Holiday Shopping & Entertainment Contest 2017 Details

2017 Holiday Shopping Contest FB Cover2017 has been a fabulous year! To celebrate we are hosting our annual Holiday Shopping and Entertainment Contest. Enter today to win great prizes from all of these Lafayette-West Lafayette restaurants, shops, attractions and an overnight stay.

Details about all the local places that donated:

  • Homewood Suites by HIlton – Lafayette has undergone a complete renovation including a sophisticated new lodge/lobby area, front desk and business center. Guest room renovations include new TVs, kitchenette appliances and case goods along with new carpet and wall coverings.
  • Imagine a place covered in ice and surrounded by trees glistening with a light layer of frost. Bring the family out for an afternoon of skating fun at Riverside Skating Center!
  • The Lafayette Symphony Orchestra offers visitors a glimpse into magical evenings of music and entertainment. Enjoy listening to the beautiful tunes of uplifting music in a performance you will never forget.
  • A warm gallery creating one-of-a-kind beautiful jewelry.  From fun to whimsical, functional to fashionable, Linda from LE Originals is creating art with love and imagination.
  • Having trouble creating your space? Let Design Nook guide you through their design process to create a beautiful new space.
  • Think of Artists’ Own as a “headquarters” for artists working in Lafayette. It’s a well-known gallery where local artists can showcase some of his or her favorite pieces for anyone to purchase.
  • Enjoy a little recreation and competition at Monster Mini Golf, an indoor glow in the dark monster themed 18 hole mini golf course and arcade.
  • Have you ever heard the saying “Meet you at Arni’s!” Have you heard this saying before? It is something that can be heard at least once a week at Social Media Specialist, Sara’s home, where she and her family enjoy thin crust pizza, Arni’s salads, garlic bread and more!
  • Bruno’s not only has delicious pizza, but order their fried shrimp and/or catfish entrees and you will leave completely satisfied. In addition, their Swiss menu and decor will make your dinner very memorable.
  • Where else do you get the chance to taste the world-famous Duane Purvis Peanut Butter Burger besides Triple XXX / Route 66? No where! Come and see why this diner was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
  • Give your taste buds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!
  • East End Grill: One of Lafayette’s newest restaurant serving modern with a twist fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and seafood available.
  • Decadent frozen custard served in a very retro/old timey diner feel with vintage art that decorates the interior walls and bright, neon lights outside proclaiming its name. This is the Igloo Frozen Custard!
  • Nine Irish Brothers serves up traditional Irish pub fare in a lively, tavern setting! Every dish at Nine Irish has a unique flavor combination that artfully combines the recipes of old with some modern inspiration.
  • Light and fluffy pancakes, rich and flavorful biscuits and gravy, and decadent cocktails. Where? Town & Gown Bistro

Enter to win this fabulous contest at HomeOfPurdueBlog.com.   Good luck!

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Girlfriend Getaway Contest 2017 Winner

We have the winner of our “Girlfriend Getaway Contest 2017″ worth over $500! Congratulations to Debra from Lexington, Kentucky!

She shares, ”I am very excited because Lafayette is my hometown. I was born there!  I always have a great time when I visit.  I can’t wait to get back and enjoy all the things Lafayette-West Lafayette has to offer!”

Thanks to all who participated in this latest contest! Stay tuned for our next big contest/package we will be hosting in November themed “Holiday Shopping & Entertainment.”

