Little known in Indy

By Shelby Caldwell, staff writer

When you think Indianapolis, you probably imagine the Indianapolis Zoo, Banker’s Life Fieldhouse, and Monument Circle, but, little did you know that there is so much more than that.

Editor-in-chief Kayla Kollmann and I went on a mission to find some of the less popular businesses in the Broad Ripple area.

First, we went out to dinner at Greek’s Pizzeria.The environment was just what you’d imagine when you think old-fashioned pizza joint, but it had its own unique touches. There were a couple classic arcade games like Pacman.

Our waitress was witty and provided wonderful service, and she even got a few laughs out of us. The food was pretty good and it was obvious it was completely homemade and unlike any giant pizza chains around. Overall, the pizzeria is definitely worth trying if you are ever in the area.

For dessert, Insomnia Cookies around the block caught our eyes. They specialize in cookies and they deliver. Open until 3 AM, they are a great choice for a late night snack. I ordered a double chocolate chunk cookie. They were very fast and it was still warm. These cookies are fresh out of the oven and taste just like they were made at home.

The prices are reasonable, maybe even cheap when compared to how much making them yourself would cost.

Nikki Casler, 12, is also familiar with the company. “I bought one of everything,” she said.

Lastly, we went to one of my favorite boutiques called Pitaya. Like most clothing stores, the staff was all young women who know how to help customers with fashion questions. Although the retail prices are pricey, there were several racks of clearance items, including a $10 rack that had fall styles.

“They are a very unique boutique with a great selection,” said Shelby Bernard, 12.

If you are ever feeling adventurous or just bored with life, head to Broad Ripple and try out our recommendations or create your own. It is a big world out there and there is a lot more to discover.