Mardi Gras Eats in Hamilton County

Tuesday, February 21, 2017 by Caroline Mosey

I’ve only been to New Orleans once, which is a gigantic tragedy. But in that one visit, I think I figured out the soul of the city. They just really, at their core, want to party. And what makes a party? Food and music! The music could be an entire blog post, but for our purposes, we’ll focus on food.

As fat Tuesday arrives Feb. 28, marking the culmination of Mardi Gras celebrations, don’t fret if you aren’t down in the Crescent City. There are lots of ways to get your Cajun fix here in Hamilton County, Indiana. Take note!

Winters in the Midwest (usually) require lots of indoor activities for our children. Although this year has been exceptionally mild, it has been so muddy there isn't much opportunity to play outside. That's where I come in. We have lived in Hamilton County for a year and a half and have yet to visit all the cool indoor places HC has to offer because there are so many. Combating cabin fever in Hamilton County is super easy.

The ultimate Super Bowl spread

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 by Caroline Mosey

The only thing I love more than watching the Super Bowl is watching it with a mouthful of football snacks. And you know what I’m talking about when I say football snacks, right? (Everyone raises hand) Right!

I mean bite-sized things we can lift, scoop or stuff into our mouths that are high-flavor and preferably high-calorie (because it’s not bathing suit season yet, so let’s just be honest). For me, the Super Bowl is an event that calls for two important menu items: beer and meat. Those can both be left open for endless interpretations and variations, but may not be excluded altogether at any cost.

If cuisine is king, atmosphere is the prime minister of the restaurant world. 
No one understands this concept better than Larry Hanes, owner, interior designer and executive chef of Eggshell Bistro at Carmel City Center. A designer by trade, Larry holds every component part of a diner’s experience in equality, weaving the tiniest details into complete layers.