One of my favorite things about Indiana is that the seasons change.  Leaves turn to bright shades of orange, red and yellow in the fall; white snow covers the ground each winter; and the grass becomes a vibrant shade of green in the spring.  While I love the changing seasons, I do miss the fun outdoor concerts, farmers markets, and park trips of spring, summer and fall.  So, when it gets too cold to do those fun outdoor activities- I eat!  Every week this winter I will highlight one of my favorite Hamilton County, Indiana restaurants.  As a foodie (my definition of foodie is simply someone who loves to eat), I will happily talk about the small diners, the “hole in the wall� eateries, the fancy French bistros, the big restaurants and more.  NOW, onto the good stuff – enjoy, and feel free to share your own favorite Hamilton County, Indiana dining spots! [caption id="attachment_2814" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Enjoying a warm cup of coffee, and the view, from Noble Coffee & Tea during the Holiday Season"][/caption] Restaurant of the Week – Week 1 The "Restaurant" this week is less of a restaurant, and more of a good foodie related place to go.  In the heart of Downtown Noblesville, tucked away on the Square, is Noble Coffee & Tea.  This local gem is the perfect place to spend a chilly fall morning, a cold winter evening - or just a nice Saturday afternoon.  Owner, James Howard, knows his coffee beans - and travels around finding the best selections to bring back to the area.  With unique beans, a great view of the Square, and a nice assortment of pastries and goodies on the menu, this locally owned coffee shop is a great alternative to the chain spots found on every corner! Side Note: My recommendation? No matter what the temperature is outside, I am a hot beverage kind of girl (and I like sweet drinks) - so my current favorite offering from Noble Coffee is the cinnamon chai - yum.  Ever been to Noble Coffee & Tea?  If so - please share your favorites in the comment section!