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elizabeth-pearlElizabeth Pearl currently works at the Carmel Public Library, and loves to spend her time exploring all over central Indiana. A former reporter in Johnson County, she loves to read, annoy her two cats, and find new things to try. She is originally from the Chicago area, and graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism last May.


Kimu Restaurant

I’ve eaten Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese and Vietnamese-French infusion, but until walking through the doors of Kimu Restaurant, I had never before tried Burmese food.  The cuisines of Asian nations have such a wide variety of styles and ingredients that there’s no predicting for a first-timer, going in blind, what a new restaurant will resemble. Would […]

Stylish Seconds

As someone who has been shopping resale for years, one of my biggest pet peeves is an unorganized clothing store. Searching for that perfect dress in a mass of clothing, without any idea what sizes you’ll find or where they’ll be, only makes the pressure of shopping all the worse. At Selective Seconds in Greenwood, […]

Vino at the Greenwood Villa

A long line of beautiful houses is arranged neatly on Madison Avenue near Greenwood’s downtown area. The houses, brick, multiple story, with big yards, are almost all converted into small businesses. One of these is Vino Villa, a wine bar that serves dozens of glasses and bottles while also cooking up magnificent pizzas, sandwiches and desserts. The […]

Great Thai in Greenwood

There are three perfect beverages in this world. Iced Thai tea is one of them. The tea — made from Ceylon tea leaves, condensed and evaporated milk, and sugar – is orange, and, when made correctly, tastes somewhere between milkshake, black tea, and heaven. After moving to Indianapolis I made it my quest to find […]

Great Beer, Great Food at Oaken Barrel

I have a confession to make: I’m a vegetarian. Not a real one, because I eat fish, but I haven’t eaten any cow, pig or bird in more than four years. Because of my picky eating habits, I’m always looking for restaurants that accommodate both my herbivorous and my friends’ and family’s carnivorous ways. I […]