Indianapolis, IN 46220
Monon Food Company
Saturday night and we were warring over where to eat. I personally wanted something on the lighter side as I knew that I had a long night of drinking ahead. I just wanted a sandwich as I shot down the idea of Qdoba pretty quickly. Well we decided on Monon Food Co. I really like the decor of the restaurant. I love the artwork on the walls. It is a very clean looking restaurant. This is the second time I have been here and each time the weather was not nice enough to sit on the patio. Outdoor dining for some reason reminds me of Chicago. I've always said that Indy needs more outdoor patio restaurants. It was late in the evening and we were the last patrons to enter the restaurant. By the end of the meal, we had the whole place to ourselves.
was still pretty full, but our lovely waitress said they had carrot cake cupcakes. Now there are three desserts in this world I have a hard time turning down: Cheesecake, Bananas Foster, and Carrot Cake. The carrot cake was very moist. The cream cheese frosting was delicious and not too overpowering. The sauce you see is a caramel sauce. Presentation-wise, I'd give this a 9. Taste was a resounding 10. The carrots were very prevalent throughout, and there weren't any raisins in the cake. I hate raisins in carrot cake. I'll save those for my oatmeal cookies. Okay, now you are wondering why it was the worst decision I made. Well as I said it was Saturday night and I was already full. The result is Public Enemy #1 when you are trying to party. The dessert put me over the edge and I couldn't put down as many libations as I wanted. Oh well. Good food won over a night of boozing.
The service was perfect. Our waitress was always around, asking if we needed anything. I guess the one knock was that she gave a cheap shot to our high school alma mater, not knowing we went there. She also was very helpful in cleaning the mess I made when I knocked over MWF's Miller Lite all over his iPhone. I swear, I only had one Cream Ale. I blame him anyways for ordering a crappy beer. And the vortex bottle only helped the beer spill out faster.
What to take from Monon Food Co.: As much as I enjoyed the sliders, order the tacos there. They are stuffed full of all sorts of delicious ingredients. The buffalo chicken and the fish tacos are amazing. Eat early, especially if you want to party, because they offer very generous servings of food and you will leave stuffed.
"To EAt is human, to digest, divine." ~Mark Twain