Saturday, October 29, 2011

Bourbon St. Distillery - Indianapolis, IN

Quick review – While I was in Indianapolis for the North Central Regional Roller Derby Championships, I met up with some friends at Bourbon St. Distillery. R2, Fluzzi, Garrison, Skully, and I needed some sustenance to help us power through the evening. Plus, the Distillery is right behind the hotel where all the skaters were staying, so it wasn’t out of the way or anything. For being downtown, it’s a very neighborhood bar kind-of-feel: relaxed and fun. We sat on the upstairs patio overlooking the streets of Indianapolis.

After a quick scan of the menu, I went with an old stand-by that I hadn’t had in a while anywhere. Nachos. Boring, yes, but something I know I can eat that will make me full and tired enough to pass out in an unfamiliar bed (my hotel bed, not anything shifty, I assure you). We had a really fun waiter who mocked us appropriately for our drink order (mainly mine, since I order girly drinks), and he kept our drinks full.

The food came pretty quickly as we chatted the night away. The Nachos were pretty substantial. A serious heap of chips, cheese, meat, tomatoes, beans, sour cream, and jalapenos – lots of jalapenos.

The dish was delicious and filling. I was a little bummed to see they hadn’t multi-layered the chips and cheese. That’s where you do a half stack and then cover that with ingredients and cheese and then another stack of chips and ingredients on top of that. This ensures sufficient chip coverage even as you work your way towards the bottom of the pile of chips. It wasn’t that big of a deal, but I did end up eating the last layer of chips without much in the way of toppings. I should have asked for some salsa to dip things into, but I didn’t. The jalapenos and tomatoes were fresh though, so I didn’t feel like I was eating a big slop pile. It was just a pile. Hahaha. I loved it. Make fun of me all you want for eating nachos at a random bar. I’ll make fun of you equally for eating the same menu item at the same restaurant you always go to. I’m not bothered.

I liked Bourbon St. Distillery. It had a good feel, good servers, and good food. What else do you want?

No top 5 for this review.


lee said...

my go-to menu item is always a club sandwich. you'd be surprised how many variations of it you find, as well as how many ways people manage to fuck it up.

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