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Category - Wine & Culinary

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Once Indiana University classes end in May, the pace of life in Bloomington slows down a little. The days get a little longer making the options around town endless; Memorial Day Weekend is no exception. Check out what's happening this year. Memorial Day Weekend Events 10th Annual Josh Burton... Read More

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

The hunt for a memorable meal is paramount when traveling. The same can be said for finding the perfect watering hole after a busy day. Bloomington is known for being a foodie town, but we have an impressive roster of brewers, winemakers, and distillers as well. Visiting their tasting rooms and pubs... Read More

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Every season is special in Bloomington, but summer is perhaps the most unique of them all. With the majority of the Indiana University students absent until mid-August, Bloomington becomes quieter, slower-paced, and more tranquil than it is at any other time of year. Summer in B-Town includes lake... Read More

Thursday, May 4, 2023

Bloomington is known for its abundance of international restaurants throughout town, and of all the global options, Mexican cuisine is one of the most prominent and here are just a few that you should check out. Juannita's Photo by Juannita's Juannita's is a cozy, family-owned Mexican joint... Read More

Monday, April 24, 2023

We may be biased, but Bloomington knows what's up when it comes to pizza. In fact, B-Town does pizza so well that it's a bit of a challenge to decide where you want to order your pie! Whether you're on a quest for some Sicilian-inspired 'za or you're craving a late-night, cheese-smothered slice,... Read More

Friday, April 21, 2023

Whether you're planning a romantic date, exploring B-Town with your kids, or you simply want to enjoy a meal under the sun, Bloomington offers a few top-notch picnic spots. Grab some blankets, pack your basket, and head to one of these perfect locations for a 10/10 B-Town picnic experience. The... Read More

Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Mother's Day is just a few weeks away, but celebrating the incredible moms in our lives is something we can do any day! Whether you're tinkering with ideas for the holiday or you just want to treat your mom to something special, here are five things you can do with the mother figure in your life... Read More

Thursday, April 13, 2023

Spring is a special time in Bloomington. Rising temperatures allow us to get back out in nature, dine on outdoor patios, browse farmers' markets under the sun's rays, and explore the glory of Old IU once more. Simply being witness to the miles-upon-miles of beautiful blooming landscape is enough to... Read More

Monday, April 3, 2023

Kirkwood Avenue is the most iconic street in Bloomington. Bold statement, we know, but considering its lineup of legendary bars & restaurants and entrance into Indiana University's campus through the famous Sample Gates, it simply can't be denied. Kirkwood is a popular destination for students,... Read More

Wednesday, March 15, 2023

There’s a long list of reasons to visit Bloomington during the spring season, but we’re giving you the scoop on the best-of-the-best activities a visitor should seek out during a flowering foray to make the most of a spring trip to B-Town. From the iconic cream & crimson tulips to The World's... Read More