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MagicRat
02-01-2010, 10:51 AM
Anyone been to Oakley's Bistro and 86th and Ditch.

It's been a while, but the one time I was there it was great.

Unclebuck
02-01-2010, 11:13 AM
does anybody miss that great fast food chain "Rax?" They still have one in Anderson. Best fast food roast beef ever!

I used to love that. it always seemed to me that the roast beef was so much better than Arby's. Not sure that is really the case, but it was what I thought

travmil
02-01-2010, 11:49 AM
Arby's bought out many of the Rax locations. In fact, if you go to Arby's and ask them for the Super Roast Beef that Rax used to make they will still make it for you. They essentially top a roast beef with shredded lettuce and some french dressing.

ChicagoJ
02-01-2010, 11:50 AM
Here's one that I've recommended in Greek Town before, but you can take it off your list (at least for a while).

http://www.chicagobreakingnews.com/2010/02/3-alarm-fire-breaks-out-in-greektown-eatery.html

From my office window, I can see that fire trucks are still on the scene.

ChicagoJ
02-01-2010, 11:52 AM
Arby's bought out many of the Rax locations. In fact, if you go to Arby's and ask them for the Super Roast Beef that Rax used to make they will still make it for you. They essentially top a roast beef with shredded lettuce and some french dressing.

But Rax's "BBC" (Bacon, Beef and Cheddar) disappeared, and there's something about Arby's version that I don't like... don't remember what it is, I just stick with the regular roast beef sandwich at Arbys.

count55
02-01-2010, 08:42 PM
Five Guy's

I love their burgers and fries.

There's a Five Guys right next to where my son has guitar lessons, so we end up eating once every three or four weeks. There's no question there burgers are really good, but I have some complaints:

- They're kinda pricey (1 Cheeseburger, 1 Little Bacon Chzbgr, 1 reg fries, 2 reg drinks - $17)

- They're very slow

- They're fries are inconsistent and are too greasy.

Finally, and this really bugs the **** out of me, but they do it even when I ask them not to do it: They put your burgers in the bag, then dump hot fries on top of the burgers. Just really irritating. I guess this is some kind of trademark, but I hate it.

The only thing I've ever found more baffling is the Western Pennsylvania practice of putting French Fries in salads. Seriously - order like a Chef Salad, or a Steak Salad, and it comes with a wad of French Fries on it, as if they were croutons. Who the **** comes up with that?

count55
02-01-2010, 08:51 PM
But Rax's "BBC" (Bacon, Beef and Cheddar) disappeared, and there's something about Arby's version that I don't like... don't remember what it is, I just stick with the regular roast beef sandwich at Arbys.

I always remember the BBC at Rax being better in theory than in practice, but they (Rax) were only around Indy for like 34 seconds.

I also liked Sisters Chicken - well, their Chicken 'n' Biscuits - and they were only here for a short while.

Peck
02-02-2010, 06:09 PM
The other night I went to Fogo De Chao in downtown.

If you walk out of there hungry you are doing something wrong.

Pricey as heck but, IMO worth it. Had the oddest salad bar I have ever seen with all types of oddeties on it but it was good as well.

Had a mango custard thing for desert that was also very good.

http://www.fogodechao.com/

Dr. Goldfoot
02-02-2010, 06:54 PM
I always remember the BBC at Rax being better in theory than in practice, but they (Rax) were only around Indy for like 34 seconds.

I also liked Sisters Chicken - well, their Chicken 'n' Biscuits - and they were only here for a short while.


There's still a Rax in Anderson. There was at least last year. I guess I should read the whole page before I make comments...Pianoman beat me to it.

travmil
02-03-2010, 01:02 PM
Wife and I ate at The Aristocrat last night. I forgot how good their food was. Place was packed for a Tuesday night. Jazz trio playing in the back, $3 pint night. I highly recommend the spinach stuffed portabella for an appetizer. They basically bread and deep fry one of those huge portabella mushroom caps, then spread it with spinach & artichoke dip, and sprinkle the whole thing with fresh parmesan. It's big enough to feed the whole table and extremely good. I've tried various things there over the years and I always go back to their reuben sandwich and it didn't disappoint last night. My wife got a roasted pepper chicken sandwich and really enjoyed it as well.

