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Indianapolis Steakhouses

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No. 10 — Mama Irma Restaurant

The spicing is subtle in some dishes, striking in others, but always precise. Sometimes the combination of ingredients challenges our middle-American notions. When was the last time you had chilled, spiced mashed potatoes molded around chicken salad? But dishes assembled with such care and presented so lovingly can grow on you and become familiar. As Indy’s ethnic food scene expands and (hopefully) fills in all of our international cracks, Mama Irma gives us a place to call home.

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Indianapolis Monthly. Best of Indy. December 2013.

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A green park overlooks downtown Indianapolis

The House With A View

“We had a Realtor come over to give us an idea of what our home was worth. You could’ve knocked me over with a feather.”