They have a really great location, I just love this area of Broad Ripple. There are so many restaurants for breakfasts, brunches, lunches, dinners, desserts and drinks. Whatever you are feeling, you can find it here. We have had hits and misses with the restaurants, but the atmosphere is always a win for me. The Monon Food Company is located right next to the rail trail (hence the name :)) and has a really cute wrap-around porch for fantastic fresh air dining. They serve a variety of American-style food options, but they also have a gourmet taco menu and a decent selection of craft beers by the bottle for $4 each, not bad. The style of the place is nice and open, so even if you are sitting inside this time of year, you're not too closed in. There is plenty of seating on the deck and great opportunity for people watching. I don't know if it was in the air with the gallery tours happening, or the random bumble bee looking for love, but we just kept making friends with all the people sitting around us, it was really a cool atmosphere and some interesting people out! It was fun :)
|Our bumblebee friend, starting conversations all over the Midwest :)|
Here's the rundown. I don't know why, but I ordered bbq ribs. I think they just sounded good to me, so I went for it. I had mashed potatoes, which I typically think you can't go wrong with, and green beans on the side.
|Yum, Sun King in my belly|
Since there is a separate menu for tacos, I'm thinking that's their thing...makes sense right?
Hubs got some Hawaiian fish tacos...good thinking on his part. He's a very practical fellow, that Hubs. Now, although I did not hear him scream with delight about these being the best tacos he ever laid his tastebuds on...they weren't made with rotten sour cream. Sometimes, things really get put into perspective, eh? He liked them just fine, overall a good experience for him. They look pretty huh? Lots of yummy mango gracing that plate. He's loving to corn tortillas everywhere we go lately too!
For me, I will drink here. I liked the vibe and the location, but the food experience was not so good. I may be convinced to try an appetizer or something else very non-committal, but I'm not sure about that yet. Our experience may not mesh with other's you see out there, but hey, it's all I can do...I eat and I tell it how I taste it, through my belly.
Let's be serious, if I don't want to eat here, Hubs'll have to go on his own...we'll probably just go somewhere else. It goes the same way for him, we bully each other to eating the places we like! Happy Memorial Day week! Hope you are working up to some fun weekend plans for the holiday :)