Benefit the homeless and score
an incredible deal. It’s a win-win! At the ReStore, you’ll find gently used household items ranging from appliances to furniture to bicycles to pianos at as much as 75 per cent off retail. Some items are donated
new, some are recovered from
existing homes. Often the items have imperfections that prevent them
from being sold retail. Paint, lighting, countertops, doors, and sinks can be found in store. Renovating? Donate good-quality and fully functioning appliances to the store. All proceeds benefit Habitat for Humanity Indianapolis, which builds quality homes for qualified low-income individuals. Be a part of the solution.
Half Baked Pottery & Gift is a great place for everyone, offering pottery to paint, mosaics, and glass fusing. Bring the family and make memories or come in with your girl friends and spend some quality time together. You are always welcome to bring food and drinks and make it a party.
Half Baked offers over 200 different items to paint including: bowls, mugs, cups, plates, banks, boxes, picture frames, hanging plaques, figurines, vases, ring holders, tea pots, cookie jars, kitchen items and much more.
Haye’s and Taylor combines sports, chic and comfort with an old-school flair. This company takes pride in its shirts and hoodies — and in the Indiana vibe that runs through every stitch. The shirts are made with soft, vintage-style materials for optimum look and comfort. All the designs are inspired by the sports and culture of our Hoosier homeland. If football isn’t your thing, check out the craft beer drinker shirt or the truly epic Monument Circle design.
This Lawrence fixture first opened in 1968 and features a decor that was updated in, um, 1968. The place is part bakery, part gift shop and part cafe and a lot of the clientele speak and read Deutches — it’s so legit, mustard is the only condiment on the counter. Beyond the plethora of chotchkies, the animal heads on the wall and the cheesy ’60s and ’70s-era pop from the Old Country piped everywhere (even into the parking lot), you’ll find two big stars: the pastries and the potato salad. The sweets are traditional (no donuts here) and amazing, and the potato salad is warm and perfect with a little bacon-y smoke and a little sauerbraten-flavored bite. Order a brat with the salad for lunch. It’s the best of the wurst. See what we did there?
NUVO’s own cartoonist Wayne Bertsch and buddy Mike Rittenhouse have teamed up to open the city’s newest store devoted to all things comic. Meant as a place for fans and budding creative types, Hero House buys, sells and trades comic books of all genres. They also carry a good deal of anime and manga. Even better, they’ve got a good selection of local and regional cartoonists books and ‘zines (including works by Bertsch and Rittenhouse). For the budding cartoonists, there is a line of art supplies available.
Want a perfect Bloody Mary and want to feel good about supporting local businesses and using local products at the same time? Well, thanks to Hoosier Momma, now you can. They offer a variety of products, but we recommend just sticking with the “Bloody Mary Bar in a Bag.” For $24.99 you get a jar of Hoosier Momma’s Bloody Mary Maker, a jar of Momma’s Garden Dilly Beans, a bag of Hickory Smoked Spicy Bloody Mary Glass Garnish and a bottle of Hoosier Mommacita Spicy Red Jalapeno Hot Sauce. Of course, you’ll also want to pick up some Indiana Vodka ($19.99, 750 milliliters) to make the drink worthwhile. Check out hoosiermomma.com for the spice and heartlanddistillers.com for the spirits.
The Hoosier Salon Patrons Association boasts almost 600 members, mostly from Indiana. (Artists must be a resident of Indiana for at least one year to qualify for membership.) The association presents annual exhibitions of its members, with awards presented to the highest quality works in given categories. The Hoosier Salon exhibitions began in 1925 when the Daughters of Indiana hosted their first show at Marshall Field and Co. galleries in Chicago. Naming their show after the famous French salons of the 19th century, the women had set out to prove that Indiana artists deserved national recognition.
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