Pandemic or not some folks are willing to take a shot. This location is off the main drag but is still well traveled. The space Dads is in used to be a chain sandwich joint and an ice cream parlor. Possibly more. I just can’t remember. My first impression after reviewing their menu was that the prices were a bit high. Upon further reflection I think they are probably in line with the rest of Broad Ripple. Folks don’t usually go to the Village for bargains.
I am not sure what Pat meant by the Bistro appearance. I though it was simply done. The treatment was top notch but for the most part it was rather plain. I guess we may need to hit a bar with sawdust on the floors.
I stayed with the burger part of the menu. Pat’s American was $12 and the House burger I ordered was $13. My burger came with cheese, avocado, pico de gallo and a chipotle mayo; and of course fries.
Now I do not think you could find a more attractive burger set up in town. From the cut of the veggies to the placement of the avocado everything was placed with precision and in an effort to please the diner’s eye. As for taste it was more than satisfying. The pico had just enough heat to get your attention and I enjoyed the creaminess the bit of avocado brought to the table. They use a ready made 3 to 1 patty and they give a reasonable portion of fries so the portions are modest. Of course most other joints offer 8 ounce burgers and enough fries for two.
I really enjoyed my burger. I thought it was nicely done and as Pat said it is not billed as a burger joint. They also have a big case full of bakers’ confections and of course a full coffee service. What caught my eye was a Blueberry Slapjack cake. It is just what it sounds like. Layers of cake size panckes stuck together and served with a side of syrup. They had the last pieces of an older cake reduced by half and I just could not resist.
Of course I forgot all about taking the picture until I was almost finished. Pat thought I should go ahead and take a shot anyway. I guess to document my lack of self control. However the cake cost $4.25. If that is half priced I doubt that I will be eating any cake there. It was pretty tasty though.
The pricey dessert aside I thought it was a pretty good lunch. They should do all right here. I think it is worth a try.