Oct 23, 2023 - Food and Drink

Meatless Monday: Mayfair Taproom

cauliflower wings covered in Thai chili sauce in a white bowl.

A vegetable disguised as wings. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

This week we take you to a pub that's great anytime, but especially in October.

The intrigue: Mayfair Taproom features Halloween-themed decorations year-round and its walls are lined with VHS tapes that play on a TV above the bar.

State of play: Alec Hill, son of the founders of Broad Ripple Brewpub, and his wife, Hilary, opened the pub in 2018.

What to order: Cauliflower wings ($9) and the falafel burger ($14).

  • The "beer-battered florets" are tossed in either Thai chili or Buffalo sauce. My vegetarian boyfriend says he's normally a Buffalo sauce kind of guy, but the Thai chili is the superior sauce option.
  • The burger is topped with feta cheese, tzatziki, pickled red onions, shredded carrots and arugula on a toasted vegan brioche bun. It comes with french fries or, for $2 more, you can get tots, sweet potato fries or coleslaw. You can't go wrong with any of those.

Plus: Order the cheese crock & fries ($9) for the table. Your dining companions will thank you. The melted cheese dip is made with Broad Ripple Brewpub ESB, and sometimes I ask for a small side of that to go with my meal fries. It's that good.

Of note: You have to order at the bar.

If you go: 4-10pm Thursday-Monday, 2032 E. 10th St.

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