Pyro said. He obliged.

The girl was camped out in the last row of seats in a Suburban, laying on her back.

“She was hiding,” he said, “Her friends let me in the hatch of the truck, and I looked over the seat to say hello.” She was a little upset, Pyro said.

“I still have no idea how she did this, but in one motion she was over the next row of seats, on all fours and throwing anything she could grab at me,” The girl never came around to Pyro, she asked him to leave the truck. Pyro laughed.

Don’t get too upset about Pyro, the girl, and the sound of your tent shredding around you. Tyler, the tour director, said there is a “safe word” if things ever get a little too Texas Chainsaw for you. All you have to say is, “I’m a little pansy.”

Pyro says he gets two or three campers who pansy out every night.

Fright nights campout range in price from $65 (Chicken tent) to $85 (Guts tent) per person for 13 hours of an interactive horror experience. So the question is, are you a pansy?
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Burger Week: Big Lug Canteen's Green Dream and The Darnell

Posted By on Wed, Jun 22, 2016 at 10:24 AM

Burger Week: Big Lug Canteen’s Green Dream and The Darnell

Big Lug Canteen is the a brewery, restaurant and the newest business venture of Eddie Sahm. That’s right, of the Sahm’s restaurant, so when you walk into Big Lug, you know the food is going to be great.

Big Lug Canteen will have two burgers on special for Burger Week. After the week, the burgers will disappear. The burgers are limited so the regular customers can try something new, Sahm said.

The Green Dream Burger

The Green Dream is supposed to be a more “traditional” burger, Sahm said, but let’s be real, there’s nothing traditional about it. The beef patty is topped with bacon, a fried green tomato, green-ranch with mayo sauce, a herb aioli and shredded romaine lettuce. This bacon is the thickest I’ve ever seen, by the way.

The burger is a mix of fresh veggies with perfect patty and thick bacon. Bring it on, herb aioli! Pair with the Belieberweiss Beer.

The Darnell “The Crab Man”

Named aptly after Darnell from My Name is Earl, The Darnell is a crab cake burger with a twist. The lightly breaded crab cake will be topped with a coriander, radish and cucumber mignonette, a sauce often used for clams and oysters. Then comes the pickled green tomatoes and an aioli. Pair with The Kristofferson Beer.
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Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Burger Week: Louie’s Wine Dive’s "SCB Burger"

Louie’s Wine Dive is one of 35+ restaurants participating in Indy Burger Week

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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Louie’s Wine Dive is wedged in eclectic mix of shops and nightlife on Mass Ave, ready to bring a new reputation to wine.

“For a while there wine got this old, pretentious stigma, “ Executive Chef Patrick Matthews said, “We want to make wine fun again. What better place to do that then Mass Ave?”

I am a wine novice at best, so going into a wine dive was never my prerogative. But when I walked in I understood that this isn’t a palace of wine snobs as I had envisioned. This is a place for everyone – children, teens and adults to come and explore new, unique flavors of all kinds. Don’t like wine? That’s fine. There are all sorts of food and liquors to explore in this beautiful little restaurant, such as the SCB Burger

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Matthews was determined to break the same-old burger mold of a patty with tomato, onion and bacon while still keeping the delicious burger taste. Louie’s starts with some mouth-watering hamburger and then renders down specialty bacon with herbs and spices to add bacon jam to the mix.

Next, they take cream cheese and add some Serrano peppers without the seeds to get a whole unique flavor without adding heat.

Yes, this burger sounds different that your average McDonalds burger – and that’s because it is. It’s sweet, it’s savory, but it somehow still tastes like hamburger.

Come try the SCB Burger – I know I will definitely be back to try it again.
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Burger Week: Burgerhaus's "the Haus"

Burgerhaus is one of 35+ restaurants participating in Indy Burger Week

Posted By on Tue, Jun 21, 2016 at 9:43 AM

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The canal is one of the most popular destinations in Indiana, especially in the summer. People fancying a walk on a one of these bright, shining days may notice gondolas glide down the river, escorted with a song. Burgerhaus, located along the canal at 335 W. 9th St, wants to be your tour guide to something more.

“Our servers are here to be your tour guide to flavors from around the world,” says Philip Pardus, the general manager “ And we chose to showcase those in the form of a burger.”

