This weekend, Mrs. JiLS and I went to Indianapolis to visit my parents. Immediately after witnessing this ultra-cool helicopter
installation of machinery on the roof of the Indiana National Bank Tower, we had lunch at Shapiro's Cafeteria/Delicatessen.
I'll let these pictures do most of the talking, but with one preface: Observe the thickness and quality of the bread on the sandwiches. Here's what I am talking about when I say Manny's and others I've been to here seem to short-sheet the bread on the deli sandwiches.
First, a look at the cafeteria line at Shapiro's. See those two support columns? They are 18 feet apart. They and two others, all inside the dining area, are the only standing remains of the original Shapiro's store, which opened in 1905 at this spot.
Here are some of the desserts. We didn't have room for any this time; based on past experience, they are as good as they look:
The corned beef on rye:
The potato pancake (a little bit dry, too finely grated for my taste, and I'll say Manny's has a better product here, but Shapiro's still worth exploring, and would likely be aided by sour cream or applesauce):
And here is the reuben sandwich enjoyed by Mrs. JiLS (presented with a technical assist from GWiv):
(They will make a reuben with coleslaw instead of kraut, if you prefer. Mrs. JiLS went for the traditional model.)
That's it for our field trip to Shapiro's. Hope you enjoyed.
808 S. Meridian Street