Byrnes Grilled Pizza
5615 North Illinois St.
I hope you’ve been enjoying Devour Indy! I certainly have; it’s been fun meeting new people on the FAITH ON FOOD journey. Recently, while taking pictures of a coffee creation, I met Adam Reinstrom. His family owns Byrnes Grilled Pizza, one of the eateries participating in Devour Indy. He told their story. In 2011, they decided to start a food truck business and named it after their family friend and mentor, Father Jim Byrne of Holy Cross. First Friday Food Trucks really took off and they expanded to Farmers Markets, Indianapolis Motor Speedway events and more plus catering. In November 2015, they opened a storefront along the 56th and Illinois neighborhood lined with quaint shops. In January 2018, after renovations to the restaurant, they opened the Rhino Bar serving Hotel Tango’s favorite drinks.
Our lunch started with bruschetta, a tangy mix of diced tomato, red onion, fresh garlic, olives and basil served with bread planks toasted with a hint of pesto, and accented with rich balsamic vinegar. We savored the burst of flavors. The Byrnes Specialty pizza arrived bubbling with pesto, spinach, artichoke hearts, tomatoes, bell peppers and ricotta. The thin crust was amazing and didn’t ovoverpowerhe taste of each ingredient. The menu items
are prepared per order with the freshest ingredients. Byrnes also offers gluten-free options and has a massive fire grill (no oven onsite).
Add Byrnes Grilled Pizza to your list especially on a Thursday when local shops are open for the evening.
WHERE I DINE
Jason Warthan, Plainfield
Where do you like to dine?
Fogo de Chão
What do you like to eat there?
It’s a Bulgarian steakhouse, so they have really good meat – steak and chicken.
What do you like about this place?
It’s all-you-can-eat and a good experience. It’s different than most steakhouses. They bring meat over on a skewer and cut it all for you. You get to try a lot of different meats. It’s expensive, so we don’t do it a lot. It’s a special occasion, once-a-year type of place.
Fogo de Chão
117 E. Washington St.
BEHIND THE BARS
Fresh Lime Juice
Himalayan Black Salt
Blend the first three ingredients and rim the glass with black salt.
Tacos and Tequila On Main
1502 East Main St.