eating indie in indy

Fat Cat Bar 3015 Lafayette Road.

When we can’t come to a quick agreement on destination we know we can always agree on the ever popular, hardly controversial “dive bar”. Pat, because the food is simple and me because the beer is cheap. This place has been a bar for as long as I can recall. For years it was Bud’s Lounge. Bud’s closed a couple of years ago and Fat Cat moved in. Fat Cat was originally down the street at 38th Street so they have some experience in the bar business.

Their menu is pretty common with a bunch of frozen apps and a few basic sandwiches and pizza. We ordered a side of mushrooms to start our meal off for $5. They were pretty good. Like most things frozen apps are not all the same. Some ARE better than others. These were better than average.

half eaten appetizer

Of course a picture should be taken before you start eating. Makes for a more professional effect.

I was leaning toward their fried catfish dinner but our great bartender told me it goes from $8 to $6.75 on Fridays. Unfortunately they stopped selling them with hush puppies. Their customers weren’t eating them. There is just no accounting for some folks tastes. So I went for the pig in the form of a grilled tenderloin.

This was an exceptional piece of meat. This was no light weight “fritter” this was an 8 oz. slice of pork loin that was pounded out and cooked really well on a flat top. Tender and moist with good flavor and just the right amount of chew.

So we really enjoyed this little place. It had good food, exceptional service and Domestic bottles were a buck and a half. So for 2 sandwiches, one order of mushrooms and three beers our tab was $25; with tax. That is a value. I will be back on a Friday and try their catfish special; even without puppies.

7 responses

  1. Wait, that doesn’t make any sense. Hush puppies are the best part. When we went out for catfish last week the two hush puppies on our plates weren’t enough, so we ordered an additional side of 8 hush puppies. Who wouldn’t want them? I’m so confused. You sure got a great deal though.

    August 24, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    • I know it flabbergasted me too. Hush puppies and tartar sauce. Yum

      August 24, 2019 at 10:30 pm

      • We just catfish and another hush puppy appetizer an hour ago and I thought of you LOL.

        August 25, 2019 at 1:51 pm

      • Thanks. To be considered on a par with catfish and hush puppys is an honor. I am the hush puppy king.

        August 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm

      • Your majesty!

        August 25, 2019 at 2:10 pm

      • LOL. Thank you. Hush puppys for everyone!!!

        August 25, 2019 at 2:11 pm

  2. HUSH PUPPIES! 😛 Yum!

    August 30, 2019 at 11:20 pm

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