Where to go: AJ’s Bar & Grill
Address: 9755 Fall Creek Rd., Indianapolis
What to get: Corned beef brisket sliders
Anna’s take: I tried two of AJ’s Bar & Grill’s famous sliders – the French onion ($11.49) and the corned beef brisket. Three sliders come per an order. You can’t mix and match, but they are generous portions. The corned beef brisket sliders include house-roasted corned beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and Thousand Island dressing on toasted buns. The French onion is like the soup but on a bun with beef, caramelized onions and melted Gruyere cheese on toasted buns.
I also tried the soup trio, which includes sampler sizes of Kevin’s Kicked Up Chili, tomato bisque and cream of mushroom and a breadstick. For something more filling, try Chef Paul Prudhomme’s Cajun Meatloaf ($16.99), which is a pound of chargrilled meatloaf with a little bit of spice. It’s served with garlic mashed potatoes and a vegetable.