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Takeover Tuesday with #InternKate and #InternEleanor

September 28, 2021 by Eleanor Weber

This summer, #InternKate hit the road on an endeavor to create what is now the infamous, Takeover Tuesday (if you don’t know what I’m talking about, do yourself a favor and follow our Instagram). Every Tuesday, Kate and I (#InternEleanor) will be exploring downtown Harrisonburg and uploading all our adventures for your enjoyment. Be sure to view our Instagram stories, and stay tuned through the blog, where Kate and I will upload content every week outlining all the delicious food, amazing shops, and unique places Harrisonburg has to offer, so you can plan YOUR next adventure downtown!


Lunch at The Indian & American Cafe

Visit with Alakazam Toys

Shopping at A Little Bit Gilded

Checking out Wonder Skate Shop

This week, Kate and I hit up Indian & American Cafe for lunch, located at 91 N. Main Street. This restaurant is so peaceful, and it was a perfect place to spend our lunch break. Kate and I tried some vegetable samosas, which are triangle pastries made with flour and butter, and stuffed with potato and green peas (delicious!). For lunch, I got the chicken curry (pictured). I’d never had Indian food before, and I can now say I am definitely a fan! The dish was flavorful with the perfect amount of spice. 

Take a look at Indian & American Cafe’s website and Facebook and check out their menu to plan your next lunch or dinner out on the town!

Next up, Kate and I headed over to Agora Market, where we went to check out Alakazam Toys and A Little Bit Gilded, two new stores in the city! For both shops, this is a second location opening. Alakazam Toys was founded in Charlottesville, and we are so excited they’ve decided to spread their cheer to the Harrisonburg community. I’m not kidding when I say I could spend days looking through the toy collection Alakazam has to offer.

I got to spend time checking out their signature toy tower, and ended up getting some Pop Rocks for the road. Kate got a hammock for herself, which she can’t wait to take on her next outdoor adventure. 


A Little Bit Gilded was opened by Live Trendy or Die & Gilded, a clothing and specialty shop in Lynchburg, Virginia (the name is simply adorable). I spent time checking out the wide selection of cards the store had. I ended up getting a notebook for my desk at home. The shop had amazing fall goodies, including specialty candles featuring all your favorite fall scents.

For our last stop, Kate and I went to Wonder Skate Shop, a clothing, record, and skateboard store downtown. I’d been in Wonder before, so it was nice to check out their new clothing items. Their skateboard wall never ceases to impress me and it’s a must-see for any skateboarders out there.

Make sure to keep up with #InternKate and #InternEleanor this semester for many more #TakeoverTuesdays! Turn on post notifications on our Instagram and subscribe to our newsletter for more fun! Until next Tuesday, this is #InternEleanor, signing off.