Want to experience some of Hamilton County’s most exciting new developments in dining, shopping and playing? From Geist Reservoir to west Carmel, the roughly 20-mile trek across 116th Street offers up the perfect slice of the area’s tremendous growth.

So plan a journey along 116th Street in Hamilton County. We’ll help, by guiding you to a few key points of interest along the way.

When hundreds of Lycra-clad cyclists click into their pedals and roll out of Carmel’s Coxhall Gardens for the Rollfast Gran Fondo early on Sept. 15, they’ll know they’re participating in the world’s fastest “gran fondo” bike ride. And they no doubt will be aware that the event has been selected as the Gran Fondo World Tour’s 2019 world championship race.
    
What they might not know is the story of the couple behind the race, a story that blends an unlikely connection, a shared passion for fitness, a startling tragedy and a desire to make a difference for people facing overwhelming darkness.

It’s the perfect time to discover a new restaurant or visit an old favorite, because Devour Indy Summerfest presented by Faegre Baker Daniels returns Aug. 19 - Sept. 1, 2019. Dozens of restaurants are participating in Indy’s city-wide dining event, offering three-course, value-priced menus. No coupon or ticket is needed – simply visit the restaurant of your choice and ask for the Devour menu.

Devour Indy’s lineup includes a number of northside options, including these restaurants in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond. See the full list below, make a reservation and start planning how you’ll devour all they have to offer.

Espresso is widely known as one of the most popular drinks among coffee lovers and coffee connoisseurs across the U.S. It packs a huge punch in a small cup, but also can be a little deceiving. When people think about how to get the most caffeine out of their coffee, they typically gravitate towards a shot of espresso. It has an intense flavor in only a few ounces, but we’re here today to debunk some of the most popular espresso myths out there. Let’s get started.

Planting Roots in Hamilton County

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 by Allie Moffett

Hamilton County is one of the fastest growing counties in Indiana, based on Census Bureau data. With that population growth comes a crop of new businesses and restaurants opening up shop in Carmel, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and beyond. We sat down with five local business owners to see why they chose to place their business roots in Hamilton County.

“One of the great gifts of photography is that you see things differently. The world’s lines become more apparent.” -Christine Merchent

Locally, Christine Merchent’s photography has been exhibited at Conner Prairie, Indiana Landmarks in collaboration with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Nickel Plate Arts and Indiana University’s Tom Thomas Gallery and Meijer Artway. Additionally, she published two golf photography books; Purgatory Golf Club Coffee Table Book and More Heaven than Hell. Christine was the 2017 Artist of the Year for Nickel Plate Arts and has earned numerous awards and merits from Indianapolis Professional Photographer’s Guild. In less than ten years, Christine Merchent has compiled an impressive resume.

Here in Hamilton County, we have more than 500 miles of trails to explore by foot or bike. But we’re also home to a rather tasty trail unlike any other: the Original Tenderloin Trail™, a meandering path that celebrates the uniquely Hoosier sandwich.

We take our tenderloins seriously here – in fact, we made our own semi-holiday called Tenderloin Tuesdays™, now in its 10th year, where foodies can feast on tenderloins and take advantage of great deals at more than 20 participating local restaurants on Tuesdays in July 2019.

Before we send you off on your dining adventure, read through our Tenderloin 101 crash course so you’re in the know on what’s between the bread.