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Friday, February 3, 2023

Pork tenderloin sandwiches are considered an Indiana delicacy. It's a simple meal, but it packs a punch of flavor that Midwesterners can't get enough of. If you've never had a pork tenderloin sandwich, or if you're a tenderloin connoisseur, grab one of the following sandwiches from a B-Town... Read More

Friday, February 3, 2023

Coffee seems to be the "mainstream" choice for a morning beverage or afternoon pick-me-up, but java just doesn't satisfy every beverage connoisseur's cravings. The non-coffee drinker is in luck in Bloomington — our town offers an abundance of delicious teahouses & juiceries to quench your thirst and... Read More

Friday, February 3, 2023

While Bloomington doesn't have a dedicated seafood restaurant (and we're yearning for the day that we do), many of our restaurants do offer some amazingly tasty seafood dishes. Whether you're a connoisseur of all things from the sea, a shrimp savant, or a participant of Lent, there are plenty of... Read More

Friday, February 3, 2023

After a fun night of responsible drinking, you're pretty likely to crave a late-night snack come 1:00 am. Lucky for you, Bloomington has nearly 30 restaurants and food trucks that serve delicious food into the wee hours of the morning*. Wrap up your night on the town and satisfy your drunchies at... Read More

Thursday, February 2, 2023

If you're visiting Bloomington with your significant other and are looking for the perfect restaurant for a romantic dinner date, look no further. From upscale cuisine to authentic international fare, the following restaurants offer an inviting atmosphere, dim lighting, soft music, and delicious... Read More

Thursday, February 2, 2023

Bloomington offers visitors a wide array of things to do, and romantic date ideas are aplenty in our quaint town. If you're looking for ideas on how to woo your significant other, check out this list of charming adventures — if you're trying to plan an entire romantic trip rather than just a date,... Read More

Thursday, February 2, 2023

February 1 marks the start of Black History Month honoring the African-American community. Stop by one of these amazing restaurants, food trucks, or sweet shops today to support a local, Black-owned business. Restaurants The Cabin The Cabin offers delicious breakfast foods, sandwiches,... Read More

Wednesday, February 1, 2023

With over 200 locally-owned eateries in Bloomington, B-Town is a foodie's dream. It's easy to go back to your tried-and-true favorites whenever you're in town, but there are so many incredible dishes & drinks out there — which is why we put together this list of dishes & drinks to try in... Read More

Monday, January 30, 2023

Leave it to B-Town to satisfy all of your sweet tooth needs — we have you covered. From personalized cookies to funky ice cream flavors, our local shops have something unique for everyone. That sounds sweet, doesn't it? Baked! Baked! is known as the late-night cookie spot in Bloomington. A favorite... Read More

Monday, January 30, 2023

The famous day of love is coming up, and Bloomington is offering several Valentine's Day events & specials. Whether you're looking for romance with your partner, an outing with the friends, something fun to do with the kiddos, or anything in between, B-Town has something in store for you to enjoy.... Read More