eating indie in indy

The Thompson House 711 E. Thompson Rd.

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This place has been opened for about a year or so and is very close to Pat’s house. It is also very close to the Thai Restaurant we went to last week. That was how we learned of their rib special on Friday’s. We stopped there for a beer and learned from the bartender that they have the “best rib special” around on Fridays. Since we had already decided that we would do lunch on Friday this week it was a done deal.

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I used the wrong camera to take the shot but you can see how rich and juicy those ribs look. My default position on all things porcine is dry rubbed, smoked and SOS (sauce on the side). These didn’t quite fit that bill but they definitely fit the taste bill. These were some of the tastiest ribs I have had. I could not detect any smoke but the meat was succulent and tender and the bones pulled right out. It did taste as though some sort of spice base was laid prior to the baking and or saucing; however the chef was a wee bit coy when I asked. Regardless, these ribs were a great example of what I call Hoosier Q. Spare ribs slow cooked in a sweet sauce until they fall off the bone. The special is a half slab with two sides for $12.95. As for the sides they were your typical choices.Fries,slaw, cottage cheese or pasta salad. Not sexy at all just basic. I opted for fries and slaw. The fries could have been fried longer but the slab of ribs were placed on top to add another dimension to them. The slaw was excellent. It was a brand called Grandma’s. A brand I am quite familiar with and do really enjoy.

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I really wish I had done a better job with the pictures so everyone could see how great the ribs looked. Regardless of how they appear I don’t think you can go too far wrong from a rib dinner at Thompson’s House. Or a mushroom cheese burger for that matter.

Thompson House Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. “Fries,slaw, cottage cheese or pasta salad?” I’ve never heard of cottage cheese as a side for ribs. And the pic looks like potato salad. Was it pasta salad? So good when meat falls off the bone…

    April 24, 2016 at 1:59 pm

    • No it was Grandma’s coleslaw. These are all of the sides they offer for all of their food,not just the ribs. Sorry the picture was so bad. I guess my tastes are now full Hoosier. I really enjoyed a tender slab slathered with a sweet sauce and a sweet slaw on the side.All I was missing was some bread.

      April 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm

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