Re:Indianapolis on 12/17
After mayor al said that it was the best sandwich within 500 miles it meant that I just had to go to Shapiro's for lunch. When we got there we knew we were in for a treat because the line was so long. So many things looked fabulous but I had already decided before I got there that I was in the mood for a Rueben. I was wishing that I could get a half of a Rueben and a half of a pastrami but I couldn't (they don't sell the Rueben in halves) and it wasn't until after I had my food that I found out I could have solved my quandery by ordering a pastrami Rueben. Nevertheless, when I got my Rueben I recevied an immense sandwich that was satisying in every way except one (the corned beef was a bit dry for my taste), otherwise it was near perfection. Thick and delicious with the right amount of kraut and dressing where everything worked together in perfect harmony to make a great Rueben.
I had a side of marinated mushrooms that were just OK (could have gotten the same in any supermarket) and an incredible slice of butterscotch praline pie. I was going to forgo the dessert but I just couldn't resist trying a slice of a pie that I had never heard of before. My curiosity was rewarded. This pie was spectacular! The sweetness of the filling was perfectly balanced by the tangy, slightly sour cream topping. Without the topping the pie would have been overly sweet but together it was great.
Six hours later even after sitting through 2 exciting games of basketball we were still to full to even consider dinner at Plump's Last Shot so that one will have to wait for my next trip to Indy although Shapiro's will definitely be a must visit also.