Monday, August 08, 2011

Summertime in SoBro, Part IX...

One evening last week, when Bobbi's nephew finished up his paint-scrapery on the house for the day, Bobbi offered to feed him, and so off we went to sample a revered Broad Ripple institution: Boogie Burgers!

Boogie Burger used to be located in a dinky little hole-in-the-wall at the mystical corner of Westfield Blvd & Westfield Blvd in the heart of Broad Ripple. The fact that the place could only seat about ten people, tops, added to the ambiance. (Except, of course, when you really wanted a Boogie Burger and the place was packed to the gills.)


Now they've moved on out Broad Ripple Avenue, almost to Keystone, and are in the building most recently occupied by the Red Eye Diner. Unlike the Red Eye, the parking lot at the new Boogie Burger is almost full every time I drive by. Yes, their burgers are that good.


The Boogiemobile is always parked out front. The dinky strip center in the background, by the way, is the home of H2O Sushi, one of the best sushi joints I've ever tried. Almost immediately on the other side of Boogie Burger is Khoury's Mediterranean Grill & Market & Hookah Bar, which is yummy, too.

17 comments:

Stephen said...

See what you've done...now I want to eat.

Nathan said...

And just west is the local office of the Illuminati! :)

Nathan said...

Occurs to me -- Tam, perhaps you haven't been here long enough to remember when the Tin Star Restaurant occupied that spot?

And it seems to me that there was a Pizza King there for about five minutes before it was the Red Eye.

Tam said...

Nathan,

It was a vacant pizza joint when I got here.

Nathan said...

Oh my. You missed a great restaurant.

Mulliga said...

Their Maui Wowie burger looks intense. If I'm ever in the area, I'll be sure to try it.

Lanius said...

Not the luckiest name. Boogie + burger ... booger?

mongo78 said...

Note the surfing motif - not every notion that leaves the People's Republic of Kalifornia is bad. Just most of them, and specifically all of the political ideas.

Took a quick glance at the Midwestern weather radar right before posting this - looks like Indy's dry spell is decisively broken.

BGMiller said...

Well THAT is an interesting bit of spam.

Or has Tam been keeping a secret from her readership?



And now I've got another place I'm going to have to eat at if/when I ever make it back through Indy.

BGM

Tam said...

Oh, my...

The spam comment seems to have vanished. :)

CGHill said...

So I went to see where Westfield intersected itself, and, as is typical for me on Google Maps, I wandered a bit far afield.

I mean: Bacon Swamp?

(wv: "aimshert." When she's wearing that damn bullet bra, she aims her T right at us.)

Tam said...

Beacon. Beacon Swamp.

Google must have a bunch of Buckeye saboteurs...

BGMiller said...

Wow.....That spam did get the boot post haste...

Almost like somebody was attempting a cover up.

Hmmmmmmm........

:P




BGM

DirtCrashr said...

A place with a Baja Bug can't be all bad - I almost did that to my Karamann Ghia.
Just don't eat at Mill Valley based Piatti Restaurant or the Auberage du Soleil resort in Rutherford - Nancy Pelosi has a stake in each worth up to $5 million.

DirtCrashr said...

Karmann (sic) - it's not a karamel. (sic)

Old Grouch said...

@CG
here 'tis

CGHill said...

And thank you, Grouch, for (1) the photo and (2) having a better memory than I do.