Spotlight on Azzip Pizza

Spotlight on Azzip Pizza

Opening this weekend is a new, trendy, fast casual style of pizzeria- Azzip Pizza. For less than $8 you can build your own personal 11″ pizza with one sauce choice, one meat choice, and unlimited veggies. Yes, please! We have a similar restaurant in West Lafayette called Lotsa Pizza, but Azzip Pizza is personal to us here in the Lafayette, IN area. The owner is a graduate from Purdue University. He won Burton D. Morgan Business Plan Competition before he graduated in 2012 for this fast casual pizza experience. This award granted him $20,000 to start his own business. He did just that in his hometown of Evansville, IN, and now has many locations springing out from there. So, we are excited to welcome him back to Lafayette and to reap the benefits of that award. Azzip Pizza offers food for any type of diet. Not only can you build each pizza to your own personal perfection, but they have a gluten free crust, salad options, and homemade cookies for $.50 each. Click here to view the entire menu! Each month they come out with a unique “pizza of the month” with creative flavor combinations to help you think outside your usual box. At their grand opening, this Sunday April 8th, Azzip Pizza is offering a free pizza day. Come in anytime between 11:00 A.M. and 9:00 P.M. to try out what they have to offer.   Hours, Location, and Reviews 11:00 A.M. – 9:00 P.M. Sunday through Thursday 11:00 A.M. – 10:00 P.M. Friday and Saturday 105 Farabee Dr S suite b, Lafayette, IN 47905 Azzip Pizza is...
At Home Spring Break Staycation Ideas

At Home Spring Break Staycation Ideas

There is plenty of opportunity over spring break to be together as a family. So, let us encourage you to make the most of it! Here are a few ideas for fun family bonding. They’re also ideas to remain sane during the adjustment of everyone being home. Family game battles. Think this: Battle royal on board games that last all week. We are talking- make a chart, compete against one other in all types of things, and have prizes for the winners. This is a fun idea for all ages. Things to consider a competition include: eating marshmallows, folding laundry, any and all board games, making pizza, pin the tail on the donkey, etc. Did you know that kids are more likely to eat something you’ve made for dinner if they’re included in the meal making process? Consider making meals together throughout the week. You’ll be glad you shared your kitchen to get to know your family. Nature scavenger hunt. Pinterest has a ton of printable charts that allow you to step outside in your backyard and play scavenger hunt together. Date night kid exchange. Spring break isn’t all about the kids. Do you have a family in your area that have kids with similar ages as yours? You guys could host all the kids at your house for one night, and then allow the other family to host all the kids another night. Date night’s can be helpful to the mental health of the parents. Build a fort, and watch a movie. Bonfire? Make homemade playdough, kinetic sand, or slime. These are a little messy, but they’re time...
Greater Lafayette St. Patrick’s Day Events 2018

Greater Lafayette St. Patrick’s Day Events 2018

Dilly, Dilly! (It’s Irish slang for Hear, Hear!) Come one, come all, and check out our list of 2018 St. Patrick’s Day events and festivities around the Lafayette, IN area and beyond.   St. Patrick’s Day Parade (Riehle Plaza, Lafayette, IN): The parade starts at the intersection of Howard Avenue and Brown Street at Riehle Plaza.  The parade begins at 11 AM and ends at 1 PM on Saturday, March 17, 2018. Come out and enjoy the fun, but be sure to deck yourself in green from head to toe. Bagpipes, kilts, and an all volunteer parade will leave you loving the way Lafayette, IN celebrates St. Patrick’s Day! The parade ends at Lafayette’s very own Nine Irish Brother’s Restaurant.   Nine Irish Brother’s (Lafayette & West Lafayette, IN) opens at 11:00 A.M. this Saturday for live music and entertainment. Nine Irish is Greater Lafayette’s stop for all things Irish. If you’re looking for great authentic Irish food, Guinness, and music- look no further. They’ve got food options such as Guinness Stew, Shepard’s Pie, or Pub Chip Nachos! They’re open until 10:00 P.M., but if you’re under 21 you’ll have to leave by 4:00 P.M.   St. Patrick’s Day Painting with a Twist (Lafayette, IN) is offering $1 domestics and a late night special “Moon River” painting. $35/seat. You’ll love the stress free environment that’ll help you tap into your creative side. Fresh Thyme Farmer’s Market (Lafayette, IN): From 12:00-3:00 P.M. Fresh Thyme will host a little party with kid’s activities, live entertainment, and Irish food samples throughout the store! Click here for a little more information on the event. Here...
5 Easy Fish Recipes for Fridays in Lent

