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Re:Indy eats 2011/07/01 10:44:39 (permalink)
Pasquale's pizza at I-65 and County Line Rd. in Greenwood is the best pizza around. So many different kinds to try and if you get there for lunch they have a pizza buffet. Also, Vito Provolone's at Stop 11 Road and S. Meridian Street is to die for. Mom and Pop type place where you can order almost any Italian dish you want - even if it's not on the menu.
 
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Shapiro's deli in downtown Indianapolis is great! Like being in Manhattan. I've been there a number of times and am never disappointed with their corned beef and pastrami.


Shapiro's has been under new management since about 2004 and has never been the same since. Their prices are through the roof and their quality of ingredients is sub-par.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/07/31 20:52:22 (permalink)
Was looking into a place to eat in Carmel on Sunday, and found that in addition to a lot of places being closed on Sundays there, it appears that Shapiro's location is no longer there.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/07/31 21:12:03 (permalink)
Interesting. Their website only show the downtown site and one at the airport. I hadn't heard a peep about the Carmel site closing. The Carmel North Meridian restaurant just seem to lack something.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/06 21:57:12 (permalink)
Went to Muldoon's on Sunday and loved it.
 
We ordered the cheese skewers appetizer. It was three skewers of four pieces of deep fried, breaded cheese. So $9 for 12 big pieces of cheese. The breading worked really well with the cheese, and it was one of the better appetizers I've had in a while.
 
With just two of us it was a bit much (although we ate all of it), so I kind of wish they offered a smaller version. Like two skewers. But it was really good.
 
I was torn between the pork tenderloin (since we were in Indiana) and the reuben (since it's an Irish place), and the server said to go with the tenderloin. So I did.
 
It was one of the ridiculous-sized ones I see pictures of on here sometimes. The breading was perfect -- it complemented the tenderloin without overpowering the natural pork flavor. Very good, especially for $9.
 
My wife got the BLT and was very happy.
 
I got a tea, she got water, the bill was $33 and we were stuffed. The server was very gregarious and attentive.
 
 
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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/06 22:49:46 (permalink)
Even though the thread is a cuple of years old, I'll add in a couple for anyone looking for food in or west on I-70.
1. We stop at Shapiro's now and then. The food we find is quite good, but the prices have shot up Bigtime.
2. We prefer Jonathon Byrds Cafeteria at the exit # 99 south of Indy on I-65 in Greenwood.  Very good Cafeteria style meals.
3 A short distance West of the State line in IL is Richard's Family Farm Restaurant in Casey IL just off I-70. A very good family style restaurant. A must stop whenever we are passing thru that area.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/07 12:56:47 (permalink)
Yes Shapiros in Carmel closed in June of 2013.
They overpaid to have that place built and it struggled to make ends meet.  Here is the story about it.
 
http://www.ibj.com/update...s/PARAMS/article/41895
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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/12 14:28:08 (permalink)
I went to Jonathan Byrd's for the first time in April 2013.  The fried chicken is very similar to the original Kentucky Fried Chicken from when the Colonel was still around; I believe Byrd started his career with them.  If you like the Colonel's spices, you'll like Jonathan Byrd's fried chicken. It's not my favorite fried chicken in Indianapolis (that's still Hollyhock Hill, for me, which I went to later that same weekend), but it is certainly acceptable.
 
I also had green beans (good) and a slice of sugar cream pie.  It was flavorful, but cold (out of refrigerator) and therefore thick and gummy.  If you get it, ask them to reheat it for you.  They also have drop biscuits; I was tempted, but I was scheduled to go to dinner in just a few hours and decided it was too much to have.
 
I went at an off hour (about 2:30) after my plane landed at the airport.  I usually go to Gray Bros., but decided to try Byrd's this time around.  I thought the ambiance at Byrd's was like the late-lamented Laughners cafeteria chain, to which my family was devoted when I was growing up in Indianapolis -- which is a good thing, in my book.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/12 15:54:07 (permalink)
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Nice to read of your experience at JB's. We like it, and it certainly is a clean/nice place to take a break right next to I-65. All in all a very acceptable Roadfood sort of place.
July 2013 with my daughter's family at JB's

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Re:Indy eats 2013/08/29 20:15:13 (permalink)
We're going to whatever they're calling Conseco this week for a hockey tournament in mid-September. Any suggestions around the rink?
 
