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reCYCLE pARTS Artist Spotlight: Matt Sommers


Friday, February 08, 2013

 

reCYCLE pARTS Artist Spotlight: Matt Sommers

Matt Sommers is a visual artist, composer, musician and producer that works in the Indianapolis area.  His portfolio includes multiple mediums; including sculpture, video, photography, illustration, and sound.

This seasoned artist’s artwork is often described as existing at the crossroads of mechanical and lyrical, blurring the lines between man-made and hand-made.  Techno/organic issues are addressed in his artwork.  Matt is concerned with the place that machines occupy in our lives, our spaces and our hearts.  ”These devices are conceived by people, and we see humanity in them.  Personality, behavior and intention – normally considered human attributes – are often observed in mechanical creations.  My work explores this phenomena.” – Matt Sommers

Matt is a Herron School of Art & Design Alumnus, a member of the Big Car Collective, and Creative Director for Kilpsch.  For more information and to view some of Matt’s various artwork, please visit http://sommerville.net.

Be sure to check out Matt’s reCYCLE pARTS piece on Friday, March 1st, 2013 at the Raymond James Stutz Art Gallery benefitting Freewheelin’ Community Bikes, INDYCOG, and World Bike Relief.

Recent Exhibitions:
2011 StutzArtSpace – Social Currency
2012 Primary Colours – Installation Nation
2012 Indianapolis Museum of Art, Toby Theater – 48 Hour Film Project
2012 Spirit & Place StutzArtSpace – Insert Coin To Play
2013 American Pianists Associations – piano pARTS

Shining Bright on Health at Sun King – A Blog about Healthy Living


Thursday, January 31, 2013

Shining Bright on Health at Sun King – A Blog about Healthy Living

Morning Sun

 

Intro:

So now that everyone is back from the holidays and settling into their 2013 routines, it seems safe to say that things are still busier than ever. The way we live our lives today in this culture is filled with exhaustion, stress and over stimulation. These things can really weigh on us and are the root of many health problems. I hope you will take a few moments to read the tips below for ideas on how you can find some space and relaxation into your life.

Health Tips:

This month’s health tip addresses the fact that we now live in a time and space where everything is fast. An amazing man by the name of William Siff, was a guest teacher atKripalu and he said something that really hit home. He said (paraphrased), ‘We are never going to be healthy if we are constantly moving at such a fast pace. So, being able to slow down, even for a few minutes at a time, will make a huge difference in your health and happiness’.

Here are a few suggestions on how to make more time in your day:

  • Put your breakfast (suggestion: oatmeal) in a crockpot the night before and wake up to yummy smells. It will also insure you have breakfast.
  • When you sit down to eat, do that. Nothing else. Take a minute to appreciate what you have right in front of you and then actually chew and taste your food. This will help you feel more satisfied. Stop eating when you begin to feel full and allow your stomach to digest properly.
  • Try to spend as much time in nature as possible. A walk will do wonders!
  • Having troubles sleeping: wind down at least 1 hour before bed (2 is better). Try taking a warm bath. Don’t allow yourself to be in contact with bright screens or violent content right before bed. A good book or a fun art project and a cup of calming tea or warm turmeric milk (recipe below) is a great wrap up to the day.
  • Take time to meditate, even if you start out with only 5-10 minutes a day. Sitting quietly by yourself and allowing the body, mind and soul a few moments each day is one of the best gifts you can give yourself.

 

Your body craves a slower pace. How can we expect our bodies to heal or feel energized if it is always running on fumes? Give yourself time to refuel. Don’t think that because you are not driving, talking on the phone, at your computer, sending emails, in a meeting, running from one appointment to the next, picking up kids, cooking dinner, washing clothes, cleaning the house or feeding the dog (that made me tired just typing all of it) that you are being lazy or not fulfilling your worth to be on this planet. Quite the contrary, you do more of a service for everyone, if you learn how to be more present and slow down.

 

Yoga in the community:

Donation yoga classes are taking place at Bike Hub YMCA from 9-10 am every Saturday until April. Check in at the front desk and they will direct you to the group fitness room.

IWFM + Yoga classes are offered by-donation to raise funds to support the IWFM andGrowing Places Indy in the ongoing work to cultivate wellness through urban agriculture, food awareness & access, and practices for empowered living. Suggested donation for Yoga is $10.

