This post was written by a Butler University student about their experience at one of 40+ restaurants involved in Devour Downtown – a prix-fixe way to experience some of Indianapolis’ best downtown restaurants twice a year. Check out all the posts written about Devour Downtown on the Indiana Insider Blog
When I heard about how Devour Downtown works, I was a bit skeptical as to whether it was true or not. But after getting the chance to experience it myself, it turns out that it’s not only true, but quite possibly the best idea ever. I mean, who in their right mind wouldn’t like eating at an expensive restaurant for an affordable fixed cost? I usually jump at opportunities like this, and to be perfectly honest, I’m pretty sure everyone else would do the same.
Now, I’ll tell you a little bit about my experience in order to give you an idea of what you should prepare yourself for.
Where did I go?
I made my way to Sahm’s Tavern downtown, located on the corner of Michigan and Capital. Sahm’s Tavern is a really laid back restaurant/bar with multiple televisions designated for sports entertainment. The restaurant was smaller than I thought it would be, but I had no trouble getting seated right away when I only made reservations a few hours in advance.
What did I eat?
When I got there, I was given the Devour Downtown menu for Sahm’s Tavern, and you might think that they will give you the cheapest stuff on their regular menu, but they really don’t. I was given multiple appetizers, main courses and desserts to choose from. The appetizer I ended up choosing was the Mini Unsinkables.
The main course I went with was one of the best steaks I’ve ever had. I’m mean this could be because I am a college student, and I’m not really used to fine dining, but I have the feeling if you were to try it for yourself, you would probably agree with me. It was the famous Steak Diane. Now, after having an amazing appetizer and main course, I wasn’t sure if it would get any better than that – but it did. The dessert I chose was the Bread Pudding. It sounds simple and looks simple, but tastes amazing. I wish I could show everyone a picture of what the Steak Diane and Bread Pudding looked like, but my taste-buds couldn’t hold back and before I could snap the photo…the Steak Diane and Bread Pudding were gone. I guess if you want to see what they looked like you’re gonna have to try Sahm’s Tavern out for yourself.
After careful consideration and taste testing I would rate my dinner, consisting of: Mini Unsinkables, Steak Diane, and Bread Pudding a 10 out of 10. I honestly saw no flaw in these dishes except for the fact that they weren’t “all you can eat!”
Devour Downtown helped me give an expensive restaurant a chance, and to be perfectly honest, it was some of the best food I’ve ever had.
I would like to thank Lauren Hicks for the wonderful service. I would recommend her and this restaurant to anyone, but if you don’t have the money to enjoy this amazing experience, get there today while you can get one appetizer, two main courses, and dessert for only $30 (drinks not included).
Don’t let this opportunity pass you up. For more information visit Sahm’s Tavern’s Website, or Devour Downtown’s website or follow them on twitter @DevourDowntown. Even without full pockets, you can still feel full with Devour Downtown.