Butler’s pretty cool. I’d be lying if I said otherwise, and of course with any cool school, there come’s another important factor: Hogsmeade. If you’re like me and grew up with the character’s of Harry Potter, you probably accept the necessity of a place of fun and relaxation outside of the school grounds. And although you won’t find Butter Beer or Warlocks walking around you’re sure to find some interesting people there as well as drinks for those of age.
But for those under 21 a whole host of other options are available. Some of the best food in the city can be found in this area, and at affordable prices. Broad Ripple Bagel Deli, Yatz (A Cajun place), and Noodles and Company to name a few. What’s wonderful is how it’s an easy drive away. Bit of advice: make friends with someone who has a car. That’s saved my sanity on a number of occasions through the years.
A recent find for me was the Farmer’s Market that is ensconced away behind Broad Ripple High School. This marketplace brings the freshest products from the area to residents of Indianapolis. You will find a stand with the “Honey Guy” as I know him by. He owns a bee farm and sells, you guessed it, honey! Fresh produce abound, as do the finest dairy and meat products. Finally, I bring to you the best advice anyone can give you in regards to the Farmer’s Market: buy a crepe. But not just any crepe. The banana and Nutella crepe. Delicious is not your companion until you have tried it.
Takes place every Saturday from 8 AM-noon. Be prepared to wake up early.