14 April 2009

Two things about Zing!

Last August, Knight Chris introduced us to Zing!, a small plates restaurant and bar at the corner of Indiana Avenue and West Street in downtown Indianapolis. There are two things we wanted to bring to your attention.

First, their beer menu. According to their website, it includes:
Draft beer:
Stella Artois 4.75
Guinness 5.75
Blue Moon 4.75
Sam Adam’s Seasonal 5.00
Bass 4.75
Bell’s Seasonal 4.75
Three Floyds Alpha King (Indiana) 5.00
Brugge White (Indiana) 5.00

beer flights
[ Draft Only • Three 5oz. portions ]
choose any three 8.00

Bottled beer:
Barley Island Barfly IPA (Indiana) 4.75
Three Floyds Gumballhead Wheat Ale (Indiana) 5.00
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce Scottish Ale (Indiana) 4.75
Upland Wheat (Indiana) 4.50
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA 4.75
Goose Island Honker’s Ale 4.75
Victory Prima Pils 4.75
Flying Dog Gonzo Porter 5.00
Shiner Bock 4.75
Leinenkugel Sunset Wheat 3.75
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale 4.50
Killian’s Irish Red 3.75
Sam Adam’s Lager 3.75
Delirium Tremens Belgian Strong Ale 9.00
Affligem Blond 6.00
Linderman’s Framboise 10.00
Piraat Belgium Strong Ale 10.5% 8.00
There are other domestic and import beers available. Of particular interest, on Tuesdays (like today) they have a special: Hoosier Beer Night. All Hoosier Beers are $3. Sounds like a good time for Hoosier Beer Geek to visit. Maybe around 8:30pm tonight.

Secondly, on April 26th, at 6pm, Zing! will be hosting a seven course beer dinner. The cost is $30. RSVP at 317.636.7775, or at zingrestaurant.com. This can either be a great finish to a great beer weekend (Dark Lord Day is that weekend) or the highlight for those without Golden Tickets. Either way, food and beer equals fun. The menu submitted to us is below and is subject to change:

Course 1
Gaspacho with avocado creme fraiche and grilled goat cheese crostini soup
Bell's Oberon

Course 2
Grilled Vegetable salad with cappacolla, genoa salami, and provolone
Three Floyd's Gumballhead

Course 3
Asian meatballs with glass noodles and soy lime drizzle
Brugge White

Course 4
House made crab cakes with spicy remoulade
Three Floyd's Alpha King

Course 5
Chorizo stuffed dates wrapped in bacon and simmered in a sweet pepper tomato sauce
Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA

Course 6
Cappacolla wrapped pork tenderloin pepper crusted and served with savory bread pudding and mustard sauce
Piraat Belgian Tripel IPA

Course 7
Chocolate pots de creme topped with fresh whipped cream and candied ginger
Flying Dog Gonzo Porter


  1. Tried Zing for the first time a couple weeks ago. The calamari was delicious. I may be wrong, but the one major downside for us is that what the bartender called beer "pints" seemed no where close to 16oz.

  2. Did your pint glass seem small, or did you just get a bad pour? When we stopped in I asked everyone else if the glasses seemed smaller than normal...

  3. I thought they seemed small. I'm guessing they were 14oz.

  4. buy a bottle. then you can gauge how big the glass is.

    i've been to a few places with 12 oz "pints". i don't think it's like an evil master plan to rip us off or anything. maybe "pint" has become some sort of abstract generic term for a glass of beer.

    it does suck though when you only get 3/4 or 7/8 of what you expect.

  5. The glass seemed small. I wouldn't have had as much of a problem with it if the bartender did not call it a pint and the receipt had 16 oz printed on it. I agree that it is probably nothing nefarious, but for $5 a full pint would be nice. I will still go back though, because it is so close to the law school.

  6. They're way small. My fellow knights might have noticed on Tuesday that the draft pours of Alpha King were essentially the exact same volume as the bottles that were poured into a glass. I assume I'm only getting 12oz when I order beer there, which is fine by me on Hoosier Beer Night for $3.

  7. I don't know if I should be proud or ashamed that I noticed immediately.

  8. Maybe you should try a science class Justin. You can't judge the size of a glass by merely looking at it. You'll make a good lawyer. Full of $hit

  9. If you're going to call someone full of shit, at least use the word shit.

    We'd appreciate it if you left your name, so we could at least tell if you own or work at zing - where it seemed to me that the pint glasses were small.

    Lastly, our very own Jim is a lawyer, and he's very honest.