Global Eats Indy!

I’ve lived Indianapolis for over a year now and I think I’ve done a pretty good job of learning the ropes of the city. I do miss the rural life sometimes, but one thing I do love about Indy is that there is always some place new to try – especially restaurants! Even some of my friends who have lived here several years agree that there are places even they haven’t been.

So since my friends and I all like trying new types of food, we decided to start Global Eats Girls Night where we go out once a month to try a new type of food! (plus get a little girl time) 🙂

I was so excited about this, but sadly I had to miss the first outing! Fail…I know, but luckily I recruited my friend Tiffany to guest blog about their experience!

Month 1: Chinese Italian

Check out Tiffany’s blog for the story:

“Our mission – to boldly go where others are from and experience new cultures through food and fun. (And, possibly have a good reason to get a bunch of girls together for a couple hours of catch-up time.)

First mission, Chinese.

Mission failure.

Two of our awesome ladies were prepping to run 100 (that is not a typo) 100 miles to raise money for Heifer International, an awesome charity providing livestock as a family income source in third-world countries. So, if you’re prepping to run 100 miles, you carb-up. And carb-up we did!

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This is pasta carbonara at Mamma Carolla’s Authentic Italian Restaurant.

Our outing was full of laughs, stories, our cultural adventures (good, bad, horrible, and life changing) and where we planned to go next. It is amazing how many places a group of girls in their 20-30’s have been and still plan to go. I’m pretty sure it says a lot about the world we live in. For the most part we all grew up in small towns or on farms, but have spent weeks and years traveling shores our parents and grandparents never dreamed of!

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While we were a bit of a spectacle, we had a great time! Full of laughter, good drinks and good olive oil, you can’t help but be amazed at how much food brings people together and brings out the stories. Who knew we’d be in an Italian restaurant discussing camels?

We really enjoyed Mamma Carrolla’s – and while it is a more intimate restaurant for romantic dates, we found the patio a great spot. It is small and they don’t take reservations, so be prepared for a bit of a wait. Expect to take some home too – its way filling and you’ll want it for sure on day 2! All in all, from these smiles, you can tell it was a success.

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We’re off to Turkish on mission two. Should you choose to accept the challenge you will enjoy baklava like you’ve never had before!

Cultural Captain, mission accomplished!

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Thanks for the great blog Tiffany! I can’t wait for the next adventure!

Q: What’s your favorite type of cuisine?

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Posted on August 5, 2012, in Indy Adventures and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I moved here about 6 months ago and do try out all these new places by myself and my Kindle when my husband has to work late. We went to Italy a few years ago and recently ate at Capri. I highly recommend it, very authentic!

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