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Welcome to the hysteria that is the Super Bowl, baby!  We, Hoosiers, want to roll out the welcome mat to those deluging upon us during this “super” time.  So… welcome, welcome, welcome to Indiana.

Whether you’re a Hoosier taking part in the festivities or a fan coming in for the big game;  you’ve probably done some research online to find out what’s going on and where.

We would like to highlight for the next few days some resources we’ve found to be quite helpful in the quest for food and fun downtown!

 

Click here to go directly to the indianapolissuperbowl.com EVENTS CALENDAR.  It gives the option to search only NFL Experience Events, Super Bowl Village Events or both.

Today, we would like to highlight some dining options:

  • Head to The Brugge Brasserie in Broad Ripple, a neighborhood on Indy’s near northside to find some mussels.  Itis an incredible spot to nosh on some delightful “pomme frites” (french fries in a paper cone with a variety of sauce choices) and 2 lbs. of mussels out of a giant pot.  For sauces with your fries, you should try the curry, the roasted garlic aioli and the pesto. The fries and mussels go wonderfully with the microbrew made on site. If they have their strong and quaffable Triple de Ripple on tap, you should definitely get a pint.  The menu at the Brugge is inspired by Belgian cuisine.
  • Head up north of Indianapolis for some delightful New York-style pizza at Wise Guys. Fishers, Indiana, used to be known as Mudsock in the late 19th century due to its sloppy roads. Nowadays, it’s better known as a clean-cut bedroom community located to the northeast of Indy. It’s also home to the best New York-influenced pizza and breadsticks this side of Brooklyn. Wise Guys’ breadsticks have just the right amount of tasty parmesan and garlicky, buttery goodness covering delightfully fresh and toasty dough.

 

  • Apparently both Eli Manning and Wes Welker have already sampled the famous shrimp cocktail at St. Elmo Steak House in downtown Indy.  But I’d love to see Eli Manning and Tom Brady cut into a juicy porterhouse steak together in Peyton Manning’s traditional after-game hangout.  St. Elmo Steak House is well-known as the best spot in town for a steak. It’s old school in all the best ways, and they know how to cater to big names. As Manning and Brady ready themselves to face off in an epic Super Bowl rematch, nothing will test these quarterbacks more than the pungently powerful horseradish in the cocktail sauce at St. Elmo’s.  Just a head’s up… reservations were being made immediately after the announcement Indy would host the big game.  Might be worth a trip back to Indy if you can’t get in this go round.

 

CLICK HERE for another wonderful resource for downtown dining options.  More than 260 restaurants await your dining pleasure!  Beyond these options are the temporary food stands here for the week.

 

Stay tuned for more tips for the best of the best in Indiana!