Downtown dining
Posted by bot krayzie

krayzie wrote:
Shapiro's Delicatessen is about a 10 min walk
If you walk to Shapiro's, you might as well walk a couple hundred more feet and go to The Greek Islands.  It is part of our GC ritual and its great supporting a small, family owned restaurant.  Check them out!
https://www.greekislandsrestaurant.com/

Posted by hahnarama

I went to Wei Raman this week and it was pretty tasty. $13 for a good bowl or real ramen, udon noodles were delicious. There is also a "hole in the wall" Thai place on the south side of Market next to the donut shop. Great curry

And if you are up for the hike try the Shake Shack.

Sorry that I cannot tell you about Condado Tacos. That's my secret place

Posted by llenlleawg

The Thai place is Thai Paradise, which you can find here: https://www.thaiparadiseindianapolis.com/rs/index_home.action?pageType=D

The donut store next door is Jack's Donuts, and is very much worth a visit!

Posted by aldctjoc

This is hardly fine dining news, but: The downtown Steak n Shake not far from the convention center just underwent a million dollar renovation:

https://www.indystar.com/story/entertainment/dining/restaurants/2022/07/08/downtown-indianapolis-steak-n-shake-milliion-dollar-renovation/7721716001/

Summary: Now more inside tables, no longer just some limited diner-type counter seats nor mostly just a carry-out restaurant. But, unlike other Steak-n-Shakes it won't have waitstaff. It's still just counter-service. They'll have ordering kiosks. And because they're larger they'll have more staff. Basically, it sounds like they've gotten bigger but potentially faster.

Posted by lokivariant0686

do we know of any places that will do the gencon pint glasses or have special menus for the con?

Posted by brooks lokivariant0686

lokivariant0686 wrote:
do we know of any places that will do the gencon pint glasses or have special menus for the con?

In the past Scotty's and the Ram (Paizo and Privateer Press branded, respectively) were the only places I know of selling Gen Con themed glasses and growlers. With both closed I'm hopeful that Goodwood or some of the other restaurants will step up and fill that void as I enjoyed collecting them. 

Posted by casien

Is T-Swirl still downtown?

Posted by aldctjoc

Wow, here's something different: On Saturday the 6th from 2 to 7pm, there will be a "Chicken and Beer Fest" on Monument Circle:

https://www.chickenandbeerindy.com/

The site lists a bunch of local and local-ish vendors for both food and beer. 

I just tripped over this. Maybe it's interesting enough to try? I don't know. Between that and the Georgia Street food trucks, there's going to be a tsunami of outdoor food options that day. 

Posted by fethbone aldctjoc

aldctjoc wrote:
Wow, here's something different: On Saturday the 6th from 2 to 7pm, there will be a "Chicken and Beer Fest" on Monument Circle:
https://www.chickenandbeerindy.com/
The site lists a bunch of local and local-ish vendors for both food and beer. 
I just tripped over this. Maybe it's interesting enough to try? I don't know. Between that and the Georgia Street food trucks, there's going to be a tsunami of outdoor food options that day. 
Looks interesting, but note that it is $35 for admission, which gets you 4 food sample tickets and 5 beer sample tickets. You won't be able to roll up and purchase food at-will like a food truck.

Posted by aldctjoc fethbone

fethbone wrote:
aldctjoc wrote:Wow, here's something different: On Saturday the 6th from 2 to 7pm, there will be a "Chicken and Beer Fest" on Monument Circle:
https://www.chickenandbeerindy.com/
The site lists a bunch of local and local-ish vendors for both food and beer. 
I just tripped over this. Maybe it's interesting enough to try? I don't know. Between that and the Georgia Street food trucks, there's going to be a tsunami of outdoor food options that day. 
Looks interesting, but note that it is $35 for admission, which gets you 4 food sample tickets and 5 beer sample tickets. You won't be able to roll up and purchase food at-will like a food truck.

Yeah, I'm beginning to rethink this:
"How much is additional chicken and beer?
Additional chicken and beer sample tickets will be available for purchase for $2 per ticket."

When the $35 entrance fee is included, suddenly none of it is a good price point.

Damn. It looked interesting. But not $35 interesting.

Posted by jimdigris

They should make the chicken and beer separate tickets.  Some of us don't like beer but would do the chicken.

Posted by quarex

Amen to that.  Someone else can have all my beer.  My ex- and I were a great team at events like that, where I would leave stuffed silly and she would be stumbling drunk 

Posted by ungmar9567

Just as an FYI ... Someone posted on Facebook that the a/c is not working at Goodwood. They don't think it will be fixed in time for Gen Con.

Posted by quarex

R.I.P. Goodwood already, then, ugh.  I was just about to check it out, too. 

Posted by quarex

Just throwing it out there that I decided to give myself a Gen-Con memory and headed to Goodwood after that last post.  If their air conditioning was out, I certainly could not tell.  Had a fine time instead of my planned intentionally miserable experience, haha

Posted by ungmar9567 quarex

quarex wrote:
Just throwing it out there that I decided to give myself a Gen-Con memory and headed to Goodwood after that last post.  If their air conditioning was out, I certainly could not tell.  Had a fine time instead of my planned intentionally miserable experience, haha
Good to know!

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