Indianapolis Restaurants, Chocolate Shops and Breweries

Hungry? No problem. Indianapolis has an array of restaurants sure to satisfy any kind of craving.

Karen Schwartzman
On Friday, April 29, 2011 - 06:59
ndianapolis, IN Byline Kim Newsom

Hungry? No problem. Indianapolis has an array of restaurants sure to satisfy any kind of craving.

Chocolate Cafe/South Bend Chocolate Company is a desert bistro that serves up specialty coffee, roasted in-house, ice cream and all things chocolate. Some of their signature chocolates include butter toffee, cashew turtles and chocolate by the chunk. The adjoining lunch spot quickly turns out made-to-order paninis.

Circle City Bar & Grille is an upscale American Grill in a large, casual dining room, complete with oversized booths and eclectic art. Located in the Indianapolis Marriot Downtown, the restaurant sports a broad menu along with an impressive wine list. Many Indiana farm products are incorporated into its crowd-pleasing selection of dishes. Among those dishes are appetizers such as Jumbo Lump Crab Cakes and Chicken Wings, followed by favorites like Rigatoni, Short Ribs and Filet Mignon.

Ram Restaurant & Big Horn Brewery is a family-owned and operated restaurant and award-winning brewery. Opened in 1971 as the Ram Pub, the restaurant has since grown to include locations in five states. The upscale, casual atmosphere featuring burgers, steaks, salads and sandwiches. In 1995 they began brewing their own beer and became the Big Horn Brewing Company, continually producing award-winning brews such as the Total Disorder Porter.

ZING Restaurant is a new, eclectic restaurant that offers small plates brought to your table steadily throughout the meal. Owners Mark Jacob and John Perazzo, who each have over 30 years of experience in the restaurant business, were brought together by the Small Plate concept, dishes that are designed for sharing and allows people to share the flavor and experience of a dish. Those dishes include pizza-ettes, small 7-inch pizzas, as well as small plates such as Mahi Mahi Tacos and Chicken Kabobs, and larger small plates which include Braised Pork Shoulder and Hanger Steak and Frites.



A writer, sky diver, book lover and bungy jumper, Karen Schwartzman is a content coordinator by day and trivia fanatic by night.