eating indie in indy

The Rib Kitchen 1501 Prospect Street

This is a new joint that opened in November 2017. As I was told by the owner after they opened they closed for a while to do some re-organization. They did the re-organization well because this is a neat little joint. The menu is intentionally sparse. They also do a nice array of deep-fried appetizers sold by the pound. On the Q menu they only offer ribs and rib tips reserving the smoking of brisket and pork shoulder for specials.

This little guy stands at the counter where you order. The building used to house a KFC so the format is similar.

Pat and I both ordered the special. A pulled pork sandwich with a drink and 2 sides for $9.99. What he didn’t mention was the order of fried mushrooms we shared. The owner was kind enough to split them up for us. The mushrooms were interesting, the batter was tasty just a bit thick. I agree with Pat’s assessment on the pig and the sides 100 percent.

These are our 2 sides. Creamy slaw and Greens. The slaw wore a creamy dressing that coated without drowning the cabbage and the greens were in that perfect range of done but still having some tooth. The man also makes his own sauce which was really good as well. As we ate he told us about the brisket that he had to try as a special in the near future. A slow smoked brisket sounds wonderful, so that will be for my return trip.

6 responses

  1. Pulled pork is one of the few meats I can eat with pleasure 😀 I’m down! I will have the slaw and the greens, too!

    May 17, 2018 at 10:24 pm

  2. Nice pics! So no frozen mushrooms like you usually get? Just interesting ones? Are y’all allowed to take outside food to a local brewery like Pat said? Seems like they’d frown upon that. Everyone else would be salivating at the pulled pork.

    May 18, 2018 at 9:09 am

    • It depends on the brewery. Some have their own food so they frown on you bringing in your own eats. The ones that don’t encourage customers to bring their own food. The one Pat was talking about is Fountain Square Brewing just down the street. He and his wife like going there. That would be a great joint to go to with a slab of ribs, slaw and greens. Make some friends.

      May 18, 2018 at 5:42 pm

  3. I had no idea this place existed! I’ll be sure to check it out.

    May 21, 2018 at 4:31 pm

    • I will be looking forward to your review.

      May 22, 2018 at 3:21 am

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