1.What part of Indy do you live in? South Broad Ripple a.k.a SoBro.

2. What is our cities “hidden gem”? The westside off of Lafayette Rd.
If you ever want legit ethnic cuisine, go to the west side. Ethiopian, Vietnamese, Mexican…..you’ll find it there.

3. What is your favorite restaurant? This one is hard since Indianapolis has turned into a mecca for foodies. I would say my current obsession is Open Society. I go for brunch, small plates, dinner, or just drinks with friends. 

4. Where is your favorite place to take an out-of-town guest? Fountain Square. Starting from Milktooth, down to Bluebeard, then hitting the square. There you can hit up live Music at Hi-Fi, check out art at The Murphy Building and GPC, go duck pin bowling, or just people watch! There is always something fun going on down in the square.

5. Where is the best place to grab a cocktail? Prefer to hit up Mass Ave and always stop at Tinis. They hooked me with their Moscow Mule6. Where is a great place to pick up a unique gift?

6. Where is a great place to pick up a unique gift?  I love Homespun! They have a lot of local, handmade, and items that aren’t mass produced so each gift seems special.7. Where can you get the best cup of coffee? 

7. Where can you get the best cup of coffee? Hubbard and Cravens has always been my go to. If you haven’t had the Healthy Elephant, please do. 

8. What is your favorite part about living in Indy? The people! I have met so many talented, creative and inspiring people here. You still kind of get that small town feel with more opportunities than one may think.

9. Who is your favorite Indy based artist, designer, writer, or blogger? Artist – Benny Sanders without a doubt. Musician with a hidden talent for drawing, painting and printmaking that has recently surfaced. He is definitely making waves. 

10. What would you like to see next for our city? I wish more people would invest into the arts and fashion world as they have in the culinary/restaurant world. There are too many boutiques that close down and local talent that are having to find success elsewhere.

We hope this inspires you to try new experiences in our little slice of the midwest!

xoxoxo, Preppy Girl