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SoBro Greek’s now open! May 31, 2017

Posted by Kenny Norman in north.
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Finally! The SoBro Greek’s Pizzeria opened at 49th & College opened on May 20. I’d been waiting a while for this. Also, it seems like whenever a Greek’s Pizzeria opens near my house, it closes soon after. There have been two attempts in Broad Ripple and one attempt downtown, all of which failed. I was excited when one opened at 71st & Binford in March 2016. This one at 49th & College features a taproom up above. The dining area, which is really nice inside, is open until 9:00 p.m. with the taproom usually open until 11:00 p.m. or midnight. The dining area is surprisingly spacious, and it’s nicely lit. I didn’t find it too bright or too dim. It also seemed to be very clean. Our waitress was always kind enough to check back with us for drink refills and plate removal. Of course, it helped that she was in constant view of us.

This Greek’s also had sauce options, which is something I’m completely unfamiliar with. Our waitress wasn’t sure what other options there were for sauces, so I’ll have to check that out on my next visit. Oh well. The basic sauce is good enough. It’s rich and sweet, but it still tastes like pizza sauce. As always, I love the cheese and ham at Greek’s. The cheese is chewy and flavorful, but it doesn’t stretch to infinity. And the ham is juicy and not spicy, unlike most other pizza places where I’ve eaten. It’s nice having a Greek’s close to me with their delicious pizza. I’ll definitely be back for more and I hope this location sticks around for quite some time!

BJ’s Brewhouse was pretty good April 23, 2013

Posted by Kenny Norman in south.
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So Indiana has a BJ’s Brewhouse at Greenwood Park Mall, one of my frequent hangouts. One of my people suggested going to dinner there before finals, and noted that BJ’s brews their own Root Beer. Greenwood Park Mall (12) It sounded pretty good to me. We went there and I HAD to try the Root Beer. It was intriguing- not very carbonated, but had a hint of vanilla in it. Have you ever drank something that tasted amazing, but had a bland aftertaste? This is almost the opposite. Drink it and you won’t think it’s notable right away, but 3 seconds in, you’ll be like “Oh. Oh! OH!” and enjoy the aftertaste for minutes afterwards. BJ's As far as food goes, I had a pizza, which was pretty tasty, but not in the league of Greek’s or Pizza Hut. Still though, it was good and I’d eat it again. Though next time I go to BJ’s Brewhouse, I think I’ll try a burger!

Downtown Greek’s Pizzeria analysis February 27, 2012

Posted by Kenny Norman in downtown.
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I went downtown yesterday (Jan. 17) to Circle Centre Mall. I was going to eat at Asian Chao and Frullati in the food court on level 3, but then I remembered the downtown Greek’s Pizzeria had recently opened. I’d been missing it since the Broad Ripple location closed (on my birthday, no less), and while the South side one was still around, it was across town. Downtown was significantly closer. I walked to 15 N. Pennsylvania St., noticing how small the building was. I walked right in and noticed that, while small, it made efficient use of all the space and was very clean. The lady at the counter was very polite and professional and took my order for a medium mushroom and ham pizza, which was $13.47. I ate it on the way home and it was delicious! I highly recommend this location, especially if you don’t live close to the Emerson Ave. & Stop 11 Rd. location and have been missing this pizza since their Broad Ripple location’s closing!

Greek’s Pizzeria @ Southside Indy August 19, 2011

Posted by Kenny Norman in south.
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I really enjoy going to Greek’s Pizzeria. One of my friends who goes to Ball State first introduced it to me in 2009 when I visited her at school. Later that year, my friends and I heard that they’d opened a location in Indianapolis in Broad Ripple, which is 10 minutes from my house. We went there until it surprisingly closed in 2011…like most things I like in Broad Ripple, sadly enough.

Broad Ripple Greek's in its prime.

Luckily, there’s still a location in Indy! (And I mean Indy proper, not Fishers or Noblesville!) And quite frankly, since I’m on the north side but south of Broad Ripple, it’s easier for me to go to this location than to go to the ones in Fishers or Noblesville. It’s at 8028 South Emerson Avenue on Indy’s South side. The only thing I would caution anyone driving down here about is the highly dangerous intersection at Emerson & Southport, mainly due to its single-lane capacity leading up to a major shopping center and numerous turn lanes that make stop lights take forever.

R.I.P., Greek's in Broad Ripple.

The people there are very nice and helpful, as well as prompt and attentive. I’ve never had to wait more than 10 minutes to ask for a drink refill. In fact, I’ve never had to ask- they usually notice and refill it right away! And as far as the pizza itself, what makes this pizza special is the sweet tomato sauce (as opposed to the acidic, spicy, or tangy taste), as well as the rich cheese that doesn’t stretch indefinitely and the bread that is soft and chewy (as opposed to hard and crunchy). One more feature of this place is the ham.  Their ham tastes just like the ham you’d find on a subway sandwich- rich, thick, soft, chewy, and tasty, as opposed to the crispy and spicy ham other places offer.

The last surviving Greek's- located on Indy's south side!

I just wished they’d do stuffed crust like Pizza Hut. It’d give them an opportunity to further showcase that delicious, non-strechy cheese! Like most pizzas though, it’s greasy. Just a heads up if you’re on a diet or trying to avoid excess grease.

That aside, it is THE most delicious pizza I’ve ever found and worth driving across town for. If you live south of Broad Ripple like I do, then this location is probably closer than those due north of Indy. I highly recommend going to this location for convenience, service, and delicious pizza.

Greek’s Pizzeria
greekspizzeria.com/indysouth
8028 South Emerson Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46237
(317) 881-5581
Open Sun-Thu 11am-9pm
Fri-Sat 11am-10pm