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hawkeyejohn
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Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 05/16/03 4:51 PM
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As a transplanted Iowan in Chicago, I am craving a tenderloin sandwich like the kind you can find back in the Hawkeye State. The kind that is so big, it doesn't allow you to get your hands on the bun because it sticks out so far. May have to make a mad dash to Iowa to satisfy my craving.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 05/19/03 12:03 PM
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I have had tenderloins like that in Peoria, one place is called the Tenderloin Shack and I can't think of the name of the other one but it is in the downtown area near the Civic Center complex. The Culvers chain has a decent tenderloin. They are a small regional chain from Wisconsin that is now in the far west 'burbs of Chicago. You can also get great fried chees curds there!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Tue, 05/27/03 6:36 PM
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Culver's does have a tenderloin, but it doesn't do justice to the sandwich.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 05/28/03 11:26 AM
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I hear you hawkeyejohn, but its better than nothing I'll get the names of those places in Peoria for you next time I visit the inlaws. I went to college in NE Iowa so I know what you're talking about.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 06/23/03 10:01 PM
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The picture that you see here of the pork tenderloin is mine from Nick's Kitchen in Huntington,Indiana...Just wanted to let you know that I have opened a second restaurant in Wabash,In.Nick's Sweet Shop.In addition to the great tenderloins it also has a old fashioned soda fountain.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sun, 06/29/03 6:59 AM
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As I was driving to Indianapolis, I stopped in Columbus, IN at Max and Irma's. I saw on their menu, a pork tenderloin sandwich which indicated it was a regional thing indicating that the other restaurants of the chain did not offer the item. I ordered it. It was huge and served with a side of thin fries. It was crispy and a bit thin, but very good. I believe the entire bill including a tip came to about $8.00

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 08/4/03 4:57 PM
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Instead of dashing to Iowa try a trip down to Peru IL. About 90 minutes from Chicago. There is a restaurant there called the Igloo. I grew up on their porks and when I come back to the area to visit thats the first place I eat at. Theyre on the west end of Peru on 4th street. Theyve been family owned since the 30s so they know their porks. I recommend a pork with cheese, fries, and a papaya to drink. Try them out.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 08/6/03 9:29 PM
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Tenderloin's seem to be hit and miss here in NW Indiana (South Bend). About half the time they end up to be frozen perfectly round pork fritters.

I had better luck in the small town diners around here.


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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 08/13/03 6:56 PM
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hawkeyejohn
I feel your pain. I'm living in St. Louis but grew up in Muncie, IN where there was a drive-in restaurant called "Johns Awful Awful" which had the kind of breaded tenderloin you seek. These were awful big and awful good, hence the name. This place is long since gone but the quest for good tenderloin lives on. While viewing the website of the hometown paper I came across this article about such a quest. Link is now broken.



The article described a bunch of writers at the paper looking for a good tenderloin. I realize this doesn't help you out but you might want to keep your eyes open for an article in the suburban Chicago papers on this topic because that is where the departing member of the tendeloin club is departing to. Anyone who likes them this much will surely be able to scare one up in Chicago.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 08/14/03 4:17 AM
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All you that are salivating for a good breaded pork tenderloin...grab yourself a nice fat tenderloin, trim off the silverskin. Cut the meat into at least 1-inch pieces. Then pound it to desired thinness. Dredge in flour, then beaten egg, then your desired coating: cajun flour, cajun cornmeal, italian flavored flour, etc. Fry in hot butter/oil mixture, 50-50 and serve with fresh lemon wedges. Everyone will swear that it's Vitello alla Milanese(veal Milan style). The lemon is essential. My husband begs me to make this as often as possible, especially in February when we are in Palm Springs and the lemons are hanging over the front porch.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 11:44 AM
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I found this link regarding the pork tenderloin, thought it might be enjoyed by many here. Scroll down a bit to see my favorite, from Joensey's in Solon, IA. Now THAT'S a tenderloin!

