Small business Spotlight: Rusty Taco

Small business Spotlight: Rusty Taco

As the residential area on the South side of Lafayette, IN continues to grow and expand, we continue to welcome new businesses and store fronts there as well. One of those shiny new faces to the South side is Rusty Taco! We’re so thankful for this fun addition to the Greater Lafayette, IN community! The great reviews keep rolling in online, and let’s be honest, there is never-not a time for tacos. Bring them on! What to Expect at Rusty Taco “Tacos are the most important meal of the day.” – Rusty Well, if the quote doesn’t say enough about the Rusty Taco experience, here’s a break down of all the fixin’s happening at this new establishment! Expect a welcoming atmosphere with trendy aesthetic and interior design, beautifully appetizing food displays on your plate, a fast casual dining experience, fantastic and plentiful margarita options, fresh design and ingredients, variety and more variety in all areas of the menu, and so much more! From breakfast tacos to a late night craving answers, enjoy tacos at any time of the day. Sit out on the patio during these beautiful Indiana days! Even choose from three different kinds of queso cheese to eat with your chips. There are seriously so many great selections to make from this menu, that you’ll just need to to check it out for yourself! Rusty Taco is a franchise, but click here to view more information on the story that started it all! Rusty Taco also caters! Click here to view more information on their catering options. Rusty Taco Hours, Location, and Reviews Rusty Taco is open...
Hillside Acres Family Farm

Hillside Acres Family Farm

What’s your favorite thing about Fall? Warm apple cider on a cool day? Or maybe you love a sweet treat in a freshly fried apple cider donut or popped kettle corn? Do you love going to the Indiana countryside during Harvest season and watching the Harvest moon rise? Is it the actual act of choosing the perfect gourd for your home decor and taking Insta-worthy photos? One of our favorite parts of the Indiana Fall y’all season includes all these things! Visiting local pumpkin patches never gets old, and we’re here to highlight one here in Greater Lafayette, IN that checks all the Fall party-boxes: Hillside Acres Family Farm. Hillside Acres Family Farm Welcome to the farm! Get ready for ALL the fun things and beautiful memories to come. Unique features include: apple picking, the country store, 7 acre corn maze, and so much more. Here’s a little introductory snippet from the Hillside Acres website: “It is owned and operated by part of the Hufford family- Brent & Gina, Caleb & Bethany, and Reuben & Megan. We began this new adventure together and opened in the fall of 2018. Hillside Acres is at the same location as the former Skiles Farm Market just outside of Rossville on 600 West and only 20 minutes from Lafayette. … We have several special events planned this year. The last day of our 2020 fall season is October 31st. Thank you for supporting our family owned business.” There you have it. When you step foot on the property, you’re joining the family traditions. Pick the perfect pumpkin. Take the photo in the photo booth. Ride...
Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Indiana Bed and Breakfast Destinations

Cool nights with changing colors on the leaves create the perfect staycation vibes here in great old Indiana. Have you seen some of the rolling hills and canyon formations we’ve got going on? Consequently, the question arrises of where you should go or stay, and additionally, we’ve an answer for you! Bed and Breakfasts are really perfect in so many ways. However, during this specific time with COVID-19, we want to point out that Bed and Breakfasts are essentially designed with social distance in mind. Here’s an updated list of all things Indiana B&B! Before booking a room, please be sure to contact each destination for their current COVID-19 procedures and stay guidelines. Nestle Inn (Downtown Indianapolis, IN): Okay, this B&B takes a turn for the wild side with claims such as: “Not your grandma’s B&B” and WE LOVE IT. Enjoy different touches including modern touches, Downtown Indianapolis location, WiFi, breakfast options, cooking classes, and so much more!Songbird Prairie (Vaparaiso, IN): Mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest, this is one to check out!Schenck Mansion (Vevay, IN): Also, mentioned in Midwest Living Magazine as one of the best B&B’s in the Midwest! It’s a beautiful location to behold!Cabins and Candlelight (Colfax, IN): Just twenty miles from Lafayette, these cozy little cottages are perfect for a weekend getaway. The cabins include a fireplace and Jacuzzi, and it is definitely a level of relaxation the doctor would order. It is a sweet little place!The Stone Cabin Inn (Dull’s Tree Farm; Thorntown, IN): The old log cabin is on a Christmas Tree Farm, and it is a favorite...
Downtown Lafayette Fresh Air Eats

