The latest lunchtime addition to downtown is Punch Burger (137 E. Ohio St.), a casual burger-and-beer joint where diners can grab a quick bite for $5 to $6. Scheduled to open Oct. 1, the concept comes from Travis Sealls and Devon Everhart, owners of downtown’s fast-sandwich spot, Pita Pit (1 N. Pennsylvania St., 317-829-7482).
The Punch menu will feature 10 signature burgers, including a Good Morning Burger that is topped with cream cheese, a fried egg, and bacon, and the Thai Burger, covered in Asian coleslaw and Sriracha sauce. Customers can also build their own burger, beginning with either a beef or turkey patty and topping it with any of the 15 toppings, which include ham, grilled pineapple, and guacamole. There is also a selection of six cheeses and three types of buns. Tater tots and a customizable grilled cheese round out the menu. Beers and wines come from local sources such as Fountain Square Brewery and Flat 12 Bierwerks. The grass-fed, antibiotic- and hormone-free beef is sourced from Fischer Farms in Jasper.