The Food in Indianapolis is HOT HOT HOT!!!

Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast

Apparently the Travel channel and Alison Stein Wellner (an apparent well known food critic) were on a quest to find the spiciest food in the world...that's right, the world!  She traveled to Germany, India, Honduras, Nashville, and finally Indianapolis Indiana.  She was there for the Indy 500 and they decided to go to Harry and Izzy's , which is the sister (more casual) restaurant to St. Elmo Steak House.  Here you can order St. Elmo's famous shrimp cocktail...

Well apparently, Alison hadn't heard of St. Elmo's or their shrimp cocktail and didn't think a thing about it when she ordered it.  She thought it was going to be your typical run of the mill shrimp cocktail.  She also thought she'd already ended her quest for the the hottest food in the world when she was in Nashville, but when she shoved that single piece of shrimp in her mouth, she apparently changed her mind!

Alison's reaction was as follows:
"I dropped my cutlery as a sensation that I can only describe as what electrocution must feel like shot down my throat and then up my nose, forking its way into my brain. My hands started to rise and-yes!-I had the urge to clap my hands on my skull to keep the top from blowing off. My hands shot up in the air, my eyes started to water." (The Heat Seeker: Into the Heartland by Alison Stein Wellner,

As I read the recount of her experience I couldn't help but laugh heartily out loud!  I've had the famed shrimp cocktail before and found that is quite toasty.  So next time you are in downtown Indianapolis and you haven't visited St. Elmo's or Harry and Izzy's before, why don't you stop in and give the shrimp cocktail a try?




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Irene Tron
Valparaiso, IN


Another great post.  I love to read about restaurants from people who actually live there.  Whenever we travel, those are the places I enjoy looking for and eating at.  Thanks!


Jun 12, 2009 08:01 AM #1
Diane Aurit
LKN Realty, LLC - Mooresville, NC
Lake Norman Real Estate

What a great story and insight into your local restaurants!  I'm sure folks in your community will appreciate it!

Jun 12, 2009 08:10 AM #2
Chanda Barrick
Keller Williams Indy Metro Northeast - Indianapolis, IN
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If you're ever in town stop by if you like shrimp.  :) 

Jun 12, 2009 09:24 AM #3
Carla Muss-Jacobs, Principal Broker/Owner | (503) 810-7192 Portland Metro Exclusive Buyers Agent | 100% Buyer Representation ~ 100% o... - Portland, OR
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To quote a character from The Simpsons (I think it was Ralphie) "It tastes like . . . burning!"

Cute post!

Jun 22, 2009 01:15 PM #4
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