Downtown Lafayette Fresh Air Eats

Did you hear? There’s a 6 week Downtown Lafayette, IN dining experience going on during current weekends at some local staples in the area! The heart behind this temporarily shuts down some streets through downtown, extending space for more tables and spaced seating for restaurants. Some downtown Lafayette, IN restaurants and bars don’t have and outdoor seating or access to expand space. This organized idea gives space for everyone. Benefits abound when you attend this event – great food, great times together, great Indiana Fall weather – why wouldn’t you come?! Dates and Everything You Need to Know This information came directly from the Facebook Event created and organized by the City of Lafayette. Check out the actual Facebook Event for more details and exact dates. “Downtown Lafayette restaurants/bars will be expanding their patio dining experience for patrons to enjoy additional outdoor dining spaces for the next 6 weekends as part of Lafayette’s Fresh Air Eats promotion. Beginning August 28 and running through October 4, come downtown to enjoy your favorite establishment’s food and drink in a whole new way! Fresh Air Eats will run on Friday nights from four to 10 pm; Saturdays, 9 am to 10 pm; and Sundays, 9 am to 9 pm. Establishments taking part in the program are: East End GrillCellar Wine BistroRevolution BarbequeProfessor Joe’sDT Kirby’sThieme & WagnerLafayette Brewing CompanyBobby T’sFolieBistro 501KnickerbockerBlack SparrowBru Burger Additional establishments already have outdoor dining areas or they are following the COVID-19 safe dining guidelines so please visit the following restaurants/bars in downtown Lafayette: Sgt. Preston’s of the NorthThe VaultRed SevenStar City CoffeeJava RoasterHoney Baked HamChumley’sBlind PigSunrise DinerSakeYatagarasuSichuan HouseBru...
Harvest Season at Fair Oaks Farm

Harvest Season at Fair Oaks Farm

Seasons in Indiana are all felt to the extreme, and Fall/Indiana Harvest season is no different. Unarguably, some might state that it’s the best season we get around here in Greater Lafayette, IN. Beautiful colors fill the trees and wooded areas, abundance of fresh produce comes in the form of apples and pumpkins, crisp mornings and evenings, and outdoor festivities galore are just a few reasons why Fall makes the top of this list. While most Greater Lafayette, IN Fall festivals have unfortunately been cancelled for this season, do not fret! Hoosiers all over the state are getting the creative juices flowing, and we can’t love it enough. Let’s begin with our friends at Fair Oaks Farm. Exploring their meticulously maintained grounds is a treat any time of year, but here are some simple things they’ve got up their sleeve for the 2020 Harvest Season! The Apple Orchard The main attraction. Come anytime during the week to visit the apple orchard at Fair Oaks Farm. Here are the apple orchard specs from the website. “Our Indiana apple orchard is located on 40-beautiful acres, with 10 different varieties of apples. Come pick your favorite apples, ride the wagons, rent golf carts and visit our ever-popular Pub in the Orchard.DETAILS: Check in at the Harvest Market$2 admission per person, $8 per bag to pick (10 lb bag)” Click here to view the apple peaks throughout the season. Enjoy delicious types such as Honeycrisp, Gala, Jonagold, and more! Hours & Info Saturdays & SundaysAug 22 – Nov 19 am -5 pmOpen Labor DayOpen Columbus Day Nature Trail “Come enjoy our relaxing new 1-mile...