Missed Connections in Indianapolis: Don't Call Me Gary! Edition
Back when America was much smaller than it is now, and none of us had yet known the exquisite hell of airline travel, the city of Indianapolis was a major train hub known as "The Crossroads of America." Which beats its 1960s reputation of "The City In Indiana That Was Not Named In A Song From The Music Man."
Maybe if you meet someone at one of these spots, you can restore the glory that was this capital city! Because you can't find any of these establishments in Louisiana, Paris, France, New York or Rome:
Mickey's Irish Pub -- Saloon, restaurant, or concert venue? You'll find all three in this Purdue-famous joint, where it's never too late to start over. 13644 N. Meridien St., Carmel
Tiki Bob's -- A small sliver of Hawaii in the cold Midwest? Hey, when it comes with 50 cent drink specials and "amazingly sweet" boys, we're buying. 231 S. Meridien St.
Lulu's -- Take some Asian-Cajun fusion and add a jaw-dropping selection of cocktails and a good conversation. Hey, we just planned your night tonight! 8487 Union Chapel Rd.
[Photo of Robert Indiana's "LOVE" Sculpture at the Indianapolis Museum of Art: hanneorla]