Many restaurants advertise homestyle cooking, but few can pull off professional renditions of favorite comfort foods without at least a few family squabbles tainting the batter. Enjoy conflict-free cuisine with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of hearty soul fare at His Place Eatery.
His Place Eatery's hospitable chateau of soul hosts a menu of smoked, smothered, and slow-cooked standards from the southern tradition. Chefs massage barbecue ribs or tips with a 12-spice rub before patiently infusing them with smoke from a hickory-fueled soul train ($9.99). The fried bologna of the Memphis-inspired The Experience sandwich demands to be blanketed in barbeque sauce and paired with its favorite creamy coleslaw ($5.99). Inspired by the grid-like homes built by the Belgian frybird, a dish of chicken and waffles nests four crispy wings atop a pillowy waffle ($7.99).
Entrees refuse to travel anywhere without an entourage of two sides such as the three-cheese macaroni with aged cheddar or the fried cabbage confettied with bacon and red pepper. Chase delectable delicacies with rich desserts such as a slab of sweet-potato cheesecake, which, like Mount Rushmore, is built atop a pecan-graham-cracker crust ($3.49). A kids' menu proffers portions suited for the elementary eater.
His Place Eatery
Many people dine at His Place Eatery solely for The Experience—a term that could easily reference the restaurant's warm, down-home ambiance, but actually refers to its signature barbecue bologna sandwich. This Memphis-style sandwich piles coleslaw on top of fried bologna and barbecue sauce in an onion loaf bun. This is just one of several sandwich creations at His Place Eatery, who excels at serving up Southern cuisine with plenty of panache and gravy. Their classic entrees range from fried chicken wings on a belgian waffle to ribs flavored by a 12-spice rub, which have been slow smoked over hickory wood rather than quick smoked in a time machine. Sides such as collard greens, candied yams, and bourbon cream corn complement tangy meals, and desserts conclude them with chocolate-chip cookies baked to order.
3709 N Shadeland Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46226