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Devour Indy Aug. 21 to Sept. 3, 2017 @devourindy

August 21, 2017 1 comment
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Mama Carolla’s Old Italian Restaurant is one of the participating restaurants in Devour Indy 2017. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2015, all rights reserved.

By Sarah Stegmeyer
On behalf of Devour Indy

INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, Aug. 21) – More than 200 restaurants in the Greater Indianapolis area are serving up exclusive, value priced menus for Devour Indy 2017
Summerfest. Take advantage of these tasty menus from today, August 21, through Sunday, Sept. 3, 2017.

Beginning today, participating restaurants will be flaunting their three-course menus and showing diners why Indianapolis has been named the “Most Underrated Food City in the U.S” by Zagat.

Sip on the Mr. Cantarito – the official Devour Indy cocktail at Mr. Tequila’s Cantina and Grill in downtown Indianapolis.

Devour Indy welcomes more than 20 new restaurants to the mix, along with those traditional Devour favorites and an additional dozen hotels offering exclusive Devour Indy room rates.

Experience Indianapolis like never before by taking advantage of Devour Indy offers from various hotels and attractions across the city.

Book a stay at one of Indy’s A List hotels, explore the Magnificent Macaw exhibit at the Indianapolis Zoo and cheer on the Indy Eleven at one of their two home games during Devour.

Visit www.devourindy.com to plan your two weeks of Devour Indy today!

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“Just Us Girls” Packages in Richmond, Indiana @Visit_Richmond

July 28, 2017 Leave a comment
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“Just Us Girls” Pouch in Richmond, Indiana.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com
, LLC

The other day I was sightseeing in Richmond and Wayne County, Indiana. While visiting with Nancy Sartain at the Richmond/Wayne County Convention and Tourism Bureau (CTB), I came across a unique package that should be of interest to women.

If you stop by the CTB, located at 5701 National Road East in Richmond, you can pick up a “Just Us Girls” pouch (see photo above) containing eight (8) coupons (see below) for discounts on purchases at local galleries, restaurants, boutiques, and more (see below).

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There is also a Visitor Savings Booklet included in the pouch, with 54 discount, free admission, BOGO, and free gift offers (see the “Experience Richmond” image below).

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All coupons expire on Dec. 31, 2017. So now is the time to round up a group of your best friends and head to eastern Indiana to take a day trip with your BFFs, do some shopping, have some fun, and enjoy some good savings on products and services at area venues.

For more information, go to http://visitrichmond.org/, or call 765-935-8687.

Chow Down Midtown in Indianapolis, June 2-15

Moe and Johnny's

Moe and Johnny’s is one of the participating restaurants in Chow Down Midtown.
AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2014, all rights reserved.

Press Release
Indiana Restaurant & Lodging Association
http://indianarestaurants.org/

Grab your family and friends to experience 14 days of delicious dining deals during Chow Down Midtown, June 2-15, 2014. More than 40 restaurants in the midtown area will offer three-course, value-priced menus.

This year’s event includes such restaurants in midtown Indianapolis (generally in the Broad Ripple area) as Ambrosia, Binkley’s, Delicia, Fat Dan’s Deli, Mama Carolla’s, Moe and Johnny’s (see photo above), Thr3e Wise Men, Union Jack Pub, Yats, Zest! Exciting Food Creations, and many more.

From seafood, fancy food to pizza, you and your friends can experience it all at your favorite restaurant or a new one. View the complete list of participating restaurants and menus at ChowDownMidtown.com. For more information, call 317-673-4211.

Spring Break at White River State Park

March 13, 2014 Leave a comment
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The popular butterfly exhibit opens Mar. 21 at White River Gardens.
Photo provided by the venue and used with written permission.

By Jen Thomas
On behalf of White River State Park
http://whiteriverstatepark.org/

Families who opt to enjoy this year’s Spring Break close to home will find that White River State Park in downtown Indianapolis, Indiana, offers a wide array of family-friendly experiences. There’s something for everyone, including movie-goers, sports fanatics, history and culture buffs and animal lovers.

And because everyone likes saving money, White River State Park offers a discount option where visitors can do-it-all for one low price with the WRSP Park Pass.

“The Park Pass can be used to visit all the attractions over one incredible week or long weekend, or visitors can spread their trips throughout the entire year,” said Bob Whitt, White River State Park executive director. “Either way, folks get to enjoy our fabulous attractions and amenities at more than 25 percent off regular admission.”

