By Ilona Kauremszky

Q: Any dining establishment you could suggest for an upcoming trip to Indianapolis?

A: Downtown Indianapolis has a huge shopping mall akin to our own Eaton Centre. Once you finish schlepping through the stores, you will most likely be ready to sit back, relax and indulge in some sustenance. The Conrad Hotel located across the street from Indy’s Circle Centre Mall has an upscale eatery called City Grille (40 West Washington Street). The lobster and crab cakes are truly delectable here.

A favourite local fixture, St. Elmo Steakhouse (127 South Illinois St.) specializes in of course steak. Lots of memorabilia culled from the owners vault as well as his famous bow ties decorate the walls to this big-on-character restaurant. Make sure you order sides like creamed spinach.

For a little bit of Paris, spend the morning people-watching at Café Patachou ( Big on fresh locally grown ingredients, lawyer turned restaurant entrepreneur Martha Hoover now boasts seven cafes including a pit stop at the newly renovated Indianapolis International Airport. Hippie with a Benz one of her signature omelettes typifies this Indy town. Think tomato, spinach, mushroom and feta with farm fresh eggs.


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