Restaurant of the Week - Woody's Library Restaurant
Monday, March 22, 2010 by Hamilton County Tourism
One of my favorite things about Indiana is that the seasons change. Â Leaves turn bright shades of orange, red and yellow in the fall; white snow covers the ground in the winter; and the grass turns a vibrant shade of green in the spring. Â While I love the changing seasons, I do miss the fun outdoor concerts, farmers markets, park visits of spring, summer and fall. Â So, when it gets too cold to do those fun outdoor activities- I eat! Â Every week this winter I will highlight one of my favoriteÂ Hamilton County, Indiana restaurants. Â As a foodie (my definition of foodie is simply someone who loves to eat), I will happily talk about the small diners, the â€œhole in the wallâ€? eateries, the fancy French bistros, the big restaurants and more. Â NOW, onto the good stuff â€“ enjoy, and feel free to share your own favorite Hamilton County, Indiana dining spots! [caption id="attachment_1901" align="alignright" width="269" caption="A yummy dish from Woody's, photo from WoodysCarmel.com"][/caption] Restaurant of the Week â€“ Week 12 Woody's - Located in the center of the Carmel Arts & Design District is Woody's Library Restaurant - a locally-owned restaurant offering a wide variety of yummy American food. Â Everything from wings and chicken tenders to seafood and fine pasta dishes are offered on the vast menu. Â My personal favorite (for now, it changes frequently) is the Smoky Joe sandwich, which is smoked pulled pork, jalepeÅˆo bbq & pepper jack on a Parker House roll.Â Â Â Other Woody's favorites of mine include the chicken pot pie, the hamburger soup, and the lettuce wraps (served as an appetizer). [caption id="attachment_1905" align="alignright" width="300" caption="The Carnegie Room, photo from WoodysCarmel.com"][/caption] Located in a restored Carnegie library, the atmosphere of Woody's is nice and relaxed. Â Books line the walls of the upstairs section of the restaurant and tables are tucked into comfy corners. Â If you need a little privacy, ask for the Carnegie Room - this table seats 8 and is in a room by itself. Â The downstairs of Woody's is the bar area - filled with barstools, tables and tv's (perfect for watching a game). Â When the weather is nice and the sun is shining, sit at one of their outside tables - the full menu is offered here as well.