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The Five-Point Weekend Escape Plan

Rock and Roll in Indianapolis

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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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