eating indie in indy

Castleton Grill 6010 E. 82nd Street

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This week is Burger Week in Indy. Several restaurants have agreed to offer select burgers for $5 with a part of the proceeds going to Second Harvest Food Bank. The trouble is we have already been to the Independent joints that are participating. I did find one we haven’t been to that is local and that offered a relatively simple burger. Naturally when we got there Pat decided on a fish sandwich.

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This Grill offers 3 fish. Cod, Faroe Island Salmon and Mahi. You have a choice of how your fish is prepared. Battered and fried, blackened or grilled. A burger is no competition for Faroe Salmon so I ordered blackened Salmon. For sides you can get your typical fries,chips and slaw they also offer an Andouille sausage potato cake.

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Well the both of the fish portions were small; 4 to 5 ounces. The mini hoagie roll was cute but my potato cake side was bigger than my fish. As far as taste goes it was pretty underwhelming. My fish was pretty to look at but was bland; even with Blackening spice. Salmon is a robust fish and should have a taste to match. As for the potato cake it was pretty boring as well. A “mushy” texture with no discernible evidence of sausage in it. I guess the corn relish on top was supposed to offer taste and crunch.

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There is a pretty common saying in the Restaurant biz. “People eat with their eyes” That is just an admonition to make every plate attractive. Well the dining may start with the eyes but eventually the customers will open their mouths. Make sure the statement your food makes is something you want to say.

So Pat’s Cod was $9 and my Salmon was $10. Craft drafts are $6; in other words typical Castleton prices. There are better joints to eat even up in this area.

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2 responses

  1. Looks sure are deceiving because those pics look so tasty! I can almost taste the blackened salmon. What a disappointment to not have the flavor you’re expecting. 😦

    June 24, 2016 at 10:58 pm

    • So true. As some folks would say,”All hat and no cattle.” Shame too. I had my mouth all set for something a whole lot different from what I got.

      June 25, 2016 at 5:13 am

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