5 Easy Fish Recipes for Fridays in Lent

Lent is a 40 day fast before Easter that is practiced by most people within the Catholic and Christian faith. It challenges the participants to “give up” something for the 40 days, but it also challenges them to “give up” meat on Fridays. So, if you’re participating in Lent this year, or you just really love fish, check out this blog for lunch or dinner ideas for Fridays!   Tuna Melt (Sarah Titus Food Blog) Tuna, 2 cans, drained Onion, medium size, chopped Celery, 1/2 a stalk, chopped Garlic (1 clove), minced Parsley, 1 tablespoon, chopped Mayonnaise, 3-4 tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil, 3 tablespoons, divided Mozzarella, 1/3 cup, shredded Bread, sliced Butter, softened Salt and Pepper to taste Drain water from tuna and put the tuna into a medium bowl. Chop onion, celery, and parsley.  Mince garlic and add ingredients to tuna. Add mayonnaise, olive oil, and mozzarella cheese. Combine all ingredients until well incorporated. Salt and pepper to taste. Place a non-stick skillet on the stove and add 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil. When the skillet is hot, take a slice of bread and generously spread butter on one side. Place the bread (buttered side down) in the hot skillet. Be sure to keep the temp at a consistent heat. Using a spoon, scoop about 2 tablespoons of tuna salad on bread while it is browning. Butter another slice of bread with butter and place non-buttered side on top of tuna. Using a spatula, check to see if the bread is toasted brown. If so, turn the tuna melt over and grill the other side until it’s golden...
Spotlight on Battle Ground, IN

Spotlight on Battle Ground, IN

Battle Ground, IN sits just five miles directly North of Lafayette, IN. It’s a town of about 1300 people on approximately a square mile of land, and is quiet and quaint, with easy access to I-65 to take you North to Chicago or South to Indianapolis. Battle Ground‘s history plays a major part in their daily life because of a beautiful park and memorial built in town called the Tippecanoe Battleground Memorial. The park offers access to the Wabash Heritage Trail, a nature center, and and old, white church that’s just fun to peak into! This park also hosts the annual Indiana Fiddler’s Gathering. This event brings bluegrass, Celtic, swing, and jazz music lovers from all over the Midwest together to jam. It has even featured famous people such as Allison Krauss and Union Station and Le Vent du Nord. Therefore, this town might be small, but it’s mighty and on the map. History According to the Battleground Town website, “In the late summer and fall of 1811, William Henry Harrison, then Governor of the Indiana Territory, organized a military expedition against the increasing resistance of the federation of Indian tribes being formed by the Shawnee brothers and chiefs, Tecumseh and Tenskwatawa, also known as the Prophet. With their community of Prophetstown as his objective, General Harrison marched from Vincennes, Indiana, at the head of a small army of about one thousand men. However, General Harrison met with representatives of the Prophet on November 6, 1811, when he arrived at Prophetstown. He presented demands in the name of his government. General Harrison was to meet with the Prophet and his...
5 Florists of Greater Lafayette

5 Florists of Greater Lafayette

Roses are a Valentine’s Day tradition. Do you ever wonder why people gift them to each other? According to the Gourmet Gift Basket blog, red roses, in general, tend to represent love and romance, and that’s really the only reason! This thought dates back into Egypt, Greek, and Rome in Biblical times, but the idea of gifting them started in the Victorian Age. It is cool to know that this simple gesture with simple thought behind it has stood the test of time. Roses, however, aren’t the only flower option out there.  There are many places to purchase flowers in Lafayette, IN, but we’ve listed five to help you get your search started! Rubia Flower Market (West Lafayette, IN): Fresh flowers come in on Tuesdays here. So, feel free to drop by on Valentine’s Day to create your own bouquet. Their display room has some bouquets put together, but it is filled with single flowers so you can play. They have great prices for great quality. Roth Florist (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): This shop is an oldie but goodie. They’ve been in Lafayette since 1895! That speaks for itself. The elegant quality of all items will satisfy you. You can order ahead by phone or online. Bennett’s Greenhouse (Lafayette, IN): Does your significant other have a green thumb? You can purchase cut flowers here, but their specialties live in the greenhouse. Potted plants are the way to go for some ladies! McKinny’s Flowers (Lafayette, IN): Here’s a North Lafayette location! They have a decked out gift shop. Therefore, McKinny’s might be a one stop spot for you! Julie’s Flowers (Downtown, Lafayette, IN): Julie’s Flowers is...