www.allenbukoff.com/wildBPTiowa03/



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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 12:03 PM
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Thanks a million........this is just what I needed when the doctor's office called yesterday and wants me to come in this afternoon and discuss my high clorestrol!! Sure glad you did not post this the night before my bloodwork or it would have been even higher!! LOL

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 1:18 PM
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Gosh we seem to miss out on alot of good food down here! No such thing as a pork tenderloin sandwich. The only pork tenderloin sold around here is in the meat department and resembles venison backstrap of which, both are excellent. Chicken fried steak is as close as we get. I want to try one of those that's posted up above!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 5:26 PM
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I'm still looking at these sandwiches. Our pork TENDERLOINS come two to a pack and they are no bigger around than my wrist. Now PORK LOINS are much larger. Can I just pound the h--- out of a slice of this and get the same results??? Help!!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 5:39 PM
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I looked at the pictures, and have been hankering for one of those sandwiches since! We don't have them in Texas that I know of.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 5:52 PM
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One of the things I miss about living in Missouri is the ability to find pork tenderloin sandwiches "on demand".

Lone Star, I finally found one about a year ago in Giddings. It's the real deal. There's a place right on 290 at the western edge of Giddings, named the Circle W. It's more of a bar than a restaurant, but they have plenty of tables, and families eat there.

Get their Pork Tenderloin sandwich with a side of curly fries (made the right way), and you'll be in heaven.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 8:51 PM
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Rusty, our's are typically three to a pack, but thin like you said. I've never seen a sandwich like this, but we've been enjoying pork tenderloins on the grill all summmer. Tender, tastes great whether marinated or dry rubbed, and lot's cheaper than steak. I'll have to watch for these sandwiches when I'm traveling.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 10:30 PM
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Originally posted by cindyloo

my favorite, from Joensey's in Solon, IA. Now THAT'S a tenderloin!
Lordie! That looks like a heckuva good sandwich :-)

Now I've got to go both to Philly (for a CS or 3) and to Iowa (for a PT). Opposite directions, *grumble* :-)

As an aside, numbers 4, 7, and 8 also look quite good.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/10/03 11:57 PM
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Originally posted by cindyloo

I found this link regarding the pork tenderloin, thought it might be enjoyed by many here. Scroll down a bit to see my favorite, from Joensey's in Solon, IA. Now THAT'S a tenderloin!

www.allenbukoff.com/wildBPTiowa03/


Those are some messed up tenderloins.. No lettuce or tomato's on all but one of them! You NEED lettuce and tomato's! I'll also put an ick in for the yellow mustard. catsup and lots of it are what you need!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 09/11/03 9:10 AM
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I went to college in NE Iowa, pork tenderloin country. You eat 'em with mustard and mayo....nothing else!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 09/11/03 3:11 PM
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I went to college in NE Iowa, pork tenderloin country. You eat 'em with mustard and mayo....nothing else!