 

Recipes:

 

Sleepy Time Turmeric milk

Serves 2

2 cups organic, whole milk (raw milk if available)

¼ teaspoon turmeric

Dash of cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon nutmeg

2 teaspoons maple syrup

• Boil the first 4 ingredients together, then simmer for 5 minutes. Pour into 2 cups and divide the maple syrup among them.

Kale and Carrot Curry

Makes 4 servings

1 tablespoon ghee or sunflower oil

2-3 carrots, peeled and chopped

1 leek

2 teaspoons mustard seed

2 teaspoons yellow curry powder

2 tablespoons shredded, unsweetened, coconut

½ cup coconut milk

1 bunch kale, washed and chopped

¼ teaspoon salt

fresh cracked black pepper

 • Warm skillet with oil or ghee, then place the next 4 ingredients in the pan until carrots are tender. Mix in the rest of the ingredients until kale is wilted. Serve on its own or over brown rice.

 

Additional Recipe for a hearty cold weather dinner: Sweet potato and black bean encheladas (this couple is amazing at combining flavors so check out their website for more fun and creative recipes)

 

Workout tips

Keeping the blood flowing through our bodies is very important. With all the sitting we do, it is good to get up at least every 2 hours to stretch and pump the blood. Easy exercises to do anywhere are: Lunges, squats, high kicks (front, back or side), push ups and sit ups. Just pick a new one each time and by the end of the day you will have done a mini full body workout.

Additional tip:  Now that you have time, what do you do? You take time to decompress, relax, unwind and enjoy. Take the time to do some meditation, pranayama, yoga, read a book that you have been wanting to pick up, get crafty and start an art project, play with your kids or friends, just do something that allows your adrenalin to slow down and release its fingers of stress on your body. And if nothing else, breathe deeply into your body and appreciate that for what it is.

Clay and Staraya

Namaste,

Staraya McKinstry

If you have additional questions, please email Staraya at staraya@sunkingbrewing.com.

 

About Staraya McKinstry:

Born and raised in Homer, Alaska, the western most tip of the United States, was not appreciated by my siblings or myself until we all went out into the world, and found that we grew up in a pretty amazing place. Alaska is a rugged frontier but it has its perks. Eating fresh vegetables from the garden, fish and seafood out of the bay, and a freshly hunted down moose/elk/deer was and still is the way of feeding family there. Fitness is a way of life; hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding (yes, it can be a great work out when you walk up the mountain) to name a few. The connection with nature seems to be a common understanding when you live in such a beautiful, ever changing environment as Alaska. With that background, I have come to love yoga and the connection it has seamlessly brought me in regards to myself, my family and friends, nature, and healthy living. I have a Masters in Public Health, but the everyday healthy lifestyle I have learned from my mom and dad and those like them back home. I am also currently going to school to train in Ayurveda Medicine (one of the oldest forms of medicine known to mankind), which focuses on healing the body, mind and spirit and maintaining health through food, herbs and exercise. My studies in yoga and Ayurveda are allowing me to bring practical, resourceful and sustainable practices to anyone who wants to learn how to get/stay healthy in mind, body and spirit.

 

Disclaimer: The entire contents of this blog are based upon the opinion of Staraya McKinstry. They are not intended to replace a one-on-one relationship with a qualified health care professional, and they are not intended as medical advice.

Cooking with Sun King: Velvet Fog Chocolate Cake


Thursday, January 24, 2013

Working for Sun King has certain perks, like getting a can of Velvet Fog before its official release.  Chef D decided to have some fun and baked a chocolate cake (P.S. – you can substitute Velvet Fog (because it’s a limited release) with Wee Mac!).

 

Velvet Fog Chocolate Cake

 

Velvet Fog Chocolate Cake

 

10 ounces all purpose flour

16 oz sugar

3 oz cocoa powder

10 grams baking soda

5 grams baking powder

a heavy pinch of salt

8 ounces sour cream

8 oz Velvet Fog

2 oz Old Pogue Bourbon

3 ounces vegetable oil

2 eggs at room temperature

½ ounce Bourbon Barrel Vanilla Extract or good vanilla extract

Butter for greasing

 

Preheat the oven to 350*.  Butter two 8 inch round cake pans.  Line with parchment paper, then butter and dust with flour.

