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4th Of July in Btown - Vegetarian Style

Posted in: Wine & Culinary Comments

Upland Brewery Vegetarian Sandwich This weekend we will celebrate our independence by lighting off fireworks, hanging out at the beach, and eating (too much) food. With a holiday so focused on American favorites like burgers and hot dogs, how do you celebrate as a vegetarian? Actually, it's pretty easy. Here are some ideas for great meat-free American eats in Bloomington: Crazy Horse, Opie Taylor's, and Trojan Horse all have fantastic black bean burgers. Try the Seitan Tenderloin at Upland Brewery for a vegan take on the …

Fourth of July Weekend in Bloomington

Posted in: Family Fun Comments

The Vallures Celebrate the birth of our nation at these events across the city! Save some money on your trip to Bloomington with these special hotel offers. 4th of July Weekend at Paynetown SRA (Monroe Lake) July 2-4 Indiana's largest lake has events for all ages planned throughout the holiday weekend, including nature activities, crafts, and more. 4th of July Weekend with Mat Alano-Martin at the Comedy Attic July 2-4 The co-founder of the Limestone Comedy Festival brings a comedic style that bridges t …

Staff Picks - Outdoor Fun in the Sun

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Firetower Hoosier National Forest It is officially summer, which means that Bloomington is busting with tons of fun things to do outside. From lounging at the pool to hiking in the woods, there are probably a hundred places to get outside and enjoy the warm temperatures and natural beauty of the area. Our staff is pretty active so I asked the team to name their favorite places to get outside, so we can all meet up and sweat together! View of the Hoosier National Forest from the firetower. Abby - I like to take my dogs  …

Local support for a Bloomington treasure

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Rosie and Harold Treasure Chest Hobbies This is a guest blog post written by Courtney Packard, Media Director at Blueline Media Productions. Treasure Chest Hobbies (located at 122 S College Ave) truly is a local treasure. The humble hobby store is nestled in the heart of downtown Bloomington and has been part of the community for the past 30 years. Opened in 1982 and operated by Harold and Rosie Evans (married 65 years this August!), Treasure Chest Hobbies boasts an array of hobby toys including model trains, RC cars and planes, a …

Free summer events in Bloomington

Posted in: Arts & Culture Comments

Bloomington Farmers Market As a self-identified cheapo, I like to think I'm pretty good at finding deals and free stuff. Luckily for me, that's ridiculously easy to do in Bloomington. If you're on a budget but you want a summer to remember, I'm willing to share my secret list of stuff that is absolutely free this summer in Btown. Feel free to add more free events in the comments, and check out all the local events on our Events Calendar. Bloomington Community Farmers' Market Yes, this is a place to get great local p …

10 Sure Bets in Btown for July, 2015

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Penderecki Quartet July in Indiana involves some of my favorite things: corn on the cob, fireflies, and live music. But I tried to include some other things on July's list, in case those aren't your favorite things. Just promise me you'll still try the corn. If you're looking for even more events, check out our Events Calendar. Penderecki Quartet & Rubens Quartet - July 2 This concert, part of the IU Summer Music 2015, is one of those concerts that will convert classical music doubters into sincere f …

Make the most of Bloomington Open Studios Tour

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Bloomington Open Studios Tour Leeanne Ellis Bloomington Open Studios Tour is a two-day event where visitors are invited to take a free, easy-to-navigate self-guided tour of 27 artists' studio spaces throughout the Bloomington area. It's a unique opportunity for art lovers to meet 45 different artists, get an intimate look at creativity in action, and acquire artworks. You've never seen anything like it! BOST organizer Michal Ann Carley wrote this guest blog post to help you get the most out of your weekend. Learn more about Michal  …

11 Sure Bets in B-town for June, 2015

Posted in: Festivals Comments

Limestone Carving As a college town, it's true that our resident population dips over the summer. There's slightly less traffic, shorter waits at restaurants, and a significant drop in red Solo cup sales. There are also tons of events that locals and tourists just can't wait for. You're going to love this list of some of the top events for June, but if you're looking for even more events, check out our Events Calendar. Limestone Month - June 1-30 Limestone is plentiful in Monroe County, and has fuel …

Staff Picks - Weddings in Bloomington!

Posted in: Wedding & Event Planning Comments

Eagle Pointe wedding Love is in the air, as are beautiful bouquets, fancy dresses and tuxes, and coifed hair! That's right, it's wedding season, a time when couples enter that holy state of complete insanity trying to plan the perfect wedding. No, no, it's a time of romance, of love, of commitment, and yes, stress. But if a couple can make it through the wedding planning stage, they're bound to succeed through the minor details of life. It's probably no surprise that Bloomington is a prime wedding destination …

Dog-Friendly Restaurants and Attractions

Posted in: Outdoors Comments

Russell dog outside 4th street The first thing I learned about Bloomington is that you must have a dog to live here. Then I learned that was an exaggeration, but still, basically everyone has a dog. So there are lots of dog-friendly joints around town, and when a Facebook fan recently asked for some suggestions, it got me asking my friends and colleagues about their favorite places to take a dog in Bloomington. So here you go -- and please add suggestions in the comments! Restaurants Upland Tasting Room on the West side U …

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