Dapper Dog

This is my dog Louis (pronounced Louie). Yep, you’ll see a lot of photos of him on the blog and/or Twitter. I’m all kinds of crazy about him. He’s a miniature Poodle mix (not sure of what other breed, possibly Bichon). Any ideas of what breed? Maybe I need to get a DNA test kit for him. Have you seen those in pet stores? Ha. Too funny!

photo of Louis


Here are a few of Louis’ favorite things: Starbucks (pup cup!), riding in the car, chasing geese (he’d make an excellent geese herder or can scare off geese)….and visiting any pet supply store.

photo of Louis


A long walk at West Park may be at the top of Louis’ list of faves.

photo of Louis


Do you have a dog? What are some of your favorite dog-friendly places in Indy? Leave me a note in the comments. Also- what’s your favorite pet supply store in Indy?

p.s. Do you have a Halloween costume for your dog? I just bought one. I need help! (kidding!)





October Culture List (Indy)

photo of pumpkins Indiana

Let’s chat about some happenings in Indy. Here’s my roundup for some events happening in October and early November. I’ll post more of these as I hear about ‘em. There’s so much happening in the Indy area in October! I’m including a few kid-friendly events also.


For the kids

Creepy Carnival at The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis’ Haunted House through October 31 (info and tickets on The Children’s Museum’s site here)


Crouching Tigers at Indianapolis Public Library. “Crouching Tigers is a mindful martial arts program that is dedicated to the social and emotional development of children ages 2 to 7.” There are 2 upcoming free classes on October 22 and November 10. (info and tickets on the Crouching Tigers site here)



Heartland Film Festival runs through October 25  (coverage on the official Heartland site and on The Film Yap site (which I contribute to)


Midnight Madness at Landmark Theatres Friday and Saturday nights at Midnight through November 1 (my favorite theatre in Indy, info and tickets here )



Red (the play about painter Mark Rothko) at IRT (info and tickets on IRT’s site)


What are some of your favorite October happenings in Indy? Leave me a note in the comments!

Fall Faves: The Famous Tomato

My favorite month in Indy is October. There’s just something about October here in Indiana. The leaves! So beautiful. Warm apple cider! I love it all. Bring on fall. I’m having fun getting out and doing some exploring. A girl about town kinda thing.

My aunt Jean (who always tells me about new places! thank you) raved to me about The Famous Tomato and told me I needed to check it out. Not too long ago she and my uncle Bruce and my parents visited The Famous Tomato and told me they had a good time and I needed to check it out. They also let me try some mighty tasty homemade salsa (I’m a salsa addict) and a few hot sauces.

I knew about The Famous Tomato (formerly known as Old Farm Market Express) but had not visited the Indy location (super close to Speedway). I visited the Avon location (it closed a few years ago) a few times.

The Famous Tomato reminds me of a farm stand that I would stop and visit on a road trip.


photo of The Famous Tomato in Indianapolis

I would like all of these pumpkins.

photo of The Famous Tomato in Indianapolis

 I’ll take mini pumpkins.

photo of gourds at The Famous Tomato in Indianapoli

 gourds too!

photo of vintage sodas at The Famous Tomato

Vintage sodas! You can buy them separately or get a 4-pack mix and match. I’m a fan of Cheerwine and Ale 8. What about you?

salad bar at The Famous Tomato

The popular salad bar at The Famous Tomato. It’s reasonably priced and stocked with lots of stuff. My aunt and uncle and parents said it’s quite tasty. I’m kinda crazy for a great salad bar. There are a few tables where you can enjoy your salad outside.

caramel apples at The Famous Tomato

Caramel apple? Yes, please.

You’ll find a variety of Indiana products at The Famous Tomato. Cider, popcorn and other Indiana products-  you’ll find them here. And, don’t leave without picking up some hot sauce (they have lots of varieties). The Famous Tomato is a gem here in Indy and I’ll be back soon.

The Famous Tomato, 5002 W. 10th St., Indianapolis (317) 390-4347.