When breakfast time has passed, don’t forget about this gem of a restaurant on St. Landry just on the borders of Downtown and the Saint Streets — there’s more to delight in than the fluffy Bootsie’s biscuits in the morning.

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Photos by Kari Walker

The Zerben at Rusted Rooster — corned beef, cheese and rye

The lunch menu at Rusted Rooster is brimming with clever named dishes for its sandwiches, burgers and salads selections. While you can’t go wrong with any of the selections, might IND Eats suggest trying the Zerben sandwich.

The Zerben is Rusted Rooster’s spin on a Reuben sandwich — corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, sauerkraut, and a homemade Russian dressing all on marbled rye bread. It’s even more of a delight when you sink your teeth into this hot-pressed masterpiece. Get a side salad as a companion for your meal and enjoy your Thursday lunchtime escape.

Rusted Rooster
105 St. Landry St.
534- 4135
The EatLafayette campaign, which runs through Sept. 1, aims to encourage dining at locally owned establishments. To have your dish featured in INDEats as the EatLafayette Dish of the Day or Dish of the Month in IND Monthly (you must be willing to share your recipe for the monthly feature), contact Kari Walker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. find participating restaurants and info on their specials here.

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