On the Road Eats: Indianapolis

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I just returned from Indianapolis and I must share how happy the airport there makes me.  Everything is just easy.  The security lines are easy(TSA pre-check has its own section), the car rental area is easy, there is finally a gas station with easy access, people movers are where you need them and of course, the dining options are great!  While I was in town, I was able to explore a few new places(new to me) and return to one favorite before I boarded my flight.

Pizzology Craft Pizza & Pub
I visited the location in Carmel and had a nice quiet dinner at the bar.  I normally bring my iPad which doubles as a book with my Kindle app and was able to enjoy a great pizza with my own choice of toppings and a nice glass of wine.  I definitely recommend you try their fennel sausage on your pizza.  For dessert, I took home an order of Zeppole.  Warm with a side of honey, the perfect treat on a rainy night!

The North End Barbecue & Moonshine
I read about this restaurant in the Indianapolis Monthly Magazine and decided I needed to try it.  I live in Texas so I get BBQ pretty often but the mention of pimento cheese and johnnycakes had me interested.  I grabbed my iPhone, clicked my OpenTable app and made a reservation for one.  When I arrived, I sat at the bar, did a little work and was ready to eat.  I wanted to try a few things so I ordered the Pimento Cheese(since that was what caught my attention in the first place) and a smoked turkey sandwich with a side of mac ’n’ cheese garnished with rib jam.  They offered 4 sauces for the turkey, all homemade and the server took the time to share the flavor profiles with me(tangy, sweet, classic and spicy).

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Now I will admit that I did not finish everything l but I ate enough to definitely recommend you visit this spot soon!

Harry & Izzy’s(at the airport)
A few years back during a visit to Indianpolis I was at St. Elmo Steak House and of course I had to try the shrimp cocktail.  It was famous.  And it was fantastic.  Harry & Izzy’s is the sister restaurant and they also serve the famous shrimp cocktail.  AND they have a location in the airport so I am always able to have a small treat before I board my flight.  What makes it famous?  Well, giant shrimp covered in the most spicy cocktail sauce with horseradish that will make you cry.  But it is amazing and now they sell it by the bottle at their locations and online.  I think this is a great holiday gift for those that celebrate spice!

For my next trip to Indianapolis, where do you think I should eat?