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King Dough: Wood-Fired Pizza Eatery Opening on Square in July

BY AUBREY DUNNUCK The departure of Max’s Place left a pizza-shaped hole in the downtown Square, a void which Adam Sweet, chef and owner of King Dough, says he plans to fill and then some. His new eatery will feature a menu with a focus on wood-fired pizza plus house-made gelato, sandwiches, and gourmet salads. Sweet says the goal is to create a “casual, really high-quality place to eat and hang out that’s not going to break the bank.” King Dough will be Sweet’s second pizza restaurant. He co-owned and managed ZAZA Fine Salad & Wood Oven Pizza Co. in...

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Feature Story: Homes That Reflect Our History (Photo Gallery)

BY NANCY R. HILLER, PHOTOGRAPHY BY KENDALL REEVES Bloomington’s built environment says a lot about the history of this place and the people who have made their lives here. When you look around our town and the surrounding rural areas, two things become clear. First, although this city is nearly two centuries old, the majority of buildings date from the most recent hundred years. Second, the buildings that have survived are those that have adapted to changing patterns of use. Each of the homes featured here was built in the 20th century. Together they create a portrait of Bloomington’s...

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Will Angelo Pizzo Have Another Hit Movie? ‘My All American’ Scoring Big in Previews (Photo Gallery)

BY MIKE LEONARD Movie industry analysts say that despite a few notable exceptions, sports movies are rarely successful, and Angelo Pizzo already has two classics to his name in Hoosiers and Rudy. But if prerelease audience test scores can be trusted, the Bloomington-based film writer and producer could be looking at a trifecta when his film My All American comes out the weekend of October 9. “The industry average score in the ‘definite recommend’ category is 47 for a studio release, and with Rudy and Hoosiers, we were somewhere in the 70s,” Pizzo says. “We scored in the 80s...

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Topo’s Scores a Coup: New Chef, New Magic, New Menu (Photo Gallery)

BY CHRISTINE BARBOUR Perhaps you noticed that Topo’s 403, the upscale Greek restaurant in the historic Topolgus Building on North Walnut, was closed earlier this year. “Pity,” you may have thought, while recognizing that the shelf life of restaurants is oftentimes shorter than that of pasteurized milk. But Topo’s was not gone, it was just regrouping, and behind the shuttered façade was a storm of activity. Due to unplanned staff changes, Stephanie Topolgus, manager and creative director, decided it was time to revamp the place. And while it may look largely the same, several months later the view from...

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Catching Up with Dave Coverly (Photo Gallery)

BY MIKE LEONARD When Dave Coverly says, “I’ve been extraordinarily lucky,” it might sound too self-effacing coming from a cartoonist whose “Speed Bump” panel appears in more than 400 newspapers and websites and who was named Outstanding Cartoonist of the Year in 2009. But there was an element of right place at the right time when, eight months after “Speed Bump” was picked up by Creators Syndicate in 1994, Gary Larson, the most popular single-panel cartoonist of the day, decided to retire his “Far Side” panel. Coverly was living in Bloomington at the time. “Suddenly, there’s a square opening...

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