Indianapolis, IN – City and Food
Indianapolis was a nicer city than I expected it to be. It was clean, it was walkable and there were plenty of sites to see. From Monument Circle to the State Capitol to the Indiana War Memorial Plaza we enjoyed each and every minute of it. My youngest son loved climbing to the top of the monument in Monument Circle and seeing the view of the city from above.
We stayed at a hotel on Washington Street in the middle of downtown Indianapolis. Most of the buildings were decorated with Colts signs so it really got you in the football spirit. For breakfast, I had a local friend recommend Café Patachuo, located at 225 West Washington. This was an amazing experience. The food was delicious, the breads were all fresh baked and everything was of superior quality. The hot chocolate is a must! Since being there I have learned that this restaurant has won many awards and has been considered one of the ten best things to do in Indianapolis. You have to visit it if you are in town.
After the Colts game on Sunday night, we decided to visit the landmark St Elmo’s Steakhouse located at 127 S. Illinois in downtown Indianapolis. There were plenty of other Colts fans there including some that probably should have went home after a long day of drinking. But besides that, the restaurant definitely lived up to its reputation. The World Famous shrimp cocktail was being served by the dozens. The steaks were amazing, the service was top notch and we all enjoyed the evening.
Broad Ripple Village is a district located about 20 minutes from downtown Indianapolis. It is filled with restaurants, entertainment, night life and shops. It is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening. We decided to eat at the 3 Sisters Café.
3 Sisters Café - This place was featured on the Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Triple D) show on the Food Network. It is a cute café operating out of a renovated house. There is seating on the outside porch and inside. We decided to go with the food that was featured on the Triple D show. The D’Nai, pork and kale sandwich and the goat cheese blueberry pie. Both dishes were outrageous. In fact, everything we ordered was great! This restaurant is located at 6360 Guilford Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 257-5556 and great place to visit for lunch.
Post Picture from the inside of the Capitol Building, we did not take the tour but they do have tours available,
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