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Devour Btown March 20-April 2, 2017

Devour Btown is here!  It's "restaurant week" in Bloomington, and all the best independent restaurants are offering special value-priced menus!  Just make a reservation or walk in, the Devour Btown menu will be available anytime, March 20-April 2 (please note Topo's is closed Sundays and Mondays.)  Make your reservation now to hold your table - all of our other bar specials, live music, etc still apply throughout the Devour Btown promotion!

Devour Bloomington 2017 Menu

mezedes

grilled pita and spread   choose one spread: spicy feta, roasted eggplant, or sundried tomato & basil hummus, served with a whole housemade grilled pita

403 friessignature pickled house-cut french fries served with lemon aioli

dinner

stuffed eggplant  roasted eggplant stuffed with bulgur pilaf, caramelized onion, bell pepper & raisins, finished with myzithra cheese and tahini yogurt

grilled chicken souvlaki  breast marinated with lemon, oregano, garlic & olive oil, skewered with peppers & sweet onion, served over bulghur pilaf with lemon yogurt sauce

lamb & pita  coffee-rubbed lamb leg, braised and pulled, served on grilled pita with caramelized fennel, shaved radish, cucumber, fresh herbs, yogurt and mint jam

dessert

loukoumadesfried yeast pastry dusted with sugar, served with salted caramel sauce

housemade ice cream  choose one from chef’s daily selections

30 per person

soup and salata

add a cup of soup or small salad, or substitute for dessert5

avgolemono   classic egg and lemon soup with roasted chicken and orzo

spicy tomato lentil soup spice blend of harissa, turmeric, cayenne & sumac, with lemon yogurt

403 house salad   crisp romaine and arugula, green onion, fresh fennel, cucumber and feta, tossed in our signature red wine vinaigrette


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NEW YEAR'S EVE 2016

We are serving an a la carte menu this year with decadent and delicious specials, as well as offering a 3-course prix fixe menu at $50 per person.  

Our elegant bar features a wonderful wine list, craft beers, and premium cocktails as well as a great collection of small batch scotches and digestifs.  

Monika Herzig & Pieter Kienle play lively & festive jazz 8-10pm!

N E W  Y E A R S  E V E  M E N U:

MEZEDES
grilled pita and spreads 6 ea/16 all

oysters on the half shell 7/14
fresh kumamotos with champagne mignonette

chicken paté 9  
served with crostini and peppadew jam

greek style ribs 13
st Louis cut pork ribs, rubbed with Mediterranean herbs and spices, served with spicy lemon honey sauce

SOUP & SALATA
avgolemono 6 cup/ 9 bowl  
classic egg and lemon soup with roasted chicken and orzo

spicy tomato & lentil soup 6 cup/ 9 bowl  
spice blend of harissa, turmeric, cayenne & sumac, with lemon yogurt

403 house salad 8/14  
crisp romaine and arugula, green onion, fresh fennel, cucumber and feta cheese, tossed in our signature red wine vinaigrette

DINNER
lobster carbonara 30
pieces of fresh poached lobster with pancetta, fresh peas, and fettucine tossed in a creamy sauce of fresh egg, parmesan cheese, and black pepper

lamb shank 28  
red wine-braised local lamb shank with wild mushroom risotto and fresh herb gremolata

grilled swordfish 32  
fresh swordfish steak marinated in orange, lime, garlic, cilantro and shallot, with skordalia and braised arugula

filet mignon 33  
pan-seared 8 ounce filet with fig-cabernet demiglace, served with roasted fingerlings and winter vegetables 

wild mushroom risotto 24  
assorted wild mushrooms with creamy risotto, parmesan cheese, and fresh herb gremolata 

DESSERT
dark chocolate pot de creme 8  
raspberry mousse 8 framboise liqueur  
walnut & pistachio baklava 8
greek coffee & cookies 9 

 

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Topo's Murder Mystery Party October 26!

"It is 1929, as the reign of prohibition keeps the entire country dry for nearly a decade. In the center of a sleepy Midwestern town sits a grand yet discrete building seemingly as quiet and still as the surrounding fields. But with a flick of a secret switch and a whispered password, a panel opens revealing a sordid soiree of raucous revelry. The building hides more than just a clandestine speakeasy. It protects the secrets of a bygone era, concealing long forgotten mysteries in it's resplendent design and ornate decor. The underground gin joint is buzzing with excitement because tonight, at midnight, is when the building's original owner claimed he would return from the grave, exactly fifty years after his death. As the party begins, bootlegging beauties foxtrot with corrupt politicians, rabble-rousing flappers sip bathtub gin with big city mobsters, and impassioned Jazz singers serenade dolled up debutantes. The problem is, one of you is a murderer."

