eating indie in indy

Big City Grill and Lemonade 23 E. 38th Street

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This joint opened 7 years ago. I remember getting some carry out from here when it was newly opened. It doesn’t seem that long ago. The food was pretty good but I basically forgot about it. It is a shame I never remembered it until now. The place has some pretty good reviews. Some folks say the area is sketchy. I say it is a high traffic area and it’s no more “sketchy” than a lot of other areas.

Their main bag is Philly style sandwiches and top-notch lemonade drinks. The have a pretty good menu with fried fish, and wings as well as sandwiches.

http://www.bigcitygrilllemonade.com/

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The mushrooms were strictly prefabbed econ frozen fare for $2.99. Not worth trying again. Their main bag are the sandwiches. I got a Philly combo for $8.99, the same as Pat’s. My lemonade was a cherry.

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The sandwich was outstanding. Their version of a “Philly” is shredded steak with peppers,onions and mushrooms with provolone cheese. The individual ingredients were well-balanced and the seasoning was well done.

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I was very impressed with the sandwich and the overall operation of their joint. They have fish that they bread in-house as well as chargrilled burgers and Gyros. The lemonade may be the hook,it is that good,but the sandwiches will make you come back.

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This is the flavors they add to the lemonade. They start out with a slushy lemonade and add the flavor, shake it up and there you go.

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This is a partial shot of their kitchen. On the far left end is a spit for the meat for the pita, I couldn’t get a shot because people were working. I thought the owner was nice enough to allow me to take the shot I got. So if you want a very good sandwich with an excellent lemonade slushy without paying  SoBro prices try a trip to the “hood”.

Big City Grill & Lemonade Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. Lemonade is underrated. We keep it in the fridge year-round. But I can’t really imagine how it would taste with a watermelon addition. Cherry sounds good. When I see crinkle fries, I think Ore-Ida. Were those good? Was that a little side of pepper relish for the sandwich? I saw those mushrooms and thought they were hush puppies LOL.

    September 21, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    • The fries were pretty good. So right about the side dish. Very observant. I wish the shrums were puppies. I almost got some okra instead of the mushrooms but changed my mind at the last minute. I know the fried okra is a IQF product but sometimes I just have a taste for it.

      September 22, 2016 at 7:48 am

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