Metro Diner, Gregory’s Russian Restaurant, and more – Indianapolis Monthly
Metro Diner’s (3954 E. 82nd St., 317-296-8262; 7225 United States 31, 317-285-0149) exaggerated interpretation of shrimp and grits. Two stacked grain cakes – cheesy and topped with red peppers – make up the base for the shellfish and extra creamy sauce.
The simple but delicious draniki at Gregory’s Russian Restaurant (6066 E. 82nd St., 317-693-9123), a Belarusian version of golden potato pancakes topped with mushrooms and sautéed onions.
Pogue’s Run Grocer’s Deli Rambo Sandwich (2828 E. 10th Street, 317-426-4963), a vegan take on the classic reuben with homemade seitan, sauerkraut, Daiya cheese and a vegan Thousand Island dressing on marbled rye.
Delivered ‘s (720 N. College Ave., 317-383-0330) Richly layered pork pastor, with pineapple sweet meat stacked on a chewy corn cake with cilantro, cabbage, onion, minced peppers, microgreens and lemon cream green.
The full-bodied Bloody Mary Reverie (299 W. Main St., Greenwood, 317-215-4164), which arrives with a skewer of snacks (including a piece of brie and a piece of mortadella) and a small bottle of tabasco.