Lawn chairs + bonfire + grill + keg of weizen + dub on the stereo = best burger party.
Pasta and pizza!
Minetta black label!
Catfish at Matt's is just wrong! The halibut and bacon-onion dip are where it's at. Surprisingly reasonable, too.
I live in Indianapolis---therefore, I'll be holed up in my house, staying out of downtown and any area where I'd have to have contact with awful bands and/or expense account bros.
No want ever.
Curried chickpea rice w/ coconut milk, bell peppers, and peas.
Pumpernickel. and a crusty sourdough.
On eggs...any which way.
Roasted w/ fresh fig, goat cheese, & honey.
bacon, of course.
Oyster stout...wild. Will have to keep a lookout for this next time I'm out West.
thanks for the cover shot! long-time reader...first-time submitter. lately i've been on a barbecue pizza kick, but that white sauce/potato/bacon combo really was the jam.
gonna try and experiment with a fermented dough this week...hopefully good results follow.
decadent french toast
with a baguette & cheese!
cosmo's does look super. wish i had seen that before i went!
ended up being on campus much more than i thought, but did get to bell's two nights in a row. i generally really like most of their beers, so that was swell. especially the sour brown they had on tap...nice to see people on this side of the pond making sours. food was also better (and cheaper) than i was led to believe....so it was a win-win.
hopefully i'll have more time for fooding next time i'm up that way.
we ended up at clever crow, due to it being walkable from the wexner. excellent recommendation....pizza was some of the best i've ever had. especially the house-made sausage w/ caramelized onions. and the crust! about as outstanding as the Hallogallo/NEU! show itself....which was supreme.
Thanks for the recommendations. I'd heard of Jeni's, looks like we'll go there for sure. May have to hit El Arepazo...sounds awesome.
If you're passing through Indianapolis tonight or tomorrow...some of the best food on the East-side is not too far off the beaten path.
Papa Roux - http://www.paparouxindy.com/
(make sure you get a po'boy. and bread pudding.)
Oh, Kokomo. Grew up there. Nostalgia forces me to recommend Louie's Coney Island, which is now a stone's throw off of US-31 - http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/172/985992/restaurant/Indiana/Louies-Coney-Island-Kokomo
Diner establishment. If you go, get the specialty, the "bake" (short for "Baked Hamburger"). It's hamburger, formed into links, and stewed in a special sauce. Get it with mustard and onion.
pub burgers ... with smash-style coming in a close 2nd.
Upland Brewing in Bloomington, IN.
Smash-style: Steer-In in Indianapolis, IN.
7 for 7. but i agree with the lack of pork tenderloin, beef/turkey manhattan, and/or Famous Stew questions. and what about pawpaws, aka the "indiana banana".
for a good resource to non-chain eating in Indy, check out indyethnicfood.com,
a constantly updated database of ethnic food in the indy-area.
as for the survey about chain restaurant comment; i think that's more reflective of indiana as a whole. not that i'm defending indianapolis too much....it's just better than any superficial survey would indicate.
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