Slut Walk Bloomington And Uptown Cafe

This is going to be somewhat of a modge podge post. A lot has been going on lately and I want to give you the highlights! I want to talk about Slut Walk Bloomington and a new restaurant I tried last weekend. I figure you can find plenty of other posts about Little 500 this week, so I'll just stick to the other stuff for mine :)

SLUT WALK BLOOMINGTON

First off, this was an event on April 12 that I covered for my broadcasting class. I had heard of it through Facebook, and in the week leading up there were plenty of articles in the IDS about it as well as talk on campus. I was excited to cover the event because it was the first Slut Walk Bloomington has ever had, and the senior who organized it (Emily Kitchen) did a fantastic job. 

This event was somewhat controversial--the use of the word "slut" doesn't exactly fly under the radar--but it ended up having a great turnout. One of the great things about IU is that Emily started this year wanting to organize a Slut Walk, and by April, she had put those thoughts into action. I love how everyone here has a chance to follow their passions and really make a difference on campus. (If you're interested in learning more about the movement or seeing pictures, visit their Facebook page here.)

UPTOWN CAFE

Another great thing about IU is that, after being here for almost two whole years, I am still discovering amazing restaurants in town. Well, I'm not sure "discovering" is the right word...you can't throw a stone downtown without hitting a delicious eatery, but I'm not one to change up my habits. Once I find a good place, I go back time and again without ever really getting sick of it. Not to mention that once I find a dish I like, I will order the exact same thing every time. (And still love it every. single. time.)

So, stepping out of the box and trying a new place was a perfect way to change it up! My parents were in town, so we tried Michael's Uptown Cafe on the square downtown (sandwiched between two of my other favorite restaurants---Trojan Horse and Farm!). Uptown Cafe can be a bit pricey, so it was a good place to try with the family :) 

They offer everything from NY Strip (which my dad had, along with the Cajun fries--SO glad he shared!), to a strawberry and pear salad (my mom's order, also SO SO good. I especially loved the fresh sourdough bread she ordered for us to share as well-- you get a basket with as many refills as you need--- very dangerous but so good!), to salmon with a Cajun sauce and sauteed root vegetables (my order! Cannot say enough about how good this was together!) If you want to see everything they offer, here is the website, which tells a lot more about the restaurant and has all of their menus.

Basically, you can't go wrong. Unless you don't save room for dessert, because it is one of the most phenomenal things I have ever tried. Their special that day (banana cream pie) was to die for, and I usually don't even like bananas or fruity desserts! Overall, a great experience, and I even hear their brunch is BETTER than their dinner, so someday I hope to try that too. 

That's all from me for the week. Hope everyone enjoys the weekend!

About The Author
Rachel HartogJournalism Major, Class of 2014, Georgetown, IN

I am a journalism major and business minor and plan to graduate in May 2014. Some of my best experiences in life have been because of IU, including studying abroad, meeting great people, and having an awesome internship

After I graduate, I hope to get into the broadcast journalism field, either traveling as a field reporter or getting to cover local events. I'm still exploring what specific area interests me but am open to just about anything!

I am looking forward to sharing all of my experience and everything that makes IU such a great place to be on this blog!