Roundup: Bagger Dave's expanding area presence

June 4, 2013
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Bagger Dave's logo• Bagger Dave’s Legendary Burger Tavern, a small Michigan-based better-burger chain, is expanding its Indianapolis-area presence. It has a restaurant under construction at 9646 E. State Road 36 in Avon, set to open in July, and plans to start construction this month on another at 5221 Noggle Way in Greenwood near County Line Road and South Emerson Avenue. That restaurant should be open in October. Bagger Dave’s lone metropolitan-area location is at 8840 N. Michigan Road on the city’s northwest side.

• Between the Bun-Burgers Dogs & More is open at 102 S. Madison Ave. in Greenwood in the old Casa Miguels location. The local burger joint owned by Scott and Trisha Sims is an offshoot of their food truck that operated under the same name.

• Orange Leaf has signed a lease to occupy 1,800 square feet in the Broad Ripple parking garage, joining Firehouse Subs and Marco’s Pizza on the ground level of the garage at Westfield Boulevard and College Avenue. The Oklahoma City-based frozen yogurt chain has about 15 locations in the Indianapolis area.

• C. Wonder is slated to open in The Fashion Mall on June 6. It’s the first Indiana location for the New York-based women’s apparel and home décor store

• Little Caesars Pizza has opened at 2181 N. Meridian St.

• Saxony Market, a local fresh-produce farmers market within the Saxony development in Fishers, is open each Saturday through Sept. 14.

• Lazy Daze Coffee House at 10 Johnson Ave. and Roscoe’s Tacos at 5698 Brookville Road in the Irvington area have closed.
 