Unclebuck
02-03-2010, 02:05 PM
Why do I ever go to Panda Express - everytime I do I regret it. Will never go back - overpriced horrible chinese food

Erik
02-03-2010, 07:41 PM
Wife and I ate at The Aristocrat last night. I forgot how good their food was. Place was packed for a Tuesday night. Jazz trio playing in the back, $3 pint night. I highly recommend the spinach stuffed portabella for an appetizer. They basically bread and deep fry one of those huge portabella mushroom caps, then spread it with spinach & artichoke dip, and sprinkle the whole thing with fresh parmesan. It's big enough to feed the whole table and extremely good. I've tried various things there over the years and I always go back to their reuben sandwich and it didn't disappoint last night. My wife got a roasted pepper chicken sandwich and really enjoyed it as well.
I remember you saying their reuben was up there with Shapiro's, that's a bold statement, my friend:) I will have to go and try it someday.

idioteque
02-03-2010, 10:25 PM
Why do I ever go to Panda Express - everytime I do I regret it. Will never go back - overpriced horrible chinese food

Panda Express is the worst Chinese food ever.

How do they stay open? How the hell are they expanding into my neighborhood of all places, taking up a perfectly good retail space?

count55
02-03-2010, 10:29 PM
Panda Express is the worst Chinese food ever.


No. There's a place in King's Mountain, NC. I don't even know what the name of it is. I think the sign just said, generically, "Chinese Food."

Erik
02-07-2010, 08:41 AM
http://www.tastecafeandmarketplace.com/

I got to check this place out yesterday. I thought it was really good but kinda pricey if you have more that just a sandwhich and chips. We were suprised to find out that our daily special "pomme frites" that had added cheese and truffle aioli were $9. Thats two orders of fries for $18! And their "pomme frittes" didnt compare to the Brugge. I will be going back, but I'll be watching that daily special menu that doesnt have prices listed:)

pianoman
02-07-2010, 12:19 PM
Went to Harry and Izzy's for the first time a few nights ago..

I had one of the best burgers I've ever had, plus the bread is excellent! Price wasn't as bad as I thought it would be either!

Erik
02-13-2010, 08:59 PM
You guys can probably tell that I'm a big eater by all of my posts in this thread. So much so, that I entered my first eating contest earlier today at http://www.paparouxindy.com/index.php I came in third :happydanc (out of six) the challenge was to eat a 2 foot, 5 pound Po'boy sandwich. I managed to gobble down 3lbs 11 oz before calling it quits. The winner was a few ounces shy of finishing himself. He gets a free regular size Po'boy once a week until he's "dethroned'. I just thought I would share my proud moment. And I do recommend checking the place out, they have some really good stuff there.

clownskull
02-15-2010, 02:30 AM
Why do I ever go to Panda Express - everytime I do I regret it. Will never go back - overpriced horrible chinese food

ha!
yep, they certainly are not much. been there maybe a half dozen times and kept hoping it was just because they had just opened but no, they were just that bad. for the portions, it was on the pricey side in my book. and the food was nothing impressive at all- they didn't even have any spicy chili sauce or hot mustard to put on it nor any soy sauce that i could find either which is super-lame. i have not been there in about 6+ months and do not plan on going back again.

Unclebuck
03-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Finally a really good Chinese place in Carmel Mings Wok - have eaten 4 times gotten something different each time and they have all been really good. it is located across from the Meijer store on Old Meridian

Unclebuck
03-29-2010, 09:06 AM
Continue to eat once a week at Ming's Wok in Carmel - excellent.

Tried Pizzology over the weekend. It is different, some will not like it. it is paper thin, but it is really, really unique and really good. Can't wait to try more of their varieties.
http://www.pizzologyindy.com/

here is a review
http://www.ibj.com/dining-pizzologys-dough-fresh-ingredients-delight-diners/PARAMS/article/15617

Gyron
03-29-2010, 02:46 PM
Cristinni's in Orlando. AWESOME Veal Parm. Expensive, so go on an expense account.

Doug
03-29-2010, 07:39 PM
Continue to eat once a week at Ming's Wok in Carmel - excellent.

Tried Pizzology over the weekend. It is different, some will not like it. it is paper thin, but it is really, really unique and really good. Can't wait to try more of their varieties.
http://www.pizzologyindy.com/

here is a review
http://www.ibj.com/dining-pizzologys-dough-fresh-ingredients-delight-diners/PARAMS/article/15617

Put me in the "don't like it" category.

I know they say the crust is supposed to look a little burnt.

But mine not only looked burnt, but *tasted* burnt as well. Overpowered everything.

I'm not sure I'll give them another chance.

Unclebuck
03-29-2010, 09:05 PM
Put me in the "don't like it" category.

I know they say the crust is supposed to look a little burnt.

But mine not only looked burnt, but *tasted* burnt as well. Overpowered everything.

I'm not sure I'll give them another chance.

mine wasn't, although I read that when they first opened they had some problems with getting the crust too done. baking pizza at 800 degrees is difficult, probably 1 minute can make all the difference, maybe 30 seconds too long and it is burned.

