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Here are the entries in our Best Restaurants 2013 mini-essay contest contest. These are the tweet-sized morsels that you our IM Insiders and Twitter followers have dished out about your own favorite eats citywide. Thanks for contributing, and do check back to see who the winners are when we announce the grand winner of $200 to St. Elmo Steak House and two runners-up today, July 15.
More info about this contest here.
Eat. Write. Win. Eat.
And do join us for the Best Restaurants Event on July 25!
Bluebeard has it all. Amazing food (even the hubs was impressed with the brussel sprout salad), great atmosphere and spot-on service.—Alisha Valentine
I've found Papa Roux to be the perfect combination of excellent food and great servers. It simply feels good to sit and eat at Papa Roux.—Marc Roden
Palomino. Consistently delicious food, amazing service, great atmosphere and very reasonable prices.—Eric Houghtalen
@IndyMonthly @stelmo St. Elmo is the real deal. It has a national reputation because they do it right.—@marcrux
@IndyMonthly @Bluebeardindy1 Best al fresco dining, interesting wines, varied and exciting menu. Pure foodgasm.—@HerveLowenstein
@IndyMonthly I love @ZestIndy! Their meatloaf is better than mom's! Just don't tell my mom I said that fact. #IndyBestRests—@funangela
SoBro Cafe-How do I love thee? um... How couldn't I? Bacon with chocolate in a pancake drizzled with mango chutney. I love you. Forever.—Lori Clevenger
Bravo's on West 86th street because of the great food and exceptional service. I have not been disappointed yet and everytime I go!—Leonora Morales
Fat Dan's is in one word – underrated. Dan and his staff of evil minions are amazing, the food is superb, and the beer? Gotta go Old Style.—Brandon Rowe
Goose the Market - combining unique ingredients with fresh smoked pork products to create mouthwatering sandwiches!—Rae Anne Panther
Max&Erma's North Meridian/ Thurs night trivia in the bar. It's like Cheers, everyone knows your name. Great Food, Great Staff, Great Times!—Jean Olaughlin
@IndyMonthly #IndyBestRests Mama Corolla's, good enough the loud paint is tolerable during brunch, despite the typical Broad Ripple hangover—@BradIntentions
@IndyMonthly A place to share, that always cares. For family and friends, at @OakleysBistro the food and fun will never end. #IndyBestRests—@leobiette
@IndyMonthly #IndyBestRests Corner Wine Bar. Creative food putting a delicious twist on old favorites. Excellent steak and Carrot Souffle!—@c3_ab_2013
@IndyMonthly Fogo De Chao is the 'Red Light/Green Light' of carnivores. #IndyBestRests—@QPitcock
@IndyMonthly #indybestrests Who knew Bru [Burger] could turn a plain old burger into something new? Delish!—@rebeccastaats
My liver hates me already just thinking of how many @stelmo Colas I can get if I win the @IndyMonthly contest #FavoriteDrink #IndyBestRests—@laschlaker
Don't let the name fool you, but Mesh is the best place to dish. Why? The conversant wait staff and the savory, yet scrumptious menu—Amanda Rider
@IndyMonthly Can't get enough of Papa Roux. Hate the drive, love the food!—@ak_goad
@IndyMonthly 9 years living in IN, yet nothing ever beats @Yats. Cajun cuisine at its cheapest and tastiest. Can't go wrong. #IndyBestRests—@jingoillo
'@IndyMonthly #IndyBestRests has 2 be @stelmo YES it is so good they have 2 be sorry best bourbon & coke so please let me win 2 go back.—@ortizee21ios08
@IndyMonthly From their corn puree to their donuts for dessert, @Meridian5694 has my vote from beginning to end. #Indybestrests—@abbiachterberg
@IndyMonthly The #IndyBestRests @GoosetheMarket @Bluebeardindy1 make you feel at home while also creating the sense of exploration/discovery—@DavidLTharp
@IndyMonthly from Chi always looking for good eats in Indy.Crave dog & tater tots @kingdaviddogs.Frozen packs r always stocked in my house!—@MJEats
@IndyMonthly My local favorite and the best meal I've had in a long time goes to @Bluebeardindy1 Completely moan-worthy food—@JoshuaOwen
Bluebeard embraces the "eating local" idea without feeling forced or contrived. Pushing the boundaries of Indy food culture every day!—Eric Milkereit
Bluebeard on Virginia Avenue. Footsteps from my front door. Hip atmosphere. Unique food. Great libations.—Curt Miller
Late Harvest [Kitchen]. The pork belly is so good, Rabbis will give you a pass.—Mark Beecher
@IndyMonthly The best rests support local, my loves: Late Harvest Kitchen (best patio), Black Market, St. Elmo, Libertine. #IndyBestRests—@theuncagedbird
@IndyMonthly Hoosier cuisine comes from varying origins, blended together to create a unique identity, making MaMa's [House Korean Restaurant] 1 of #IndyBestRests!—@RyneStay
I've always enjoyed dining at Brugge Brasserie. The frites and crepes are yummy and served by friendly folks in a truly unique atmosphere.—Sabreena Sorrell
The Melting Pot is the best, hands down! It's quiet, relaxing and insanely delicious; nothing like dinner at home with our crazy toddlers.—Sarah Clark
Must try @LibertineIndy! Ask for a surprise & get an incredible cocktail from rad bartenders (+baconflight) @IndyMonthly #IndyBestRests—@alipaul
Wild Ginger in Fishers: Fresh, Friendly, Fabulous!—Chris Clinton
I love @TheColumbiaClub food service in the two available Restaurants, if its in the kitchen, they will make it @IndyMonthly #IndyBestRests—@SamTurpin
@IndyMonthly re: Tweet to Eat - I have three words for you - "Fish n Chips" at @RedLionGrogHous[e] - my pick for great eats!! #IndyBestRests—@somebrunetteThe Capital Grille - great food, exceptional service, they always go above and beyond.—Rob Caylor
Oceanaire is the only place in town to go for seafood - their oysters are amazing and the crabcakes - yum!—Katie Wardlow
Bru Burger is by far my go-to restaurant to take friends & family visiting from out of town.I love the quick serivce & hip atmosphere!—Danielle Hernandez
Eddie Merlot's--delicious food and exceptional service. Love going there.—Mary Beth Lech
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