eating indie in indy

The Red Key Tavern 5170 N. College Avenue. (revisit)

Since we hve been back we have done mostly revisits. Part of the reason is the food industry here is still in flux with all of the Government second guessing. Another reason is we like to do a welfare check on some of our more favorite joints. When it comes to favorites the Red Key ranks right up there.

I know the trend in bars is craft beers and the whole gastropub scene but the Red Key is a comfortable joint with beer and liquor and just a few food offerings.

I decided on a cheese burger. A simple patty fully cooked on a griddle with some onion and pickle.

I appreciated a good burger cooked medium rare but I also like a drug store burger cooked to one temperature. Fully cooked.

So if you haven’t been to the Key you should ask yourself why. It’s a nice and relaxing atmosphere with very good cheese burgers and they only take cash. However on Wednesday the drink special is a $4.75 Manhattan. Now that is a good deal.

4 responses

  1. Seems like an odd pairing, but then again I’ve never drunk a Manhattan or visited Manhattan.

    September 15, 2020 at 6:39 pm

    • Well the way I see it is that both cheeseburgers and Manhattans go with everything. Like a simple black dress.

      September 16, 2020 at 10:10 am

      • A food neutral!

        September 16, 2020 at 10:13 am

      • Exactly. An unctious or boozy neutral.

        September 16, 2020 at 10:41 am

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