Foodies Wanted Contest 2017 Details

Foodies Wanted FB AdWe are celebrating summer fun with our Foodies Wanted Contest 2017 worth over $500! Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Enjoy a newly renovated overnight stay at the Hampton Inn-Lafayette and wake up to partake in a complimentary continental breakfast.
  • Bruno’s Pizza: Established in 1955, this restaurant not only offers some of the best pizza around, but fine dishes such as Veal Cordon Bleu, Fettuccini A La Bruno (classic fettuccini with tender shrimp), and amazing manicotti with the perfect blend of cheeses.
  • Where else do you get the chance to taste the world-famous Duane Purvis Burger with spread of peanut butter on it besides Triple XXX / Route 66? No where! Come and see why this diner was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
  • Arni’s Pizza is best known for their savory pizza and the Arni’s Junior Salad. This has been a local hotspot for many years!
  • Give your tastebuds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!
  • The owners of Parthenon Greek American Grill are from Cyprus and work here each day, their authentic Greek food will not disappoint, travel the world and find no better Gyros!
  • East End Grill is offering modern fare, fabulous service in a cozy atmosphere. This is one of Lafayette’s newest restaurants and quickly becoming one of the community’s favorite places to eat.
  • Taste the whipped, silky texture of decadent frozen custard at the Igloo Frozen Custard, serving happy customers since 1932.
  • Learn how salt water shrimp are raised right here in Indiana at the RDM Shrimp Farm! You will have an opportunity to talk to the owners, tour the facility, learn the shrimp farming process and then have an opportunity to purchase some shrimp if you would like.
  • The prairies come alive with color in summer at Indiana’s newest state park, Prophetstown State Park. The park offers camping, swimming, hiking, biking, birding, wildlife observation, and more.
  • Home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses and more, this farm will bring smiles to your face and enjoyment for all. Bring the family out for an up close and personal tour of The Farm at Prophetstown, with possibly a personal trolley ride through the prairie.
  • Join a chorus of spectacular wolves in their natural habitat at Wolf Park’s popular Howl Nights. The park is home to several packs of gray wolves, plus foxes, coyotes and bison and is the only park of its kind in the country.
  • Recapture 18th Century life at the Feast of the Hunters’ Moon. Experience military demonstrations, foods prepared over an open fire, traditional craftsmen, costumed participants, music and dance.

Enter to win this fabulous contest at HomeOfPurdueBlog.com. Good luck!

MANcation 2017 Contest Details

2017 MANcation contest FB postNeed a break with the guys? Enter to win a weekend getaway of food, drinks, and entertainment with your buddies in this MANcation contest worth over $500!

Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Enjoy a visit to the classy and historic Purdue Union Club Hotel, an icon to Boilermaker country since 1924.
  • From Velveeta loaded french fries to duck egg roles, the options are interesting at Digby’s Pub. (Bonus: soon to be patio season, and Digby’s has an awesome outdoor patio with an amazing view of our courthouse.)
  • Located halfway up Chauncey Hill, lies a Purdue University tradition. Triple XXX is one of the most historic landmark restaurants in the Lafayette-West Lafayette area. Founded in 1929, Triple XXX is known for their delicious root beer!
  • Chocolate truffles, cake balls, artisan chocolates; these are just a few items Kathy’s Kandies bakes in her specialty candy shop, located downtown Lafayette.
  • To experience “Hoosier Hospitality” at its finest visit Arni’s where the food is delicious and the service is exceptional.  Arni’s is a staple in the Lafayette area.  This restaurant which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and more has been serving the community since 1965.
  • Nine Irish Brothers is the place to visit!  It is a gathering place of friends and co-workers, family and teammates, and visitors alike, who can sit back, enjoy a pint of Guinness and eat traditional Irish fare.
  • East End Grill, Lafayette’s newest restaurant serving modern with a twist fare ranging from chopped salads, to burgers & sandwiches and the best steaks and seafood available.
  • Games galore! Merlin’s Beard is a new and unique attraction to the Lafayette area. With over 250 games to choose from, there is a game for everyone!
  • Check out Monster Mini Golf, an indoor 18-hole glow-in-the-dark golf course. Along with mini golf, there are arcade games, glow-in-the-dark air hockey table and ticket redemption games such as ice ball.  While there are monsters all around the course, none of them jump out at you!
  • Create traditions at Mike Aulby’s Arrowhead Bowl and enjoy a night of munching on nachos, drinking a pop, and bowling. Arrowhead Bowl offers some of the best bowling lanes around and later in the evening bowlers can enjoy the Cosmic Express.
  • The Farm at Prophetstown is a real working farm! The livestock enjoy a beautiful, healthy farm/free range setting and crops are grown to be used to feed them throughout the year.
  • Indiana’s newest state park, Prophetstown State Park offers hiking and biking trails and is home to The Farm.
  • People’s Brewing Company is a hidden gem in Lafayette-West Lafayette. Guests pull up to an old loading dock, and within its space is a fun, relaxed bar where locals and visitors enjoy a fresh brew while sharing their day’s stories.
  • It’s a bird, it’s a plane…its kids jumping on trampolines! Get Air is unique for its knocker balls (inflatable bumper balls) and dodge ball room.
  • We left one of our favorite attractions for last; Wolf Park!  Howl, laugh and watch as the wolves interact with each other.  Don’t miss checking out the bison, coyotes, and foxes!

