Indianapolis: Super Bowl City

A collection of recent articles about Indianapolis, many from an outsider’s point of view:

Explore Indy’s Surprising Food Scene –
This week the world turns its attention to Indianapolis, as the Midwestern city plays host to Super Bowl XLVI. Long known as a haven for chain restaurants, in recent years the city has undergone a food transformation. Indianapolis food blogger Erin Day gives us a tour of some of the highlights of an Indianapolis you won’t recognize.

Unexpected Indianapolis: Blues, Burlesque And Brains In Jars – Lonely Planet/Huffington Post
As the Super Bowl host on February 5, Indianapolis jumps into the spotlight, and you can bet an ear of corn you’ll hear all about its race cars and mighty museums. But what about its burlesque shows and brains in jars? Meatloaf and mead? The city has a slew of unheralded attractions that deserve a close-up, too. Seek out these seven slices of idiosyncratic Indianapolis

City of dreams – Skysports
“But to borrow the generalissimo’s phrase, ‘I came, I saw, I couldn’t believe my eyes.’ That’s my first impression of this year’s Super Bowl city, having arrived on Monday and spent most of the day out and about in downtown Indy. It was also my second impression, closely followed by my third and fourth.”

There’s more to Indy than the Super Bowl – CNN Travel
Super Bowl visitors will enjoy the fabulous Super Bowl parties and the very best of this Midwestern city’s arts, music and food festivals tailored specially for this sports-filled week. And when the Super Bowl party-goers leave and the confetti has been cleaned up, the locals will return to enjoying their city. Whether you’re traveling to Indianapolis for the Super Bowl or taking a trip later, here’s where the locals have fun — and where they recommend you go, too.

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