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Kruger’s Tavern 323 N. Delaware St.

Well this is another import from Cincinnati, courtesy of the Thunder Dome Restaurant Group. This is the group that controls Eagle and Bakersfield which expanded to Indy recently. Bakersfield in 2013 and The Eagle in 2015. I know this joint barely qualifies as an independent but it is owned by 3 people 2 of which are brothers. They are just hugely successful and are expanding their brand.

This place grinds their own meat for the hamburgers and the basic burger is $9.99. They use 2 patties per burger and cook them on a flat top so I was a bit surprise the meat didn’t have crisper edges.

They also make their own sausages. That is what I opted for.

It was their Italian. Sicilian style sausage, polenta cake, braised fennel and olives, Parmigiano Reggiano

This was an outstanding dish. The sausage had a bit of heat from the Calabrian chiles as did the broth the fennel and olives were braised in. This was almost a perfect meal for me. It featured 2 of my favorite non meat items. Fennel and olives. Add in the pig and “corn bread” and I was as happy as a camel on hump day. They offer 2 other styles of sausage all are $12.

I want to come back and try the other two but it will have to be when it is warmer. When I go downtown I use the bus. I don’t even like driving through our downtown. Parking is always an issue when you go downtown to eat. Same with Krueger’s. All I can say is it is worth the trip.

Some Guys Pizza 6235 Allisonville Road

This was my first visit to Some Guys Pizza. Since Thursday was so cold I figured that was as good an excuse as any to try a new pizza joint. Some Guys has been around for about 20 years and has a very good reputation. They have 2 locations the other in Carmel. The place isn’t very large but it is nicely appointed and well maintained.

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They offer really good lunch specials for $7.95 and all their sandwiches are $7.50 and $7.75. Pat ordered a Stromboli, 86 peppers and onions.

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They shape the sausage into a patty. Big enough to over flow the roll.

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I wanted a lunch special. A 2 topping 8 inch pie with a salad for $7.95. The salad was a good size but was chopped quite a bit and too much dressing. Which appeared to be straight Basalmic Vinegar. But the Gorgonzola cheese saved the day.

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I ordered my default personal pizza. Anchovy and black olives. Some Guys sheet their pie crust. I am more a hand tossed guy my self, but this was excellent. Perfectly baked and wonderfully crisp. They also were very generous in their toppings. A lot of joints seem to ration anchovies. But not These Guys. It definitely hit the spot.

Now; isn't this a beautiful pizza pie.

Now; isn’t this a beautiful pizza pie.

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