I would recommend you try it again.

actually it reminds me of the way Bazbeaux was when they first opened, which seems a lot different from what it is today

ChristianDudley
03-29-2010, 09:31 PM
Cheeseburger in Paradise...you can pretty much get any kind of burger you want. There's one south of Indy (well south + right outside of downtown Indy). They've got them all over the place now, but I go to this particular one lots of times before or after Pacers and Colts games and sometimes on other occasions when I'm in Indy. Just a great place to eat.

P.S. If you do manage to go and get a dessert, try the chocolate nachos!

DGPR
03-29-2010, 10:01 PM
My wife and I and some other family are going to Fogo De Chaos for my birthday in a couple of weeks, I hear it's quite delicious and I can't wait to find out.

travmil
03-29-2010, 10:15 PM
My wife and I and some other family are going to Fogo De Chaos for my birthday in a couple of weeks, I hear it's quite delicious and I can't wait to find out.

You are in for a treat. They don't have anything bad but the bone in leg of lamb is practically a religious experience. If you don't know how Fogo De Chao works I wrote about it earlier in this thread on page 1. My opinion has changed slightly since then as I've been several more times and now believe it's worth every penny.

clownskull
04-01-2010, 07:22 AM
Why do I ever go to Panda Express - everytime I do I regret it. Will never go back - overpriced horrible chinese food

i don't know if they are doing it where you live but, panda express is currently doing a buffet thing here in bloomington. now is the time to chow down baby! lol

Unclebuck
05-24-2010, 02:10 PM
I broke down and finally ordered Dominos over the weekend. First time I've had their pizza in about 7 years I'm guessing. But I thought I would give it a try since it is cheap and new.

I think I am a little bit of a snob when it comnes to pizza. I don't like Pizza Hut, old Dominos, dispise Papa Johns.

But the new Dominos is OK, much better than it used to be. The crust is actually quite good and by far the best part of their new pizza. Light, flavorful, crispy and overall very good. The sauce was OK, I like that it had a little kick to it.

The cheese I thought was just not very good, but I've had worse. The sausage however was horrible.

Overall I would say yes it is better, and probably better than Pizza Hut and Papa Johns, but no where nearly as good as Bazbeaux, Some Guys, Puchini's, Pizzology and several other place.

So if you want something cheap to feed a bunch of people, OK, otherwise I don't know why anyone would order Dominos

thewholefnshow31
05-24-2010, 02:24 PM
So I tried Dawson's in Speedway and I was still not impressed with that place. I went there about a year and left that place and swore I would never go back. At that time they refused to bring everyone's food out at the same time. They would just bring out each dish when it was done cooking. So my friends and I spent a lot of time just waiting for our last friend to get his meal and eat it.

The service was a bit better, but the food is just so bland. The decor and ambiance is nice, but I think it tries to hard to come off as an upscale restaurant.

Trader Joe
05-24-2010, 03:25 PM
Went a new bar type place in Carmel called The Stacked Pickle today, alright for bar food. Pretty reasonable prices and a fairly diverse menu, plus the service was very quick for lunch.

Thank you for mentioning Pizzology UB. I haven't gotten to try it since I've been back from school, but I desperately want to and seeing you mention it reminded me to.

Unclebuck
05-24-2010, 03:35 PM
Went a new bar type place in Carmel called The Stacked Pickle today, alright for bar food. Pretty reasonable prices and a fairly diverse menu, plus the service was very quick for lunch.

Thank you for mentioning Pizzology UB. I haven't gotten to try it since I've been back from school, but I desperately want to and seeing you mention it reminded me to.

if you go back a page or two, you see that I really like their pizza, Doug not so much. it is very different.

Trader Joe
05-24-2010, 04:12 PM
Continue to eat once a week at Ming's Wok in Carmel - excellent.

Tried Pizzology over the weekend. It is different, some will not like it. it is paper thin, but it is really, really unique and really good. Can't wait to try more of their varieties.
http://www.pizzologyindy.com/

here is a review
http://www.ibj.com/dining-pizzologys-dough-fresh-ingredients-delight-diners/PARAMS/article/15617

I think I would like it.

Also RE: Sushi places in Indy

Tried H20 in Broad Ripple over Easter break, very good.

Trader Joe
06-01-2010, 02:34 PM
Pizzology, had it for lunch today. The toppings are fresh and delicious, but the crust does have a burnt taste, especially at the edges. I left most of my crust ends on my plate. Very good, but I wish they would maybe burn it just a little less.