Enter to win this fabulous contest at HomeOfPurdueBlog.com.  Good luck!

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Home of Purdue IN Love Contest Details 2017

UnknownValentine’s Day is near and we are celebrating all things “Love” in Lafayette-West Lafayette!  To celebrate, local restaurants, shops, attractions and a hotel have donated gift certificates creating a special “Home of Purdue IN Love Contest”. Enter to win a weekend getaway of food, drinks, and entertainment with your love!

Here are some special details about the local places who have donated:

  • Newly renovated in 2016, Homewood Suites by Hilton allows guests to enjoy all the comforts of home during their stay.
  • Wine and dine at Spageddies and savor their complimentary loaf of warm, fresh-from-the-oven bread, Italian specialties and full bar.
  • Arni’s Restaurant offers divine customer service, delicious thin crust pizza and fresh salads with homemade dressings to compliment them.
  • Fall in love over a mug of fresh roasted coffee at Greyhouse Coffee.
  • No where else do you get the chance to taste the world-famous Duane Purvis Peanut Butter Burger besides Triple XXX / Route 66? No where! Come and see why this diner was featured on the Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives!
  • Digby’s Pub & Patio offers an informal tavern serving appetizers, salads, sandwiches, entrees and amazing burgers along with handcrafted cocktails.
  • Give your taste buds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!
  • There is a local hand-craft beer craze going on and People’s Brew
     is part of it! They are serving up fresh, high quality hand-crafted beer and providing free samples and tours of their business on Saturdays.
  • Tour the building that was once featured at the St. Louis Worlds Fair, Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art! It holds some of the most historic and valued Indiana art pieces in the state!
  • Hold your sweethearts hand and skate around Riverside Skating Center this winter!
  • Can you escape?  Visit Mission: Breakout and enjoy this escape game adventure brought to life.
  • In 1950 the Lafayette Symphony Orchestra was founded and its mission is to engage audiences and inspire a love of music through exciting live symphony performances, innovative programming, and educational outreach.
  • The enchanting musical Pippin will swing into Elliott Hall of Music with a dazzling new production based on the revival originally directed by Diane Paulus

Enter to win this fabulous contest at HomeOfPurdueBlog.com.  Good luck!

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Holiday Shopping & Entertainment Contest 2016 Details

dtartfamilyfarm-sculpturedaveschmidt2014_30283479794_o2016 has been a fabulous year! To celebrate we are hosting our annual Holiday Shopping and Entertainment Contest. Enter today to win great prizes from all of these Lafayette-West Lafayette restaurants, shops, attractions and an overnight stay.

