Day four of the cross country road trip, we headed north driving from Missouri to Indiana. Landing in Indianapolis, we stayed at Renata's Bed and Breakfast, a cute farm style house run by the nicest German lady ever. Once checked in, a quick drive across town landed us at Room Four.
Room Four delivers the a la cart menu of its fancy sister, Recess. It's retro urban decor reminded me of something regularly found in Portland. It was a late Thursday night and all the other patrons were drinking local pints of beer and noshing on burgers. It seemed like the thing to do.
I don't eat burgers often, but the Fischer Farms cheeseburger "mattie boy style" whatever that means with bacon, onion rings, BBQ sauce and fries ($16) would be my road trip slump breaker. Decadence is a word to describe it, but not high and mighty - like a rough and tough cowboy version of the Le Pigeon's burger in Portland. The burger itself was melt in yo-mouf, and the bacon provided a nice amount of smokiness and salt finished off by the tang of the BBQ. The fries were just the way I like 'em - thick cut and with skins.
If you find yourself in Indianapolis, check out Room Four - the menu changes daily chef Greg Hardesty is an area legend and always making delicious food.
4907 N College Ave
Indianapolis, IN 46205