Had lunch in Bloomington on Saturday (actually kind of an early dinner) with some friends at a place called Finch's. Tapas and individual pizzas, sandwiches etc. were what they were serving in the afternoon, but they looked like they had a good dinner menu. Right on kirkwood ave. next to Kilroy's very good, and a nice change of place to the Kirkwood. Another solid restaurant offering in BTown.

btowncolt
06-01-2010, 02:37 PM
b.good (http://www.bgood.com/)

Hit this place up for a veggie burger and baked sweet potato fries here and there. Stuff isn't too bad for you, very fresh and has great veggie burgers (which is important to me because I'm a wussy vegetarian). If any of you are in Boston or the Boston area, find one.

btowncolt
06-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Have been to all of these place in the last few weeks:

http://www.topofthehub.net/

http://www.beehiveboston.com/

http://www.craigieonmain.com/

http://www.aquitaineboston.com/

http://www.anticofornoboston.com/

http://flourbakery.com/

http://stephisontremont.com/

http://www.beacon1032.com/

http://www.vloraboston.com/

Would recommend all of them for our Boston area readers.

Unclebuck
06-01-2010, 02:41 PM
Pizzology, had it for lunch today. The toppings are fresh and delicious, but the crust does have a burnt taste, especially at the edges. I left most of my crust ends on my plate. Very good, but I wish they would maybe burn it just a little less.



I don't disagree and that was the complaint that Doug had mentioned. I have eaten there 4 times and each time the crusts is slightly burned to varying degrees. I think I read a comment from the owner/chef that it is hard to get the pizza exactly right when the oven is 750 degrees. I would imagine 30 seconds too long in the oven can burn it too much.

Unclebuck
06-01-2010, 02:46 PM
Have been to all of these place in the last few weeks:

http://www.topofthehub.net/

http://www.beehiveboston.com/

http://www.craigieonmain.com/

http://www.aquitaineboston.com/

http://www.anticofornoboston.com/

http://flourbakery.com/

http://stephisontremont.com/

Would recommend all of them for our Boston area readers.



I went to an Asian fusion place last summer in Boston. I stayed at the Seaport hotel and it was only a couple of blocks from the hotel - OMG it was good. Very nice area, probavbly very new

btowncolt
06-01-2010, 02:50 PM
That area has a lot of new stuff. Most of my experience in that part of Boston involves either going on booze cruises or going to the Harpoon brewery for free tastings at 4pm on weekdays.

Don't let that short paragraph fool you - I don't have a drinking problem. Yet.

SycamoreKen
07-15-2010, 04:44 PM
I'll bump this back up after reading the whole thing. My wife and i will be in Indy next Thursday night before coming home and would love to go to a local place for dinner. It definitely will not be pizza, we are having that earlier in the week, or BBQ. A couple of the Italian places sound good. We are looking for a casual place. Any place already in the thread or not mentioned yet that we should go to? We are staying on the west side, but that doesn't limit us to where we will journey to have a great meal!

Unclebuck
07-15-2010, 08:59 PM
I'll bump this back up after reading the whole thing. My wife and i will be in Indy next Thursday night before coming home and would love to go to a local place for dinner. It definitely will not be pizza, we are having that earlier in the week, or BBQ. A couple of the Italian places sound good. We are looking for a casual place. Any place already in the thread or not mentioned yet that we should go to? We are staying on the west side, but that doesn't limit us to where we will journey to have a great meal!

Mama Corallas in Broad ripple, 54th street
http://mamacarollas.com/Mama-Carollas-Old-Italian-Resturant-Broadripple-Indianapolis-Menu



my favorite is Rosemary Chicken Lasagna

But everything there is good, plus a like the atmosphere

Trader Joe
07-15-2010, 09:00 PM
That is good stuff.

btowncolt
07-15-2010, 09:02 PM
Mama Corallas in Broad ripple, 54th street

:thumbsup:

I like this place. Been there a ton of times (though only once in the last few years). It's just a couple blocks from where my parents live (note - please don't harass my parents). Good stuff. Taken a few ladies there over the years and it always, uh, worked out okay.

The Toxic Avenger
07-15-2010, 09:08 PM
I like Bravo's. Its not a local joint by any means and it may be a little cla$$ier than what you asked for... so really it has none of the qualities that you asked for but it IS good!

I'll think about it some more and get back to you.

btowncolt
07-15-2010, 09:13 PM
Ken - I have been to both of the following places (with the caveat that I have not been recently) and recall enjoying them both:

http://www.opentable.com/matteos-ristorante-italiano?ref=10045&ttr=1

http://www.opentable.com/iozzos-garden-of-italy?ref=10045&ttr=1

Doug
08-22-2010, 03:24 PM
I tried Pizzology again last night. This time we ate in instead of carryout.

