Goodfella's serves up semolina-crust pizzas that have won the title of Best Pizza in the World for multiple years, according to Metromix. Cooks layer those savory pies with fresh or smoked mozzarella and toppings such as caramelized onions and prosciutto, and also prepare heroes and pasta dishes. For dessert, try one of the spot's Italian-style treats such as cannoli, tiramisu, and tartufo.
To craft their specialty burgers, the chefs at Detour American Grille first sear grass-fed beef sourced from Moody Meats in Ladoga, Indiana. They then layer the juicy patties with innovative toppings, such as peanut butter, fresh jalapeños, and locally sourced bacon, and send them out to sate diners' appetites. Their culinary expertise extends to a variety of gourmet sandwiches and contemporary American dishes, including grilled mahi-mahi and citrus chicken. Mac 'n' cheese is crafted with a blend of three cheeses, then showered with creative toppings like pancetta, Cajun spices, and blue-cheese crumbles. As diners await their meals, they can clink frosty beers from the bar and take in sports on the flat-screen TVs.
As a student at Ball State University, Scott Wise spent many a night at Mugly's Pub & Eatery, a local dive known for its burgers and trio of draft beers. After some time away, Scott returned to his college town of Muncie only to discover that Mugly's was for sale. Rechristened Scotty's Brewhouse, the former dive now sports a handmade oak bar and old-fashioned gas-burning lanterns, not to mention more than 30 beers on tap.
Scotty's now has six locations throughout Indiana as well as sister pub, Thr3e Wise Men Brewing Co, and each has its own menu of brews, wines, cocktails, and alcohol-repellent sodas. Though the libations change, the food menu remains the same at each award-winning eatery. The brew houses' cooks pair beer-spiked marinara sauce with gourmet grilled-cheese sandwiches full of cheddar, mozzarella, and pepper jack, as well as crown half-pound burgers with peanut butter and jalapeños. Bison burgers are available on a low-calorie menu, and gluten-free options include chicken sandwiches smothered in thai peanut sauce. All venues welcome scores of families and kids, who feast on homemade pizzas, salads, and subs--especially on Sundays and Tuesday, when kids eat free with the purchase of adult entrees.
Located inside Pinheads, Louie's Bar and Restaurant cater to bowlers and diners alike with its menu of bar-food classics prepared with pizazz. The executive chef and sous chef prepare half-pound burgers, pizzas, and three styles of wings: jumbo chicken wings, boneless wings, and pork wings, all covered in a choice of seven homemade sauces. To complement the festivities of the neighboring bowling lanes, Louie's Bar and Restaurant entertains visitors with pool tables, flat-screen TVs, and events such as karaoke on Friday and live music on Saturday.
Music, games, and classic pub fare commingle at Claude & Annie’s, where patrons kick back with beers and split chili-lime chicken wings or clasp their hands around half-pound steak burgers. Five pool tables and dartboards spark friendly competition, and multiple HD projection screens broadcast sports games tragically cut short by giant bunny-shaped shadows. The sound of live music fills the bar on select Thursdays, and guests can belt their own tunes during karaoke on Friday and Saturday nights.