What’s summertime without a cold treat? We’ve rounded up a list of local ice cream that you’re sure to melt over.
As an avid s’mores fan, City Editor Nicole is eyeing the flavor on the left. | Photo by @see_do_eat
Circles | Sold at Wildwood Market, 1015 Virginia Ave. | Circles is known for its city-wide summer pop-ups + seasonal concoctions. Pro tip: Try the Coffee Cake Crumble — Circles partnered with Tinker Coffee Company to bring you coffee ice cream featuring single-origin coffee with a buttery streusel topping.
New Age | 1325 Shelby St. | You + your furry friend can enjoy a paw-fect treat together at this pet-friendly and vegan-friendly shop. We recommend a peanut butter pet pop for them and a scoop of decadent chocolate oreo for you.
BRICS | 901 E. 64 St. | Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station has 36 flavors of dairy ice cream + eight vegan options. Pro tip: Enjoy the “Whistlestop Wakeup” outside on the deck while you take in the sights and sounds of the Monon.
After seeing this, we’re dying to try that honey lavender scoop. | Photo by @keepindyfun
Square Scoop | 1028 Virginia Ave | Located in the heart of Fountain Square, Square Scoop prides itself on its locally-made, hand-dipped ice cream, shakes, and sundaes. Want to sprinkle in some extra nostalgia? Check out its wide selection of old fashioned candies + sodas.
Lick | 906 Carrollton Ave., Ste. 360 | Ever wanted to try gorgonzola candied pecan ice cream? What about rosewater pistachio brittle? This one is for the adventurous eaters that won’t shy away from an ice cream experience that will have your taste buds doing the tango.
Purre Barre at Spencer Farm Winery | Thurs., June 23 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 7015 E. 161st St., Noblesville | $15 | Enjoy a full-body workout outdoors + get a glass of wine afterwards. 🍷
Coffee on the Monon | Fri., June 24 | 6:30-9 a.m. | Midtown Plaza Carmel, 365 Monon Blvd. | Free | Bike Carmel + Carmel Caffeine Trail partnered to give bike commuters complimentary coffee and snacks on the fourth Friday of every month. 🚲
Connect Through You | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | White River State Park | Free | Get a sweat on during Canal Squad’s first annual event featuring a raffle with prizes, a clothing launch, music, and brunch to follow at the Oakmont. 👟
Queer Business Owners Spotlight | Sat., June 25 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. | Irvington Historic District | Free | The first annual spotlight during which businesses like Hampton Design Studio, Urban Houseplant Collective, and Irvington Vinyl & Books feature a special event or discount. 🛍️
AAPI Inaugural Pride Ball | Sun., June 26 | 5 p.m. | VisionLoft, 235 N. Delaware St. | $50+ | Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander culture.
BugFest and Fall Plant Sale | Sat., Aug. 27 | All day | Bernheim Arboretum & Research Forest, 2075 Clermont Rd., Clermont, KY | Free | This annual event celebrates insects + their relatives — enjoy bug-themed crafts and games for all ages.*
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Heads up, north side commuters. Starting Friday at 8 p.m., INDOT will close the 146th Street bridge over US 31 for crews to do some preventative maintenance. This will detour east and westbound traffic until the expected reopening on Monday at 6 a.m.Get more info on detours. 🚧 (CBS4)
On Monday,Carmel City Council voted 7-1 to ban the sale of cats + dogs at pet stores in the city. The ordinance is meant to curb the saleof animals from mills, while allowing stores to continue partnering with shelters and rescues to show adoptable animals. 🐾 (IndyStar)
More time in the water means it’s time for some safety reminders. The Fishers Fire Department is giving free water safety training sessions to teach kids + adults what to do when an emergency happens in the water — covering pools, boating, retention ponds, and drowning prevention. 🌊 (WRTV)
After ending their show early on Sun., June 19 — due to doctor-ordered vocal rest — country band The Chicks will return to Ruoff Music Center in Noblesville for a makeup performance on Fri., Sept. 30. Tickets for the original show will be honored on the new date. 🎶 (WTHR)
The James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home is hosting a new summer concert series on the lawn, called Nights on Lockerbie. The first concert takes place this Fri., June 24, featuring pop, rock + bluegrass cover band My Yellow Rickshaw from 6:30-8:30 p.m.Get tickets and event details. 🎤
The state Department of Revenue announced Hoosiers will pay 61 cents per gallon in taxes on gas — another jump from June’s record high of 56 cents per gallon. The state’s average price per gallon was $5.13 on Monday, while the national average was at ~$4.98. ⛽ (WRTV)
Indianapolis-based logistics companySpot Freight Inc. announced it will be creating 400 new jobs— with more than half of the positions placed locally. It’ll be adding240 jobs in Indy + is expanding into a new office at Capital Center (251 N. Illinois St.) downtown. Search open jobs here. (IBJ)
Since the pandemic, entrepreneurship has hit an all-time high. In the Indianapolis area, this increase has been boosted by Business as Usual, a consulting firm that advises prospective business owners who will help you get your EIN number and walk you through policy + procedures. Reach out online. 💼 (WRTV)
“Real estate resiliency.” The term coined by Opendoor to describe the dedicated approach to home ownership displayed by home buyers + sellers across the country, despite the highly competitive housing market. 🏡*
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Editor’s pick: Although not quite ice cream, I actually screamed when I found out a business called S’morecicles is getting ready to launch in Indy on July 1. Owner Lynsey Delp came up with the concept of handcrafted frozen s’mores on a stick + delivers them by bicycle. 🚲
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