Better. The pizza was much less burnt that last time.

Still, though, not one of my favorites.

On the plus side, they had 4 very good beers on tap. I had 3 of them, one twice - my wife was driving.

Unclebuck
09-03-2010, 08:36 AM
Went to Tony Sacco's Coal Oven Pizza last night. It is at the Clay Terrace mall in Carmel. Let me first say there are sooooo many really good pizza places in Carmel - the list of really good places is endless.

And I would say that this place is very good. Not my favorite, but very good. The style is I suppose New York style. Thin crust. Sort of reminds me of a really good pizza place that you used to see in mall food courts. You know the kind where the pizza is already cooked and you order and they throw it in the oven to re-heat. Similar to that but better.

I'll eat their again, but it won't replace Bazbeaux as my favorite or Pizzology as my second favorite.

The price is simlar to Bazbeaux - not cheap.

Eindar
09-03-2010, 09:35 AM
I broke down and finally ordered Dominos over the weekend. First time I've had their pizza in about 7 years I'm guessing. But I thought I would give it a try since it is cheap and new.

I think I am a little bit of a snob when it comnes to pizza. I don't like Pizza Hut, old Dominos, dispise Papa Johns.

But the new Dominos is OK, much better than it used to be. The crust is actually quite good and by far the best part of their new pizza. Light, flavorful, crispy and overall very good. The sauce was OK, I like that it had a little kick to it.

The cheese I thought was just not very good, but I've had worse. The sausage however was horrible.

Overall I would say yes it is better, and probably better than Pizza Hut and Papa Johns, but no where nearly as good as Bazbeaux, Some Guys, Puchini's, Pizzology and several other place.

So if you want something cheap to feed a bunch of people, OK, otherwise I don't know why anyone would order Dominos

This is a really old post, but I guess I missed it. UB, I think you answered your own query in there. To put it in basketball terms, Domino's is Danny Granger, and Bazbeaux is a younger Paul Pierce. You are going to get, say 20% more production, but you're going to pay 50% more for it.

I do Bazbeaux and The Ordinary when I want a freaking outstanding pizza. For a typical Friday night pizza, however, Domino's is a very tasty pizza and it's dirt cheap with a coupon. I guess, for me, Domino's has superior value.

Unclebuck
09-20-2010, 08:56 AM
Bub's Cafe for breakfast over the weekend. I enjoyed it alot. Pancakes were good, waffles were good, sausages were excellent, their donut holes were outstanding. (no I didn't order all that myself) but tried it all.

count55
09-20-2010, 09:24 AM
Monical's Pizza @ 141st & 37. Had eaten there before, but had their lasagna and breadsticks. Their breadsticks are really interesting and tasty, with a twist - they're sprinkled with kosher salt, and are excellent when hot out of the oven. They don't travel as well, but they're still pretty good when they cool down.

Me & some friends were watching the Colts game last night, so we ordered two pizza - one thin crust and one pan. The thin crust was excellent, surprisingly loaded with toppings and cheese, and a nice tasty crisp crust filled edge-to-edge. I tend to prefer thin crust (with a few exceptions), so I was surprised when I found the pan as good as the thin. Again, just filled with toppings and cheese, this crust was dough-ier and really good. We had the "Mighty Meat" for the thin (Sausage, Pepperoni, Bacon, Ham) and the Buffalo Chicken (Chicken, Buffalo Sauce, Ranch) for the pan, and we all agreed they were both ridiculously good.

It's a touch pricey ($21 for a 16" Specialty Thin or 14" Specialty Pan, $6 for Family Pack of Breadsticks (10 sticks and 2 sauces)), but well worth it.

Trader Joe
09-20-2010, 09:53 AM
They also have a really good French style salad dressing there that I would recommend. Monical's is generally my carry out place right now. Convenient and good. Yeah, it's a bit pricey, but I think you get what you pay for. The toppings are always very fresh.

Sollozzo
10-24-2010, 02:14 PM
The Bosphorus on South East St. Great Turkish restaurant.

Knucklehead Warrior
10-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Some years ago I started the Tenderloin thread here and got some good suggestions. In this thread as in the old one, there is mention of Nick's in Huntington as a great place to get a tenderloin.

Today I was in Huntington to seek out Nick's, supposedly (or supposively as we say in Hoosierese) where the tenderloin originated.