Combine flour, sugar, baking soda, baking powder, & salt together in the work bowl of your stand mixer.  Mix on low with paddle attachment.  In another bowl, combine sour cream, Velvet Fog, vegetable oil, eggs, and vanilla extract.  Once mixed, slowly add the wet ingredients to the dry.  Scrape down the sides of the bowl.

Evenly distribute the batter between the two prepared pans.  Bake for 35-40 minutes or until a tooth pick inserted comes out clean.  Cool in the pans for 45 minutes, then turn out on a cooling rack to cool completely.

 

Mason County Butter Cream Frosting

8 ounces semi sweet chocolate chips

2 oz Old Pogue Bourbon – or your favorite bourbon

8 ounces butter at room temperature

28 ounces powdered sugar

4 ounces heavy cream

½ ounce bourbon barrel vanilla extract

Pinch of salt

 

In a double boiler melt chocolate and bourbon.  Cool to room temperature.

 

In the work bowl of your stand mixer, combine the sugar, butter, heavy cream, vanilla, & salt.  Mix on low until combined.  Scrape down the bowl.  Increase the speed to medium, add the chocolate and bourbon mixture, mix until incorporated.  Add heavy cream if mixture seems dry, a teaspoon at a time.  Place one layer on a cake stand.  Frost the top.  Invert the second layer, top with remaining frosting.  Coat the top and down the sides.

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside


Thursday, January 10, 2013
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

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The holiday season is a time of year filled with fun, festivities, and time with family. The glowing lights, the delicious holiday cookies, and the crisp weather all make the season wonderful. As an animal lover, I also look forward to the extra time I get to spend snuggling on the couch with my two dogs, Angel and Rocky.

When I am spending time with my own dogs, I can’t help but wish that all dogs had a couch to snuggle on like mine do. Sadly, many dogs are forgotten in backyards chained in all weather and are longing for affection. Thankfully, there is help for these animals. Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside is an all-volunteer group (founded in 2005) that focuses on helping dog owners to improve the quality of life for their outside dogs.

FIDO’s mission and grassroots approach to help some of the neediest dogs in our city motivated me to get involved in FIDO’s important work. You see, once you get involved with a mission like FIDO’s, you feel charged with the task of doing incredible work that will undoubtedly change the life of a dog forever.

Life is hard for outside dogs and neglected animals need all the help they can get. Here are just a few ways to get involved with FIDO:
• Report a dog in need: If you see an animal in need, don’t turn away – tell someone. To find the best agency to call (some situations are best for Animal Care and Control to investigate because FIDO does not have the ability to enforce animal-related law), visit our website and click on the tab: “Report a Dog in Need.”

• Donate money or supplies: As an all-volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit, we rely exclusively on generous in-kind and monetary donations. To view a list of items we need, visit our website.

• Volunteer your time: Perhaps the best thing you can do to help further FIDO’s mission of helping chained and neglected dogs is to volunteer your time. We need volunteers to help assemble fencing, transport materials, answer phone calls, distribute food at our pet food pantry, or join our outreach team and go door-to-door helping pet owners.

All of us at FIDO are so grateful for the opportunity to work with Sun King to make Indianapolis a better place for animals. We’re especially excited to be working with Sun King on an exciting project in the coming months—stay tuned for more details!

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Jessica Lifford
Director, Food Pantry
Friends of Indianapolis Dogs Outside

Cooking With Sun King Recipe Contest


Tuesday, January 08, 2013
Cooking With Sun King Recipe Contest

Cooking With Sun King Recipe Contest

At Sun King we love beer, we love food, and we love contests – especially ones that involve the two things we love most. Sun King is hosting a recipe cook-off contest we’re calling – Cooking with Sun King – in order to highlight creating great food with our beloved beer.

Cooking with Sun King challenges you to create an original dish using any variety of Sun King beer; the sky is the limit! Whether your recipe is for a main course, dessert, or appetizer, we want you to get in the kitchen and whip up your favorite dish.

