Joe Strummer types love the Broad Ripple Brew Pub for its seasonally changing microbrew menu. But there's also English-style fish-and-chips and decadent Scotch eggs, as well as a very un-publike selection of vegetarian dishes, like garden sloppy Joes, black-bean burgers, and portabella sandwiches.
Work off a hangover at the organic-minded Petite Chou, which opened last May in Broad Ripple. The place has become become an instant breakfast hit, thanks to big, fluffy omelettes made with free-range eggs and a chocolate-ganache crêpe that's worthy of a tribute album.
Score the culinary equivalent of a backstage pass by reserving a seat at the Kitchen Table at the chic, seasonally minded Oakleys Bistro. From this elevated perch, you can watch CIA-trained Steven Oakley as he adds contemporary twists to local ingredients, like in his juicy pork tenderloin with peach bourbon glaze.