Afternoon girl time is a must - especially when life decides to throw lemons. Screw making lemonade, we noshed on fantastic, traditional English food at the Red Lion Grog House in the Fountain Square district in Indy.
We ate juicy blanket bangers. (Warning: those go in like a sunny day, but out like a hurricane.)
And some Scotch Eggs. (Karli makes some good Scotch Eggs, and she bakes them so they aren't so hard on the gut.)
The Fish N Chips. Oh, the Fish N Chips. I don't even know what to say about them. I'm still salivating. If you're interested you can read my full review of Red Lion Grog House here.
After gorging ourselves, we goofed off at this funky vintage shop next door, indySwank. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the guy who has everything, there's a pretty baller smoking jacket there. Don't forget to pick up a pipe while you're out.
At Days Gone By Antiques, we found lots of fun, old timey kitchen gadgets and this awesome scale from the no-longer Vonnegut Hardware Company. Yes, that's the same Vonneguts you've got in mind. Kurt Vonnegut's great-grandfather was the founder of this store which was established in 1858. Read more fun historical info here.
To finish off a perfect afternoon, we indulged in a handmade chocolate milkshake at the Smokehouse on Shelby. There was so much milkshake, it wouldn't fit in the glass. That was perfectly fine by me!
Fountain Square is an interesting neighborhood that takes more than an afternoon to soak up. I hope to make another trip with Karli soon to see what else can we get into.