Friday, June 22, 2012

Review: The Red Pepper

A  trip through Madison, Indiana, would not be complete without stopping by one of the local favorite eating spots, The Red Pepper. Their huge assortment of meal choices has become so popular that they had to spin off their pizza into a whole different restaurant across the street, The Red Pepperoni. Located at 902 West Main Street (IN-56) it was formerly a Standard Oil Gas Station (see picture.) Don’t be surprised if you see a few motorcycles out front, I haven’t seen it without any. The menu is mind-boggling: signature sandwiches, grinders on fresh baked buns, panini’s, wraps, salads, soups, and, don’t forget a side of the red beans & rice. If you want their famous pizza and a beer, you’ll now have to go across the street to the Red Pepperoni. And, if you want a beer with your sandwich, you can join those who get their sandwich from the Red Pepper, cross the street with food in hand, order a beer and stay there.  It’s ok, they don’t mind. Prices are average, about $ 6-$ 7 for most items, including chips, but not drink. The Vampire Slayer Panini (Pastrami, Swiss, Garlic Cream Cheese, grilled on Rye) and the chicken Pesto Wrap (Grilled Chicken, Pesto, cream cheese, rice, tomatoes, onion, parmesan cheese & lettuce in flour wrap) are both very tasty, but, I think that any choice from this wide menu would be good to great.  If you are one of the many riding through Madison, IN, don’t miss the Red Pepper. Or, the Red Pepperoni!  

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