It probably started with Pinkberry. Of course, like most trendy franchises, we don’t have one of those here (not that I’m complaining), but it was Pinkberry that really brought froyo into the mainstream. Urban Dictionary defines Froyo as a game combining a yo-yo and a frisbee… that is not the froyo I am referring to today. No, I am referring to the [...]
After a brief obsession with the idea of owning a food truck, I am seeking opportunities to learn how to cook foods outside of mechanically-processed meat molded into dino shapes and bags full of vegetables nuked for 3 minutes, 45 seconds. I happened upon a flyer posted at Cafe Lumos in the Purdue Research Park [...]
Some of us are bittersweet enough about the GLA to wonder why someone would ever vacation here as a tourist. This fall, a family with the Indiana Insider blog did just that. On a three-day-two-night vacation, they visited Wolf Park, Bruno’s Pizza, the Farmer’s Market, McCord’s Candies, the Lafayette Brewing Co., Arni’s, Red Seven, the [...]
Nobody can argue that the Greater Lafayette area doesn’t have a lot of restaurants. Local mythology is that we have the greatest restaurant per capita ratio in the United States. Believe it? Depends. But that does mean that we spend a lot of Friday and Saturday nights saying, “Where do you want to eat?” “I [...]
Star City Coffee & Ale House, 222 Main St., tapped the freshly relocated Mike Reeb for a late night show on Jan. 18. The event drew more than 50, most of them in their 20s and a good chunk younger than 21.
A new year brings new hopes, dreams, and arts and cultural events ready to thrill Greater Lafayette. Here are 13 reasons to excited for 2013. – Don’t Think Twice Records is getting ready to open in downtown Lafayette, making it the first record store in downtown since Downtown Records closed in 2007. The shop will [...]
2012 had many memorable moments in the arts and entertainment scene. Many of these moments came from daring bookings and moves. A little guts brought a lot of glory. Other moments helped beautify two cities and helped encourage young artists at the same time. Let’s take a look at what happened. – Purdue Convocations surprised [...]
As 2013 dawns, it’s time to look back on 2012. Like any other year, 2012 had its ups and downs. Before we get to the highlights, let’s look at the lowlights. Below, in no particular order, are the 12 bummers of 2012 in the Greater Lafayette arts and culture scene. There were many closures, missed opportunities [...]
In order to serve you better, City Foods has moved to a much larger location at 210 N. 9th Street! (It’s just around the corner from our old store.) Our hours will remain 4:30pm-7:30pm weekdays, 10am-2pm Sat. Thanks for bearing with us for , while we get ready to re-open.
The new location of the Purdue Farmers Market has led to at least triple the business and vendor amount this summer. Moved from near the Dauch Alumni Center to a corridor between the Purdue Centennial Mall and Clock Tower, the new Purdue Farmers Market gives students access to locally grown produce as well as ready-made [...]
Being a transplant from the mountains of Southern California, I have always been the subject of incredulous stares from people when they learned that not only did I move to Lafayette willingly, but that I do not plan on going back. That particular story is too long to tell here, but I would be lying if I said [...]
Attached is the latest play on the soda vs. pop maps that clutter up your Facebook wall. The point of the exercise is less about how we name our food and more about how to use technology to map geographic variations, in this case tracking a language variation related to a common household purchase on [...]
City Foods Coop has signed a lease at 916 Main Street. As you may know, City Foods has been selling on-line for nearly a year, with scheduled pick up times, and most recently delivery. They will be renting a small part of the new market going in at this location, hopefully having steady hours 3-4 [...]
After avoiding the heat and the crowd at the Taste of Tippecanoe for a couple of years, I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the event and the mix of folks it drew to the downtown district last Saturday. It was a good time — there was a lot to see, tons of food, [...]