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Half Liter BBQ spread with brisket and mac n' cheese
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Half Liter


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Swoon: Liter House

When you fuse the smoke of Texas barbecue with the rib-sticking classics of German cuisine, you get Liter House.

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Encounter: Summer Street Partiers

“It gets bigger all the time, and people come from all parts of Indianapolis and other parts of the state, just to experience it.”

barbecuing illustration by Shane Harrison
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The Hoosierist: Winter Barbecuing

“Though firing up an outdoor grill is the signature move of barbecue establishments, any type of restaurant is free to break out the Weber.”

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Swoon List: Coat Check Coffee, Gomez BBQ, And More

This beverage from Coat Check Coffee (401 E. Michigan St., 317-550-5008) is a stunner. The Coat Check Combo features a house-made rhizomatic ginger beer with turmeric, galangal, ginger, and lime, served with a shot of Tinker Coffee espresso. Spicy tuna and a sweet chili glaze top the Let the Good Times Roll roll, filled with tempura […]

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Best New Restaurants 2015: The North End

Somehow Nelson’s unexpected fusion of high and low culture seems as natural as a dollop of sticky-sweet rib jam on a scoop of mac ’n’ cheese.

The North End Barbecue and Moonshine, September 2014
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Pit Boss: A Review of The North End Barbecue & Moonshine

Here, dry-rubbed ribs—of both the St. Louis spare and Memphis baby-back varieties—glide off the bone in big, porky mouthfuls.

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How to Dine at the Indiana State Fair

As one of the perks of landing a summer internship at Indianapolis Monthly, two members of the 2014 college crew spent a day at the fair “doing research.”

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Video Recipe: Indiana-Bacon-Wrapped Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers

In this perfect marriage of flavors and textures, cream cheese cuts the bite of jalapeño, bacon adds crunch, and honey brings the sweetness.