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Category - Wine & Culinary

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

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

You don't have to have a significant other to have fun. We've already rounded up all things Valentine's Day but if you and your girls want more, come down to Bloomington for a weekend and have the ultimate Galentine's Weekend. What is Galentine's Day? Ladies celebrating ladies. Traditionally... Read More

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

There’s lots of love going on in February. To help with your Valentine’s Day plans we’ve rounded up all things love for you: gift ideas, events, restaurant specials, and more. Celebrate with your sweetie, friends, or just have an epic #treatyoself day. We'll continue to update the post with... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . 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... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . From garlic cuisine celebrations to 21st-century opera, from stand-up comedy to standing-room-only shows, events in Bloomington are diverse and energetic. Our top picks for Bloomington's most unique annual... Read More

Thursday, January 4, 2018

By Shelly Westerhausen This article was published in our 2018 Bloomington Visitors Guide . Request your copy here . While cities nationally are turning their attention to building a food scene, Bloomington has been enjoying a thriving restaurant culture for decades. What makes Bloomington’s food scene... Read More