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TJ Banes

TJ Banes is a professional storyteller who feeds her soul by taking long walks with her dog, spending time with family and friends, reading and traveling. She is a mother to two daughters and a son and considers motherhood her greatest blessing. 

A Guide to Vegan and Vegetarian Food in Hamilton County, Indiana

Craving a lean and leafy lunch that goes beyond the garden variety? Or how about a hearty healthy dinner option? We’ve got you covered. Hamilton County, Indiana is filled with restaurants offering vegan and vegetarian options. Locating what’s right is a little bit like perusing the produce aisles of a fresh market – diners only need to know three things: where to go, what to ask for and what they are craving…

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Chocolate Shop Brings Global Flair to Downtown Carmel

The owner of Xchocol’Art is from Austria. She learned about making high quality and high-end chocolate in Europe. She imports her chocolate from Ecuador, and she traveled to London this year to receive the “Top Truffle Artistry Award” for her mouth-watering whiskey honey morsel. And then there’s the location of Xchocol’Art in Carmel, Indiana. It’s like walking down a Parisian alley and stumbling onto a delectable treasure. Owner Joann Hofer said the space was intentionally selected – tucked away on the thoroughfare of the Carmel Arts & Design District…

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Fishers Test Kitchen Launches Chef Careers

Imagine dining at the table of a seasoned chef – sitting just inches away from the epicenter of an epicure. Or picture peeping in on an up-and-coming chef who is prepping tasty original eats. This is the Signature Table and Fishers Test Kitchen – one of the newest dining options in Hamilton County, opening February 2020. An idea that started over a cup of coffee might now be considered a full-course meal. Also on the menu for the Fishers District are new retail, residential and restaurant offerings. One of the first businesses to open is also one of the most hyped concepts spreading across the country – the culinary accelerator. What’s that, you say? Essentially, the Fishers Test Kitchen is a startup space for three culinary entrepreneurs…

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