Sophisticated Living Indianapolis

MAR-APR 2018

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Over the past quarter century, restaurateurs Steve and Craig Huse have irrevocably cemented the reputation of their flagship restaurant, St. Elmo Steak House, as one of the finest such establishments in the country. Originating in 1902 as a simple chophouse, St. Elmo has become both a bastion of Indianapolis fine dining and an iconic landmark, weathering two world wars, the Great Depression and, perhaps most importantly, Prohibition. During the intervening years, the menu has evolved and the drinks list expanded beyond recognition; today the restaurant is popular with visiting artists, athletes and celebrities, as well as with a loyal and devoted local clientele, who descend upon one of several dining rooms to consume something like 140,000 pounds of beef and 114,000 signature shrimp cocktails a year in a love affair that seems virtually boundless. Written by Neil Charles / Photography by Kelley Jordan STRAIGHT A'S ALL AROUND Burger Study takes a studious approach to the humble patt y 81

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