Do you think that you have what it takes to be crowned the “King’s Chef”? We will be kicking off the contest on Tuesday, January 8th, 2013 via our Facebook contest page. Prizes will be awarded including Sun King swag, gift cards, as well as, gift cards to local restaurants. Please visit and like our Facebook page for entry and contest details. We cannot wait to see if you’ve got what it takes to be crowned the “King’s Chef”

If you have questions regarding the contest, please email contests@sunkingbrewing.com

Polar Bear Pedal II


Saturday, December 29, 2012

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Last year, Mayor Ballard challenged Hoosiers to bundle up and join him on a bike ride in the dead of winter. His call was answered by 600-700 riders on what turned out to be the snowiest day of the year. The ride was a blast and afterwards the City Market served as a great host to a ski lodge-like gathering. People were already asking about a repeat before the first ride has completed. The time has come to give the people what they asked for.

This year on Saturday, January 5th 2013 Mayor Ballard will once again be leading riders around the City’s Southside, Fountain Square, and through Garfield Park before returning back to the City Market. Once again we have many great community partners (including Sunk King) that are helping to make the ride a fun, successful and annual event.

Indianapolis is making great strides to become a more bicycle-friendly community and these group rides provide opportunities for people to get out and enjoy the streets in a unique setting. We also want to make the event more than just a ride (even though that would be plenty), so folks are encouraged to come early to enjoy all that the City Market has to offer. Make sure to visit the Winter Farmers Market, the many vendors in the main hall and then stay afterwards to enjoy a complimentary tasty cup-o-Sun King upstairs at theTomlinson Taproom.

Details:
When: Saturday, January 5th, registration starts at 9am, ride leaves at 10am
Where: Indy Bike Hub at the City Market (http://indybikehub.org/)
How Long: 10 miles
Register here: www.indy.gov/polarbearpedal

So bundle up, and we hope to see you all there…even if we don’t recognize you under the layers!

Jamison Hutchins
Bicycle and Pedestrian Coordinator/ Office of Sustainability
Office of Mayor Greg Ballard – City of Indianapolis

Click here for photos from last year’s ride.

Shining Bright on Health at Sun King – A Blog about Healthy Living


Friday, December 21, 2012

Shining Bright on Health at Sun King – A Blog about Healthy Living

Intro:
The holiday season can mean stress, lack of sleep, excess food and alcohol consumption and irregular sleep schedules; all the things that can break us down and make us sick, sluggish and feeling heavy. So why not try to enjoy the holiday season this year by reducing stress, practicing some yoga and learning how to take a few deep breaths.

Health Tips:
This month’s health tip addresses the irregular eating and drinking schedules that we tend to take up during this crazy season. After a day of eating and drinking more than felt good to your body, take the next day to detoxify.
• Drink warm water first thing in the morning. Eat a light, warm-hot breakfast. (Think about stewing some fruit with spices, making your own fruit sauce over some granola and yogurt!)
• Drink Digestive Cleansing Tea before OR for breakfast (recipe below)
• Go to the gym. Find a yoga class near by, or go for a 45-60 minute walk
• Drink plenty of warm water
• Try to eat mostly warm fruits, vegetables and/or broths for your meals
• Eat lightly
• Try to get some sleep, even a 20 minute nap can do wonders
Resetting your systems and allowing your body to process and filter the excessive food and drink fully, will give you that extra energy that you will need to actually enjoy time with friends and family. It will also make sure you don’t need to use up your sick days at the very beginning of 2013.

Yoga in the community:
Since schedules are unpredictable and you may be trying to save a little money this month, I suggest starting a home practice. I highly recommend checking outwww.myyogaonline.com or www.yogaglo.com. These sites allow you to have multiple yoga, meditation and Pilates videos at your fingertips, whenever you want them for very little money. You can search by difficulty and by length of practice and both sites offer a two-week free trial!

Recipes:

Digestive Cleansing Tea
Bring to a boil: 5 cups pure water
Add:
1 Tbsp. Fresh grated ginger root
1 Tbsp. tumeric
1 Tbsp. Dried licorice root
Cover and reduce heat to simmer. Cook 10-15 minutes. Strain and drink. If you are experiencing inflammation without a sluggish digestive system, omit the ginger and add the juice of half a lemon instead. Drink throughout the day. Reheat if needed.
Recipe from Ayurvedic Cooking for Westerners

Need a quick dessert option? You can pour this over any fluffy cake, chocolate tort, ice cream, yogurt or serve with a dollop of whipping cream!

