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Where Indianapolis folks spent their leisure time 50+ years ago

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February 19, 2016

Valentine’s Day has come and gone. Many a couple enjoyed a romantic dinner downtown on the holiday of love. Wonder what options you might have had in years past? In the Seventies, you had several options for skyscraper dining, including […]

At Your Leisure: Hamming it Up

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February 12, 2016, 4 Comments

Indy natives believe that Shapiro’s is the first, last and only name in delicatessen dining. First timers may walk away disappointed, however, if ...

At Your Leisure: On the Strip

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February 5, 2016, 2 Comments

The creatures of the night can be a fickle audience, always seeking the newest, hottest scene. These days, the go-to spots for enjoying an evening ou ...

At Your Leisure: A Dried Up Oasis

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January 29, 2016, 4 Comments

Indianapolis has world-class transportation infrastructure. Major cities and rural outposts are connected to the capitol city via a network of clean e ...

  • At Your Leisure: Snack Time
    January 22, 2016, 5 Comments

    An unfortunate fact about downtown Indianapolis streetscapes is the “missing teeth” in what was once a picture-perfect urban smile. Suburbanization took its toll, particularly in the once bustling retail districts. One stretch that rem ...

  • At Your Leisure: At the Skating Rink
    January 15, 2016, 3 Comments

    Winter has arrived. Perhaps it is the unreliability of consistent winter weather or the lack of topography that make winter sports in Indianapolis more of a passing fancy than a passion. Still, many Hoosiers enjoy strapping on a pair of [&h ...

  • At Your Leisure: Third Time’s a Charm?
    January 8, 2016, 9 Comments

    Some sizable restaurant news hit this past fall. The CEO of the Atlanta-based company that bought the iconic Frisch’s Big Boy chain of family restaurants announced bold intentions to expand throughout the Circle City. While some may roll ...

  • At Your Leisure: Ringing in the New Year
    January 1, 2016, No comments

    The year 2015 is now just a distant memory. Many will look forward to the New Year, as the previous produced strife, disagreement, and terror, both abroad and domestically. Seventy years ago, an even greater anticipation lingered, as Indian ...

  • At Your Leisure: Flying Around the Track
    December 18, 2015, 1 Comment

    Indy has been abuzz about aviation in the news this past week. First, the ultimately aborted downtown ‘buzz-by’ from a Boeing 747, which featured locally produced Rolls-Royce engines. Second, and perhaps the bigger news, was the ...

  • At Your Leisure: At the Y
    December 11, 2015, 1 Comment

    As the ribbon is cut on the sparkling new YMCA in downtown Indianapolis, many youthful downtown residents are eagerly awaiting spacious new digs to serve their fitness needs. The “M” in said organization stands for Men, and prior to the ...