Jessica Williams-Gibson writes for the Indianapolis Recorder
Visitors in town for Super Bowl XLVI will get a chance to taste what we Hoosiers get to feast on. Indiana is known for its pork, but our restaurants serve avant garde dishes and cool drinks that can go head to head with any large city.
We do a lot of things well, but many restaurants stand out from the pack with signature food items and drinks. Here are a few downtown restaurants and bars that have menu items that you gotta have.
St. Elmo Steak House has been a landmark in downtown Indianapolis since 1902, serving steak, seafood and chops to residents and visitors. Named after the patron saint of sailors, the restaurant has earned a national reputation for its exceptional food, drinks and service. As a traditional steak house, diners must order their favorite cut of meat. But before the entree, be sure to sample the restaurant's signature shrimp cocktail, which was ranked by The Travel Channel as the "world's hottest meal." Also this weekend, make sure to take advantage of their award-winning, 20,000-bottle wine cellar and eclectic cocktails inspired by the Super Bowl.
Indianapolis Colts Grille
Sports fans will absolutely love the Indianapolis Colts Grille. It is said to be the first restaurant connected to the Indianapolis Colts. This food-focused restaurant is more like an upscale sports bar offering creative and flavorful food. Sure, they offer wings, nachos and pork tenderloin sandwiches, however, Indianapolis Colts Grille provides awesome, creative food for hungry fans.
The TV show "Man vs. Food" needs to come to Indy to check out its "Ginormous BLT Double Grilled Cheese Ranch Burger," which is an all-beef half pound burger topped with ranch dressing and stuffed between two grilled cheese and bacon sandwiches. To wash down this or any burger, salad, sandwich or steak, they have approximately 40 draft beers, 32 wines and 32 specialty drinks, sangrias and martinis that pay homage to sports and the city. Try a specialty drink like the XLI, Lucas Oil or Soldiers and Sailors; the Hoosier martini; or the White River litre shot.
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