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COOKIESSSSSS!!!

I was out at Broad Ripple the other night when I saw it. Insomnia Cookies. A faint recollection stirred from a past visit to Purdue. My friend had mentioned this amazing cookie place, and forever changed my perception of what a delicious, melt-in-your-mouth cookie should be.

Now it’s in Broad Ripple. I hopped in with my friend, and it’s difficult to explain their expediency in delivering to me the exact cookie that I wanted. In retrospect, it seems that we entered and the servers turned to us with a smile and said, “What would you like–oh here it is. Enjoy!” And then I was back on the street munching on a S’mores cookie that was dripping all over my hands and face and then was gone and I still wasn’t quite sure what had happened but I was about three bucks lighter and two cookies fuller and a whole lot happier with myself.

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For those seeking a moral from this blog, it’s that you need to spend less time looking for a moral and more time getting out to Insomnia Cookies to see what all the hubbub is about. I give this a rating of three and a half chocolate chips (take that as you will).

Butler’s Hogsmeade

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.

I bought fresh basil! Thank you farmer's market, my pastas will be infinitely superior thanks to you.

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.