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A lineup of only-in-Indy experiences makes Indy a must-visit destination. You didn’t hear it from us though, as Frommers named Indy one of their “Best Places to go in 2020,” Food & Wine put us on their list of “America’s Favorite Food Cities,” and Forbes called Indy “America’s Most Underrated City.”
Now through May of 2021, Indy will celebrate our city’s 200th birthday. The city will roll out the red carpet for a yearlong celebration of music, food, arts, and culture. For more info on bicentennial happenings, head to www.indyturns200.com.
Exciting change is coming to the north end of Mass Ave this winter thanks to the new Bottleworks District. Bottleworks’ $300-million redevelopment of the former Coca-Cola bottling plant will be home to 11 acres of entertainment, restaurants, residences, an independent movie theatre, a food hall, and the Bottleworks Hotel. The 139-key boutique hotel will occupy the top two floors of the historic administration building and also operate a restaurant and bar. Adjacent to the hotel will be The Garage, a 38,000-square-foot marketplace with dozens of shops and restaurants bringing a variety of culinary styles to the heart of Indianapolis.
While summer vacations looked a little different this year, the concept and history of American travel is on display at the Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields through a group of masterpieces by iconic American painter Edward Hopper. Edward Hopper and the American Hotel provides guests the opportunity to explore how Hopper’s career was shaped by his fascination with hotels, motels, and other lodging spaces.
The mother-daughter duo behind HGTV’s hit home-reno show, Good Bones, recently opened their new retail store, Two Chicks District Co. The boutique focuses on home décor and offers a variety of items ranging from candles and wine glasses to furnishings and fixtures. Good Bones fans will also be able to purchase familiar items featured on the show, including Mina’s signature hammer necklace made locally by Twigs and Twine Jewelry.
One of Indy’s most experienced pastry chefs, Pete Schmutte, is behind the new Leviathan Bakehouse, serving baked goods and casual bites in Indy’s Chatham Arch Neighborhood, while Chef Ben Hardy recently opened Gallery Pastry Bar, a sister restaurant to his SoBro Gallery Pastry Shop in the Wholesale District downtown. Gallery Pastry Bar offers daytime fare and sweets alongside savory bites and creative cocktails in the evenings.
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