DINING: Same menu, new venue for downtown Bazbeaux

Back to TopCommentsE-mailPrintBookmark and Share
Dining - A&E

It was foolish, I suppose, to walk into Bazbeaux’s new location (333 Massachusetts Ave., 636-7662) expecting anything culinarily different from what was served across the street at its former downtown location—which is pretty much the same that can be found at the other Bazbeaux locations in Carmel and Broad Ripple.

ae-dining-bazbeaux1col.jpg Crossing Massachusetts Avenue hasn’t changed the signature topping-packed slices of Bazbeaux’s pizza. (IBJ Photo/ Perry Reichanadter)

For anyone who knows Bazbeaux, the question isn’t, “How was the food at lunch?” Why mess with a good, successful thing—even if you are moving on up to more upscale, less hippy-ish digs?

You already know that the slices ($2.50 for traditional, $3.25 for “exotic”) are small-ish but cheesy and chewy and topping-packed. You know that the chopped sausage is always a winner and you know that a day when the Pizza Alla Quattro Formaggio is in the lineup is a good, good day.

You also know that the side salad is a bit of a joke, even for $1, with a dish of iceberg lettuce and a slice of tomato masking a few tiny shreds of carrot and radish. And you also know that if you don’t know how the drill works (order at the counter, go get your drink cup for yourself over by the machine), then there’s a chance that the counter help will scowl and make you feel a little stupid.

What you may be curious about, though, is the new Mass Ave set-up, which is far roomier than the previous cramped incarnation, which one hopes will cut down on waits on busy nights. A sidewalk café should offer yet another dining option soon. There’s also now a comfy bar area for those with an attraction to craft beers or an aversion to dining with children nearby.

Only downside I can see in the move: You now have to cross the street to talk to Bazbeaux’s former neighbor, the parrot usually stationed outside of Stout’s Footwear.•


Third in a month-long series of reviews of newish pizza places.


Post a comment to this story

We reserve the right to remove any post that we feel is obscene, profane, vulgar, racist, sexually explicit, abusive, or hateful.
You are legally responsible for what you post and your anonymity is not guaranteed.
Posts that insult, defame, threaten, harass or abuse other readers or people mentioned in IBJ editorial content are also subject to removal. Please respect the privacy of individuals and refrain from posting personal information.
No solicitations, spamming or advertisements are allowed. Readers may post links to other informational websites that are relevant to the topic at hand, but please do not link to objectionable material.
We may remove messages that are unrelated to the topic, encourage illegal activity, use all capital letters or are unreadable.

Messages that are flagged by readers as objectionable will be reviewed and may or may not be removed. Please do not flag a post simply because you disagree with it.

Sponsored by

facebook - twitter on Facebook & Twitter

Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ on Facebook:
Follow on TwitterFollow IBJ's Tweets on these topics:
Subscribe to IBJ
  1. In reality, Lilly is maintaining profit by cutting costs such as Indiana/US citizen IT workers by a significant amount with their Tata Indian consulting connection, increasing Indian H1B's at Lillys Indiana locations significantly and offshoring to India high paying Indiana jobs to cut costs and increase profit at the expense of U.S. workers.

  2. I think perhaps there is legal precedence here in that the laws were intended for family farms, not pig processing plants on a huge scale. There has to be a way to squash this judges judgment and overrule her dumb judgement. Perhaps she should be required to live in one of those neighbors houses for a month next to the farm to see how she likes it. She is there to protect the people, not the corporations.

  3. http://www.omafra.gov.on.ca/english/engineer/facts/03-111.htm Corporate farms are not farms, they are indeed factories on a huge scale. The amount of waste and unhealthy smells are environmentally unsafe. If they want to do this, they should be forced to buy a boundary around their farm at a premium price to the homeowners and landowners that have to eat, sleep, and live in a cesspool of pig smells. Imagine living in a house that smells like a restroom all the time. Does the state really believe they should take the side of these corporate farms and not protect Indiana citizens. Perhaps justifiable they should force all the management of the farms to live on the farm itself and not live probably far away from there. Would be interesting to investigate the housing locations of those working at and managing the corporate farms.

  4. downtown in the same area as O'malia's. 350 E New York. Not sure that another one could survive. I agree a Target is needed d'town. Downtown Philly even had a 3 story Kmart for its downtown residents.

  5. Indy-area residents... most of you have no idea how AMAZING Aurelio's is. South of Chicago was a cool pizza place... but it pales in comparison to the heavenly thin crust Aurelio's pizza. Their deep dish is pretty good too. My waistline is expanding just thinking about this!