Tunes at Twilight brings together good music, good beer and a good cause

With a new 5k for a cause popping up every weekend Outrun the Sun invites you to a fundraiser that doesn’t require you to lace up your running shoes.

Outrun the Sun, founded in Indianapolis just over 10 years ago and Indiana’s only nonprofit benefiting skin cancer education and melanoma research, wants Hoosiers to enjoy an evening with good friends, good beer and good music all while joining the fight against skin cancer. Tunes at Twilight will feature a performance by local singer-songwriter, Chad Mills, at Daredevil Brewing Co. on Sunday, Oct 4 at 6 pm. Admission is $5, paid at the door. Come in take a seat, enjoy the music and the cold beer while your admission fee goes towards Outrun the Sun’s skin cancer education programs and Melanoma Research Scholars.

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Calvin Flectcher’s Coffee Company will give you the perfect buzz

Calvin Fletcher’s Coffee Company makes good on it’s promises that extend much further than just a great cup of coffee.

CFCC, located on Virginia Avenue in Historic Fletcher Place, is a not-for-profit coffee company whose mission is “building a community through loving and welcoming every person that walks through the door, and through providing the best product, service and friendship that we possibly can.” CFCC really holds themselves to a higher standard. All profits made by the coffee company are donated to local groups and nonprofits, their goal is to donate $5,000. They also plan to give time by engaging in services projects right in Fletcher Place. They aren’t just giving you a to go cup of coffee, they are building a community of good people.

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Louie’s Wine Dive is a Delicious Addition on Mass Ave.

Mass Ave’s official tagline is “45 Degrees from Ordinary!”, but I’d also call it a diagonal river of booze. You can get margaritas at Bakersfield, beers at MacNivens, cocktails at The Libertine, and now, as of last month, Mass Ave rounded out its equal opportunity alcohol options with the addition of Louie’s Wine Dive. The term “dive” might be a stretch. The space is beautifully decorated with exposed brick walls, floor to ceiling shelves of wine, and large windows at the front of the place to watch all the activity of Mass Ave. When I went with a small group of friends, the restaurant was busy, but still cozy- a perfect date location, but also inclusive of some larger tables for groups. Our group was waited on promptly by a knowledgeable and attentive waitress. We learned that Louie’s is not exactly local- the wine restaurant hails from Kansas City, and the Indy location is the sixth in the nation, but I wouldn’t call it a chain.

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Indy Pizza Shop Converts Chicago Pizza Lovers

I am an Indianapolis transplant. Though I attended college in Indiana, my first big city was Chicago. The only problem is that Chicago has a tendency to eat up young millennials like myself. High taxes and even higher rent drove me to the center of the Hoosier state and all of its fiscal benefits. But, like any decision such as this, there’s a sacrifice to be made.

In my case, that sacrifice was Chicago-style pizza. All other pizza is inferior. I’ve been ruined for all other pizzerias.

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Solvitur Ambulando: Midtown Coffee Crawl 2015

In our millennial age, perhaps no other activity has captured the weekend imagination of young adults more so than the “bar crawl.” Hardly a month goes by without one’s calendar getting pummeled with invites to various holiday binge-drinking events, where one may be expected to dress as anything from Santa Claus to an Irish stereotype, all the while walking from bar to bar in one of the city’s many nightlife districts. It’s all fun, but lately I’ve grown tired of the obnoxious, drunken shenanigans, the over-priced drinks, and their subsequent hangovers. But not wanting to rid my life of the practice entirely, I’ve begun looking for other applications of the “crawl.” So this past weekend I woke up early and began the city’s first inaugural Midtown Coffee Crawl. What followed was a morning of manic energy, fleeting mental clarity, and existential dread. I should at this point warn everyone to never do this. I mean bar crawls are dangerous and all, but at least you can sleep off a day of over-drinking.

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Daredevil Brewing Co. Brings New Business to Famous Racing Town

Daredevil is a well-known name for Indy craft beer drinkers. Their Lift-Off IPA, which took second place in the Indy Star’s 2015 #MaltMadness craft beer competition, is in bars and tap rooms all over the state. They spent their first four years as a microbrewery in Shelbyville on the city’s southeast side. After their recent opening of the first newly constructed production brewery in Indianapolis since Prohibition, Daredevil will call Indianapolis their home.


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Penn & Palate Tickles the Tastebuds, Celebrates Local Artists

Nestled beneath the Piccadilly residence on the corner of 16th and Pennsylvania sits the new Penn & Palate restaurant. With local art hanging over every table, community residences taking up the real estate above the restaurant, and windows that look out towards Herron High School, you don’t have to go far to know that this place values the Indy arts community. Even their cutesy tongue-in-cheek name references the many avenues that artists use to express themselves.

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