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Night out at Washington Square February 19, 2013

Posted by Kenny Norman in east.
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So I WAS going to go out with my dad to Ryan’s Steakhouse at 10th & Shadeland on December 15. However, work called him in at the last minute. Washington Square Mall (3) Not wanting to stay home bored on a weekend night, I decided to make tracks for Washington Square. Although Teriyaki Japan closed, I still have a few destination stops there. The first was Aeropostale, and Washington Square’s is my favorite because they are the least likely to run out of my size. Washington Square Mall Exterior (5)
I got a T-shirt (normally $22) for $6, which is a hell of a deal! Then I went by ReTails, the pet shelter I used to do publicity for while I was at the Southside Times. They were having a fundraiser bake sale, and while selection was slim, I DID get 3 delicious Red Velvet cookies for $1. Of course, ReTails is right by Target. Aeropostale- Washington Square Mall And I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again: I think it’s awesome how Target is an ANCHOR STORE in a mall and this will do more to make me shop at Target than ANY marketing tactic they’ve tried. I also had a coupon for 75 cents off lotion, so I got an 18-ounce bottle of Suave lotion for only $2, which is another hell of a deal. Speaking of great deals, I went by this nice Chinese place called Sui Feng Ju and got a to-go plate of two entrees, rice, and a strawberry banana smoothie for only $8! So basically, $11 paid for a VERY enjoyable night out at Washington Square Mall. Awesome.

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Now hiring, North Side Indy February 14, 2013

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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If anyone is looking for a job on the North Side of Indy, then I may have some helpful info. I’ll share some of my experiences from my own job hunt:

Dollar Tree at 71st & Keystone is hiring (not for that location, but you walk in to pick up apps there).

Abercrombie & Fitch (at Circle Centre and the Fashion Mall) is hiring. Walk-in apps via store kiosk.

Payless ShoeSource is hiring. http://www.careersatpayless.com

Express (at Circle Centre and Castleton Square) is hiring. Walk-in apps.

Eddie Bauer (at Circle Centre and Castleton Square) is hiring. Walk-in apps.

Buckle (at Castleton Square) is hiring. http://www.buckle.jobs

Bed, Bath, and Beyond at Keystone at the Crossing is hiring. Walk-in apps with immediate interviews.

Vitamin Shoppe on 86th Street and East Washington Street are hiring. Go to website.

Blondie’s Cookies (at the Fashion Mall) is hiring. Walk-in apps.

Speedway (the gas station) is hiring. Via website. INterviews will be at their corporate office at 5000 W. 86th St.

Chipotle at 86th & Michigan Road is hiring. Via website.

Citi Trends at 52nd & Keystone is hiring. Via website.

Joe’s Crab Shack at 82nd & Dean is hiring hosts. Via website.

Latitude 39 (off 82nd & Dean) is hiring all positions. Walk-in apps.

Teavana (at Circle Centre, Castleton Square, the Fashion Mall, and Greenwood Park Mall) is hiring baristas and sales associates. Via website.

Macy’s (at Glendale and Castleton Square) is hiring. Via website.

Firehouse subs is hiring. Via website.

Babies R Us (off 82nd & Dean) is hiring. Via website.

Didn’t like H&M February 9, 2013

Posted by Kenny Norman in downtown, north.
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H&M(T)

H&M is a type of clothing store a few of my friends shop at. Here in Indy, there’s small one downtown at Circle Centre and a big one north at Castleton Square. One of my friends told me that H&M’s prices were comparable to Old Navy and Aeropostale. To her credit, she was right about that. However, I visited the Circle Centre H&M on August 27 and the Castleton Square H&M on October 1. I didn’t like it. The prices were right, but the styles were off. It looked like something a well-to-do married couple in their late 20s would wear to a golf outing. Another of my friends says their style is “European,” which seems like an adequate description. I just know that it’s too formal for me. I prefer places much, MUCH more casual.

My 10 favorite restaurants- February 2013 edition February 1, 2013

Posted by Kenny Norman in downtown, east, north, south.
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The more I read IBJ, the more I realize that I don’t like “fine dining establishments”; I prefer casual, cheap restaurants- usually buffets! Here are my top 10 favorite restaurants in descending order.

1. Sapporo
82nd Street in Castleton
NORTH side
$$$

2. Super China Buffet
71st & Keystone
NORTH side
$

3. Ponderosa
Emerson & Thompson
SOUTH side
$$

4. Greek’s Pizzeria
Emerson & Stop 11
SOUTH side
$$

5. Teppanyaki
9701 E. Washington St.
EAST side
$

6. Ryan’s Steakhouse
655 N. Shadeland Ave.
EAST side
$$

7. Perkins
82nd & Allisonville
NORTH side
$$

8. Red Lobster
82nd Street & Center Run Drive- Castleton
NORTH side
$$

9. Weber Grill
10 N. Illinois Street
DOWNTOWN
$$$

10. Golden Corral
7910 N. Shadeland Ave.
NORTH side
$$

Of note:

*I know Sapporo and Weber Grill can be kinda pricey, and so can Red Lobster. They each have signature dishes that “WOW” me when most fancy places don’t.

*Honorable mention to Happy Garden (56th & Emerson; NORTH side) and Old Country Buffet (4200 S. East Street; SOUTH side), who both closed in 2012. You will be missed.

*The final tally is EAST: 2, SOUTH: 2, NORTH: 5, and DOWNTOWN: 1. West side, you lose. You got nothing!