Where to go: Bier Brewery North, 13720 N. Meridian St., Carmel
What to get: Killer Grilled Cheese
Anna’s take: Well, folks, due to popular demand, At the Table with Anna has returned. For my first venture back into the dining world, I checked out Bier Brewery North because Patrick Mullen, formerly of Patrick’s Kitchen and Drinks in Zionsville, recently partnered with Bier Brewery North to offer a food menu. If it’s your first time visiting, order the Killer Grilled Cheese. It’s a melty, delicious sandwich with Swiss, provolone, Monterey jack, mild cheddar and extra sharp white cheddar topped with cherrywood smoked bacon. For something a little healthier, try the Crazy Veggie ($8.95), with black bean hummus, chopped olives, cucumber, tomato, carrot and shredded cheese on a baguette. Another popular item is the Verde-braised beef tacos ($11.95). It comes with three soft-shell tacos with sirloin braised overnight in a tomatillo-jalapeno sauce, topped with corn black bean salsa and a barbecue crema. For dessert, order the hummingbird cake, which has pineapple, bananas, cinnamon chips and cream cheese frosting ($4). Or try Love in a Bowl, a double-chocolate fudge brownie with vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce and whipped cream ($6).
Suggested pairings: Bier Brewery North was kind enough to let me sample all the beers on the menu (they were all good, and I felt great). The Citrasense IPA was my favorite. It’s a good option for those looking to try IPAs because it has a milder finish than most. Get a pint for $5.95, or $4.50 on Wednesday nights.