Meet Noodles (Indianapolis, IN)

Hand-pulled Noodles in Indy!

I’ve only seen the hypnotic, gluten-forming dance of noodles being stretched by hand once or maybe twice. When I discovered that there was a restaurant serving up hand-pulled La-mian noodles in Indianapolis at Meet Noodles, I knew we had to stop there, even if Mollie and I had the kids in tow on a day trip. While I can’t vouch for these being hand-pulled on-site since there wasn’t a glass window for us to see the kitchen, they were nonetheless delicious! The interior was stylish and modern, the service was very friendly and attentive, and we were impressed by the mix of Chinese and Japanese noodle house choices. Continue reading

Katzinger’s Delicatessen (Columbus, OH)

Deli Deliciousness in Columbus

Since growing up with Montreal-style smoked meat, I’ve come to appreciate its close American cousin, Pastrami. Discovering authentic Jewish-style deli fare on our travels is something we’ve always been up for and our recent trip to Columbus did not disappoint when we found Katzinger’s Delicatessen. Continue reading

Hai Poke (Columbus, OH)

We Have To Go Back!

Mollie and I have been haunted by Hawaii ever since venturing there for our honeymoon–so much so that anything that reminds us of the sights, sounds, smells and TASTES of the islands spurs a wistful sigh from us both. In fact, we often find ourselves repeating Jack Shepard’s words to Kate from Lost (that was famously shot in Oahu): “We have to go back!”. It was no surprise that when we were debating on where to grab a quick bite before a concert and saw Hai Poke on High St. in Columbus, we knew our decision was made for us. Continue reading