It was good, but not top notch. Not quite the flavor, beaten a bit thin, OK breading, but not great, no toasted bun. I can only think of 3 tenderloins that I prefer -- Friendly's Tavern in Zionsville, Sahm's, Muldoon's in Carmel. That doesn't make Nick's #4 however, but it's right up there, definitely Top 10, but definitely not Top 3, somewhere in the neighborhood of Edward's Drive-In, John's Famous Stew, etc.

Here's a tenderloin lover's blog that I refer to often:
http://breadedtenderloin.wordpress.com/ I've been meaning to try Nickel Plate in Noblesville, but this guy thought them greasy, so haven't gotten around to it.

Anybody else got a favorite?

Knucklehead Warrior
10-24-2011, 05:06 PM
And here's another great link: http://www.roadfood.com/
Apparently they make great tenderloins in Iowa.

dal9
10-25-2011, 02:36 PM
McRib is back.

Bit heavy on the sauce last time.

Unclebuck
10-25-2011, 03:33 PM
I wondered what happened to this thread.

Anyone ever eat at Oakley's Bistro? Probably my favorite Indianapolis restaurant.

Gamble1
10-25-2011, 05:50 PM
Why do I ever go to Panda Express - everytime I do I regret it. Will never go back - overpriced horrible chinese food
LOL, I actually saw you at Panda awhile back. I was in a rush so I didn't say hi but Panda is some terrible chinese.

I need to try out Oakleys.

For those who like sushi I like Kazaams (sit at the bar and talk to the chefs) and the Buddha lounge (Buddha is a cigar place and I don't smoke but you can sit out side Mass ave).

My favorite Thia food is Jasmines on 96th and gray rd and the best Indian food I have had is Ambers on Merdian and 126th.

Favorite french place went out of business in Ripple I think it was called the traveler.

McNivens is interesting as Seth said. I never had scottish food before so I couldn't tell if its the real deal but its odd (whole boiled eggs wrapped in delicious sausage).

For Pizza to be honest I think they are very similar around Indy but for deep dish I don't know why but I like Uno's. I think they put narcotics in the crust.

aero
10-25-2011, 05:56 PM
Some years ago I started the Tenderloin thread here and got some good suggestions. In this thread as in the old one, there is mention of Nick's in Huntington as a great place to get a tenderloin.

Today I was in Huntington to seek out Nick's, supposedly (or supposively as we say in Hoosierese) where the tenderloin originated.

It was good, but not top notch. Not quite the flavor, beaten a bit thin, OK breading, but not great, no toasted bun. I can only think of 3 tenderloins that I prefer -- Friendly's Tavern in Zionsville, Sahm's, Muldoon's in Carmel. That doesn't make Nick's #4 however, but it's right up there, definitely Top 10, but definitely not Top 3, somewhere in the neighborhood of Edward's Drive-In, John's Famous Stew, etc.

Here's a tenderloin lover's blog that I refer to often:
http://breadedtenderloin.wordpress.com/ I've been meaning to try Nickel Plate in Noblesville, but this guy thought them greasy, so haven't gotten around to it.

Anybody else got a favorite?

Im a fan of the tenderloin from Teddy's Burger Joint down on the southside of Indy. I know what you're thinking "A good tenderloin from a burger joint?" yes!

Their burgers are pretty darn good to. I get their Cheese burger with bacon and BBQ sauce whenever i don't get the tenderloin.


edit: here is the address for Teddy's
2222 W. Southport Rd Suite A Indianapolis IN 46217 Phone: (317) 893-2791

PacerDude
10-25-2011, 08:23 PM
The Grill 2 up Pendleton Pike near McCordsville has an excellent tenderloin. Actually, everything I've had on their menu is really good. The have a Hawaiian burger - cooked with teriyaki sauce, slice of pineapple on it - which really hit the spot.

Highly recommended.

jeffg-body
10-25-2011, 09:55 PM
If you are ever in the area of Lapel and have a desire for a tenderloin the American Legion makes a killer tenderloin made by the veterans. I get one at every opportunity.

Unclebuck
10-25-2011, 10:07 PM
LOL, I actually saw you at Panda awhile back. I was in a rush so I didn't say hi but Panda is some terrible chinese.

I need to try out Oakleys.


My favorite Thia food is Jasmines on 96th and gray rd and the best Indian food I have had is Ambers on Merdian and 126th.



You didn't say hi, how long would that take? 2 minutes? Fine. Thats Ok, I must have been on my lunch break, so I was probably in a hurry.

Have you trid Siam Square, downtown - that is IMo by far the best Thai food in town, and I've tried 7 or 8 different places. Thai is my favorite food.

Yeah Ambers is my favorite Indian.