Died Fruit Compote in Spiced Zinfandel Syrup
Serves 8

3 C. dry red wine
½ C. sugar
1 cinnamon stick
½ vanilla bean, halved lengthwise
16 whole, pitted prunes or dried plums
16 whole dried black mission figs
16 whole dried pitted apricots
¼ C. dried pitted cherries

Bring wine, 1 C water, sugar, cinnamon stick, and vanilla bean to a boil in a large saucepan. Add prunes, figs, apricots and cherries and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low, cover and simmer 1 hour. Cool. Remove cinnamon stick and vanilla bean. Chill 3 hours. Serve warm or cold.
Recipe from Vegetarian Times Nov. 2012

Fruit Sauce
½ C. water
½ banana
½ organic apple chopped
1-2 dates, pitted
2-3 dried prunes
½ tsp. vanilla
½ tsp cinnamon
dash of nutmeg
sprinkle of coconut (optional)
1 Tbls. Flax seed

Pour all ingredients into a small to medium sized saucepan. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat to simmer for 5 minutes. Turn off heat, transfer mix to a blender and blend until desired consistency. (Be careful when blending hot ingredients) If you want to make it more into a soup like substance, add almond, coconut, cows milk or more water.

Additional Recipe for a warm soup: www.tastingtable.com/entry_detail/chefs_recipes/11451

Don’t forget that the Indy Winter Farmers Market takes place on Saturday’s from 9am-12:30pm at City Market, Downtown, Indianapolis. The market has over 40 different vendors to stock your fridge and pantry high. The best thing is that mostly all the goodies are fresh, organic and local!

Workout tips
Think about working out, as a gift to yourself. We all know the physical benefits but do you also pay attention the mental ones? If you don’t have time to make it to the gym or the yoga studio, pack a bag with extra warm clothes and tennis shoes and throw it in your car. If you have anywhere from 15 to 60 minutes to spare, you can take a walk, jog, or a bike ride. This way you can have some time away from the chaos to clear your head, start envisioning what you want the New Year to bring and give all your sense organs a break from the hustle and bustle. Nature can be a great tool to get you back into balance. And why not utilize all the wonderful trails that our city has to offer, without paying a dime! Check out Indiana trails here: http://www.indygreenways.org/trails.html http://www.indyculturaltrail.org/map.html

Additional tip:
Pranayama is translated to “life-force enhancement” and uses the breath to calm, enliven, clear and/or cleanse the body and mind. Taking a few minutes in the morning, or whenever possible, can make a huge difference on the nervous system and will help you to calm any anxiety that may arise at this time of year.
Check out a few videos at http://www.youtube.com/user/santoshaschool
A great all around breath is nadi shodna (there are plenty of videos on youtube). So take a breath, relax and enjoy a wonderful, healthy holiday!

Namaste,
Staraya McKinstry

If you have additional questions, please email Staraya at staraya@sunkingbrewing.com.

About Staraya McKinstry:
Born and raised in Homer, Alaska (the western most tip of the United States), which was not fully appreciated by my siblings or myself until we all went out into the world and found that we grew up in a pretty amazing place. Alaska is a rugged frontier but it has a lot of perks; eating fresh vegetables from the garden, fish and seafood out of the bay, and a freshly hunted moose/elk/deer was and still is the way of feeding family there. Fitness is a way of life: hiking, mountain biking, fishing, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing and sledding (yes, it can be a great work out when you walk up the mountain) just to name a few. The connection with nature seems to be a common understanding when you live in such a beautiful, ever changing environment as Alaska. With that background, I have come to love yoga and the connection it has seamlessly brought me in regards to myself, my family and friends, nature, and healthy living. I have a Masters in Public Health, but the everyday healthy lifestyle I have learned from my mom and dad and those like them back home. I am currently going to school to train in Ayurveda Medicine (one of the oldest forms of medicine known to mankind), which focuses on healing the body, mind and spirit and maintaining health through food, herbs and exercise. My studies in yoga and Ayurveda are allowing me to bring practical, resourceful and sustainable practices to anyone who wants to learn how to get/stay healthy in mind, body and spirit.

Sun King Saves Christmas!


