Indianapolis – Scotty’s Brewhouse

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When I was told the oil change on the Honda was going to take upwards of 2 hours I decided it was time to go find a place to sit down, eat some lunch, and get some work done.  Luckily the dealership is right across the street from Scotty’s Brewhouse on 96th St. in Indianapolis.

I’ve been to Scotty’s several times and have always had a good experience.  The food is consistent and the service is always very attentive.  I especially like the terry cloth “napkins” which you need for a lot of the dishes they server here.

On this visit I went with “The Shewman” a $10.50 burger with a side (I chose Mac-n-Cheese).  according to the menu The Shewman was once voted by Indianapolis Monthly as one of Indy’s top 25 burgers.

To make this award-winning burger you need these ingredients:

  • Peanut Butter (smooth)
  • Jalapenos (pickled)
  • Cheddar Cheese
  • Bacon
  • 1/2 lb beef patty
  • Toasted bun
  • Lettuce, red onion, tomato, pickles

To the unadventurous this might sound like a big mess on a bun and it is, in a good way.  I was warned by my server that the Shewman is spicy.  I like spicy so I was expecting a little more heat than I got from the pickled jalapenos.  If the peppers would have been freshly sliced the heat could have been awesome.

I ordered mine med-well (unless I’ve ground the beef myself this is my preferred doneness).  I’ll go more pink if I know all precautions have been taken to make it safe.

Believe it or not the peanut butter is not that prominent on this burger.  It’s there in the background and it adds an interesting texture to the sandwich.  The burger was grilled to the proper temperature and all of the other ingredients were fresh and plentiful.  It was juicy enough with all of the toppings to require judicial use of the towel/napkin.

The Mac-n-Cheese was good but nothing spectacular.  The addition of some Cajun seasoning to the top did help a little.  FYI, the BEST Mac-n-Cheese I’ve had in a LONG time is at Famous Dave’s BBQ (it has corn and jalapeno bits in it).

All in all the Shewman is a solid burger and not as weird as you would think.  It’s going to be hard not to order it again when I return in 4-5,000 miles.

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