Devour Downtown is a food fan’s delight, but three full courses can be a lot of food. If you’re looking to sample a broader array of what Indianapolis’ restaurant scene has to offer without straining your wallet or your waistline, many of the Devour establishments offer couples deals, with two people eating for $30, $35, or $40. It’s perfect for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. Here are some of the menus that’ll give you the biggest bang for your buck and your belly:
Forty Five Degrees
This cool Mass Ave hangout is offering a sushi lover’s delight with their 2-for-$30 deal. Choose a shared appetizer (including some classic sushi rolls like California or spicy tuna), dessert or appetizer, then dig into soup or salad. For your main course, try one of their specialty sushi rolls like the Godzilla, topped with crab and baked until ooey and golden, or go luxurious with filet mignon and oyster mushroom potato dumplings with a sea urchin demi-glace (add $10). If you’re Devouring Thursday-Saturday, stick around for dancing and some of Indy’s hottest DJs.
The Slippery Noodle
The Noodle is a Circle City institution. In fact, it’s the oldest bar in the state. The popular joint features live music seven nights a week, but it also offers some serious food. Their 2-for-$35 deal is as straightforward as the tavern itself: loaded baked potato soup, French onion soup or a garden salad; filet mignon with rosemary demi-glaze; and turtle pecan cheesecake. This is a great chance to dig into a real local hangout and hear some great music at the same time.
Smokehouse on Shelby
If you’re looking for barbeque, look no further than this Fountain Square favorite. Start with a dozen wings to share or smoked brisket chili cheese nachos (just writing that name made me hungry!). For an entree, choose from fall-off-the-bone baby back ribs, apple wood smoke chicken breasts, pulled pork or brisket with all the fixings. Best of all? A pint of locally made Fountain Square Porter, Sun King Cream ale or a glass of wine is included in your 2-for-$30 meal. This one’s available for lunch or dinner. Make it an evening with a game at Atomic Bowling just upstairs before or after your meal.
This one’s a sentimental favorite of mine; my dad always used to take me to this old-school Mexican restaurant when I was a kid. I recommend starting with their fresh guacamole. For an entree, sample their popular Mis Tres Amigos combo, featuring a chicken or beef enchilada, soft taco, and hard taco. Finally, indulge in Mexican fried ice cream or a jumbo margarita to share, all for $30 for two.
No matter what your budget, there’s a deal to be found at Devour Downtown. Grab a friend and get down here before February 3.
We’re giving away $100 to a participating Devour Downtown restaurant each week in January! All you have to do to enter is snap a photo of your food or restaurant atmosphere while you’re out and about, upload it to Instagram and tag it with #DiningIndy. We’ll share our favorites at the end of each week in a blog post. If yours is featured, share the post with your friends and get them to comment for you. The photo with the most comments wins!