While Indiana does have some of the best sports bars in America, it has lots of non-sports-inspired fare as well. Being a state in the heart of the Midwest, Indiana is spattered with the usual Midwestern restaurant favourites, like Applebee’s and Arby’s. But in the two metropolises of the otherwise farm-dominated state, there are many impressive and delectable dishes.
Indianapolis has an emerging food scene and showcases some surprisingly good eats. Its best steakhouse was recognized by the James Beard Foundation as one of “America’s Classics.”
Three Floyds Brewing Company is well known not just for what’s in the bottle, but for the amazing label artwork as well. Two of their most famous brews, Zombie Dust and Dark Lord Imperial Stout, regularly land on best beer lists around the world. The super-hopped Zombie Dust, a pale ale, “will be the only respite after the zombie apocalypse.” Dark Lord Imperial Stout is available at the brewery only one day a year, Dark Lord Day.
Iconic Indiana Dishes:
- Breaded Pork Tenderloin sandwich – Especially when served in a sandwich, breaded pork tenderloin is a staple of Indiana flavours.
- Hoosier Pie – This sugar cream pie is simple but heavenly. Brown sugar, vanilla cream, and a crumbly crust culminate in sheer Indiana dessert perfection.
- Whoopie Pie – Is it a pie, a cookie or a cake? You decide.