March 9, 2010 3:04 am at 3:04 am #80596
Just caught wind that the old Planet Smoothie on High in the SN will be a new Latin/Caribbean place called the Levy. I peeked in, there were sparkle purple and black floors and an older bar painted blue.They said it would hopefully be open in the next week. Anyone else know anything?March 9, 2010 3:43 am at 3:43 am #351934
I drove my Chevy there, but it was dry.March 9, 2010 3:45 am at 3:45 am #351935
Whiskey and Rye do sound good…March 11, 2010 1:35 am at 1:35 am #351936
I guess I was a little off on the spelling
and the food too…
da leVee – cajun/creole cuisine
Maybe, Walker could change the title of this thread for me…March 11, 2010 4:48 am at 4:48 am #351937
Fixed. ;)March 11, 2010 2:24 pm at 2:24 pm #351938March 13, 2010 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm #351939
I just ate there this afternoon–it’s excellent, cheap, fast cajun food! They have gumbo, red beans & rice, etouffee, and vegetarian options, among other things, all for about $6 an entree. Bring cash. It’s yummy.March 14, 2010 8:02 pm at 8:02 pm #351940
they were giving out tastes today, the they had
Chili cheese etouffee – nice roux base, creamy, layers of flavor
Creole Chicken – Tomato based, one dimensional
Gumbo – straight forward, enjoyable
6 bucks, served with rice, half and half plates are 7.March 19, 2010 7:33 pm at 7:33 pm #351941
Just had a great lunch there! Try it out.March 19, 2010 8:21 pm at 8:21 pm #351942
Hooray for Short North cheap eats, I’m looking forward to trying this place!March 19, 2010 8:22 pm at 8:22 pm #351943
I have eaten lunch here a few times in the last week. Super good and really cheap. He’ll even give you a little sample of anything you want to try if it’s new to you and you don’t want to commit to a whole meal.March 19, 2010 9:38 pm at 9:38 pm #351944
Do they have ben-yays (sic)?March 20, 2010 1:00 am at 1:00 am #351945
This place is awesome. Sure, they have a little ways to go in terms of improving the decor and signage. And yes, the strictly styrofoam cups and plates are annoying (they cannot afford a dishwasher yet to have reusable stuff), but let me clue you in to how great it’s going to get:
The owner, Justin, is a protÃƒÂ©gÃƒÂ© of Yat’s in Indianapolis. He told me he worked there for 8 years and moved here to open his own place. What’s Yat’s like? You know how on a hot summer night (or almost any night really) Jeni’s Ice Cream has a line down the block? Well that’s Yat’s during the lunch hour.
I used to visit Indianapolis once a month for my old job and over the course of 5 years I had many meals at Yat’s. It was totally worth a long wait. Just like people said in earlier replies to this post, the food is inexpensive and delicious. And he doesn’t take credit cards. If you don’t have cash, he will write out an IOU and give you the meal on good faith. Seriously.
There was a bit of buzz recently about the New York Times travel section writing about the Short North… when they wrote about Indianapolis, they wrote about Yat’s.
Overall, this is a perfect addition to the Short North neighborhood. You will definitely find me there on a regular basis.March 20, 2010 8:33 pm at 8:33 pm #351946
I just got back from there. Good gumbo. I tried some of the other options and they were all very good as well. Very nice addition to the neighborhood. It’s also really quick if you are getting it to go and in a hurry.March 21, 2010 4:33 pm at 4:33 pm #351947
The food is amazing! I have to agree that the foam plates and plastic forks need to be replaced with something a bit more “green friendly”…it is the Short North and that will turn people off in a second. Over all though, I think this place will be a success with a little tweaking.
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