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Hoagies and Hops 414 Dorman Street.

This is Indy Bacon Week. That is one week that NUVO invites restaurants to showcase all things bacon. Each joint comes up with their own bacon special for 5 bucks. Similar to Burger Week which happened in June. Both of these promotions also serve as a fundraiser for Second Helpings. This is an easy promotion since Hoosiers have such a “thing” for pork. We love all that is pig. From crisp bacon to deep-fried tenderloin as big as a truck tire or pulled pork on a toasted bun. Beef may be what’s for dinner in Texas but in Indiana it is pork.

Hoagies and Hops opened in 2015. A husband and wife  from Pennsylvania grew “nostalgic” for East coast hoagies and cheese steaks and decided to bring the food here. They get their bread from an Italian bakery in New Jersey and their deli meats from Dietz and Watson in Philadelphia.

The truly clever part of this opening is the location. It is right inside Flat 12 Bierwerks. Flat 12 has been around since 2010 and have consistently produce high quality beers. The only food that was provided was by the occasional food truck so if you wanted food with your beer you were out of luck. Now when you walk in you have the food counter on the left and the beer counter straight ahead. A genius idea. Hoagies and Hops opens at 11:30 Flat 12 noon.

I opted for the Paddy’s something or other.

Paddy’s Pub Cheesesteak
Smoking Goose Bacon, Sliced Ribeye, House Horseradish Mayo, House Pepper Relish, & Muenster Cheese

Now this was a very good sandwich. The meat was tender and flavorful and the sweetness of the relish helped balance out the mayo. I would have preferred more bacon; but more bacon is always the answer to just about any food question. I agree with Pat. The bread they use is top shelf and like Pat I would do it again. In a heart beat.
Hoagies and Hops Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

7 responses

  1. Good bread makes all the difference. I’ve got to try these places, because YUM! I love Dietz & Watson as much as Boar’s Head.I’m glad y’all went out and got your bacon on!

    November 16, 2017 at 8:59 am

    • I am not that familiar with either one of these brands. I do know that D&W makes all sorts of stuff .That;s gonna change though because I want to try their Lebanon Bologna. A bologna sammich with Pogues Run mustard and cheese chased by a Walk a Bout Ale.

      November 16, 2017 at 9:06 am

      • Yesss! Do that 🙂

        November 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

  2. I think that ‘s one of your winningest endorsements! So that’s what bacon and bacon maple porter do to folks. Also has a nice ring to the name: Hoagies and Hops. BTW, my son decided a few months back that he “just doesn’t like the taste of bacon much anymore.” My husband and I decided we have failed.

    November 16, 2017 at 9:42 am

    • OMG. Don’t give up. Maybe it is just a phase he is going through. Maybe he needs to try come jowl or pancetta. How about a thick cut peppered bacon double smoked? Hang in there.

      November 16, 2017 at 9:48 am

      • I’ll keep the faith. He used to LOVE thick peppered bacon! At least he’s not a vegetarian…

        November 16, 2017 at 9:53 am

      • Well that’s right. He’s got that going for him.

        November 16, 2017 at 9:57 am

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