Sundae Sunday

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Sundae Sunday

I know I said I’d try new places and I will! I swear! But I was in Fishers and I just can’t help myself. This is the Handel’s Four Scoop Sampler. Counterclockwise from top left: Spouse Like a House, Chocolate Raspberry Truffle, Lemon, and Banana Cream Pie.

-Chocolate raspberry truffle is my always favorite-Dark dark chocolate with giant chunks of miraculously unwaxy fudge and thick swirls of tart raspberry jam.

-Lemon was a flavor of the month and missed the mark a bit with it’s slightly chemical taste. I LOVE lemon ice cream but if it tastes at all like Mr. Clean smells, I’m out.

-Banana cream pie was a revelation of mild, natural banana flavor and pie crust chunks (Note the decidedly un-YELLOW color). The company’s coconut cream pie is equally, if not more, amazing.

-Spouse Like a House is vanilla with chunks of chocolate-covered, peanut-butter-filled pretzel. Your heard me. Pretzels. Filled with peanut butter. Covered in chocolate. Get you some.

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ICE CREAM!

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I may be calling this too soon, but I believe the weather has officially spiked above freezing for the season. To most of you, that probably means it’s time to put away the sidewalk salt and break out your bathing suits. To me, it means it’s ICE CREAM SEASON!


This is not to say, of course, that I’ve taken a break from training during the winter. Frozen treats are not a hobby I pick up when the sun comes out. September to April are my preparation months-stretch out the dessert stomach, prime those insulin receptors, and discover new flavors. But now it’s game time and I need your advice:
My favorite place in Indianapolis for ice cream is Handel’s. But I don’t discriminate: soft serve, hard serve, gelato, froyo-all loved in my book. Every week I’ll be doing Sundae Sundays. Send me your recommendations!

New Day Meadery

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This little gem is spitting distance from the fountain of Fountain Square. A few of us visited recently to celebrate engagements and it was a blast and a half.3.22.13 10

They have an extensive menu of mead they brew on site as well as several honeywines.  You can check out the offerings here: http://newdaymeadery.com/product_offerings.   New Day offers 6 tastes for $5 and an array of awesome snacks for purchase, including (at the moment) Brie with honey and prosciutto and platters from Goose. Beat that, I dare you.

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Take a gander at those food and cocktail offerings.

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The colors, the floors, the alcohol content!

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I was, for some reason, under the impression mead was some old-timey dieselish beer. It is not. Apparently mead is what happens when you ferment honey and water, resulting in a sweet, fruity, and DISARMINGLY alcoholic concoction.  Oops.  I took home a growler of Paulding Light, a 5% Sugar, 6% ABV brew of “cranberry & honey wine with fresh lime juice added” and found it to be delicious but just too darn sweet for drinking by the glass. But this place was a unanimous favorite for it’s inexpensive tasting, gorgeous setting, and perfectly complimentary snacks. Try it out and tell me you don’t feel like you feel into Instagram when you see their hardwood floors.

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