We're going to take Bazbeaux to go. 
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/09 18:18:46 (permalink)
*bump*
 
Anyone? We're going in five days.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/10 19:11:51 (permalink)
There are TONS of places near Conseco, none of them truly roadfood worthy though.
 
There is:
 
St Elmo's Steak
King David Dog
 
The rest is pretty much Corporate Chains
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/12 19:11:39 (permalink)
*sigh*
 
The King David Dog sounds good, but alas they're not open on Saturdays.
 
I think we'll hit Bazbeaux's.
 
Thanks for the advice!!
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/15 00:37:16 (permalink)
...and Bazbeaux's didn't disappoint.
 
That was our first time trying the downtown location (the Ice usually played at The Fairgrounds so we ate at Butler U.), and it's huge and very cool looking inside.
 
Their garlic bread has become my favorite on the planet. And I have another order plus half a large pizza in my refrigerator.
 
It was busy, so service was slightly slower than usual but still very good.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/15 15:37:53 (permalink)
Had did the hockey tourn go?
Bazbeaux's is usually very good
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/16 14:32:25 (permalink)
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Had did the hockey tourn go?
Bazbeaux's is usually very good

 
Tournament was fine...I was just there to scout some kids that are going to play Division I college.
 
And we ordered way more food than we were going to eat so we could have leftovers for the next day...a 16" three-topping pizza and two orders of garlic bread with cheese in addition to two pops, and our bill was $31.
 
For a downtown location that's pretty daggone reasonable.
 
I really like what they've done with downtown Indy...Cincinnati and other cities could learn from that example.

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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/16 22:42:58 (permalink)
Muldoons has been a favorite of ours for 30+ years. They have a smaller tenderloin that I like. "The Friendly" in Zionsville, IN, just NW of Indy is a great "everyone knows your name" place. Great tenderloins, broasted chicken. Also, a good place to go on St. Patrick's Day,
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 10:25:47 (permalink)
It's a small world.

I had the mini tenderloin for dinner last night at Muldoons. It was good and just the right amount after having a big lunch earlier.

St. Elm's two days ago. I agree with the consensus, go with shrimp cocktail (but be careful) and skip the so-so steak.

And I'm heading to Bubs for lunch.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 14:25:59 (permalink)
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It's a small world.

I had the mini tenderloin for dinner last night at Muldoons. It was good and just the right amount after having a big lunch earlier.

St. Elm's two days ago. I agree with the consensus, go with shrimp cocktail (but be careful) and skip the so-so steak.

And I'm heading to Bubs for lunch.

 
Bub's was really good when we went there a couple of years ago. We seem to get to Carmel about once a year, so it's going to be really tough deciding between Muldoon's, Bub's and Bazbeaux's.

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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/17 17:36:11 (permalink)
I will definitely second a trip to Bub's. It's one of my local favs and I love their Big Ugly Elk Burger. Hands down one of the better burgers in the area. There's even a Bazbeaux catty corner to them now. Sadly, the Carmel location for Shapiro's closed down. Guess they couldn't afford the rent they were being charged. The food was certainly good.  
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Re:Indy eats 2013/09/18 01:34:39 (permalink)
Indiana Bulldog, Traditional Indiana Persimmon Pudding, Traditional Indiana Breaded Tenderloin Sandwich, Baked Chicken Reuben all are the beat Indianapolis recipe. You can go for it.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/10/13 18:06:37 (permalink)
I would choose Muldoon's & Bazbeaus over Bub's. Bub's is good not great. I prefer Steak & Shake burgers & 96th St Burgers even better. Bub's in Carmel.is fun to go to when the weather is nice & you can sit along side the Monon trail. It is fun to people watch.
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Re:Indy eats 2013/10/16 14:13:22 (permalink)
What's the northeast side around Ft. Harrison S.P. like?  For my annual trip to Ohio I'm considering an overnight stay at either Ft. Harrison (bonus points for having a golf course) or Pokagon S.P. (Angola) in order to further my goal of staying at each of the Indiana state park inns.  Thanks!
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Re:Indy eats 2013/10/16 15:01:44 (permalink)
Ok Brad you asked for it
 
Around Ben Harrison (just off the top of my head without addresses or numbers)
 