Oakleys is great, but pricey, you are probably looking at $120 for two people, more if you have a few drinks and desert and portions are not huge, but food is so good

RWB
10-27-2011, 03:49 PM
, somewhere in the neighborhood of Edward's Drive-In, John's Famous Stew, etc.

Anybody else got a favorite?
Ate at Edwards for the first time a couple of weeks ago. Tenderloin wasn't bad but overrated. Did think the onion rings were exceptional however.

Gamble1
10-28-2011, 10:25 AM
You didn't say hi, how long would that take? 2 minutes? Fine. Thats Ok, I must have been on my lunch break, so I was probably in a hurry.

Have you trid Siam Square, downtown - that is IMo by far the best Thai food in town, and I've tried 7 or 8 different places. Thai is my favorite food.

Yeah Ambers is my favorite Indian.

Oakleys is great, but pricey, you are probably looking at $120 for two people, more if you have a few drinks and desert and portions are not huge, but food is so good
Well in retrospect I should have said hi but I didn't want to get between you and your Panda meat. I'll try Siam Square in the next week or so. Its a tough sell if my wife can't have her orange chicken (not a Thai fan so boo on her).

Knucklehead Warrior
10-28-2011, 10:34 AM
Thanks for the tenderloin tips.
Yes the tenderloin at Edward's is overrated and yep the onion rings are pretty darned good, but the root beer is to die for. We like it better than Mug 'n Bun.

Jasmine is top notch Thai IMO. We've eaten at 10-12 Thai restaurants in the last few years. Our favorite BY FAR is Siam Square on Virginia Ave. We also like Sawasdee @ 86th & Ditch. I believe those are the top 3 in Indy.

Yep, ditto for Amber, our favorite Indian, in fact we're going there tomorrow. Mrs. KW says, "This is the best Indian food I've ever had, and I've been to India." She did also mention that the spiciness is toned down a bit and there was more salt in it than there should be.

Meh, I'm half Scottish and I really don't much care for the food. I'm also half German and have the beer collection to prove it. :buddies: mmmmmm doublebock

Knucklehead Warrior
10-28-2011, 10:37 AM
The Bosphorus on South East St. Great Turkish restaurant.
We absolutely adore Bosporus. We sometimes go for lunch and split an appetizer platter for 3 with warm pita. mmmm

Trader Joe
10-28-2011, 10:58 AM
Sawasdee is awesome. When I was in high school at Brebeuf would go there all the time. Great portions and good food.

MagicRat
10-28-2011, 11:23 AM
Had Jockamo Pizza in Irvington last weekend. Had the Shrimp Po' Boy pizza. Really tasty if you're looking for something different.

http://www.jockamopizza.com/

Unclebuck
10-31-2011, 03:57 PM
R Bistro - wow what great food. Reminds me a lot of Oakely Bistro - same type of food.

MagicRat
10-31-2011, 11:23 PM
Sawasdee on Saturday and Bub's Burgers on Sunday.

Recommend them both.

Day-V
10-31-2011, 11:42 PM
Oaken Barrel. Know the folks who own the place, they're good people. You'll get tremendous food, good beverages, and the best service.

Sollozzo
11-01-2011, 12:20 AM
96th Street Steakburgers: Definitely one of the best burgers I've ever had.

Gray Brothers Cafeteria: Probably the best cafeteria-style food I've ever had. Definitely worth a drive down to Mooresville to eat there.

Saphron Cafe downtown: Very delicious Moroccan cuisine, if that's your thing.

Barcelona Tapas downtown: Very tasty. When you eat at a tapas restaurant, you order several different appetizers and split them. They were all really good.

Has anyone ever tried Tortas Guicho Dominguez y El Cubanito in Fountain Square? I really want to try that place, as well as Santorinis.

Doug
11-01-2011, 11:23 PM
The Local. It's at 146th and Gray.

I'm not sure I'd mentioned it before. Very, very good. Try to order of the "specials" menu.

Trader Joe
11-01-2011, 11:28 PM
I've been there once. Great food. ^^

BRushWithDeath
11-02-2011, 08:33 AM
The Local. It's at 146th and Gray.

I'm not sure I'd mentioned it before. Very, very good. Try to order of the "specials" menu.

I just moved right down the street from this place. Tried it a couple weeks ago.

Ordered rabbit pot pie from their specials menu. Thought it was good but not enough to order it again. It just didn't have as much flavor as I expected. I did think the goat cheese appetizer was fantastic. While I didn't go crazy for my entree, everyone else at the table loved their meals. And I liked that they had a broad selection of Sun King brewery beer on tap.

I'll certainly go back.

