Patties of Jamaica has famously been serving up authentic Jamaican patties in Indianapolis and challenging stereotypes since 1981. New customers first arriving to Patties of Jamaica often secretly wonder the same thing: “Why are Asians making my Jamaican food and calling it authentic?” That’s because, get ready for it…they are Jamaican. I know, it took me a second too. We often make assumptions based on a person’s appearance and it’s good to remind ourselves that things aren’t always as we think them to be!Read More
Every old, quiet town whispers secrets of the past. Lying deep within its structures, its tired walls and walkways, its age-old trees are stories of moments come and gone.
Nestled just five miles east of downtown Indianapolis is one of Indy’s most ...Read More
Five years ago, Alan had a dream to bring his favorite dish of temaki to his friends in the United States. Alan was visiting from his home in Brazil while working at a summer camp on Virginia Beach. One day he suggested to his friends that they go out to eat for temaki.
“You have to try this!” he exclaimed to his friends who were also working at the camp.
His American friends had no idea whatRead More
I'm part Irish and I'll always cherish the time I spent in Dublin, Ireland connecting with my roots. I'll also never forget our light-hearted taxi driver's response when I asked him what St. Patrick's Day was like in his city. He painted me this hilarious picture:Read More
In celebration of International Women's Day this week, I wanted to write about a strong female figure who is a cultural icon to Indianapolis. As a female business owner, I greatly admire this woman's entrepreneurial spirit, ambition, and ...Read More
Do you ever sit in your office at work, staring wistfully out the window, dreaming of the day when you get to be the boss?
What if I told you, you can make that dream come true during your lunch break? Yes!? Do I have your attention? Here’s how:Read More
Around the World Indianapolis got a sneak preview of the upcoming Jashn dance performance with Bollywood Beats during their dress rehearsal! They’ve been working extremely hard to bring you a spectacular show!
Watch this behind-the-scenes video ...Read More
The sun had just set beneath the majestic islands of Ha Long Bay. Mom and I walked through the streets of this peaceful little town in search of a nice dinner. The smell of sweet jasmine rice and fresh fish floated through the warm salty air. It was the last night of our adventure together in Vietnam; starting with Saigon in the south, up to the small village of Tuy Hoa, a quick stop in Na Trang, then to the north to the popular city of Hanoi, over to the beautiful valley of Sapa, and finally ending at one of the seven natural wonders of the world!
We passed a fewRead More
Growing up experiencing Indiana’s frigidly cold winters, you’ll know that escaping to warmer climates is usually on the top of everyone’s to-do list…or at least on a wish-list. And with Fat Tuesday Celebrations happening all around the world, I’ve been dreaming about the famous Carnaval Brazil party in Rio de Janeiro with it’s lavish parties, colorful costumes, vibrant music, and beautiful dancers dancing to sexy samba beats in a lush, tropical atmosphere.
Luckily, every year Cultural Cannibals hosts their own...Read More
There I sat in the middle of the Asian jungle, in the middle of a small river bed, allowing a stream of water to wash away the mud in-between my fingers and toes. The sun gently warmed my face as I cooled off in the stream, soaking in the beautiful nature that surrounded me at the Elephant Park Sanctuary in Chiang Mai.
I was sharing this experience with a group of ...Read More
The Immigrant Welcome Center's Natural Helpers talk about their favorite autumn-time activity in Indiana and what they're most grateful for this year.Read More
"Everything for us Greeks takes place around the dinner table. The breaking of bread is one of the most important things you can do with somebody …food strengthens and represents the three most important things to us Greeks: God, family, and country." - George Stergiopoulos
OPA! There are many things in life worth celebrating: weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, promotions, or maybe, despite having several odds stacked against you, made your dream of opening a Greek restaurant become a reality.
Decades ago, Elias moved his family to Indianapolis with ...