Thursday, December 20, 2012

SKB Santa

One of the core ideas behind the creation of Sun King was enriching our community. We work with more than a hundred locally based, community minded organizations throughout the year to raise awareness and funds to help enrich the lives of people throughout central Indiana. The holidays are a particularly important time because while many of us are blessed with family, friends and so much to be thankful for… there are so many people out there who are less fortunate and can benefit from the kindness of others.

This year at Sun King we decided to help make Christmas better for 100 families by raising money in the Tasting Room to buy gifts for children that are less fortunate. On December 1st, we started collecting donations in the Tasting Room and as of now we have collected nearly $1,200! In the spirit of things, Sun King will match every dollar donated between now and December 25th, so next time your visit the Brewery think about donating the change from your purchase or a few dollars from your wallet/purse to help make the Holiday better for a local family.

All of the money raised goes directly to the purchase of gifts for kids and the best part is that the SKB Crew is going to go shopping together and personally purchase the presents! We will be utilizing a variety of local, charitable organizations to distribute the gifts, so together with your help Sun King can help save Christmas!

Cooking with Sun King: Cockadoodledodates


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

If you are looking for a unique appetizer to wow your guests at your holiday party this season, then you are going to love Chef D’s Cockadoodledodates!

Cockadoodledodates

Cockadoodledodates

Bacon Wrapped Dates
1 8 oz package room temperature Cream Cheese
28 oz Dates Pitted
24 oz Thick Cut Bacon
1/3 cup Sriracha
1/4 cup Pure Maple Syrup
1 TBSP Worchestire
Salt
Pepper

Sweet & Spicy Drizzle
Mix equal parts Maple Syrup & Sriracha.
Use more Sriracha if you’d like an extra kick.

Mix cream cheese, Sriracha, Maple Syrup, Worchestire, salt & pepper in a bowl. Stuff each date with the mixture, you can use a piping bag or just spoon the mixture in.

Cut the bacon slices in half. Wrap each date with a half slice of bacon and move to a cooling rack over a sheet tray seem side down.

Bake in a 400* oven for 10-15 min or until the bacon is crispy.
Put dates on a platter and drizzle with the drizzle!

These tasty bites pair well with an Obtuse Juice IPA or your favorite IPA.

Yelp's Totally Bazaar!


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Holiday season a time of stress? Not for moi. You’ll find me stress-free frolicking from booth to booth Dec.13 at Yelp’s Totally Bazaar knocking off the naughty and nice on my Christmas list with one-of-a-kind gifts. Over 65 local businesses will fill City Market for a pop-up present bazaar, complete with a traditional old world market outside on the southwest plaza and a holiday fashion party with Pattern in the west wing. Enter the holiday bazaar of yesteryear on the plaza to find mulled wine by Easley Winery, warm hard cider from New Day Meadery, roasted nuts, international-themed businesses like Global Gifts, twinkling lights by The Brickman Group and international holiday music by Kyle Long of Cultural Cannibals. Is it Munich? Whoville? Who cares, it’s dreamy.

Join me for a cup o’ cheer courtesy of Sun King Brewery and Flat 12 Bierwerks. Bring your hunger with your thirst! City Market fixtures like Papa RouxNatural Born JuicersThree Days In ParisCircle City SweetsU Relish and many more will be open with extended hours for the evening. We’ll put your complimentary Yelp shopping bag to great use with businesses like People for Urban Progress240SweetHayes and TaylorFrittle and Homespun dishing out the goods!

Need to catch your breath from the mad fun in the Market Mezzanine? Mosy on over to The Platform (newly renovated west wing of City Market) for Pattern’s holiday fashion lounge with black and white films screening, make up booth to prep for the festive photo booth, cocktails, coat and bag checking by CoatChex (featured on Shark Tank) and more great vendors!

Yelp’s present to you? Some of the Circle City’s best drinks and entertainment – all for free. It’ll make anyone feel festive.

-Brittany Smith
-Yelp Community Manager

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BIO:   As the Yelp Community Manager for Indy, Brittany uncovers fun and unique ways for locals to connect with the Circle City’s cream of the crop businesses and events. The best part of her job? Meeting Hoosiers who are bubbling over with pride for their community and passionate about supporting local businesses.