Food and Drink

Best concession food at the Indy 500

A veggie burger in a bun laying on a wrapper and a paper basket of chicken tenders and fries.

Your classic concession stand food items. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

Here's a look at some of your food options at the track for those of you who aren't rolling in a cooler full of snacks.

Driving the news: I went to Quals last weekend with my boyfriend and several friends to test drive some of the food.

Meatless Monday: B&G at Charlie Brown's

A plate with a biscuit covered in gravy

It tastes better than it photographs. Photo: Arika Herron/Axios

Welcome back to Meatless Monday, in which we try to find the best meat-free meals in Indy.

I went to none other than Charlie Brown's Pancake and Steak House, the Speedway staple that serves more than 200 pounds of pancake batter during race weekend.

Where to get pup cups in Indianapolis

Small paper ice cream cup, filled with whipped cream and a small tan dog treat sitting on top of it.

Your typical pup cup recipe: Whipped cream in a cup. Photo: Lindsey Erdody/Axios

The weather seems to finally be consistently warm, which means it's that time of year for sweet cold treats for you β€” and your dogs!

Fetching the news: We put together a list of places where you can get a human treat, plus a pup cup for your good dog.

Lil Rook Food Truck revives Fountain Square favorite

This Chicago dog steamed bun will be part of a rotating menu of steamed buns. Photo: Courtesy of Lil Rook Food Truck

Indy's restaurant scene suffered many pandemic-era casualties, but Rook may have been one of the saddest.

  • The contemporary Asian spot in Fletcher Place was beloved for its inventive dishes, constantly evolving menu and tiki-style cocktails.

Meatless Monday: HotBoys hot "chicken" sandwich

Welcome to Meatless Monday, the regular feature in which we highlight tasty meatless meals in Indy.

As Axios Indianapolis' resident pescatarian (I eat mostly vegetarian but indulge in the occasional sea creature), I'm here to tell you that it's getting easier to eat meat-free in this city best known for its steakhouses.

Indianapolis' best coffee shops for getting work done

Photo showing the inside of Quills, a downtown Indianapolis coffee shop.

Quills offers a modern space, open tables and tons of natural light. Photo: James Briggs/Axios

As a remote newsroom, we're well-acquainted with third spaces. Here are some β€” but by no means all β€” of our favorite coffee shops to work from.


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