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2014/05/29 17:55:06 (permalink)

Hwy 41 Indiana

Heading from Milwaukee to the WC Handy BBQ and Blues Festival in Henderson KY soon and I'm open for lunch suggestions. I'm hoping to break bread, actually break some crunchy chicken coatings, with RFer Louis at the Bon Ton Mini Mart for dinner. I'm looking for a lunch spot on route. I found a Robie's Fine Dining in Attica IN and the Clabber Girl in Terre Haute but I've never been to either so any suggestions? This will be mid-week if that matters. This is a new route for me but anything from where I-394 meets Hwy 41 south.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/29 19:31:34 (permalink)
    This stretch of highway is something of a desert for good eats, but if you look at the Indiana listings on the roadfood website, there are three locations in Lafayette.  I have been to the South Street Smokehouse two or three times and have usually found it worthy. Quality can vary, of course, but other than Tiebel's in Schereville, Indiana, that's about all I can recommend for that stretch of road.
     
    http://www.roadfood.com/R...&ob=restaurantname
     
    post edited by Louis - 2014/05/29 19:32:37
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 12:39:01 (permalink)
    I'll echo Louis' sentiments about South Street: decent but nothing fancy barbecue; when I stopped there 2 years ago I think I liked the beans more than anything else.
     
    Hopefully Carolina Bob will have something to say.  IIRC he took 41 as part of several NC trips.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 13:11:07 (permalink)
    Because it is you asking Mike.....
     
    Harry and Bud's European Cuisine in Terre Haute
     
    No menu.   The chef has a conversation with you to find out what you like and then tells you what he will be cooking, depending on what ingredients they have on hand.  Fixed price meal and it isn't cheap, but it is excellent and memorable.  Not for everyone, but this would be right up your alley MFL.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 14:10:54 (permalink)
    Thank you sir! This indeed sounds right up our alley. Those earlier suggestions don't take into account the new I-394. It joins Hwy 41 south of those places. I'm anxious to get to Henderson so while I might try them when we go home, I won't on the way down.
     
    Mrs MFL likes beets but for me the only foods I shy away from are those beets (and I've tried them pretty much every way possible) and Miracle Whip. Anything else goes. Any idea what kind of goodies might be offered during luncheon hours?
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 14:24:35 (permalink)
    You are guaranteed excellent bread and black bean soup, but after that, it could be anything.  I promise you will not walk out hungry.
     
    If you do decide to go, make sure you call ahead.  You don't want to be you-know-whatted! 
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 14:31:21 (permalink)
    Wow!  This place sounds great.  I would love to be able to start driving there right now.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/05/30 14:48:55 (permalink)
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    Those earlier suggestions don't take into account the new I-394. It joins Hwy 41 south of those places.
    Not to get too far off-track but I'm not familiar with this highway and research shows 394 as being in the Twin Cities area.  Could you provide a few details, please?  Thanks!
     
    EDIT:  Found it - Illinois 394, not Interstate 394.  Extends from I-80 in Thornton south to IL-1 south of Crete.  Never mind...
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/06 14:12:45 (permalink)
    buffetbuster

    You are guaranteed excellent bread and black bean soup, but after that, it could be anything.  I promise you will not walk out hungry.

    If you do decide to go, make sure you call ahead.  You don't want to be you-know-whatted! 


    fyi-Calling prevented a you know what as there's no room at the inn. My two choices look interesting and if the one I choose is, I'll do a review. Thanks anyway. If I head this way again, I'll call a month in advance. I may call that day to see if they have a cancellation.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/06 14:37:36 (permalink)
    Plenty of good vendor food near the park where the bands ar playing during the festival. I haven't seen the Brain Sandwiches for a year or so, but  they may be still with some of the old standby vendors !

     
    The Moonlite BBQ (and Hickory BBQ also) in O-boro is just 40 min away as well. 
    Louis is a great guide to the Chicken Houses in So Indiana as well as the Bon Ton... and there are some very good ones.
    Don't miss Zydeco Night at the Festival, It is a great nite for Cajun & Blues Music--and it's all Free. ( Bring lawn chairs)
     
    We have enjoyed many visits to the Henderson Festival. It is a lot of fun and has some great talent and good food too.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/06 15:27:19 (permalink)
    Thanks Mayor! Thursday night is Zydeco Night and we will be there!
     
    I might be a wee bit cautious with my first bite of brain sandwiches (I'm sure Mrs. MFL will encourage me in the hopes that some might stick) but hey I tried and loved jellyfish so I give it a try. Do you put sauce on them or what? I  don't want to look like I just fell off the turnip truck when I order them.
     
