The menu, like the beer, is unapologetically in your face with flavor you can't avoid. What hops are to the beer, salt is to these dishes.
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The Tamale Place makes some of the best Mexican food I've had in Indianapolis, and they do it for cheap. While most Mexican places in Indy claim their authenticity with over-sized margaritas and burritos as big as your head, this little storefront on the west side does so by focusing intensely on a particular street food that can get overlooked in the Mexican cuisine conversation—the tamale.
If you are a fan of beer and are anywhere near Munster, Indiana, you owe it to yourself to check out Three Floyd's Brewpub. And if you want to eat while you're there, for pizza at a bar you can do a whole lot worse than the thin-crust pies served there.
Beloved Indiana-based burger chain Schoop's is known for their smashed burgers, but without the correct cooking technique to give that coveted crunchiness, you just end up with ordinary beef and toppings.