Chicago Hearts Indianapolis

Over the weekend, Indianapolis received a little love in the Chicago Tribune‘s travel section. The writer seemed to enjoy her breaded pork tenderloin from Plump’s Last Shot. She even had nice things to say about the margherita pie at Coal Pizza Company. And after a seemingly wonderful four-course dinner at Recess, she was blown away by the restaurant’s affordable prices. (Maybe she needs to get out of Chicago more often?)

And at the end of October, freelance writer Amy Cavanaugh told Chicagoist that Indianapolis is a perfect fall getaway spot. She praised Goose the Markets Batali sandwich (join the crowd) and quickly understood that Sun King is, well, a local beer king. Cavanaugh also found her “favorite cocktail of 2012” in Indianapolis—The Libertine‘s Kickin’ it with Chemists cocktail. Kudos, Libertine barchefs. New Day Meadery also made it on her top 5 list. She complimented the owners on “their live currant honey wine, which is a sweet-tart bubbly.”

The big question—-what did the Chicago Tribune and Chicagoist miss?

Photo of Goose the Market’s Batali sandwich by Tony Valainis