#ThursdayDoors — Blind Owl Brewery

Happy Independence Day! Woot! This is my very favorite holiday. We’re doin it weird. I’ve noticed we do it weird when it’s not connected to a weekend or vacation. I’ve been cookin all mornin and the fellas are smokin pork out back and soon I’ll bake pies. Bubba bought hellarums (rums, plural). We may just stay home and eat a lot and get lit. Maybe walk to the park and see the fireworks. I love fireworks. Or, maybe we’ll just climb up on our roof…

Anyway, it’s quite nice to be home on a Thursday, sleep til 8:30 and do the door post. I’m wearing pajamas and an apron which I NEVER do at work.

Blind Owl Brewery is great! Its selling points include being HUGE, offering a FABULOUS menu, and best of all, being NEARBY with GENEROUS parking.
Truth: I will park ten blocks away to dine in a crowded phone booth if the food is good. My husband might would drop me off at said phone booth, if the traffic’s not too bad and there’s takeout, but he needs space.

So we five arrived at Blind Owl starved out of our minds because we sat around doing the, “I dunno, what sounds good to you?” song and dance. Bubba was the only one who specified he would like to eat meat, as he may or may not have a hard time readjusting to living here and not eating meat every goddamned day like the carnivorous beast he is. The carnivores outnumber Moo and me, but whatever, I’m the mama. I finally suggested this place and said people should look at the menu, so they did and they were down and we goed.

How we goed was Bubba Google-mapped it and I suggested we take 71st to Binford and drive south, because I’d seen it, but I dunno where. Bubba said 62nd, so The Mister drove us through all the shortcuts he took when he usta drive to see his townhouse girl. *blushes*

They had a veritable encyclopedia of beers delighting Bubba. The Mister didn’t let me choose his beer, so he was just “okay” with his.


Then we ordered food, and Bubba was overjoyed then, because they brought him brisket. Goodness, he went on about the brisket. It had potatoes and sweet potatoes and an egg and I dunno what else, but I’m tellin you, Bubba did go on about it at length. So nom. Very moan.


The Mister had the gyro. He makes sheep sounds while he eats lamb. Ba-aaa-aa and whatnot.

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I ordered a burger. Made of meat, thank you very much. They have veggie and bison, but I went with the standard beef. I ordered The Early Riser, which is a laugh for me, but it had — a fried egg, Gouda, bacon jam, and garlic aioli. It was tasty and came with a slaw that hit the palate dully, but then brought the heat. Good stuff.


Moo had the blt


and Sassy ordered chicken tacos.


Everyone was giddy with grub and we spoke of how we will return to eat this and eat that, and try the other, la-la-la.

Can I just say I didn’t have to filter a single food photo? The lighting is surely intended for iPhone snaps of their plates.

Lemme show you around.


stuff all in front of doors, cause you know, restaurant, not door exhibit




modern jukebox, giant ipod, i dunno, plays tunes






prolly not gunpowder

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bocce ball and stuff outside



i was tryina get the beer vat on the roof. instead i got photobombed

In case you’re wondering, no, they haven’t paid me to tell you how great it is. No one ever pays me to blog. I blog for the love of blog.

#ThursdayDoors is part of an inspired post series run by Norm Frampton. To find other doors of interest or to share your own, click the link.

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32 Responses to #ThursdayDoors — Blind Owl Brewery

  1. marianallen says:

    That Blind Owl thing looks outSTANDing! I’m thinking maybe I could drive to Indy every morning and eat all day and then come home to sleep.

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  2. eschudel says:

    Nothin’ like some good pub food, well, anytime!

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  3. loisajay says:

    Ha! After this, they should pay you! OMG–β€œI dunno, what sounds good to you?” song and dance.” I laughed! It’s just the two of us and we still do that! I like a restaurant that has ‘kitchen’ in it’s name. It sounds good to me right away. Glad you all were fed joyfully. Or Joeyfully. πŸ˜€

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  4. Benson says:

    You can’t wear PJs at work? What kind of repressive outfit do you work for. I am glad you have plans for today. I plan on nothing today. I am glad you liked Blind Owl. I may have to go back just to see what my have changed. There are so many neat joints to eat in Indy. Hope you have a great 4th.

