eating indie in indy

Liter House 5301 Winthrop Ave.

https://literhouse.com/

This was Bent Rail Brewery and now it is another part of the Sahms Family empire. I thought their Big Lug was ambitious but this could at least rival that location. As you can tell from the name that they have a German theme going on with a beer Garden planned. They also have a large smoke house in the works. They hope to have the whole project completed by Oktoberfest.

As an appetizer I was tempted between the rabbit pate and the Cornwurst. They were out of the pate; so by default it was the Cornwurst; pulled pork corn dogs, curried ketchup, rutabaga mustard for $8.

These little things were crazy. A nice pulled pork wrapped in a beautiful corn dog type batter. The curry ketchup and the mustard were very good complements to the corn-ness. The only possible critique would be the dryness of the “wurst”. In order to shape and coat the pork balls they were limited on the amount of sauce they could use. More ketchup would help.

For my main lunch I ordered a Bratwurst. They don’t make their own sausage yet. They do make their own buns though. Right now they have Smoking Goose make their sausages to their own specs.  The brat was excellent, full of flavor and a very nice snap to it. The mustard creme fraiche brought a nice creaminess to the sandwich which balanced nicely with the fried shallot.

For my side I got a simple side salad. However it was hardly simple in taste.

I ordered it with their smoked peach hefeweizen vinaigrette. It was a clean and fresh dressing that clung to the greens and enhanced their taste. The way I think a salad should be. It could be my imagination but it seems as though every salad I have gotten from a Sahms restaurant has been a cut or two above other joints. This new place is another home run for the Sahms and I am looking forward to Oktoberfest.

5 responses

  1. Seriously, you can’t go wrong with Sahm’s. The salads ARE better than most places, and huge, too. When I get one, I have lunch for two days. Ever had their marble loaf? Dear Me, that stuff is UH-mazing! I love that marble loaf. I could make myself sick on it 😛
    Glad to know this one’s yummy. You picked a winner!
    I will have the cornwurst!

    August 29, 2018 at 8:52 pm

    • Marble loaf? What pray tell is Marble loaf? That isn’t their coffee cake is it? The next Sahm’s joint I plan on visiting is their cafeteria down town. Now that should be interesting.

      August 30, 2018 at 6:58 am

      • Yes, maybe coffee cake. Light yellow, fluffy, cinnamon, with pecans, is it pecans? Then powdered sugar. Man that stuff is good.

        August 30, 2018 at 8:16 am

      • On yeah. That stuff is good. A lot of the Sahm’s joints give you a slice with every order. It was their signature. Or else they used to. You can even buy a whole one for $22.

        August 30, 2018 at 8:26 am

      • OH MY GOD, I cannot be trusted with an entire one. LOL I get them with my lunch when the bosses order in! It’s sooooo good!

        August 30, 2018 at 10:48 pm

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