Smash Social, 600 E. Ohio, Indianapolis
Looking for a different dining experience? Smash Social, located in the heart of Downton Indy, is the spot for fresh brewed coffee, craft beer, ping pong and good friends.
“We are building a culture around having fun, not taking life too seriously, making connections and embracing friendly competition,” reads the Smash Social mission statement.
Mike Cunningham, 2017 Hendricks County Business Leader of the Year and a co-owner of the building, has been a sounding board for Smash Social owner Chris Palmer.
Walk in, grab a paddle and start up a match of ping-pong with a few backspins, lobs and a couple of flicks. Enjoy the game with a beverage of locally crafted brew, specialty coffee or a glass of wine. Smash opens at 8 a.m. for coffee and light breakfast. Follow Smash Social page for open tournaments to participate or watch on six tables.
The menu is seasonal to take advantage of available fresh ingredients, many locally sourced. I ordered the Coffee Cherry Fizz and the Avocado Toast; semolina bread topped with avocado and crumbled bacon. I added a snack for crunch with Cheddar & Bacon Popcorn and finished off with a fresh chocolate croissant. All were delicious and full of flavor…a Smash!
WHERE I DINE
Sheila Cunningham, Avon
Where do you like to dine?
My favorite place to eat is Bangkok Kitchen in Avon.
What do you like there?
Some of my favorite foods there are spicy basil fried rice, pad Kee Mao (drunken noodles), Cashew nuts with chicken Thai spicy basil with chicken and sweet-and-sour sauté with chicken…
What do you like about this place?
I like the small quaint environment. They have a good variety of wine, a full service bar and the service is always great. They are friendly and very accommodating if you have questions or want to make changes to a dish. There is something for everyone.
9269 E. US Hwy. 36, Avon
Vanilla Cranberry Mimosa
1 oz. vanilla vodka chilled
2 oz. cranberry juice chilled
Pour vodka and cranberry juice into a champagne flute. Top with prosecco. Garnish with cranberries.
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