Living in Indy as a student is exciting because you get to live in a robust city that is booming with new neighborhoods and new businesses to eat at. If you are a foodie like me, then you enjoy trying new places to eat that serve food you cannot find in other places. As a college student, you want to pay for a meal that will not only be good, but also cost efficient.
I live in the near Northside area on College Ave.; an area where many houses are currently being built or remodeled. Next door to my house is a new Cajun cuisine named, SOT SOT (Some of this, Some of that).
SOT SOT started as a mobile kitchen in the food truck industry and now they have a permanent location on the corner of College Ave and 24th street. They serve everything from Po’boys, Sotwichs, shrimp entrees, jambalaya, gumbo, and more, freshly made in their kitchen (I know, I get hungry reading this too). Besides the food, the atmosphere and service is what keeps me coming back. J.R. and his wife Glory, run the restaurant and help provide the southern hospitality of making you feel at home.
Before my first visit, I was a little skeptical because I have traveled to New Orleans and tried many restaurants that served Cajun food. Many places try to replicate that taste and I can honestly say SOT SOT provides that taste and more. SOT SOT does a great job of serving you mouth-watering entrees with their own creative twist that will fill your insides up.
On my visit, I had the Bayou Cake. It was my first time tasting the dish and my taste buds were delighted with how delicious the food was. It is a grit cake grilled in butter. Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside. Then they take the shrimp and vegetables, and reduce it in chipotle /aioli sauce. Topped with Havarti cheese, green onion, and tomatoes, with a side of red beans stewed in coconut milk.
I also took home a big piece of their chocolate walnut brownie for dessert. SOT SOT provides the right environment for great service and hospitality. You feel as though you are at home awaiting to have dinner with the family. It is also a great restaurant to bring your friends to. Thus far, I have brought my fraternity brothers and other friends from IUPUI, and they all have surely left satisfied and with a full belly.
Some of this, Some of that
2405 N College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
Efrain Alvarado is a senior at IUPUI double majoring in Public Relations and Communication Studies. He works as a Paraprofessional within the IUPUI Office of Campus Visits and holds an internship with the Tau Kappa Epsilon Educational Foundation. Efrain is also President of the Interfraternity Council at IUPUI.