eating indie in indy

Kruger’s Tavern 323 N. Delaware St.

Well this is another import from Cincinnati, courtesy of the Thunder Dome Restaurant Group. This is the group that controls Eagle and Bakersfield which expanded to Indy recently. Bakersfield in 2013 and The Eagle in 2015. I know this joint barely qualifies as an independent but it is owned by 3 people 2 of which are brothers. They are just hugely successful and are expanding their brand.

https://www.kruegerstavern.com/locations/

This place grinds their own meat for the hamburgers and the basic burger is $9.99. They use 2 patties per burger and cook them on a flat top so I was a bit surprise the meat didn’t have crisper edges.

They also make their own sausages. That is what I opted for.

It was their Italian. Sicilian style sausage, polenta cake, braised fennel and olives, Parmigiano Reggiano

This was an outstanding dish. The sausage had a bit of heat from the Calabrian chiles as did the broth the fennel and olives were braised in. This was almost a perfect meal for me. It featured 2 of my favorite non meat items. Fennel and olives. Add in the pig and “corn bread” and I was as happy as a camel on hump day. They offer 2 other styles of sausage all are $12.

I want to come back and try the other two but it will have to be when it is warmer. When I go downtown I use the bus. I don’t even like driving through our downtown. Parking is always an issue when you go downtown to eat. Same with Krueger’s. All I can say is it is worth the trip.

5 responses

  1. Hump DAAAAYY. Glad you were a happy camel. Interesting sausage dish. Not run of the mill, by any stretch. It’s always nice to stray from the norm. Rachael Ray was singing fennel’s praises today on her show.

    February 15, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    • Ha. I was a Happy Camel and it was a pretty solid dish. I could have used some bread though.

      February 16, 2019 at 1:03 am

  2. I liked both those pics on IG, and really wanted that burger when I saw it, because it looks fatty greasy good and that shredded lettuce makes me happy and that bun looks perfect! However, I would totally rather eat your meal, cause I’m with you, fennel and olives YES!

    February 16, 2019 at 9:11 pm

    • Oh this joint is a keeper for sure. They have lots of good stuff on their menu. I envision myself sitting on their patio with a plate of Andouille with red beans and rice. Drinking an IPA watching the traffic jam on Delaware.

      February 17, 2019 at 10:19 am

      • No joke. I put it on our list!

        February 17, 2019 at 7:12 pm

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