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  5. Inside barn doors are handsome. And, the next time you go, I want the BLT and the Strawberry Frappe Wheat Ale please. πŸ™‚ Have a great 4th in pjs or out. πŸ™‚

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  6. It all sounds and looks deeelicious! Cept for that egg on Bubba’s. It was too done for me, but I’d eat it. I’ll eat anything that doesn’t eat me first.

    I love those barn doors! I was thinking about seeing if we can put one on our Master Bathroom. The WC and my walk-in closet have doors, but the shower, tub, and sink area does not have one. It’s weird. We’re trying to get used to it, but…a barn door might work if we don’t.

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    • joey says:

      That is so odd. The kind of thing you don’t notice until you’re living in it, I bet. We once had a doorway to the laundry, garage, and powder room, but no actual door. Initially, we thought that doorway being doored would just be one too many doors! We spent the three years we lived there talking about how we should install a door. We never did!

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  7. Nom is what I say, too. Who cares about the doors?


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  8. ghostmmnc says:

    All those food photos look so good! Nice pictures of the place, too. haha the photobomber! πŸ™‚
    Have a super fun 4th! πŸ™‚

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  9. That’s my kind of place. That brisket meal looks perfect. Maybe they keep the cows behind those barn doors. Our favorite pizza place has one of those giant iPods too. Have a great holiday.

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  10. JT Twissel says:

    Barn doors are perfect for a blind owls! Sounds like you guys know how to have a great fourth!

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  11. Dan Antion says:

    I love those large sliding doors, but that food – oh my, that food. It all looks so good. We ate a while back, good food and all, but I’m hungry now. If this is weird, keep on being weird.

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  12. Prajakta says:

    Sign me up for a veggie version, will you? Summer and breweries go hand in hand, and then you want to throw a holiday in the mix which is just the cherry on top πŸ˜€ Have a good good outing!

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  13. Joanne Sisco says:

    “Prolly not gun powder” – hahahaha!! My favourite line πŸ˜†
    You and I are clearly on a different mindset. I see a barrel like that and think wine πŸ˜†

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  14. Bill says:

    Sounds like a great place. Beer matters, but the chow looks good all around. The name: Blind Owl. The Blind Mule in Mobile, AL has best shrimp ‘n grits I ever ate. Thinkin’ Friday food.

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  15. Rivergirl says:

    Blind Owl is a marvelous name for a brewery. Looks like my kind of place. Minus the egg topped burger… that’s just wrong.

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  16. markbialczak says:

    Now this is a place I would eat with my grateful/gracious grunt until my dear wife Karen gave me the be-quieter look, Joey.
    Yeah, I never thought you’d accept a cent from the places you share. Me neither. Love of blog is a great way to put it.

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  17. Maggie says:

    Great read. The pub looks great but my low cholesterol dining habits would only allow me to drink and not eat. But would that be bad?

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  18. Anxious Mom says:

    Thy place looks great! The brisket looks soooo good.

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  19. scr4pl80 says:

    Yummy, yummy! I might have had the brisket as well, without the potatoes – keto you know? We climbed out our bathroom window once to sit on the roof and watch the fireworks. Back in the day when there were no kids and we did stuff like that. Hubby promised to show me fireworks every 4th of July and in 37 years he hasn’t missed one even if they are only the safe and sane in our own front yard.

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  20. Prior... says:

    Mmmm – the food pics are my takeaways today – and gyros and making baaaa sounds – lol

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  21. Norm 2.0 says:

    Oh that fooooood looks amazing! I just ate and I’m already hungry again.
    Love the doors too.
    Belated Happy 4th. Hope you’re enjoying your long weekend πŸ™‚

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  22. bikerchick57 says:

    Oh my, Joey, I want to eat and drink there and ask them about their barrel-aged cocktails because they want me to. It’s supper time and everything except the lamb looks far better than what I’m having. So nummy!
    Hope you’re having a solid, long weekend of food, fun and getting lit at some point.

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  23. Amy says:

    The Blind Owl looks like my type of place! We have so many breweries around and yet I never make it out to them. I need to remedy that. Over the weekend, we went to one of our go-to restaurants and tried some new dishes. We pick two different things and split them. One was some super yummy cod tacos and the other was called a “Southern Gentleman” burger. It had two patties, bacon, pimento cheese, and bread & butter pickles. We didn’t realize it was two patties and would have preferred one, but the flavors together were so tasty! πŸ™‚


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