Bon Appetit surveyed 80 of the most interesting chefs, novelists, activists, comedians, athletes and entertainers to come up with ‘America’s Favorite Neighborhood Restaurants.’ They essentially wanted to know the places you’d visit again and again — a place you can trust for a great meal that isn’t considerably new or trendy, just damn good.
Indianapolis restauranteur and Patachou Founder, Martha Hoover (one of the 80 surveyed) named westside favorite Workingman’s Friend. Hoover noted “this Indianapolis institution is known for its smashed, extra-crispy griddle burgers. Founded in 1918 by Macedonian immigrants to feed nearby railroad workers, it’s still family-owned, extra greasy, and amazing. They don’t have a website, but they do have a very entertaining Facebook page.”