Earlier this week I was hold-up in Cincinnati and enjoyed a memorable business lunch at THE EAGLE. It’s nestled amongst similar hip eateries and shops on Vine Street and well worth finding. During the short wait for my guests, my … Continue reading
Union 50 Restaurant and Bar in Indianapolis is very cool.
Housed in an innocent block building at the confluence of East St. and Mass Avenue,
the former Labor Union Hall shocked me when I the hit door.
A quick survey of the scene revealed nearly a hundred short black dresses blended with
blinged-up jeans and boat shoes all neatly packed into a very compelling space the size of an old grade school gym.
I wondered aloud “had I been kidnapped and dropped in Las Vegas”?
Our pre-partied group of seven was seated at a centrally located high top under a 50 foot industrial looking ceiling where our charming and skilled server Angela took over and managed our experience flawlessly.
Although a butt-load of liquor anchored one entire wall, I opted to enlist in an series of Belgian IPA’s from Clown Shoes Brewery. Yes…it seems all the other brewery names have been taken.
The kinda pricey menu was simple but offered a balanced choice. I opted for the BBQ Pork on a football shaped Ciabatta brick while wife Cindy dined on Kimchi Meatloaf that knocked her bloomers off. Wood fired sea scallops were also in the mix but the Superstar tonight was the Smoked Pork Chop.
Think of Shaq O’Neal’s hand…now convert that into a pork chop dripping with a yummy drizzle, perched atop a crispy waffle.
It’s Wintertime in Indy and dining out is the highlight of the week. At the suggestion of our dinner guests, the wrestling tag-team of JC and Crystian, we discovered TASTE, a neighbor of the famous Red Key Tavern at 52nd … Continue reading
On a recent jaunt to the Rivera Maya strip in Mexico I confirmed my revelation that half of all airport chairs are useless. Flyers conveniently load the seats on either side of them to discourage neighbors causing unlucky travelers to … Continue reading
A quick jaunt to the left coast last week for Daughter #1’s wedding produced some lasting memories with the wife, kids, family and friends. Our traditional family visit to Huntington Beach included and the inebriating “doubleheader” of Longboards and The … Continue reading
I’ve always loved life’s contrasts like Burger King v. Morten’s and Tom v. Jerry. I had an enjoyable dose of CONTRAST last week as I attended Jimmy Buffet’s annual whistle stop in Indy (compliments of my daughter Kimmy) and later … Continue reading
My NYC co-pilot I bounced in and out of New York City last month and spent a busy couple of days in Chicago this weekend which is like a side-by-side taste test of Big City Indulgence. The Big Apple days … Continue reading
Where do my pens go? I can buy a pack of six and the next thing I know, the only pen I can find in my backpack or desk is the cheap ball-point I stole from the last hotel room … Continue reading