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Category - Wine & Culinary

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

There are over 100 independently owned restaurants in Bloomington . While it's unlikely for you to hit each one on your visit to Bloomington, we've come up with a list of 90 dishes in town you have to try when in town. There just so happens to be approximately 90 days in the summer! Check out our... Read More

Friday, May 11, 2018

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 Kayak Tours with Indigo... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

There is a moment in time when you’re finished with school, your work life is feeling good, and you don’t yet have kids to care for—they’re the sweet-spot years for impromptu getaways. Make the most of it and choose your own adventure during a weekend in Bloomington or take advantage of the smaller... Read More

Thursday, April 19, 2018

When you’re overdue for a break, a quick trip to Bloomington can be just what the doctor ordered. No kids, no obligations, and no plan necessary. Whether you’re looking to go it alone, to reconnect with your partner, or to let loose with the girls, Bloomington has unexpected options to suit every... Read More

Friday, March 30, 2018

Bloomington Community Farmers Market Every Saturday, Starting April 7 The Bloomington Community Farmers Market is one of the areas most beloved traditions. Over 100 local vendors sell a variety of foods and goods that are grown and or made in Indiana. You can shop for fresh fruits and vegetables,... Read More

Friday, March 9, 2018

Devour Bloomington is set to kick off Monday, March 19 - Sunday, April 1. Participating restaurants for Devour Bloomington have revealed their exclusive, three-course menus for foodies to start planning their very own food tour. No coupons or tickets necessary, just simply pick a participating... Read More

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

The first sign of spring in Bloomington is a pair of flip-flops and short shorts on IU students. The second sign of spring is the opening of restaurant and bar patios. These outdoor spaces stay full from the early spring to late fall. The food is just as tasty outside as in, and the people watching... Read More

Friday, March 2, 2018

Everyone's Irish on this night. It may be IU's spring break but there is plenty going on in town for St. Patrick's Day. Irish Lion Lá fhéile Pádraig - Happy St. Patrick's Day! If you can't make it to Ireland, do the next best thing. The celebration begins at 11 a.m. at THE official St. Patrick's... Read More

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Spring break is literally closer than you thought. We've got plenty of indoor and outdoor activities, kid approved restaurants , and museums for all ages. Here are five reasons you should head to Bloomington for a quick getaway this spring break. Free Breakfast Start your day off right and enjoy... Read More

Monday, February 19, 2018

When the snow starts to fall in Bloomington, we rely heavily on our unique local restaurants to keep us warm and cozy. Here are a few of our favorite dishes around town that are sure to warm you up this winter. This is by no means an... Read More