Valentine’s Day Specialty Events

Valentine’s Day Specialty Events

From dancing to a 5 course fine dining meal, one of these local, unique Greater Lafayette, IN events will take your Valentine’s game to the next level! Romantic Events! Evening of Romance (Mariott Hall; West Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 8:00 – 10:15 P.M. “The Purdue Jazz Band and the School of Hospitality & Tourism Management team up to recreate a 1940s big band dance club atmosphere – where couples can enjoy music, dancing, food, and romance. Purchase tickets here.”Valentine’s Day Dinner (Richelle in a Handbacket; Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 7:00 – 10:00 P.M. BY RESERVATION ONLY. “Chef Lauren Reed will prepare a shrimp cocktail appetizer followed by a caesar salad for starters and a filet mignon main course. Dinners will also be treated to wine and their choice of dessert by Richelle in a Handbasket Just Desserts! Interested parties can call 765.441.2626 to RSVP. The cost is $75/person.”Valentine’s Day Dinner (Folie; Downtown Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 5:00 – 10:00 P.M. “Five course prix fixe dinner presented by Chef Cesar $50 per person.”Heart of Art 2020 (Courtyard Lafayette; Lafayette, IN): Friday, February 14, 2020 from 6:00 – 10:00 P.M. ” The eleventh annual Heart of Art wine dinner and auction will celebrate Valentine’s Day with wines provided by Carroll Wine and Spirits. Wines will be paired with a three-course menu designed by Jim Bodenmiller and prepared by the Courtyard Marriott chef. Sparkling wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served during the welcoming reception, with silent auction items on view for bidding, from 6:00-7:00. Guests will then be seated for an evening...
Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

Valentines Day Dinner Ideas

Looking for the perfect place to take that special someone out to for Valentines Day? Greater Lafayette, IN has something for every romance style. Here are some of our suggestions. We won’t tell anyone that we helped you out! Fine Dining in Greater Lafayette, IN McGraw’s Steak, Chop, and Fish House (West Lafayette, IN): McGraw’s sits on the Wabash River on the southwest side of Purdue University. Winding, beautiful country roads take you to this intimate destination. For the menu, there are seasonal specialty items that change daily, but additionally, they serve a variety of steaks, a gourmet pasta option, an extensive seafood menu, and sides and sauces (such as a Bleu Cheese Butter) giving your pallet plenty to choose from! Extensive wine list, full bar, and the perfect place to wine and dine your significant other!La Scala (Lafayette, IN): La Scala is not just another Italian restaurant. On Valentine’s Day, they serve a special menu with dishes from classic lasagna to a lobster mac and cheese! La Scala prides themselves on their local involvement, supporting local product producers in categories such as meat, cheese, bread, and produce. This historic downtown location will surely tickle your fancy!Mountain Jacks (Lafayette, IN): Crab legs. Steaks on steaks. Ribs. Prime Rib. Are you hungry yet? Mountain Jacks is a classic steak house that’s very well known in Greater Lafayette! You’ll love the log cabin, cozy interior. The fireplace, especially, will make you feel right at home in this intimate setting.Bistro 501 (Lafayette, IN): Bistro 501 sits on the corner of 5th and Main Streets in the historic Lahr building in downtown Lafayette. This French inspired, fine dining experience will have...
Pizza Love – Top 5 Pizza Places Around Lafayette

Pizza Love – Top 5 Pizza Places Around Lafayette

If we know anything around these here parts, it’s pizza. Lafayette, IN takes our pizza seriously, and you really can’t blame us. We have so many great options! Check out these pizzerias around town to see what we’re talking about! Check out this list our team put together of our favorite pizza places around Greater Lafayette! Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room (West Lafayette, IN): Bruno’s has a soft spot in our heart. That spot might actually be Bruno dough because we have eaten so much over the years? Anyway, when you go to Bruno’s expect top quality ingredients, ample portions, creative and exciting flavor combination, and an environment with a heartbeat spelling P-U-R-D-U-E.Arni’s Pizza (Click here for locations): We can’t do a pizza highlight without mentioning this one. Arni’s chops their toppings into small pieces, and they pile the them high! This is a Lafayette, IN family favorite forever and ever. It’ll be another great choice for feeding your family. We’ll meet you at Arni’s! Pizza King (Click here for locations): Another Lafayette, IN staple within the same category as Arni’s. Both make a similar style pizza, and be careful which one that you claim as your favorite! There’s a little bit of a debate over which one is better! Try both and you decide!Azzip Pizza (Lafayette, IN) and LOTSA Pizza (West Lafayette, IN): Both of these pizzerias are a build-it-yourself style pizza joints. At these establishments, you order at the counter and walk through an assembly line of toppings and flavor combinations, building it as you go. Azzip and LOTSA offer plenty of pizza flavor combo suggestions, but...
Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

