"Anonymous" chided us awhile back for not posting about Papa Roux. After visiting there, all we can say is "THANK YOU ANONYMOUS". There's a lot to love here. We love how cozy it is and how the owners made a humble space unique, warm, and inviting (even encouraging writing on the walls as is pictured). We love that iced tea is free (until 3:00, Tue-Fri with a meal purchase). We love that we now know where another muffaletta is in Indy besides the one downtown at City Market. We love that it is on the east side. We love that a husband and wife team are behind it and, must importantly, we love the food. The set-up is that you walk in, order at the counter and pay, then find a seat and, very quickly in our case, the food comes out to you. Everything on the menu looked good but we went with the Hoppin' Hot Creole with shrimp and the Spicy Sausage with Red Bean Gravy Po-Boy sandwich. There's a nice portion of the menu listing vegetarian options that you can keep vegetarian or add a meat of your choice. The choices of sides to have with the Creole were all tempting but we narrowed it down to cornbread and applesauce. With the hot kick of the creole we were glad to have the cool applesauce. The Po-Boy was so big that it could be made into two meals. It was as good as we've ever had- and we have had po-boys in New Orleans.
We are continually grateful to our blog readers for giving us tips like this. Remember, you can always email suggestions for places that we should visit, particularly if they are under the radar and you love them and want to spread the word so that they don't close in these tough times. We can't promise that we'll get there (and if we go and don't like it we just won't mention it) but all tips are welcome.