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TomatoMustard

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Re:Indy eats Fri, 07/1/11 10:44 AM (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.
 
danimal15


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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    Bonk

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    Re:Indy eats Wed, 07/31/13 8:52 PM (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 Wed, 07/31/13 9:12 PM (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 Tue, 08/6/13 9:57 PM (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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          mayor al

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          Re:Indy eats Tue, 08/6/13 10:49 PM (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 Wed, 08/7/13 12:56 PM (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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              rumaki

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              Re:Indy eats Mon, 08/12/13 2:28 PM (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 Mon, 08/12/13 3:54 PM (permalink)
                Rumaki
                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

                AL
                 
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                  Bonk

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                  Re:Indy eats Thu, 08/29/13 8:15 PM (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 Mon, 09/9/13 6:18 PM (permalink)
                    *bump*
                     
                    Anyone? We're going in five days.
                     
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                      Re:Indy eats Tue, 09/10/13 7:11 PM (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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                        Bonk

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                        Re:Indy eats Thu, 09/12/13 7:11 PM (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 Sun, 09/15/13 12:37 AM (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 Sun, 09/15/13 3:37 PM (permalink)
                            Had did the hockey tourn go?
                            Bazbeaux's is usually very good
                             
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                              Bonk

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                              Re:Indy eats Mon, 09/16/13 2:32 PM (permalink)
                              CajunKing


                              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.

                              <message edited by Bonk on Mon, 09/16/13 2:33 PM>
                               
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                                claracamille

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                                Re:Indy eats Mon, 09/16/13 10:42 PM (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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                                  plb

                                  Re:Indy eats Tue, 09/17/13 10:25 AM (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 Tue, 09/17/13 2:25 PM (permalink)
                                    plb


                                    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 Tue, 09/17/13 5:36 PM (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 Wed, 09/18/13 1:34 AM (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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                                          claracamille

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                                          Re:Indy eats Sun, 10/13/13 6:06 PM (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 Wed, 10/16/13 2:13 PM (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!
                                            <message edited by ScreamingChicken on Wed, 10/16/13 2:16 PM>
                                             
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                                              Re:Indy eats Wed, 10/16/13 3:01 PM (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 Sat, 11/2/13 9:08 PM (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 Wed, 11/20/13 7:07 AM (permalink)
                                                  muhammadRehan


                                                  I was just in Bazbeaux Pizza an weeks ago. you can try Sandwiches and subs its very tasty


                                                  Really? I didn't think anyone was allowed to leave Pakistan
                                                   
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