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B&C’s Hideout 7242 W U.S. 52 New Palestine In.

It is tenderloin week in Indianapolis. That means several restaurants, bars and taverns sell tenderloin at a special price. Pat got his pork but it wasn’t in Indy and it didn’t have a special price.

B&C is short for Bonnie and Clyde so the menu is loaded with outlaw references which didn’t appeal to me but I was game. With the image of an outlaw hideout the real building surprised me. I was expecting a rather run down joint with squeaky floors. What I saw was a fancy house, which is close to what it used to be, a realtor. It was far from being a dive it was an attractive and comfortable joint. For the most part it was your typical bar menu but it had a few spins to make it unique.

Our host Jimmie ordered a BLT with a side of Italian slaw. The slaw is a vinegar based slaw similar to what my Mom called a freezer slaw. Jim’s Mom made something similar.

As for me I opted for the Gangster Fish Pieces. That is white fish served deep-fried, blackened or grilled with side choice. Since I didn’t feel like pushing my luck with the blackened I chose battered and deep-fried.

They were delightful. Crisp and fluffy fish nuggets that really hit the spot on this Fall feeling day. I would guess it was pollock since they didn’t call it by name. Cod has a name recognition. Even tilapia has some name recognition so that is why I guess it was pollock. It is an excellent cold water fish suited to frying; it just doesn’t get the respect other fish does.

The pasta salad I asked for was interesting. It was over dressed and the dressing tasted like a Caesar dressing that comes in a jar. It wasn’t to bad but I couldn’t finish it all because of the abundance of dressing. I also tried their “jerk” sauce. It was pretty tasty just too spicy for my old taste buds.

So I know it is out-of-the-way but I think if you get that way it is worth a stop. Our meals were in the $9 range which puts them more in the Downtown Indy range than the New Palestine range, but regardless of geography they were worth it.

B&C's Hideout Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

4 responses

  1. I will eat the BLT and the fish and the slaw and the tenderloin and those green beans, but I cannot abide any overdressed pasta. It looks like they do a great job with their breading.

    September 14, 2017 at 4:36 pm

    • Yep they do. I ordered the pasta salad simply because Jimmie ordered the slaw. The fish bits with regular slaw would be nice.

      September 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm

  2. LOL at “pushing my luck with the blackened” like last time. The nuggets looked like jumbo versions of Chick Fil A nuggets. Makes you want to pop them in your mouth. I’m always impressed by the size of the tenderloins up there. So big, it looks like a comforter for a little mouse to sleep with each night. But a mouse is not a much better image with food than a gangster and a machine gun. And the building reminded me of some Chateau apartment complex I’d seen decades ago. Schmancy.

    September 15, 2017 at 11:28 am

    • Mouse comforter. LOL I don’t think that would spur too many sales. Yeah their building does look like a clubhouse. Converting an office building into a restaurant takes a bunch of money. That may be why the prices are Downtown prices.

      September 15, 2017 at 11:38 am

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