help me eat at a restaurant

hear ye, hear ye all lords and ladies in the court of the queen and king of free.  there will be a most royal of tournaments. 

your humble KoF shall decide the locale of his firsl meal at an eatery outside his castle by tournament. there will be no jousting. it’s not that kind of tournament.  the KoF prefers a bracket.

next sunday is selection sunday.  64 central indiana restaurants will vie for the honor of being the king’s first restaurant meal in 2 years and (by the time of the championship) 4 months.  the QoF and I have about half of the field selected but will be taking suggestions until selection sunday, April 22, 2012.

the plan is to have brackets available to the court and submitted back to the KoF or QoF before the tournament begins.  we’re contemplating a prize for the best bracket.  officialish rules will be released on selection sunday.  make your suggestions.  we listen. we really do.  if you are a restauranteer or know one, pass this info along.  here are some suggestions for your suggestions:

no smoking.  if the restaurant allows smoking, it’s not making the cut.  if it somehow slips into the field, it has no chance of winning. none.    

no fast food.  it ain’t gonna happen.  i get the: i’m frugal, keep it to the dollar menu thing. no way on the first meal back. or possibly ever.

easy on the chains.  there will be some chain restaurants in the field, but very few.  let’s keep it local. indiana based chains will have a better shot.

local to indy.  central indiana.  the KoF is unlikely to travel outside this geographic area.  indiana based chains will have a better shot.  i smelled the best smelling biscuit i’ve ever smelled in nashville, tn.  my heart aches for frontera’s guacamole in chicago, il.  but, either you’re proud of where you’re from or you move.  i believe metro indianapolis has some amazing eateries.  let’s do this.

  • cheeseandicecream

    Mesh on Mass Ave

    Oakleys Bistro


    Late Harvest


    Recess/Room four (Gregg Hardesty- James Beard Finalist)

    Bru Burger

    3Sister -On Triple D

    Barking Dog Cafe- On Triple D

    Lapiedad (Im a Mexican food snob, and this is the best in town)

    Do not ruin this on a place like St. Elmos…please…there are too many talented restaurants RAN by the chefs in the back of the kitchen making the food you will get at these top shelf eatery’s

  • robin

    Red Habanero(96th, near Walmart)
    Bub’s Burgers (Main St Carmel)
    Rosie’s Place (on square Noblesville)
    Taj of India (82nd Castleton)

  • Briana

    Major Restaurant East African Authentic Food

    1150 S MIckley Ave
    Indianapolis, IN 46241
    (317) 240-2700

    Add Photos
    Price Range: $$
    Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
    Parking: Private Lot
    Attire: Casual
    Good for Groups: Yes
    Good for Kids: Yes
    Takes Reservations: Yes
    Delivery: No
    Take-out: Yes
    Waiter Service: Yes
    Outdoor Seating: No
    Good For: Dinner
    Alcohol: Beer & Wine Only
    Noise Level: Quiet
    Has TV: Yes
    Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

  • King of Free

    wow that’s a bunch of restaurants. thanks.

  • Lisa

    Our Favorite: Mi Pueblo!!

  • King of Free

    if you can’t comment (it wasn’t until recently that i figured out how) go to the fan page and leave a suggestion there

  • Amy


    Black Swan Brew Pub

    Siam Square


    El Sol

    Papa Roux

  • Tosha Gambrel

    BJ’s Brew House in Greenwood!
    Fujiyama Japanese Steakhouse
    Yokohama Japanese Steakhouse
    Papa Roux
    Harry and Izzy’s
    Old Spaghetti Factory
    Rock Cola Cafe
    Havana Cafe

  • Joanna B

    I second the Papa Roux & 3 Sisters Cafe suggestions, and Bub’s is another fun place. Scotty’s Lakehouse is my favorite, but would be a long trip for you guys. The Local is another local-food-type place (and, if you come, stop by our house! It’s right down the street). Mama Carolla’s would be a nice date destination.

  • Dustin Stamper

    Mesh on Mass
    Fogo de Chao
    Melting Pot (request “Lover’s Lane” seating)

  • =)Bnpositive

    Papa Roux, Rock Cola Cafe, Thai Spice, Santorini’s Kitchen, Smokehouse on Shelby, Yats, Squealers, Thai Papaya, The Legend Irvington, Yokohama, House of Tokyo, India Palace

  • Suellen

    Vito Provolone’s
    Kabuto Japanese Steakhouse
    Morton’s Steakhouse

  • Isabelle at home

    Blue Indigo in Franklin
    Delicious food with local ingredients!
    I am also in Indy:

  • Brady

    The Loft at Trader’s Point Creamery in Zionsville

  • Kami

    You must go to The Local! It’s a haul up to the N side, but so worth it! Carmel/Westfield area. Everything is mastered to perfection! All locally sourced and a one and only. I’ve moved to OH & I miss it!!! Chef Craig Baker has been featured around town and is truly an artist.

  • King of Free

    the bracket is already full, Lady Kami. sounds amazing though.