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Talons Restaurant at Eagle Pointe Golf Resort
2250 E. Pointe Rd.
Eagle Pointe welcomes the public to its eclectic, casual resort restaurant. Sit in the dining room or out by the pool to enjoy everything from sandwiches and pizza to steaks and salmon. Entertainment on Fridays. Prices: Appetizers $5.95-14.95, entrées $7.95-26, desserts $6 Hours: Sun-Th 11 am-9 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-10 pm Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX Outdoor Seating: Yes
Taste of India
316 E. 4th St.
This airy, casual restaurant specializes in northern- and southern-Indian cuisine. The tikkas, vindaloos, and kormas are all good and cooked to your desired level of spiciness. Their version of the eggplant dish baingan bharta is wonderful as is the mattar paneer, known to its fans as “cheese and peas.” The southern-Indian dosa—a lentil rice crêpe with various fillings—is terrific. Slather on some coconut chutney and enjoy with a savory tamarind lentil stew. Service is friendly and helpful, and there is parking on site. Prices: Lunch buffet $8.50, appetizers $3.50-6.95, entrées $8.95-14.95, desserts $2.95-3.50 Hours: Daily lunch 11 am-2:30 pm, dinner 5-10 pm Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Read our review of Taste of India here!
That Sandwich Place
American, Breakfast, Sandwiches
15 S. Van Buren St.‚ Nashville, IN
The General may have left Assembly Hall, but his memory remains bright at this tiny shrine to all things Bobby in the heart of downtown Nashville that claims the “largest collection of Bobby Knight memorabilia around.” Oh, and they serve food, too—hearty breakfasts like biscuits and gravy and all manner of sandwiches. Good fries! Prices: Breakfast $3.70-6.95, sandwiches $6.50-7.05, pie $2.45 Hours: 8:30 am-5 pm (hours vary seasonally, call ahead) Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: No
European, Fine Dining, Greek
403 N. Walnut
This upscale Greek restaurant, located in the stately Topolgus Building, is a welcome addition to the Bloomington restaurant scene. The avgolemono soup, a cut way above the usual Greek taverna standby, is a delicate, lemony chicken broth, with crispy risotto balls lending a crackle of texture and fried chicken goodness. For mains, meaty Greek spaghetti is fragrant with cinnamon and shredded myzithra cheese. A huge lamb chop from Viking Farms is sauced with roasted artichokes and served on some amazing braised greens. And the Hawaiian swordfish is wonderful, served on a bed of orzo studded with caramelized fennel, olive, and other Mediterranean flavors. There is also a daily vegetarian preparation of pasticcio, a custardy Greek pasta casserole that is comfort food at its best. For dessert, the Loukoumades—fried balls of yeasty sweetness, drizzled with oregano-scented honey and dunked into salty caramel sauce—will weaken your knees. The bar is gorgeous and the outdoor patio is a lovely option on a warm evening. Prices: Appetizers $5-13, entrées $15-33 Hours: Tu-Sat 5-10 pm Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: Yes
Read our review of Topo's 403 here!
American, Brunch, European, Greek
100 E. Kirkwood
Casual and family-friendly, the Trojan Horse has been a Bloomington fixture since 1978. Just off the southeast corner of the downtown Square, it serves great Greek food—gyros and falafel sandwiches, but also saganaki (flaming cheese), spanikopita (spinach pies), dolmas (stuffed grape leaves), moussaka, and other Mediterranean treats. Drink specials are offered every night. Prices: Appetizers $3.75-7.75, sandwiches $5.75-8.25, entrées $5.50-19.50, desserts $4-5.25 Hours: Mon-Th 11 am-11 pm Fri-Sat 11 am-midnight Sun 11:30 am-10 pm Bar: Full Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Disc. Outdoor Seating: No
Read our review of Trojan Horse here!
American, Brunch, Buffet
Indiana Memorial Union
900 E. 7th St.
This high-ceilinged, medieval room on the IU campus evokes a bygone day. The salad bar includes crisp greens, as well as tuna, pasta, and other side salads. The buffet with hot entrées changes daily but might include baked fish, pasta, meat dishes, and assorted sides. Luscious dessert bar, delicious Sunday brunch. Public welcome. Prices: $8.15-17.95, weekday brunch $8 for students Hours: Lunch buffet weekdays 11:30 am-1:30 pm Sunday brunch 10:30 am-1:30 pm. Closed Sat Bar: No Credit Cards: Visa, MC, AMEX, Campus Access, Disc., DC Outdoor Seating: No
Read our review of the Tudor Room here!
Middle Eastern, Turkish
301 E. 3rd St.
Authentic Turkish decorations and music enliven this intimate restaurant. Choose a seat on the floor in the casual, pillow-strewn sitting area or at one of the octagonal booths. Silky smooth hummus or crispy zucchini fritters drizzled in yogurt make good starters. If your idea of a kebab is meat on a skewer, order a shish kebab. You’ll get tender chunks of lamb, beef, or salmon topped with complementary relishes and sauces. Or try a Turkuaz kebab; the skewer is traded in for a bowl, and bites of meat and seafood are mixed into a vegetable-rich stew. Boat-shaped pides are reminiscent of pizza, filled with cheese and all manner of toppings—think eggplant, ground beef, even eggs. Most meals come with a simple but flavorful red lentil soup and a trio of salads. The small attached market is worth browsing. Prices: Appetizers $5-9, pides $6-13, entrées $8-16 Hours: Tu-Th, Sun 10:30 am-9 pm Fri-Sat 10:30 am-10 pm. Closed Mon Bar: Beer, wine Credit Cards: Visa, MC Outdoor Seating: Yes