Meal on My Mind: Pork Tacos from The Tamale Place

Let’s talk about tacos. The Tamale Place has been around for a while and yet their tacos are my favorite item there (the guacamole is a very close 2nd). Don’t get me wrong, the tamales are tasty (especially spicy ones, imo) but I’ve always been more of a taco girl and the pork tacos at The Tamale Place are outstanding. They’re addictive (around $2.50 a piece and 1 taco is huge). I’ve gone out of my way to stop there and pick up some. They’re that good. The pork is cooked a long time and then charred on the grill, and it’s super flavorful.

The Tamale Place’s Indy location on Rockville Road (just inside 465) has some seating, but I always get my food to go. If you stop there and get yours to go. Here’s a few tips. The tacos are always served with onions, cilantro, salsa and cheese (the insanely good white cheese) unless you as for a substitution. I order mine with just onions and cilantro and everything else on the side. The tacos carry much better and reheat well (if necessary) if you do this. I also order a small container of white cheese, salsa, guacamole, a small container of limes (I love lots of limes) and a small bag of chips. Who’s ready for a taco party?

The Tamale Place, 5226 Rockville Rd., Indianapolis, 317-248-9771

Check the website for menu, locations and other info.

What is your fave menu item at The Tamale Place?


photo of The Tamale Place Indianapolis



photo of tacos at The Tamale Place

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 (well, really it’s a hat). I need help! (kidding!)





October Culture List (Indy)

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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!