Mikie’s Pub 5135 S. Emerson.
This place has an interesting back ground. We stopped in there for a beer a few weeks back, and really enjoyed it. The place is huge. A big bar with big beers, a big menu and a big space for live music and a periodic DJ. The kind of joint young folks living in the area would enjoy as a weekend hangout.
When we went there for lunch we learned that it was previously called Rehab. Then a different entity, from a different location bought control and that birthed Mikie’s. So in a way it’s kind of Transformer type of bar. The menu IS huge. They do a nice job of marrying IQF apps. and house made appetizers. Immediates and cooked to order. They even offer pizza. I appreciate the work it takes to put so many items on a menu and in the inventory. It takes a lot of work. It could give the person responsible for end of month inventory and food costs a big old migraine. Well back to the topic at hand. Lunch.
They offer different lunch and drink specials everyday. Thursday’s specials were a breaded or grilled tenderloin with chips for $5.75, or a 10 oz. rib eye with 2 sides and Texas toast for $9.99.
This is what Pat had. I had a taste of it and it was very tasty. Nice and tender. However it was pretty greasy and it could have been breaded better.
Yep I opted for the steak. Snow, German beer and steak. The trinity of gluttony. I chose atypical sides. Mashed potatoes and gravy and green beans. They evidently fired the side dishes in a microwave; aggressively. That might explain the sloppy sides of the cup. As for taste the potatoes and gravy appear to have come from a bag. Not bad, but not slap yourself good. The green beans were typical fare. From a can, cooked long with bacon. That is to say tasty Hoosier fare. The steak was very good. A decent cut cooked perfectly. I enjoyed it immensely.
So the consensus is, this is a pretty nice little place and worth a visit. Good food and good prices. The End.