Why is the Park such a fun spring break destination? Because of all these Park attractions during spring break:

  • Indianapolis Zoo:
    After such a harsh winter, what could be better than a tropical paradise? You’ll find one at the display of free-flying butterflies at the Indianapolis Zoo’s newest exhibit – Butterfly Kaleidoscope. Beginning March 21, the Zoo’s indoor gardens will be transformed, and guests will experience the flying creatures like never before.
  • Indiana State Museum:
    Discover a hidden graveyard of ancient elephants uncovered by Hoosiers. The elephants were entombed under Indiana soil for thousands of years. Ice Age Giants: The Mystery of Mammoths and Mastodons brings to life a world the Indiana State Museum has been digging, discovering, studying and preserving for decades.
  • IMAX Theatre:
    The Downtown IMAX is showing several 3D movies this spring. Discover the otherworldly frozen landscape 10,000 years before modern civilization at Titans of the Ice Age 3D. Take an adventure to the tropical islands of remote west Papua at South Pacific 3D. Starting April 4, audiences trek to Madagascar for Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D. The film chronicles lemurs’ arrival as castaways millions of years ago, their evolution into hundreds of diverse species that are now endangered, and Dr. Patricia Wright’s mission to help the adorable creatures survive in the modern world.
  • NCAA Hall of Champions:
    Experience the thrill of NCAA March Madness at the NCAA Hall of Champions. Shoot hoops in the 1930’s replica gymnasium or test your knowledge with a trivia game on all 23 NCAA sports.
  • Eiteljorg Museum:
    Some of the most iconic black-and-white landscape photographs of the American West were shot by Ansel Adams. In the Ansel Adams exhibit at the Eiteljorg Museum, visitors will see 80 photographs Adams personally chose to represent his work.
  • Victory Field:
    Pick up a ticket and get set to hear the crack of the bat! The Indianapolis Indians’ Opening Night is April 10 at Victory Field.
  • Wheel Fun Rentals:
    Explore miles of biking paths and the historical Canal with a fleet of pedal-powered recreational cycles and boats. Bike rentals are located in front of the Indiana State Museum and across from the Visitors Center; boat rentals are located on the Canal Walk at the corner of Ohio and West streets.
  • Segway® of Indiana:
    Take a scenic tour of the 250-acre Park, including a trip around all of the Park’s attractions and the Canal. The tour price includes a training session and helmet.
  • River Promenade:
    Enjoy the beauty of the outdoors and feel as though you’ve found a secret passage as you wander along the promenade, a half-mile walkway lined with flowering trees and evergreens that offers unique views of the White River and the Indianapolis skyline. Look for the hand-carved “rose window” and renderings of famous buildings using Indiana limestone blocks along the way.

White River State Park 2014 Park Passes are on sale for $45/adult; $33/children ages 3-12 and may be purchased at the White River State Park Visitors Center or online at http://www.in.gov/apps/wrsp/passes/.

Visitors to any of the Park’s attractions may park in the underground garage located off Washington Street in front of the Indiana State Museum, in the surface parking lots at the Indianapolis Zoo and Victory Field, and in the surface parking lot across from Victory Field next to the Park’s Visitor’s Center. Parking is not guaranteed and is on a first-come, first-served basis.

White River State Park is located at 801 West Washington Street in Indianapolis. For more information, visit http://whiteriverstatepark.org/, or call 317-233-2434.

Editor’s Acknowledgement: JTPR, Inc.

Devour Downtown Summerfest Daily Thru Sept. 1

August 20, 2013 2 comments
Smothered Chicken at Maxine's Chicken & Waffles

Smothered Chicken at Maxine’s Chicken & Waffles, one of the participating restaurants in the Devour Downtown Summerfest. AroundIndy.com staff photo, (c) 2013, all rights reserved.

By Bob Burchfield, Editor
AroundIndy.com, LLC
http://aroundindy.com/

The annual Devour Downtown Summerfest is underway and continues daily through Sept. 1, 2013.

Devour Downtown features more than 50 of Indy’s best restaurants across the downtown area offering dining specials during lunch and dinner hours (this varies by restaurant). There are upscale restaurants like The Capital Grille, Oceanaire or St. Elmo Steak House, American standards like Scotty’s Brewhouse or the Colts Grille, and even newcomers like Cerulean or Bluebeard.

Italian? Try Iaria’s, the Milano Inn, or Iozzo’s Garden of Italy. Steaks? There’s Morton’s, Shula’s, and Ruth’s Chris (and the aforementioned St. Elmo). Pizza? Bazbeaux, California Pizza Kitchen, and Pearl Street Pizzeria. And the list goes on…and on…and on. There’s something for every taste and palate during the Devour Downtown Summerfest.

For a complete list of participating restaurants and their Devour Downtown menus, visit the event’s Web site at http://www.devourdowntown.org/. And for more information, call the Indianapolis Downtown Restaurant and Hospitality Association at 317-673-4211.

DISCLOSURE NOTICE: AroundIndy.com, LLC is displayed as a sponsor on the Devour Downtown Web site.