As Usual, St. Elmo Is Indy's Place To Be During Super Bowl Week

As Usual, St. Elmo Is Indy's Place To Be During Super Bowl WeekAs the sports and entertainment world continues to gather in Indianapolis for all the festivities surrounding Super Bowl XLVI, without question, the number one place to rub elbows with your favorite athletes and celebs is the legendary St. Elmo Steak House.

Established all the way back in 1902, St. Elmo has long stood as one of The Circle City's prime dining destinations. When combining the restaurant's history with its very centralized downtown location, it's no wonder that St. Elmo has been bumping with activity throughout Indianapolis' week in the world spotlight.

Last Monday, in the hours after the Giants and Patriots touched down in Indy, both Eli Manning and Tom Brady were spotted breaking bread at St. Elmo. New York coach Tom Coughlin and Pats owner Robert Kraft have also made their way through the institution's front doors.

Since both Super Bowl teams are staying within a close proximity to St. Elmo's Illinois Street location, catching a glimpse of the NFC and AFC Champions has been a common occurrence throughout the week.

Other high profile patrons, over the last few days, have included Troy Aikman, Cal Ripken Jr., Pat Riley, Jerry Jones, Michael Irvin, Steven Tyler and infamous rapper Vanilla Ice.  

Colts QB Peyton Manning, a longtime regular of the great steak house, as well as Colts owner Jim Irsay, have unfolded their napkins there this week. To no one's surprise, the dueling player and boss were not seen within the establishment's walls at the same time.

St. Elmo is a guaranteed locale for spotting prominent figures anytime a big event makes its way to Indianapolis. A classic example of this took place during the NFL scouting combine a couple years back, when Saints coach Sean Payton played a little joke on the famous Dallas Cowboys owner, who has already been mentioned in this story, due to his return trip to the restaurant this year.

With Super Bowl Saturday night upon us, there is no telling who will slide their steak knife through a New York Strip, the night prior to watching the New York team take the field two blocks south at Lucas Oil Stadium.