7:00 pm Wednesday October 26th

Topos 403 (403 N Walnut Bloomington IN)

Your ticket includes: (Must be 21+ or 16+ with an adult)

* Admission to the murder mystery in the upstairs section of Topos 403.

* A custom written character. (You will receive a brief description of your character ahead of time for costuming purposes.)

* A dinner buffet.

* A chance to win prizes from Topos 403 and Mid By Midwest Murder Mysteries.

Brought to you by Mid By Midwest Murder Mysteries. For more information please email MXMWmurdermysteries@gmail.com

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TEMPORARILY CLOSED FOR RE-ORGANIZATION - STAY TUNED!

Topo’s 403 wishes to let our cherished loyal guests and the general public know that restaurant service will be closing temporarily to re-organize and re-staff.  The restaurant will be closed effective January 20, 2015 through the end of January most likely.  At this time, the restaurant plans to be open and prepared for Valentine’s Day, one of our most popular nights of the year for dining out.

            Topo’s head chef recently left the restaurant for personal reasons. The restaurant is currently seeking qualified candidates to fill the position, and expects to hire new staff members to work under the new Chef as well, once that position is in place.  All other staff will be returning to the restaurant with the re-opening.

            “Topo’s will re-open “new and improved”, serving our signature style of Greek and Mediterranean-inspired cuisine, all made in-house with the freshest and highest quality ingredients”, says Managing and Creative Director Stephanie Topolgus.  “We have cultivated a loyal and happy following, who appreciate our unique menu, bar offerings, and casually elegant atmosphere within our historic property.  We love our local music crowd, who have enthusiastically supported us as we have presented great local talent who bring so much vibrancy to our beloved old house.  We hate to disappoint our guests during this down time, but are gearing up to come back in style, of course.  We wholeheartedly thank our friends and community for their continued support.” 

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A Taste of Opera, Dec 3 2014

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A Taste of Opera, Dec 3 2014

Join us for a very special and informal evening with Wolfgang Brendel, Kevin Murphy, and guest singers from IU Jacobs School of Music Opera Department, performing favorite vocal pieces from opera and operetta to musical theater and holiday classics.  The evening of song will be served with a special 4-course tasting menu.  $45 per person with 20% to benefit a student aid fund founded by Wolfgang Brendel for the Jacobs School of Music.   A beautiful and intimate evening of song and good cheer, not to be missed!  Please reserve early as seating will be limited.  

A Taste of Opera

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BloomingTones Big Band Party TONIGHT!

We are so excited to be hosting our pal Mitch Shiner and 18 of his talented and accomplished Jacobs School of Music friends in his BloomingTones Big Band!  Celebrate the end of the academic year and the imminent release of their CD Fly!.  

The band will start at 8pm on our Walnut St patio, which is heated and tented for the occasion, so bring your dancing shoes!

Menu specials tonight include our Fly! Blue Mojito (Mitch's favorite) and Steak Frites, grass-fed organic hangar steak with house fries and oregano compound butter.  Since we are partying on the patio, we're also serving Fried Chicken Wings with a choice of two sauces, and we are now stocking the beloved PBR in 16oz cans, $3!  

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David Leander Williams Book Signing & Author's Reception

Jazz from Bloomington and Topo's 403 presents:

Indianapolis Jazz: The Masters, Legends and Legacy of Indiana Avenue by David Leander Williams

5:30  Author's Reception:  Small Bites and Cash Bar

6:00  Reading and Book Signing

7:00  Hank Hankerson (saxophone) Clifford Ratliff (trumpet) Monika Herzig (piano)

Admission is free and open to the public.  Reservations recommended.  10% off food purchases that evening with book purchase, and for all Jazz from Bloomington members!

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2nd Annual Greek Easter Celebration - Sunday, April 20, 2014

Reservations are now open for our 2nd Annual Greek Easter Celebration, Noon to 5pm Sunday, April 20, 2014!  

Live traditional Greek & Turkish music by Istanbul Breeze all day.  Beer, Wine, Ouzo - Opa!

Buffet Menu:  $30 per person/$15 children 12 and under

Mediterranean Cheese and Fruit Board

Dolmades (v)

Grilled Octopus Salad

Horiatiki Salata (v)

Hortapita (v)

Roasted Lemon Potatoes (v)

Braised Peas with Wild Mushrooms and Mint (v)

Roast Whole Lamb by BBQ Train, with tzatziki and avgolemono sauce

+ Red Easter Eggs for the traditional Greek egg-cracking game!  

 

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