"When it comes to flavorful food and smooth spirits, don’t count the Midwest out!" say Brittany King and David Wallace, the couple behind @TwoMidwestFoodies on Instagram. These are their favorite Black-owned restaurants and bars in Indy.MoreLess
"Pepperoni and sausage are cool," say King and Wallace, "but have you ever had bacon, prosciutto and fig jam on your pizza? Pi Indy combines nontraditional pizza toppings to make truly creative and delicious pizza, like their aforementioned Figgy Piggy. Not feeling so adventurous? Pi has traditional options too, like meat lovers and margherita."
"Home brewer Drew Fox launched 18th Street in 2010. A decade later the business has morphed into three taprooms across the state in Gary, Hammond, and Indianapolis. Each taproom serves dozens of beers, sours and spirits. We recommend Candy Crushable, Here Comes the Reaper or any of their canned cocktails."
"Picture this: hot, crispy waffle fries topped with loads of seafood, cheese and creole seasonings. That’s just one of the dishes Exotic On the Run is serving up. Specializing in Florida style seafood, this place has it all — crab legs, lobster tails, shrimp and crawfish. If you’re overwhelmed by the choices, know that you can’t go wrong with an order of the exotic fries."
"You cannot visit Tea’s Me Cafe without making a friend or two! While the food is delicious, it’s the welcoming, inclusive atmosphere that really makes this place feel like a home away from home. Owned by former WNBA Indiana Fever player, Tamika Catchings, Tea’s Me offers more than 50 tea blends, and serves homemade soups and sandwiches for breakfast and lunch."
"Sometimes, you need a late night snack that isn’t fast food. Good thing Papa Bears is serving up made to order wings until 3 a.m. on weekends. Whether you’re a lemon pepper lover, a spicy garlic fan or just like your wings plain, Papa Bear has got it all. And if you’re feeling fancy, Papa Bears has lamb chops, salmon and red snapper cooked to order!"
"We love a good dessert and no one does it better in the city than Gordon’s Milkshake Bar. Don’t let the name fool you, this place is serving way more than just milkshakes, like dessert nachos, cobbler and beignets. We also love how customizable their menu is: They can make any ice cream into a milkshake and even have vegan options. Looking to try something really different? You can add toppings, CBD and alcohol to any of their milkshakes too!"