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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Rock and Roll in Indianapolis


2. Where to Eat

Petite Chou  

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.

Published on Sep 12, 2007 as a web exclusive.

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