Friday, July 15, 2011

Summertime in SoBro, Part VIII...

While I'm trying to think of a real post, look! Pictures!


The view from my table on the patio at The Aristocrat yesterday, looking south toward the intersection of 52nd & College. If you look kinda left of center, just to the right of the pub's sign, you can see the giant green garden trowel across the street that serves as the sign for Habig's Garden Center. The thing in the background on the left right that looks like a section of spear-pointed wrought iron fence is actually the freestanding bicycle rack to which the Broad Ripple SUV is chained.


The view of my table on the patio at The Aristocrat yesterday, looking down toward blackened mahi-mahi and a side of fries.


You might be in Broad Ripple if your local dedicated gourmet doggie grocery store delivers. Also note the trellis of grape vines in the curbside landscaping in the foreground labeled "SoBro Vineyard".


Clever marketers that they are, City Dog, the gourmet doggie grocery across the street, sponsors this doggie way-station just outside the patio at The Aristocrat. The box contains complimentary doggie treats. Organic, no doubt.


You'll note that the strip of landscaping which contains the SoBro Vineyard is also an official wildlife habitat. If you turned right at that light, you'd be at the Indonesian restaurant Bobbi and I dined at just the other week.


A couple doors down from The Aristocrat is National Motor + Cycle Co., which builds replicas of early 20th-century motorized bicycles, air-cooled V-twins and all. Do want!

After lunch, I browsed the used CDs at Luna and took the Monon home, stopping off for a ginger beer at Locally Grown Gardens along the way. And that's what I did on my summer vacation.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kinda like gays and decorating I guess, those hippies do a lovely little village. Very nice.

"The thing in the background on the left that looks like a section of spear-pointed wrought iron fence..."

You must mean the other left, right?

AT

Tam said...

Heh, right. :)

I'll go fix that...

BGMiller said...

There are a couple of guys in my neighborhood that have those moto-cycles. You can hear 'em buzzing along from a couple of blocks away but they seem to zip right along. Not sure how practical they'd be for my daily commute but they look like a boat load of fun.

Any idea on how much blood plasma a fellow would have to sell for one?

BGM

Tam said...

BGMiller,

No, but we aim to find out this weekend. :)

Joel said...

You guys must have teeny, tiny wildlife...

Tam said...

Nanopanthers, micrognus and the rare and endangered Two-Dimensional Moose.

leaddog said...

"...the rare and endangered Two-Dimensional Moose..."

Is that aything like the 2 dimensional possum on the road in front of my house?

Too many people, but it looks like a nice place to visit for an afternoon.

Really like the pictures and the aparently huge choices of dining. Around here if it ain't chicken fried with gravy...

Thanks!


WV: ducho - when each person pays his own bill???

Dropkick said...

Dork question: What do you have there on your keychain in the kydex?

Tam said...

A Simonich Bitterroot.

I bought it from Rob at his last Blade Show. :(

Charles Pergiel said...

Thank you for the description of the food. From the picture it looked like a salad with a side of fries, which was kind of discouraging.

BGMiller said...

I will be looking forward to your post on the zoomy goodness with more anticipation than usual.

BGM

Tam said...

Charles Pergiel,

Click to embiggenate and you'll see a half-pound chunk of blackened mahi-mahi under that red chili sauce. :)

It was delish!

greg said...

Due to my time in the military and other travel opportunities, I have seen most areas of country. At the risk of drawing the ire of you and your neighbors, making a trip to Indiana was never very high on my list...

Until you started your SoBro line of posts...it seems like a very nice place. The Indiana Department of Tourism should cut you a check...

Robert Langham said...

You're one of the best bad photographers I know.

Tam said...

Robert Langham,

*blush* I'll take that as a compliment. ;)

Having worked in the biz for pay oncet upon a time, back when dodging and burning happened in darkrooms, I remember one thing that has stuck with me into my cell phone cam days: The Crop Tool Is My Friend. :D

The Freeholder said...

I'm not much on living in town, but I might be able to get used to a place like that, especially as I get older. As long as the government could be kept in check, anyway.

Matt G said...

Watch a lady get a camera phone, and she's everywhere. :)
Great pics of a lovely place.