HI-FI announced today the opening of its new restaurant, Easy Rider Diner, located in Fountain Square in downtown Indianapolis. The new neighborhood diner is a collaboration with Chef Ricky Martinez (Delicia, Bocca, Havana) and will open this Thursday, Oct. 13, in the space formerly occupied by Pure Eatery (1043 Virginia Ave. Suite 3).
The brunch-inspired menu features a unique combination of American comfort food bursting with flavors of the Southwest. Chef Ricky Martinez says, “It’s been an exciting project to bring some of my favorite brunch recipes to life.”
Chef Ricky Martinez has spent the last decade creating some of Indy’s favorite menus at mainstays like Delicia (SoBro), Bocca (Fall Creek Place) and Havana (Fishers). With more than 18 years of experience, Easy Rider will be the Chef’s first Fountain Square venture.
Hungry guests can expect traditional diner favorites like Chicken & Waffles, Eggs & Bacon, and Steak & Potatoes, Biscuits & Gravy; paired with adventurous Southwestern selections like Chilaquiles, The Cubano, Queso Mac & Cheese and Eggs In Purgatory. Fans of a communal weekend brunch will be treated to food and drink features along with Mimosa flights and Bloody Marys. In addition to traditional seating, the new restaurant also offers a full bar, private dining area and meeting space for groups of 12 or more.
Open Wednesdays through Sundays, Easy Rider will serve brunch, dinner and late night options. In addition to an extensive menu, fresh grab-and-go breakfast sandwiches will be available for guests on the run. Easy Rider will feature both family-friendly seated dining, as well as bar seating for adult guests, on a first come first served basis.
HI-FI Partner Josh Baker shares, “We’re excited to bring a much needed down-home breakfast spot back to Fountain Square and thrilled to have Chef Ricky on board.”
This new addition compliments HI-FI’s existing trio of live music venues, providing the centerpiece of connectivity and allowing more access to its customers – creating a unique entertainment complex.
General Manager Tony Basile (formerly of Iozzo’s) adds, “We’re confident the restaurant fills a need in the neighborhood while giving us the ability to collaborate with HI-FI to feed hungry concertgoers.”
Easy Rider opens to the public this Thursday, Oct. 13 at 8 a.m.
Easy Rider Diner Hours
Easy Rider will be open for breakfast, brunch and dinner with a select few late night options to feed hungry concertgoers. Initially, the diner will offer a baseline of regular hours but will frequently extend service times around popular concerts and events in the neighborhood. Daily updates will be shared on the restaurant’s Instagram page @easyriderindy.
Wednesdays 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Thursdays 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Fridays 8 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Saturdays 9 a.m. – 12 a.m.
Sundays 9 a.m. – 9 p.m.
ABOUT EASY RIDER DINER
Tucked away in the heart of Fountain Square, you’ll find Indy’s newest restaurant – Easy Rider Diner. Easy Rider blends flavors of traditional American comfort food with a burst of southwestern flare. Chef Ricky Martinez dishes out menu favorites like chilaquiles, chicken & waffles, shrimp + grits, breakfast tacos, Cubano sandwiches, chicken skewers and more. Easy Rider is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner but it’s no secret – we brunch hard. Whether visiting us before or after a show at HI-FI, or stopping in for a bite to eat, folks will find it as a comfy place to gather with friends and family. Easy Rider is open Wednesday through Sunday, with family friendly seating, in the space formerly occupied by Pure Eatery.
ABOUT CHEF RICKY MARTINEZ
Chef Ricky Martinez has a passion for food inspired by his heritage. At an early age, Ricky was drawn to the kitchen with a curiosity for his family’s Mexican recipes. As he honed his kitchen skills, various projects led him to experiment with traditional dishes and transform them into unique creations of his own. Now, with over 18 years of kitchen and restaurant experience, Chef Martinez has contributed to the opening of many renowned restaurants around Indianapolis. In addition to leading the Easy Rider Kitchen, Chef Martinez consults, curates and develops menus for clients after his creative and flavorful dishes.
ABOUT HI-FI & HI-FI ANNEX
HI-FI and HI-FI Annex are located in the heart of Fountain Square. Both venues have received numerous accolades, including IndyStar’s “Best Music Venue in Indianapolis,” and has become a fan-favorite due to its intimate setting and incredible sound quality. HI-FI has had a long history of introducing Central Indiana music fans to the best new artists locally, nationally and regionally. With the addition of the HI-FI Annex in 2020, fans of all ages can continue to watch their favorite bands grow in Fountain Square.
Josh Baker, HI-FI & Easy Rider
Chef Rick Martinez, Easy Rider
Andrea Hawman, @ELEVATE