Situated across from Indiana's former state capitol building, within walking distance of many unique shops, antique malls, and historic sites, Magdalena's is the perfect spot to relax and unwind while sampling savory café fare and sipping delicious java drinks. Comprised of both a full-service eatery and coffeehouse, Magdalena's boasts an extensive lunch, dinner, and drink menu. Warm up taste engines with grilled portabella mushrooms, marinated in pesto, olive oil, and garlic and topped with caramelized onions, sun-dried tomatoes, and melted swiss ($8.99). Once primed, try one of Magdalena's signature sandwiches and burgers, such as the cranberry walnut chicken salad croissant ($8.99) or the Minnesota melt, a grilled burger buried in a sautéed avalanche of onion, monterey-jack cheese, and sliced jalapenos ($7.99). Dig incisor shovels into the prime-rib pasta with asparagus ($16.99), or get stuck in the greenatational pull of an herbivore-friendly dish, such as the creamy vegetable lasagna ($12.99). Arid maws can find aqueous reprive at Magdalena's Café on the Square, a coffeehouse serving up freshly brewed coffee, espresso, and specialty drinks made from 100% locally roasted Arabica coffee beans. Grab a hot, iced, or frozen brew and settle in at one of the café's cozy leather sofas, or pod-people watch on the outdoor patio, which overlooks the town square.
Players who knew Old Capital Golf Club back when it was founded in 1946 wouldn't recognize much about the course today. The name back then was Corydon Country Club, the course consisted of just nine holes, and it had no "greens" at all, at least in the modern sense. Each putting surface was made of sand, which meant players had to smooth over their ball marks, putting lines, and secret treasure Xs before heading to the next tee.
In spite of this early inconvenience, players kept returning to the course, enjoying its hilly terrain and the added challenge of Little Indian Creek. And the course has modernized over the years?a second nine holes were added in 1995, and the club also boasts a recently added three-hole par 3 course where youngsters and shorter-hitting beginners can find their fairway legs.
Course at a Glance: * 18-hole, par 72 course * Total length of 6,732 yards from the back tees * Course rating of 71.9 from the back tees * Course slope of 133 from the back tees * Five sets of tees per hole * View the scorecard
Every day at all of El Nopal’s locations, cooks whip up fresh batches of salsa, chips, and beans. The sauces and sides accent chicken or beef chimichangas, handmade tamales, and nachos smothered in cheese. All El Nopal locations offer complimentary chips and salsa with every meal, and some locations have outdoor seating areas. Performances by live bands at select locations serve as a pleasant distraction from meals, unlike a judge with highfalutin ideas about not eating in court.
Dooley's specializes in bagel-based edibles and a heaping schmear of friendly service. Head over to the Breckenridge location and consult the menu, which features numerous options for breakfast and lunch. Bagels are baked fresh daily and come in all the traditional varieties, as well as adventurous flavors such as blueberry, apple walnut, honey wheat, and chocolate chip. Pick up half a dozen at $5.94 for home-based consumption, or eat one on the spot with lox spread for $3.69. If you're trying to cut down on carbs, try a sandwich wrapped in a flour tortilla ($5.19), in varieties such as southwest turkey and chicken Caesar. A melted deli sandwich ($4.89) such as the roast-beef swiss melt on your choice of sub, bagel, or bagel croissant will sate squealing hunger pangs for the better part of the day.
Founder Joe Keal’s spirit allegedly haunts the labyrinthine halls of Joe’s Older Than Dirt, an age-old dive where more than 50 types of bourbon complement Southern-tinged pub fare and a rotating roster of live events. Topped with bacon bits and shredded cheese, a double order of house fries can pen a hearty prologue across the evening’s menu, as can a quintet of crispy potato skins decked in diced onions and dollops of sour cream. All-natural gourmet beef anchors the Lodge burger, which peppers its juicy half-pound patty with fresh veggies and melted cheese, all ensconced between buns toasted by the wayward lasers of bumbling ghostbusters. An epic array of sandwiches, including eats piled high with grilled bologna and battered white fish, crushes appetites, alongside personal pizzas served in one of six classic styles, such as hawaiian and barbecue.
Dejlah Bistro romances bellies with authentic cuisine from the land of Mesopotamia, served within walls decorated by Mesopotamian-themed works of art. Transform your stomach's growls into purrs of satisfaction with menu items such as samboosa, a tasty pastry filled with sautéed beef, onions, mushrooms, and cheese ($6), or baba ghanoush, a combination of eggplant, tahini, and yogurt roasted in a conveniently available oven ($6). A salmon entree provides eight ounces of blackened or grilled fish paired with roasted potatoes, tomatoes, and a veggie stir-fry ($12). Dejlah Bistro's most popular dish is the mixed grill, an Iraqi-style kebob dish that comes with beef tenderloin, lamb chop, and chicken breast co-skewered with potatoes, tomatoes, and fried cauliflower ($14). Children who stop in for Near Eastern snacks can choose from mac ’n’ cheese, PB & J with fries, and more kid-friendly options (all $4 each). While indulging in zonood—a traditional Middle Eastern pastry-and-cream dessert ($6)—let your mind wander back in time to the fabled land between the two ancient rivers, where Cloverfields once roamed free.