eating indie in indy

Hoagies and Hops 4155 Boulevard Place

Eight years ago Flat 12 Brewery opened. Like most breweries the food option consisted of the occasional food truck. Then three years ago Hoagies and Hops set up shop in their tasting room. We reviewed it for the Indy Bacon week about a year ago and they put out an impressive sandwich. Now Flat 12 is going their own way on food and Hoagies and Hops has moved to another spot and hooked up with Chilly Water Brewing.

It is a very nice spot. Each business has its own area separated by a wall; with an opening and 2 separate entrances. That I am sure was to placate our curious alcoholic beverage laws.

The husband and wife team that started the eatery are purists; they import the bread from South Jersey and use House sliced Delmonico rib eye for their cheese steaks. Their Hoagies and cheese steaks come in 3 sizes; 7,9 and 18 inches. As for their cornerstone cheese steak you order it with or without onions and Provolone or Cheese whiz. I got a 7 inch cheese steak or Shorty with onions and cheese whiz for $7.99. Wow. It was a very nice sandwich. Flavorful and loaded with steak. The bread was the perfect complement to the meat and cheese.

On my second trip I wanted to try one of their cold hoagies. They use Dietz and Watson cold cuts. That is considered the Godfather of luncheon meats. I ordered the Hog Island. It offered Salami, Ham, Prosciutto, Capicola and Provolone. I enjoyed the freshness and crispness of the fillings and great texture of the bread.

Both of the sandwiches I tried were top-notch. Since this joint is so close to me I will definitely be a regular. FYI on Wednesday Chilly Water features $4 pints and $7 Growler fills. In addition Hoagies and Hops discounts their half Cheese steaks by 2 bucks. Now how can a beer drinking bargain seeking carnivore resist that.

4 responses

  1. The meats sound divine! Cheez Whiz sounds questionable, although I know that’s how it’s done. I wonder if anyone eats 18″ in one sitting?

    April 27, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    • Actually I have not had Cheez Whiz in years but in this instance it was pretty mild. I can’t imagine one person eating the whole thing at one but I am sure there is someone out there who could.

      April 27, 2019 at 5:12 pm

  2. Wow, Looks good! Looks like that’d be a place to order and cut and share a few different hoagies. I buy Dietz & Watson turkey regularly, but I prefer Boar’s Head. I just don’t wanna drive to get it 😉

    April 27, 2019 at 10:05 pm

    • I don’t buy too much of either brand. You are so right about sharing. That would be a party.

      April 28, 2019 at 12:56 am

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