Liter House

Restaurant owner Eddie Sahm dreamed of opening a Bavarian-themed spot for a while and finally got his chance when Bent Rail vacated this building near the Monon Trail. He remodeled the wide-open concrete space, added intimate booths, dark wood, vintage European–themed prints, and hired chef John Adams to create locally sourced, German-inspired dishes. Order the house pretzels with beer cheese fondue and pimento cheese as soon as you sit down, and then peruse the ever-changing menu, which might include cornwurst (think corn dog, but with pulled pork inside), or melon salad with pork crackling and sorghum-sesame vinaigrette. (Pssst … there’s a secret menu of random chef favorites. Ask nicely.)

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