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  • Fresco
    Was Fresco's new location on the canal been mentioned on this blog and I missed it? They have wonderful Italian Ice and other fun options like a personal s'mores kit. I really hope this place succeeds because it's great to have an eatery on the pathway (in addition to Creation Cafe and Euphoria at the end).
    • Fresco
      My apologies for poor grammar -- first line should read: Has there been a mention of Fresco's new location on the canal...
    • Fresco's
      There has been no mention of Fresco's on this blog, but thanks for giving it a plug.
    • Bagger Daves can GO AWAY
      Went to the Bagger Dave's on Michigan just north of 86th Street a few weeks ago. Worst meal in a long time. 1/2 glass of wine was $7.00!! Burger JUST OK. And overpriced. Rest of meal below average - even the soup. And overpriced. Service was great, but who cares? Bagger Dave's can go away. Give me Five Guys any day!
      • Burgers
        Speaking of awful burger places, Teddy's Burger Joint in Carmel has to be the worst burger place I have ever been too. Poor service, poor food and overpriced.
      • Bagger Dave's
        I had a similar experience to Mary Ellen. Overpriced and under-delivered. We went once when they opened on Michigan Road. Haven't been back since.
      • Between the Bun is excellent
        Greenwood doesn't need Bagger Daves when it already has Between the Bun. Their burgers are VERY good and reasonably priced. Service is good, too.
      • Local Only?
        I thought Broad Ripple was all about and only about local? Firehouse Subs and Orange Leaf aren't local!
      • Teddys IS awful
        I second the comment above Re: Teddy's in Carmel. Went once with my 5 year old. Service was slow, food was mediocre and prices were way too high. To think the landlord kicked out Carraba's--which was doing a good business--for this bottom feeder is ridiculous. Hopefully Carraba's will reenter the northside market sooner rather than later.
      • FORGET FIVE GUYS
        Forget five guys or bagger daves bring a Red Robin to the southside.
        • Totally agree about Teddy's....
          Should be called Terrible Teddy's Burger Joint. Went to the one in Plainfield using a coupon last fall (either Groupon or Living Social deal). Thank goodness we did not pay full price. Food was mediocre, and we would never go back...not even if they were giving away free food. I supposed it should have been a sign when we were the only two customers in the restaurant at 12:30 pm on a weekday.
        • Teddy's
          Let me fourth the comment about Teddy's Burger Joint. I also visited the one in Carmel and the experience was underwhelming to say the least. The burger was absolutely terrible. I am not exaggerating when I say that I would rather eat a burger from White Castle or McDonalds. It was THAT bad. Plus on top of that the service was a joke. I usually hope new restaurants do well, but I really hope this place goes out of business soon.
        • Truth
          Awesome! Just what we need! More froyo! God forbid a Whole foods moves into the BR area. But we welcome all froyo comers!
        • orange leaf
          Firehouse and Orange leaf won't last over a year in that location.
        • Thanks!
          Thanks for the reviews of those burger places. I had been wanting to try the Bagger Dave's location on Michigan but will avoid it. Two other new places near there, Leonardo's Mexican Food and Chicago Hot Dogs, both just south of 86th on Michigan, are worth trying. Someone also opened a restaurant there called "Skyfall". I'm just waiting for the army of Sony/MGM lawyers to descend on it.
        • Five Guys
          There is already a Five Guys on the southside between Stop 11 and Southport on US 31. It is ok but nothing exceptional to me.
        • Best Burger
          With all the talk of burgers I thought I would mention Bub's Burgers in Carmel. Hands down the best burger for the price in the greater Indy area and it's locally owned (I recommend the Settle For Less Ugly Elk Burger with Swiss cheese. They also have a second location in Bloomington.
        • BR businesses
          John, could you justify why you think these 2 businesses won't make it more than a year? I know BR prefers local flavor, produce, etc, but I think there is enough traffic and $ in and around that area to support these businesses, especially if they stay open reasonably late thu-sat.
        • Bad news for Irvington
          Losing Lazy Daze is not good! Roscoe's was not really in Irvington...they took over one of the dive bars on Brookville that closed after the Harvester engine plant shut down. I think if they were on Washington, they'd make it.
        • Bubs
          I agree with the comment about Bubs. Hands down the best burger in central Indiana. I just wish they would open up an location downtown or in Broad Ripple!!!
        • burgers
          Maybe we've been the exception to the rule, but we've always had good food and service at Teddy's. We like Bub's but the food, while good, isn't worth the wait that occurs if you don't get there early. Teddy's also has an area in the restaurant for the kids to play while waiting for dinner, which means the adults can actually talk without being interrupted.
        • Bru Burger Bar for good burgers
          We went to Bru Burger Bar last week on Massachusetts and it was fabulous!
        • Teddy's
          We've been to the original Teddy's on Southport at 37 several times and we've always had exceptional food and service. As I understand it, this location differs from the rest, as it's a walk up and order set-up, but our food has always been delicious with large portions at a good value. Bonus is the children's area where kiddo can go draw on chalkboard walls to her heart's content! Beefcake Burgers in the Center Grove area is also good for a quick burger. Try their shakes - delicious! We'd love to have a Trader Joe's or a Whole Foods come to our side of town.
        • best burger - duh
          Twenty Tap is far and away the best place for burgers in Indianapolis. The best individual burger is Black Market. Is this even up for debate?
        • New Place coming to Mohawk Place?
          Anyone know what is planned for the space by SoHo Cafe & Gallery in Mohawk Place? There is an orange liquor license notice posted in the Windows for LA USA, LLC. Anyone? Anyone?
          • Burger Places
            I second a request for Red Robin to come to Greenwood. Their burgers are SO good. We've been to 5 Guys and Teddy's and neither can even compare to Red Robin!!!
          • RE: Mohawk Place
            I too was wondering that in addition to see how the Brewing Co. in there is doing. Drove by it on a nice Saturday afternoon and did not look like a lot of people were there. Might be a "North of 96" question
            • Union is great!
              I love Union Brewing. Their beer is tasty and they always have tasty guest beers on tap as well. Bring in your food, order delivery, order off the gill on site, or partronize the food trucks. Great atmosphere and fun people behind the bar. :)

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