Details about all the local places that donated:

  • Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts: 5 artists have joined together their one-of-a-kind art and fine hand-crafted gifts in one gallery for visitors to admire and purchase.
  • To prepare for all of the holiday parties coming up, head to Design Nook for the latest trends in exterior and interior design.
  • Looking for high-fashion women’s clothing store without the high price? Then look no further than Juniper.
  • Featuring many different mediums and media for art lovers to enjoy, Artists’ Own is a hotpot of creative output.
  • Wolf Park: This park offers guests an opportunity to see and visit not only wolves and see how they live, but bison, coyotes, and foxes!
  • Test your mini golf skills at Monster Mini Golf: 18-holes of surprises, twists, and turns! What’s the catch? It’s all in the dark with neon monsters around every corner!
  • Arrowhead Bowl: Bowlers will find great bowling and family fun in a smoke free environment.
  • Imagine a place covered in ice and surrounded by trees glistening with a light layer of frost. Enjoy an afternoon of skating fun at Riverside Skating Center.
  • Arni’s: This local restaurant is a staple in the Lafayette area.  This restaurant which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and more has been serving the community since 1965.
  • One of Lafayette’s newest restaurants located directly across from our courthouse is Digby’s Pub & Patio, serving beef and pork locally sourced and seasonal produce bought locally at the Lafayette Farmers Market.
  • Bruno’s features great food, atmosphere, and fun! This local favorite celebrated their 60th Anniversary last year and is known for their infamous Bruno Dough and homemade, hand-tossed pizzas!
  • Jane’s Gourmet: This little deli restaurant is serving up homemade soups, sandwiches, sides and more.  Recommend the Farmhouse Ham and Brie with Stonewall Farmhouse Chutney…delicious!
  • This year, Triple XXX Family Restaurant welcomes Ashley Burkhardt as their first female athlete to have a menu item: the Ashley Burkhardt Chicken and Biscuits.
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    Kathy’s Kandies

    Give your taste buds an experience like never before at Kathy’s Kandies with homemade treats such as: gourmet popcorn, scrumptious truffles, and fluffy pastries!

  • Where can you find traditional Irish pub fare in a lively, tavern setting in Lafayette-West Lafayette? Nine Irish Brothers
  • Looking for great burgers, drinks, onion rings and more?  Head to Spurlock’s, located downtown Lafayette
  • Hampton Inn – Lafayette offers 63 rooms including whirlpool suites, an indoor pool, complimentary continental breakfast, and children under 18 stay free.

Enter to win this fabulous contest at http://www.homeofpurdueblog.com/?p=8520!  Good luck!

Taste of Lafayette-West Lafayette Contest 2016 Details

Taste of Lafayette 2016 Prestart[1]Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, has 7 fabulously fun contests this year.  The current contest features all the amazing food in our area.  The competition started on Monday, September 12, and we want to share why each business who has donated to these packages is so great!

  • Enjoy a visit to the classy and historical Union Club Hotel, an icon to Boilermaker country since 1924.
  • Arni’s Pizza is best known for their savory pizza and the Arni’s Junior Salad. This has been a local hotspot for many years!
  • Scotty’s Brewhouse offers fabulous service along with delectable bar food including specialty burgers, sandwiches, wraps, salads and more!
  • Triple XXX or Route 66 are known for their root beer and chopped steak burgers, but we love their breakfasts, which offer homemade biscuits and gravy, Belgium waffles, corned beef hash and much, much more.
  • “Thank goodness for great food!”? Every time we make a visit to Bruno’s Pizza and Big O’s Sports Room in West Lafayette, Indiana, we have this feeling of jubilation!
  • Kathy’s Kandies: Satisfy your sweet tooth with truffles, gourmet popcorn, cakes, toffee, shakes and smoothies, licorice, artisan chocolates; need we say more!
  • Great food, specials, and atmosphere are the key ingredients to what makes Sgt. Preston’s a dining experience not to be missed (plus home to the largest patio seating in Indiana!)
  • From Velveeta loaded french fries to duck egg roles, the options are interesting at Digby’s Pub.
  • Specialty lattes, coffee, crepes and more at Greyhouse Coffee & Supply Co.!  Their crème brûlée coffee is a favorite!
  • Fiber / fabric wall art, fine porcelain & stoneware pottery, hand-made ‘Green Gifts’ and much, much more can be purchased a Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts where 5 area residents present their craft.
  • Enjoy meeting the many farm animals at The Farm located within the state park., hike the park trails and embrace the utter beauty of nature at Prophetstown State Park.
  • Have you ever come face-to-face with a wolf? Wolf Park gives you the extraordinary opportunity of meeting numerous wolves, coyotes, and foxes; each have their very own story and background to share!
  • Tour the the building that was once featured at the St. Louis Worlds Fair, Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art! It holds some of the most historic and valued Indiana art pieces in the state!
  • Test your mini golf skills at Monster Mini Golf: 18-holes of surprises, twists, and turns! What’s the catch? It’s all in the dark with neon monsters around every corner!
  • Arrowhead Bowl: Bowlers will find great bowling and family fun in a smoke free environment.

