One of my favorite things about Indiana is that the seasons change. Leaves turn bright shades of orange, red and yellow in the fall; white snow covers the ground in the winter; and the grass turns a vibrant shade of green in the spring. While I love the changing seasons, I do miss the fun outdoor concerts, farmers markets, park visits 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!

Serendipity - In the heart of the Carmel Arts & Design District is Serendipity, a tea room that serves an incredible brunch, lunch and English tea. The cozy restaurant is set within a renovated 120 year-old bank - make sure to make a reservation to dine with pals in the vault. Serendipity is all about details and showcases marble floors, chandeliers, glass top tables and gorgeous tea pots. My favorite part? The most expensive dish on the menu is $11.95, so you can enjoy the fancy surroundings without breaking the bank (no pun intended). Serendipity is within walking distance of the 8 Great Towns office, so I have had the pleasure of taste testing most items on the menu and love the Turkey Asparagus Wrap. Served with a warm scone & fresh fruit, this sun dried tomato, basil cream cheese wrap is filled with fresh turkey and asparagus - and always makes my taste buds happy. Next time you are strolling through the District, take a moment to experience a delicious lunch at Serendipity (and then stop over at our Welcome Center to say "hello!"). Hours Lunch: Monday - Saturday, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

English Tea: Monday - Saturday, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Sunday - Open only for private parties