The signs say "Charlie Biggs", but there is an "Eduardo's" sign in plain text letters on the front door. This is on the north side of Raymond, between Keystone and Churchman. Look for the Burger King, and it's in between Burger King and Keystone Ave. It pretty much looks like an inner-city fried chicken joint, but it is very clean, including the unisex bathroom. The staples or main offerings are fried chicken and fried fish, but... the big "secret" is their Filipino cuisine. You won't know it's Filipino until you go in and read the menu. One time I had a fried-chicken (American style) combo dinner, with deep fried potato wedges and a cole-slaw side, and it was excellent for a fried-chicken place; crisp on the outside, and tender and juicy, cooked-just-right, on the inside. Another time I had a sample platter of the "menudo" (which is not at all like Mexican or Hispanic menudo, and some "adobo", served over white rice. EXCELLENT! Both of those are pork dishes, I was told. I then had some "Lumpia" small Filipino egg rolls, stuffed with pork. That, and the barbecued pork-on-a-stick are about all the Filipino food they serve during the week. The lady said they have more Filipino cuisine on the weekends. Eduardo's is the main caterer for the Filipino Association (Barangay club) booth at the International Festival. So if you like their food there, you ought to like it at Eduardo's on the weekends. One time I was there they were serving more Filipino cuisine than the adobo/menudo, but it was a special order for a group of Filipinos celebrating someone's birthday. So apparently if you have a group of 7 or more, and arrange with them in advance, they can cater it for dine-in or take out. Otherwise, wait for the weekend. Our group sat next to the birthday group, and we were constantly stealing glances, envying their food. The dining area gets chilly when the exhaust fans are running in the kitchen, and it pulls in the cold air. So dress warmly if you eat in during cold weather. The dining area consists of four tables-for-4, and a counter which seats 3 people. Both times there was a steady stream of take-out customers for the chicken. Though there was one caucasian gentleman who also asked for the Filipino cuisine for take-out. I think this family is doing it right: Their bread-and-butter business is what the working-class neighborhood wants, fried chicken and fish, which pays the bills. But what they love, and enjoy sharing is the Filipino cuisine. (The party of seven celebrating someone's birthday were professional folks who obviously had connections to the owners.) But there is probably not enough demand for a 100% Filipino restaurant to stay in business. Last I checked, they closed at 7pm on weekdays in the winter, so call to check if you want to go later. As far as I know, this is the only Filipino restaurant in the greater Indianapolis metro area.
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Classy professional catering. At their venue or yours. I ate at one of their events in 2010 at the Indy West Conference Center, (see their web site.) It was called a "tasting", served as a regular dinner, and I paid for the privilege. They cater food at their own venues, and can cater food to your event at other venues of your choosing. This venue, Indy West Conference Center, can hold over 500 people according to the fire marshall sign on the wall, and to me and the other customers that night, it looked like it easily could. Very large and clean men's room. The chairs were nicely padded, and had springy backs. Very good quality, that you could sit on for hours. They were not like "conference room" chairs at all. They have rectangular tables and circular tables. The event was for prospective bride/groom customers to check out the venue and taste the menu, and if they booked a catered event, they got credit for the cost of the evening's buffet. But since I'm not getting married any time soon, I just paid outright for the buffet. And it was great. Really good quality multi-ingredient salad, and what seemed like home-made raspberry vinagrette dressing. I liked it so much I did not even try the white creamy salad dressing. Dinner rolls were good, not industrial-tasting stuff out of a bag. Veggies were good. New red potatoes, scallopped potatoes, corn, green beans, and a very light and well seasoned vegetable medley. Nothing tasted canned. Meat dishes were lemon chicken, chicken marsala, roast pork loin, fried chicken, and prime rib. The prime rib was excellent! My favorite was the lemon chicken. They didn't have the chocolate fountain (chocolate fondue sort of thing) that time, but I've seen it at other events of their's, and it's something that was well appreciated by the guests whenever I've seen it. The two brides-to-be at my table were very complimentary of Malone's, and it sounded like they were going to use Malone's services.
GO TO ALFRED'S! After seeing the Cinderella Dress by Alfred Angelo in a size 4 sample only in my area (Wisconsin) I was on a mission to find it somewhere that I could try the dress on to get an idea of how it would look. I'm a street size 26. I found the Alfred Angelo store in Indianapolis and my Mom and I made a special trip just to visit the store. I've been to at least 10 bridal salons in the Milwaukee area and NONE of them compare to Alfred Angelo's. I am so happy I found them. They had SO many dresses to try on that I didn't even end up trying all of them because I was getting so confused with each one I tried because they were beautiful dresses and didn't look "plus size". Soula and Stasia are AMAZING! They worked with me and made sure I got EXACTLY what I wanted. They were very friendly and professional. They listened to my wants, and being a plus size bride, they made me feel extremely comfortable. My Mom even went as far as to purchase the dress at that store even though we will have to drive back to Indiana to go there again because the service was so outstanding. If you go here, I PROMISE you WON'T be dissapointed. Alfred Angelo's treats all brides like they're long time friend, yet maintain being professional and helpful. You will be treated like a princess. And best of all, you don't have to compromise what you want just because of your size... Alfred's will make your dream come true!