Go to www.homeofpurdueblog.com to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Monday, September 19. The winner will be announced via social media after they have been notified. And stay tuned to our next social media contest coming in September – the theme is food!

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Get Outside & Explore Lafayette-West Lafayette Contest Details

Celery Bog Lafayette-West Lafayette, Indiana, has 7 fabulously fun contests this year.  The current contest features going outdoors and exploring our wonderful cities.  The competition started on Monday, August 8, and we want to share why each business who has donated to these packages is so great!

  • Marriott Towneplace Suites: This hotel offers suites with fully equipped kitchens, an indoor swimming pool, a fitness center, complimentary hots breakfasts and an “In a Pinch” Market with Snacks.
  • Prophetstown State Park: Indiana’s newest state park offers hiking and biking trails, campgrounds, and the farm at Prophetstown where guests can learn about sustainable agriculture, gardening, canning, as well as farm-to-table cooking, sewing and quilting
  • Grateful Heart Gallery & Gifts: 5 artists have joined together their one-of-a-kind art and fine hand-crafted gifts in one gallery for visitors to admire and purchase.
  • Wolf Park: This park offers guests an opportunity to see and visit not only wolves and see how they live, but bison, coyotes, and foxes!
  • Haan Mansion Museum of Indiana Art: Not only can you find a museum full of Indiana art, but a highly rated mountain bike trail on the grounds. This 7 mile single-track trail has rocks, ledges, bridges, whoop-de-dos, benched areas, drop offs, ramps, and other features.
  • Farm at Prophetstown: Home to chickens, pigs, cows, horses and more, this farm will bring smiles to your face and enjoyment for all.
  • Lafayette Symphony Orchestra: Be swept way on a musical adventure when you attend a lovely performance by this local group of musicians.
  • Monster Mini Golf: Experience 18 holes of fun filled monster mini golf along with arcade games, glow-in-the-dark air hockey table and ticket redemption games such as Ice Ball.
  • Arrowhead Bowl: Bowlers will find great bowling and family fun in a smoke free environment.
  • Arni’s: This local restaurant is a staple in the Lafayette area.  This restaurant which offers pizza, sandwiches, salads and more has been serving the community since 1965.
  • Kathy’s Kandies: Local chocolatier, Kathy, creates homemade truffles, gourmet popcorn, cakes, toffee, shakes and smoothies, licorice, and artisan chocolates!
  • Sgt. Preston’s: Home to a fabulous outdoor patio, this bar offers monthly lunch and dinner specials and live music can usually be heard every Saturday night.  (Please note this bar is 21 and older.)
  • Jane’s Gourmet: This little deli restaurant is serving up homemade soups, sandwiches, sides and more.  Recommend the Farmhouse Ham and Brie with Stonewall Farmhouse Chutney…delicious!
  • Digby’s Pub: Grab a seat on the patio and check out their menu that has something for everyone. From Velveeta loaded French fries to duck egg rolls, the options are interesting.
  • Greyhouse Coffee: This small coffee shop in the heart of Chauncey Village offers crepes, espresso drinks, coffee, gelato, pastries and retail.

Go to www.homeofpurdueblog.com to sign up! Entries will be accepted through Monday, August 15. The winner will be announced via social media after they have been notified. And stay tuned to our next social media contest coming in September – the theme is food!

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