Find handmade artisan chocolates and pastries in Union City

Find handmade artisan chocolates and pastries in Union City

Though it may seem an unlikely location, one of the nation's premier award-winning chocolatiers can be found in Union City, a community of about 3,500 that sits on the Indiana and Ohio state line. It's a strange pairing, a high-end candy shop in a rural community with...

Anderson offers history, art and famous “onionburgers”

Anderson offers history, art and famous “onionburgers”

Located approximately 40 minutes northeast of Indianapolis, Anderson, Ind., the county seat of Madison County, offers a unique blend of Midwest history, cultural experiences and, of course, tasty eats.The city, which has a population of 55,800, offers several historic...

Fest celebrates Parke County history, food and views

Fest celebrates Parke County history, food and views

By Brian Garrido Parke County’s annual Covered Bridge Festival begins the second weekend in October and stretches over 10 days, highlighting breathtaking fall foliage and the area's rich history against a backdrop of nostalgic, rural charm. Boasting the title of...

Community center showcases Filipino culture in the Midwest

Community center showcases Filipino culture in the Midwest

By Brian Garrido The Philippines Cultural Community Center opened in 2021 on Indianapolis' southside, and the vibrant and welcoming destination has become a testament to the Filipino community's effort to showcase its heritage in the Midwest. The dream of...

Tasty treats await on Richmond’s Chocolate Trail

Tasty treats await on Richmond’s Chocolate Trail

By Brian Garrido Richmond, Ind., a small town bordering Ohio and a quick 70 miles from Indianapolis, offers a sweet experience for chocoholics. The route, dubbed the Chocolate Trail and featuring 15 shops to explore, provides a semi-walkable tour through the area’s...

Indiana State Fair features plenty of new foods for 2023

Indiana State Fair features plenty of new foods for 2023

The 2023 Indiana State Fair returns July 28 through August 20 with plenty of deep-fried deliciousness ready to be discovered! Fairgoers wait annually for the announcement of all the new fair foods, and this year’s items won’t disappoint. In addition to tasty new...

Tiny Indiana town features authentic Sicilian pizza

Tiny Indiana town features authentic Sicilian pizza

By Brian Garrido Two and a half hours from Chicago and an hour outside of Indianapolis, pizzaiolo Damiano Perillo tosses freshly made dough into the air at his pizzeria in North Salem, Ind. He opened the shop in 2011 to make pies like those he had at home in Sicily,...

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana 

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana 

Welcome to Little Burma: a bit of Asia in Central Indiana  By Brian Garrido Travel south of Indianapolis to Greenwood and visitors will notice – next to the donut shops and popular restaurant chains – at least a dozen restaurants serving Burmese food. According...