Unclebuck
11-02-2011, 09:39 AM
Went to J. Razzo's last night in Carmel -http://jrazzos.com/index.php

Pretty good, the sausage I had was tasty and spicey. Would like to try a few of their other dishes.

http://jrazzos.com/index.php

ErikD.
11-09-2011, 07:11 AM
http://www.goosethemarket.com/

Went here and tried the Batali (named after Mario Batali's dad, I guess.)
It was a great sandwich. It's a deli that sells local produce too. I know most local, organic stuff can be expensive, but some of the prices there were insane. The sandwich wasn't too pricey, $7.50 and the soups are supposed to be good. It was a pretty small sandwich menu, but it is a deli first. I'd certainly recommend it.

MagicRat
11-09-2011, 10:18 AM
http://www.goosethemarket.com/

Went here and tried the Batali (named after Mario Batali's dad, I guess.)
It was a great sandwich. It's a deli that sells local produce too. I know most local, organic stuff can be expensive, but some of the prices there were insane. The sandwich wasn't too pricey, $7.50 and the soups are supposed to be good. It was a pretty small sandwich menu, but it is a deli first. I'd certainly recommend it.

I go there about once a month. Really good sandwiches.

I'll also throw in a recommendation for Virginia Kay's doughnuts on Meridian Street. Tasty!

Trader Joe
11-09-2011, 11:12 AM
Gonna try Jasmine Thai for lunch today. Compare to Sawasdee.

Sollozzo
11-09-2011, 07:19 PM
I go there about once a month. Really good sandwiches.

I'll also throw in a recommendation for Virginia Kay's doughnuts on Meridian Street. Tasty!


Funny you mention Virginia Kay today.....

http://www.indystar.com/article/20111109/BUSINESS/111109019/Indy-start-up-doughnut-maker-Virginia-Kay-s-calls-quits?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com


I had never been there. But I've been to Long's Bakery on W. 16th right across the White River. That place is an incredible old school bakery.

MagicRat
11-09-2011, 10:01 PM
Funny you mention Virginia Kay today.....

http://www.indystar.com/article/20111109/BUSINESS/111109019/Indy-start-up-doughnut-maker-Virginia-Kay-s-calls-quits?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|IndyStar.com (http://www.indystar.com/article/20111109/BUSINESS/111109019/Indy-start-up-doughnut-maker-Virginia-Kay-s-calls-quits?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndyStar.com)


I had never been there. But I've been to Long's Bakery on W. 16th right across the White River. That place is an incredible old school bakery.

I just read that and was coming here to post it. Great timing on my part.

Anyway, they were good. Too bad they didn't make it.

Trader Joe
11-09-2011, 11:13 PM
Jasmine was good I approve.

Unclebuck
11-10-2011, 12:28 AM
Siam Square is the place

Unclebuck
11-21-2011, 12:10 PM
Thr3e Wiseman - in Broad Ripple.

Their pizza is really, really good. It is right up there IMO with Bazbeauz and Pizzology.

Fun atmosphere too

Trader Joe
11-21-2011, 01:01 PM
3 Wise Men is owned by the same guy who started Scotty's Brewhouse...everything that guy is touching seems to turn to gold.

Also, ate the Local again last week, they just put up their new fall/winter menu. get the roast turkey sandwich with sauteed onions, swiss cheese, and cilanto sour cream on grilled sourdough and thank me later. It's fantastic. Also they have a new seasonal beer list, enjoyed that sandwich with a pint of Bell's Kalamazoo stout.

BRushWithDeath
11-21-2011, 02:26 PM
I must be in the minority because to my knowledge every one of the Scotty's locations is doing fantastic, but I find their food to be incredibly average.

Unclebuck
11-21-2011, 03:08 PM
I must be in the minority because to my knowledge every one of the Scotty's locations is doing fantastic, but I find their food to be incredibly average.


I would agree with you. Except for the BBQ Ribs at Scottys and the pizza at Thr3e Wiseman. Everything else I've had is average.

Trader Joe
11-21-2011, 04:26 PM
Yeah, but they have a pretty big beer selection for a place with multiple locations. They also have a ton of televisions, a plethora of specials, and a menu that while it is average is reasonably priced and has a big selection. I'm not saying it's great food, but the guy clearly has the restaurant model down to a science right now.

ErikD.
03-21-2012, 05:50 PM
Anyone know where to get Beef Wellington in Indy? It's what my wife wants for our anniversary dinner. I have called around and looked at some online menus. I can't find it! Hoaglin-To-Go can special order it and I did find a place in Noblesville that has it (Kelties). I need to find it downtown because we are going to a concert there. But I'd like to know of any place that serves it for future reference. Help!