October 24th, 2017

Foundry Provisions

by Emma Hall

“The Foundry,” written and recorded by Luke Tuttle If your life revolves around E. 16th Street the same way mine does, you’re probably familiar with Foundry Provisions, the red-orange building on the corner of Alabama. I remember when I first heard talk of a coffee shop opening on 16th Street. At the time, there weren’t […]

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May 11th, 2017

Annual Art & Food Truck Festival

by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

Join Herron High School this Saturday, May 13th from 4-9pm for the Annual Arts and Food Truck Festival! For the past five months, I’ve had the privilege of leading the Community Arts Council to plan this event, an annual show of student artistic accomplishments with the backdrop of food trucks galore. The Community Arts Council […]

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April 6th, 2017


by Isabelle Matthies, High School intern

With a mumbled greeting I drop my backpack and make a beeline to the coffee machine, ever-faithful savior of my morning sanity. This is no generic gas station or even Starbucks coffee. On-brand as always, the City Gallery’s caffeinated elixir is about as local as it gets, proudly processed down the street at Tinker Coffee […]

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March 7th, 2017

Roasting Passion on 16th Street

by Ryan Puckett

How passion led two guys to start a coffee roasting business on the Near Northside of Indianapolis. For a short time during the 1980s, the ever-touring Grateful Dead played a song titled “Keep Your Day Job” until their uber-passionate fans successfully petitioned the band to remove the song from its repertoire. Perhaps it was too […]

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May 19th, 2015

Food, Culture and Community: Mimi Blue’s Meatballs

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

Today was Andrew’s and my last food, culture, and community review, and we decided to go out with a bang by making Mimi Blue Meatballs our restaurant of choice. Mimi Blue is a very recent establishment in the Mass Ave. area, but don’t let the newness fool you! The service and food is off the […]

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May 12th, 2015

Welcome, Penn & Palate!

by cgindy

The 16th Street corridor is booming and people, as well as local businesses, are noticing. In the past few years, 16th  Street has seen businesses like Foundry Provisions, the Thirsty Scholar, Tinker Street, and Tinker Coffee Roasters rise from what was once a stretch of vacant buildings and urban decay. Well folks, the family of local […]

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May 8th, 2015

The Thirsty Scholar: Redefining Indy Nightlife

by Andrew Christenberry

Let me begin by saying that, aside from being closed on Mondays when I need them most, the Thirsty Scholar is doing everything right. Refined, and yet accessible, the Thirsty Scholar is continually showing our city that a night out on the town is more than knocking back a few cold ones, slow-as-Christmas pedal bars, […]

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April 24th, 2015

Food, Culture & Community: The Unleavened Bread Cafe

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

In 1997, Elease Womack, endearingly known by her friends as Mama Womack, recognized a pressing need in her Mapleton Fall Creek community that she knew she could address with a little food and conversation.  The Unleavened Bread Café was born. As a woman of devout Christian faith, Mama Womack has let the café serve her […]

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March 27th, 2015

Food, Culture, & Community: R2GO

by Jeshua Harris, high school intern

Andrew and I recently discovered one of downtown Indianapolis’ newest market and eateries called R2GO that is taking the local goodness of the Mass Ave. food scene north on College. R2GO, located at the corner of 11th and College, features a wide array of house-made items ranging from pasta, bread, and take-home dishes to fresh, locally […]

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March 20th, 2015

Food, Culture and Community: Milktooth

by Bryan Enas

photos by Kelley Jordan Photography  Fletcher Place is home to many great establishments such as Bluebeard and Calvin Fletchers Coffee House. If you have not been down Virginia Avenue in a while, you might notice something different about where the crowds are gathering. Here is a hint: they’re not waiting in line at 534 Virginia […]

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