Burgerhaus’s low lights and spacious outdoor seating by the canal gives a very European feel. However, it’s the burgers that really transport you around the globe. Every burger is named after a location. Your passport, however, starts with trying their signature burger – the Haus.

The Haus

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Burgerhaus may feature exotic tastes from all over the globe, but the Haus is an as-you-want-it burger. I don’t mean like the places that ask if you want ketchup and mustard on your burger. You can put fried onions, regular onions, avocado, guacamole, lettuce, mayo, mustard chipotle mustard, red whine vinaigrettes. It can be anything you want it to be.

If you don’t feel like exploring, the basic Haus is still a huge half-pound beef patty served on a brioche bun with butter lettuce, tomato, onions and a choice of cheese. It’s so big and juicy, it has to be served with a knife. Explore the tastes of Burgerhaus, and you will definitely love the journey!
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Monday, June 20, 2016

Burger Week: HopCat's "Burger Week Burger"

HopCat is one of 35+ restaurants participating in Indy Burger Week

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM

This piece is the first installment in a series of posts that will highlight the burgers and chefs participating in Indy Burger Week from June 20-26.

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If you step into HopCat during Burger Week looking for some Crack Fries and a Local 30 draft, you’re going to want to order HopCat’s Burger Week burger.

“I want everyone to look at this and say, ‘This is the best five dollar burger that could ever exist,’” said HopCat general manager AJ Hunt.

The Burger Week Burger
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This patty is cooked order and topped with pepperjack cheese, jalapenos, onion rings, bacon and a knife. “You’ll want to cut this baby,” L.J. said. He was right, I couldn’t wrap my mouth around this mile-high burger. Take one bite of this Burger Week burger and you’ll taste everything you’ve ever thought could be in a burger in the best way.

Don’t forget a side of the award-winning Crack Fries (there’s not really crack in them, I asked, but honestly they’re so good I would not be suprised) and some beer cheese, your favorite Local 30 brew and you’re ready to have an amazing meal for under $15.

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Dead and Company Concert

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:00 AM

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Dead and Company, consisting of three Grateful Dead members along with John Mayer, Bill Kreutzmann and Oteil Burbridge, played at Klipsch Music Center this past Friday. The Grateful Dead has not played at what used to be known as Deer Creek since 1995, so this was a very big deal for Indianapolis. Crowds gathered outside of the venue on Shakedown Street where venders were selling goods like tie dye shirts, hat pins, Jerry Rolls, stones, and much more.

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Burger Week: Broad Ripple Brewpub’s "Scotch Egg Burger"

Broad Ripple Brewpub is one of 35+ restaurants participating in Indy Burger Week

Posted By on Mon, Jun 20, 2016 at 4:00 AM

This piece is the first installment in a series of posts that will highlight the burgers and chefs participating in Indy Burger Week from June 20-26.

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The words brew pub might just sound like “bar” to the average joe but Burger Week participant Broad Ripple Brewpub is an English-style establishment that brews and serves its own ale. The pub is snug in the center of Broad Ripple, 842 E. 65th St. Indianapolis, IN 46220, but general manager Billy Hannan says the restaurant roots from England.

Owner John Hill decided to channel his English roots and open what is now the oldest brewery Indiana, said Hannan, but Hill didn’t stop at the booze. He also introduced Scotch Eggs.

“Scotch Eggs are hard-boiled, wrapped in sausage, breaded, deep fried and served with ranch dressing,” Hannan said, “It’s actually an English food but it’s named after the Scotch because they love anything high in fat.”

Hannan decided to explore trendy burgers and came up with the idea that a Scotch Egg Burger would be popular. The burger has gained a following, which is why he choose it for burger week.

The Scotch Egg Burger

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The patty is a mixture of locally grown beef and sausage which is breaded, then deep fried. The patty is topped with a fried egg and served on a toasted bun with a side of ranch. I didn’t know what to expect when I sank my teeth into the mysterious deal, but it tasted like perfect hangover food. No need to stop at Denny’s get your breakfast burger right here in the pub.

If you’re going to have the Scotch Egg Burger, you need to try the English-style chips (yes, that means fries). Drizzle ketchup and malt vinegar on the 8-spice seasoned fries and give it a munch. Trust me, it’s good.

Since you’re in a pub, you’ll want to order Brewpub’s own ESB, English Style Bitter, to wash down this burger.

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