On Base there is The Garrison House - Was the old Officers club
 
Knowing your love of chicken
 
Audrey's Cafe - Fresh Broasted Chicken
 
Triton Brewing Company
 
Heidelberg Haus - Authentic German Bakery & Food
 
Andreas BBQ & Seafood - Interesting mix, decent BBQ
 
A ton of FF chains
 
As for Angola I will email my aunt and see if she has any clue, they stay there in the winter for the toboggan run
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Re:Indy eats 2013/11/02 21:08:38 (permalink)
Northeast Indianapolis-I would get on I465 & go North, nothing around Fort Ben. Skyline Chili & Mackenzie River(a chain, but we like it)on 82nd St. King Chef(chinese) & Arni's(try the Senior Salad with house dressing).
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Re:Indy eats 2013/11/20 07:07:27 (permalink)
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I was just in Bazbeaux Pizza an weeks ago. you can try Sandwiches and subs its very tasty


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Re:Indy eats 2014/05/29 14:10:21 (permalink)
I've gone ahead and committed to an August stay at Ft. Harrison so the planning has begun.
 
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Audrey's Cafe - Fresh Broasted Chicken
Ft. Harrison doesn't serve breakfast so Café Audrey might be my first stop of the next day.  I'm hoping that if I order ahead I can get a BPT.

Triton Brewing Company
From what I can tell food trucks are often at Triton, which would make for a good dinner in the beer garden.

Andreas BBQ & Seafood - Interesting mix, decent BBQ
Andre's is definitely on the short list.  It's close to the park and has an interesting menu.
 
From there I have hours to get from Indy's east side to Lebanon, OH.  A few years ago Carolina Bob posted about Metamora and it's on US-52, which puts it right on my way.
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Re:Indy eats 2014/05/30 17:36:48 (permalink)
Screaming Chicken, if you want to hit up the Indy Food Trucks they have the Indy Food Trucks Alliance on Facebook and Twitter to let folks know where they'll be on any given day. The Mac Genie truck and Scratch truck are definitley worth the trip to find them.
 
https://twitter.com/IndyFoodTruck
 
https://www.facebook.com/IndyFoodTruckAlliance
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Re:Indy eats 2014/07/02 00:24:33 (permalink)
You need to try the Gaslite Inn, it's clost to downtown but a real RoadFood kind of place. Google for reviews, I bet you will be impressed and you may even see a ghost or two while there!
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Re:Indy eats 2014/07/02 22:11:30 (permalink)
It is the Gas Light Inn. The name belies what it really is and that is a neighborhood over 21 bar in the vein of the Workingman’s Friend and John’s Famous Stew in Indianapolis. It is on South Meridian Street about 2 miles south of downtown. I went for the tenderloins and can say their tenderloin is right up there with the very best in Indianapolis. It is my kind of place. Nothing fancy. Just a good comfortable place.

After dinner, settling up and talking to the cook, I was late getting out to the parking lot in back. The rest of our party was there and the locals were yelling Kenny did it. Did what? Hit my friends car and drove off. They knew we were not locals. We were dressed too well. No wife beater sleeveless shirts. So standing around in the parking lot we had to assure the damage was not done by Kenny. Of course everyone had had a few so when in a crowd talking ensued. As it turned out we talked about high school football during the late 50s. One guy knew my older brother and we started exchanging stories of that period and who we mutually knew. And we talked and we talked. My wife figured almost a half hour. It was not quite my old neighborhood where I grew up but adjacent. Until recently I had never heard of the Gas Light Inn but I am glad I went there.

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Re:Indy eats 2014/07/03 10:18:59 (permalink)
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If you don't want a steak at St Elmo's (I've done this before), just stop in for the shrimp cocktail and then head elsewhere for dinner. Also, Harry and Izzy's is right next door and is owned (partially by Peyton Manning as well) by the same folks at St Elmo's and they have the same shrimp cocktail, but the entree offerings differ slightly.

Another more Road Food worthy selection, Edwards Drive In for pork tenderloins and onion rings is a good choice. I wish some of the rib shacks of my youth were still around like Zeb's, man I miss that place.



Zeb's with it's Original Mambo Sauce!! Used to stop in there on the way to or from Pacer games when they were in the ABA!
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