Well I guess I just like a good Indiana tenderloin better ;) I just had a good one for lunch today (along with a nice frosty mug of rootbeer) at Fenders Drive-in in Mishawaka IN.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 09/19/03 2:16 PM
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Just came from lunch w/co-worker and had a tenderloin sandwich that was 3 times bigger than the bun. Pretty decent but this place also is know for their belly buster burgers which are a half pound. The special today was the "Dragon mouth" which was lots of garlic on the burger. They also have a jalepeno cheese burger which I will have to try some time. The place is The Blackberry Inn and I think it's considered to be in Elburn, Il., actually out in the middle of nowhere at the intersection of Ill.Rte.47 and Main Street. Kiddy corner across this same intersection is The Fisherman's Inn, a real pretty setting in an old barn with windows out looking over their trout ponds. Raise and serve their own trout but they have a pretty awesome smoked porkchop. Because of the scenery, this is a popular wedding/ date/ prom spot even though its over 50 miles west of Chicago and in a rural area.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sat, 09/20/03 1:55 PM
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It gets a little pricey, but you can get excellent breaded pork tenderloins from http://www.amanameatshop.com. Ten five-ounce tenderloins, all breaded and ready for the deep fryer, go for $59.95.
If you're really crazy about them, as I am, thirty of them go for $97.95. Just search for pork tenderloins at the website home page, or go to "other products" and scroll down till you find them. When I was a boy in north central Iowa, 55 years ago, the preferred accoutrements were ketchup and dill pickle slices.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 09/22/03 9:23 AM
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I have been trying pork products in Iowa over the past week (stuffed pork chop at Machine Shed, tenderloin at George the Chili King and others). What with all of the raw materials around, you'd think that Iowans would have learned not to waste pigs like that. The tenderloin was OK, but the only outstanding thing about the dried out pork chop was its size. They need to at least add some North Carolina BBQ and country ham to their menus out here. Of course, Cracker Barrel still offers the 'Uncle Herchel's" breakfast with good country ham, but don't ask for "red eye gravy" to soak your biscuits in the midwest.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 09/29/03 12:36 PM
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Originally posted by hawkeyejohn

As a transplanted Iowan in Chicago, I am craving a tenderloin sandwich like the kind you can find back in the Hawkeye State. The kind that is so big, it doesn't allow you to get your hands on the bun because it sticks out so far. May have to make a mad dash to Iowa to satisfy my craving.


Hawkeye--Minneapolis, Minnesota has a place on North central Ave called Sully's. They make a pork tendeloin sandwich served with french fries. The sandwich is served on buttered toast and is a big thick breaded piece of Iowa pork. This place has a central door and you can go left for the bar or roight for the restaurant. Either side will serve you the sandwich and/or the beer.

Also, The Peppermint Twist in Delano, Minnesota is featured in the newest Roadfood book by the Sterns. They serve a pork tenderloin on a bun w/ fries.

Despite what we say about the cheerleaders in Iowa, all Minnesotans eat Iowa Pork!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 09/29/03 2:21 PM
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Heck, until last May I didn't know about tenderloins. Saw it on the menu at a diner when out in Grinnell, AI. Ordered it and was pleased with it, pleased to have found something regional. Now that I have a new digital camra, I'll be shooting glamour shots of my meals such as I see here.

- Prairie mary

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 12/22/03 4:35 PM
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Originally posted by cindyloo

I found this link regarding the pork tenderloin, thought it might be enjoyed by many here. Scroll down a bit to see my favorite, from Joensey's in Solon, IA. Now THAT'S a tenderloin!

www.allenbukoff.com/wildBPTiowa03/




I just attained one of my personal goals, set back in September when I first saw this thread and post. I had lunch today at Joensey's in Salon Iowa and it was every bit as good as I dreamed. The tenderloin was delicious and for the first time I can remember I, I wasn't able to eat everything on my plate. The pork was prepared perfectly and I couldn't beleive the size. I happened to have a tape measure in my pocket and the rectangular shaped hunk of happiness was 11" by 7" in size. Frequently I find tenderloins are flattened so thin that all you taste is breading, but that most definately didn't happen here. The only quibble is my fries, although perfectly fried were cold. The cole slaw was very good and I was so overwhelmed by the hunk of meat I forgot about the potatoes. I just wish I could have tried a couple of other things on the menu. I saw one guy eating a hot beef sandwich that had my mouth watering and another with a huge ham steak . They also had fried catfish and buffalo burgers on the menu which looked intruiging. The place itself is classic roadfood ambiance. A small town tavern, most of the patrons looked liked farmers, mechanics or construction workers, but with one table of housewives on a girls outing and another young mother with a gaggle of children. I notice they had some kind of macaroni & cheese bites (?) dish for kids. Friendly fast service. I know I'm not in heaven, but Iowa has to be pretty close. Especially since I get to eat at the Colony Inn in Amana tonight.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 12/22/03 5:06 PM
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Dearfolk,
I have only one rule of thumb for tenderloin sandwiches: if the meat isn't nearly about twice the size of the bun, the place doesn't do it right.
Once I had one in Oquawka, Illinois (right down the street from the grave of an elephant) that was so large that they had to turn it sideways to bring it out of the teeny little kitchen and I had to eat it by putting two tables together. Now THAT was a tenderloin sandwich, folks.... (Well, I ordered the "large" one.)
Only Slightly Exaggeratedly (Like Myself [Ahem]), Ort. Carlton in 30601-land.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 12/22/03 9:47 PM
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I believe the best pork tenderloin can be found at a little watering hole known as "The Frog" located on Lake Wawasee in Syracuse, Indiana..... It's tough to finish with at least 2"-3" outside the bun......

