eating indie in indy

Upland Brewery Fountain Square 1201 Prospect Street

This is our first visit to this particular outlet but we know enough about the Upland brand to know we would get some good food. They have a comprehensive menu that should interest any appetite.

Pat went in all in on the carbs when he ordered Mac & Cheese. A huge bowl of Cavatappi loaded with cheese for $14

My decision was made as soon as Pat told me they offered Bone Marrow. I really enjoy bone marrow but it is very hard to find. I can’t even find it fresh to make at home. So I was pretty excited.

I thought their presentation was spot on. Traditionally marrow is served with a parsley salad . They served theirs with an arugula salad. They also topped the bones with a “toasted almond relish” which didn’t really excite me that much. However what did was the addition of some beatifully pickled slices of a Fresno or Pepadew chile.

They also added some cherry tomato halves which brightened the whole plate up. Overall it was very nicely done. There seemed to have been a slight delay between heating and serving the marrow bones as the marrow was stubborn to get out. Hardly a deal killer as I will definitely get it again. Since my plate was considered an appetizer I was still a bit hungry so I ordered some dessert. A fried apple hand pie for 7 bucks.

Pat and I shared the slice and it was delicious. Fried crust with apples and cinnamon all on a puddle of caramel and topped with ice cream. What more could you want? It also went well with my choice of Champagne Velvet, which was their featured beer for the day so it only cost $4 per pint. I can’t think of a more pleasing lunch. The food, the beverage and the atmosphere were all great.

5 responses

  1. A win for both of you! And Pat didn’t have to have anything even closely related to an onion. I hope they didn’t toss that enormous plate of mac and cheese, though. As I was reading it, I was wondering if bone marrow would be filling but I guess it did leave you room in your belly for some pie.

    July 26, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    • I am sure Pat’s mac and cheese became lunch for a server. I have never gotten full on bone marrow I would imagine if I ate more than 2 bones I might. But as you said I had room for pie; and it was some great pie.

      July 27, 2020 at 9:40 am

  2. I must go. I want bone marrow, and so few places offer it 🙂 What’s the parking like?

    August 23, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    • They have their own lot so you should not have any problem.

      August 23, 2020 at 9:45 pm

      • Nice! Thanks!

        August 23, 2020 at 9:46 pm

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