Side Show: Best New Burgers
Your guide to the fries, tots, and shakes that have played sidekick to Indy’s best new burgers.
When it comes to these golden picks, yes—you want fries (or tots!) with that.
Get the perfectly crisp coins as a side or in a basket—just get them. $2.75
A generous shake of cheese balances this option’s earthy oil. $2.95
(Off-Menu) Tater Tots
They’re not listed, but ask for them anyway: light, fluffy, and just salty enough, with an excellent crunch. $3
An upgrade from the well-seasoned fries, with savory chicken gravy and topped with mozzarella curds and herbs. $3.50
Between the Bun
The kicker here? A healthy sprinkle of spicy, housemade seasoning. $2.59
Forget the Fries
These spud alternatives might be better than the main event.
Bru Burger Bar
This thick, beer-battered version offers a satisfying crunch without the hollowness or mushiness that often plague hulking rings. $7
Chorizo cream cheese oozes from these terrific panko-fried peppers, complemented by just-sweet-enough balsamic-raspberry sauce. $12
Mac & Smokey Beer Cheese
Black Acre ale imbues this spicy, not-for-kids take on the comfort dish—an otherwise classic rendition, homemade-with-care charred edges and all. $5
Shake Your Love
It’s legal to have a burger without a stellar milkshake—but why would you want to?
B Spot Burgers
Say yes to the suggested shot of hazelnut Frangelico. The combo delivers, as do the crumbled chocolate cookies added for texture. $6.99 (plus $3 for booze)
A hunk of its eponymous baked good tops off the subtly sweet signature shake. $4.95
Vanilla Haus Milkshake
Anything but plain, this super-smooth version made with Dean’s Country Fresh high-butterfat ice cream bursts with flavor. $5
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