    I certainly don't want any rain but if it does, we'll probably head to Owensboro so thanks for the tips.
     
    My lawn chairs are already in my car!
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/06 19:51:49 (permalink)
    I really tend to think it helps to be raised on the idea of eating organ meat if you're going to eat. Same with seafood beyond shrimp, crab and lobster. I found UDDER listed in a book that talked about real authentic German food, including waaay off the beaten trail. I don't think I'd ever be able to eat that knowingly. Just getting waaay too personal with that cow. Has anyone ever heard of that or tried it? I've mentioned it to several German friends and every one seemed as disbelieving as I was and claimed they never heard of it. Also, take Calamari,...please. Some Roadfooders have mentioned eating it and for all I know, it's totally unobjectionable but I don't believe I'd ever have the nerve to find out for myself. I know that Calamari is a perfectly fine name for squid, just being Italian, but I often wonder if squid was commonly called SQUID in this country, if it would go over nearly so well!
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/06 19:52:55 (permalink)
    I meant to say if you're going to eat organ meat with pleasure, that it helps to be raised on the idea.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/12 23:53:27 (permalink)
    Roadfooder Louis is the best tour guide anyone could ask for. I'm posting from a little Blackberry tablet so I can't post any pictures but we're eating good. The crust on the chicken at the Bon Ton Mini Mart is easily the best in my mind I've ever tasted. The raves are all well deserved. We went to Peak Brothers BBQ and Louis talk our server into some samples. I confess to not being able to eat mutton the only time previous I'd eaten it and that was at Gates in KC. Today changed my mind. The sample led to an order. We had smoked ham (wow!!!!), sliced ham, mutton, and pork. They had 2 different baked beans and I ordered one that had some chipped ham in and I really enjoyed this. I also liked the cole slaw. We were all feeling pretty full, with Louis talking about a milk shake at a place he favors. "No, I'm full". Louis said we should have tried their country ham. We decided that might work as our dessert. It's my new personal favorite country ham. More tender and not as salty as some, it was the perfect end to a very great meal. With Louis as a gracious host, we toured family homes, scenic homes and had a nice walk on Evansville' levee/riverwalk. We parted company, cleaned up and headed to the festival. There were many vendors but most were setting up for Friday. The few open had huge lines. We remembered that Louis had mentioned a place, Rookie's, downtown that had something called an Arabian salad. We stopped in, ordered it and the lemon herb salad dressing made this the perfect final meal to one great day. Actually that's not quite accurate. Louis gifted us some Grippo BBQ potato chips from Cinncy. No where on the bag does it mention spicy. I love heat and these had a bite that opened up my taste buds. My camera's flash is not cooperating but when I get home I'll post any that turned out.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 00:50:44 (permalink)
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     I know that Calamari is a perfectly fine name for squid, just being Italian, but I often wonder if squid was commonly called SQUID in this country, if it would go over nearly so well!

     
    When my kids were young, I made the thick calamari steaks quite often. The kids always loved them. Finally, one night, my son asked, "dad, what's a calamari?". After swallowing a few times, I finally told them it was a squid. It was too late by then though-------they loved calamari too much to worry about it being a funny thing with tentacles!
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 08:30:38 (permalink)
    I was raised on the Saturday breakfast of scrambled eggs and brains (calf). Since Calf Brains are no longer available, most vendors use pork now. We do see them on some of the small town diner menus here in rural Indiana now and then.
     
    Glad you enjoyed the festival !
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 15:41:49 (permalink)
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    Sounds like you are having an excellent time.  So glad that you enjoyed Bon Ton Mini Mart.  I have experienced Louis' hospitality first hand and know he is quite a host.
     
    Sorry to hear it didn't work out with Harry and Bud's.  Calling ahead is definitely the right move there.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 16:29:05 (permalink)
    My grandparents who had a small farm in Mason County, West Virginia alway butchered two hogs in late autumn. The noon dinner was always liver & onions with mashed potatoes. Brains & eggs for breakfast next day. Then dinner next day would be pork heart thinly sliced, dredged in flour, fried in fresh lard.
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 17:54:00 (permalink)
    Mmmmmmmm....brains........

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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/13 23:06:54 (permalink)
    Thank you for the compliment, MilwFoodlovers, and you too, Cliff.  I always enjoy hosting roadfooders when they come to this seldom visited part of America.  The pleasure is all mine.
     
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    Re:Hwy 41 Indiana 2014/06/14 07:56:26 (permalink)
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    With Louis as a gracious host, we toured family homes, scenic homes and had a nice walk on Evansville' levee/riverwalk.
    So are these homes open to the public or is Louis a B&E specialist?
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