eating indie in indy

Lena’s Sugar Shack 5560 S. Brookville Road

This place is a rare item. A neighborhood bar. Not a Gastropub. A Bar. This whole stretch of road had more when I was young. That was when the International Harvester plant and later Navistar was open across the street. Now the building is gone.

They offer basic bar food at a very reasonable price. They also have specials featuring Domestic bottles for $2 and $2.50. Their half pound burger is only $5.99 with chips. That was what I decided on.

One other thing that is unique with this joint is they have a griddle, fryer and cold table right behind the bar. So all the cooking is done in sight. I bet it is a lot of fun when it is busy. As for my burger it was pretty tasty. Nicely toasted bun with a medium burger built the way I wanted it. Instead of chips I opted for some onion petals. I have never had these before and I really liked them.

The Sugar Shack isn’t too close to me but I intend to go back. Breakfast in a bar is great and their porch is just made for a little day drinking.

11 responses

  1. TENDERLOIN! 😛 I love onion petals, anywhere, and would try theirs.

    April 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    • I have never had them before. Pretty good. Two reasons I like this joint. No pretense and a great front porch. Back in the day you could hang out and watch a big old factory humming away. Now you can watch an empty lot.

      April 13, 2019 at 4:25 pm

      • Ooher :/

        April 13, 2019 at 4:48 pm

      • ???

        April 13, 2019 at 4:55 pm

      • Well that’s sad in a way, don’t you think?

        April 13, 2019 at 4:56 pm

      • Maybe. I just like hanging on a porch with a beer and a sammich.

        April 13, 2019 at 5:04 pm

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    April 14, 2019 at 2:23 pm

    • Groan. I am a sucker for word play. Welcome to WordPress.

      April 14, 2019 at 2:42 pm

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        April 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

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        April 19, 2019 at 4:07 pm

  3. Comforting and unpretentious.

    June 28, 2019 at 12:25 pm

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