Small Business Spotlight: Great United Skates

This old school Lafayette, IN favorite lives on! Previously, this party center served our community under different ownership, but now it’s back, baby, and the new ownership means business! Well, business when it comes to being your central spot for, “family friendly roller skating, birthday parties, private events and fundraising parties!” Join the fun during one of the specials they frequently run, or keep reading to find out which “skate” works for you. Whether you prefer inline or quads– you’ll find your place here! Great United Skates Amenities As a member of the RSA (Roller Skating Association International), expect a top of the line skating rink experience. Current music, fun arcade games, clean bathrooms and tables, and convenient skate rentals are just a few things to expect on the inside. New ownership gives fresh eyes and a face lift to the decor, so we’re excited for you to see the changes! Great Skates works their fun magic by organizing skate times for everyone. Here are a few of the designated skates available: Sensory Friendly Skate, Family Skate Night, Zumba Fitness Class, Tiny Tot Skate, Matinee Skate, Adult 18+ Skate, Winter Break Skate. Click here to view the entire event schedule and break down of each time slot through the weeks. Hover your mouse over each event on the calendar to see admission prices, event information, and the time allotted! Looking ahead, there’s a Kid’s Summer Camp coming up in summer of 2020. Give your kiddos a summer to remember by signing them up for skate camp! Birthday parties and private events are also on the list of possibilities. Click...
Best Burgers Around Lafayette

Best Burgers Around Lafayette

The burger scene here in Lafayette, IN is ever growing and changing. We love that about our home city! It’s constantly moving forward in many ways, and the food is no different! Each of these 8 burger joints has its own spin, flavor, and spot within the food culture here. Check out these intriguing spins on burgers (in no particular order) at our best burger spots around Greater Lafayette Indiana! Bru Burger (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Gourmet burgers at their finest, here at Bru Burger! This Indianapolis founded company says this about their burger make up: “Our burgers are made from a signature grind of sirloin, chuck, and brisket.” Burgers with goat cheese, onion rings, eggs, and pulled pork atop are just a few items used in the amazing, tasty flavor combinations at this restaurant! Check it out!DT Kirby’s (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Kirby’s says “All burgers are 1/2 lb. and made fresh to order medium rare.” They will only reluctantly cook it different. These guys are serious. Try the Grilled Cheese Cheese Burger or Mac & Nap for some fun, adventurous burger options!East End Grill (Downtown, Lafayette, IN) East End only has a couple of burger options (East End Burger, Wyagu Burger and Salmon Burger), but all are mouth-watering! Trust us, you’ll be glad you tried this place! Fun fact! East End was actually named Lafayette, IN’s Small Business of 2019! Triple XXX (West Lafayette, IN): Indiana’s First and Oldest Drive In is still serving up some of the areas BEST BURGERS! Triple XXX was featured on Food Network’s: Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives for the Duane Purvis All American burger;...
January Events Around Indiana

January Events Around Indiana

Looking for some ways to enjoy Indiana during these winter months? We are too. So, here are some fun things to do around Indiana during the month of January. Indiana Fun During Winter Months Pacers games: The game schedules runs through April right now! Take the opportunity to go check out some home grown basketball in Downtown Indianapolis. Not only is it a fun experience to be at the game, but downtown has its delights as well. Enjoy a walk around City Centre, or grab dinner and coffee before the game! Take a weekend or day trip to French Lick, IN! There’s tons to do! An indoor waterpark (Big Splash Adventure) for kiddos, a winery for the adults, and much more! Click here to view more to do in French Lick, IN.Perfect North Slopes (Lawrenceburg, IN)Get a little taste of the slopes right here in Indiana! Ski, snowboard, or tube down the trails, you’ll find what you need here. Toboggan Run at Pokagon State Park (Angola, IN)Open with or without snow! Operates until March 1, 2020. Click here for more information!Wolf Park (West Lafayette, IN)Wolf Park hosts a event called, “Winter Wolves.” Here’s what it is all about: “This time of year is a great opportunity to see the wolves at their most active. Wolves enjoy spending their time outside in cold weather.” Click here to for the entire event calendar to plan your trip.Old Jain Inn (Parke County, IN)Reserve a room at the Old Jail Inn for an unique experience this winter. You can spend the night behind bars at this awesome downtown Rockville, IN establishment.Antique and Misc...