Where to go: Sully’s Grill
Address: 6955 N. Keystone Ave., Indianapolis
What to get: Smoked chicken and Manchego sandwich
Anna’s take: I’ve always been a huge fan of hardware stores since I was a child. When I was growing up, my dad built custom homes, and shopping at hardware stores with him for tools and trinkets is one of my fondest memories. So, when a reader wrote to inform me about Sully’s Grill – a restaurant inside Sullivan’s Hardware Store – I was highly intrigued.
Sully’s Grill has a limited but delectable menu. I started with warm pretzel nuggets ($7), which come with a trio of sauces: cheddar cheese, chipotle romesco and honey Dijon. I’ve seen Dijon and cheese sauces with pretzels but never before seen chipotle romesco. I’m a total sauce girl, and I love dipping appetizers, so this was one of my favorites. I also tried the autumn squash salad – a colorful display of delicata squash half rings, assorted squashes, Brussels sprouts, brown rice, pumpkin seeds, cream fraiche and blood orange vinaigrette. The last item I tried was the smoked chicken and Manchego sandwich with arugula, bacon, tomato sauce, chicken, Manchego cheese and a date spread on a baguette. The bread was soft and delicious and didn’t scratch the roof of my mouth (you know how bread can be sometimes). It was cut into triangle portions instead of squares, and we all know from our childhood days that triangle sandwiches are always better than square kind. Each main course item comes with a choice of salad, potato wedges, a cup of soup or macaroni and cheese.
Sully’s Grill is the perfect spot to stop after shopping for gifts, décor or hardware needs at Sullivan’s. The menu changes seasonally.
Suggested pairings: Sully’s Grill has rotating beer and wine offerings. I ordered the Virtue Bourbon Barrel Cider for a refreshing, crisp beverage with my meal.