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sat, 07/24/04 6:25 PM
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I saw this thread a few weeks ago - I am a huge fan of the Iowa
large Pork Tenderloin sandwiches! I crave them at times, so I make my own.
But I saw the url for the Amana Meats, and ended up getting some for my Birthday. They were excellent - I recommend them!
Now, I think when I make them myself, I will freeze them first, as they are best when just fried to a light golden brown, crunchy on the outside, tender on the inside. I use Pork loin, instead of the tenderloin, the taste is the same if it's fresh.Love those huge out of the bun porkies! Many recipes on the Net if you do a search-
Made Rites recipes , too! Happy eating!

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 08/25/04 6:59 AM
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Originally posted by janicks

The picture that you see here of the pork tenderloin is mine from Nick's Kitchen in Huntington,Indiana...Just wanted to let you know that I have opened a second restaurant in Wabash,In.Nick's Sweet Shop.In addition to the great tenderloins it also has a old fashioned soda fountain.


I grew up in Wabash many years ago and know the Sweet Shop well, if we're talking about the same one, that is. The one I know is on the south side of Market St., about a half block west of Wabash St. I understand that it's changed ownership a few times in the past several years. There are several eateries in Wabash that serve pretty good loins, so you'll have a little competition.

I'm now located in Boise, ID and tenderloins are unknown here. As a matter of fact, I don't think they're found anywhere west of the Mississippi. To satisfy my craving, I finally broke down and purchased a nice Waring deep fryer and the necessary ingredients and just a few days ago actually created my own breaded tenderloin sandwich. The results were excellent, aside from my poor choice of breading. I'd purchased a pre-packaged breading mix at the local supermarket and the seasoning was all wrong, yecch . . . . and it was intended for pork! I'm very remote from your marketing area, so would you care to share any batter/breading recipes?

Best regards, and good luck with the Sweet Shop.

Tom, in Boise




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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 09/1/04 11:42 AM
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I grew up in Ft Wayne, IN in the '50s, when REAL BPTs were abundant & wonderful. Times have sure changed! I now live in DC, but get back to FWA often. In vain I've searched for BPTs along the route & in FWA, but I just discovered in FWA, the "Acme" restaurant & bar on E. Sate Blvd. Their BPT hangs over the bun, crunchily breaded, & non-greasy. Once my joy & delirium at finding an authentic BPT diminished, I could wish that the meat weren't pounded out so thinly, but, hey, I'm happy! Would love any info on BPT places in DC-MD-WVA-OH-IN (my driving route)!
Thanks, No Such Thing As Too Many BPTs, K

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 09/3/04 10:07 AM
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I just found another place to get GREAT BPTs in IN! A real roadfood contender called Blaisings, 501 Kelly St. Ext., Rome City, IN, 260-854-3032. The BPT meat was about 1/2 inch thick, tender & juicy, with a light, crunchy breading. Not the size you get that hangs three inches off the bun because it's been pounded paper-thin, but hangs about an inch off a 3 - 4 inch bun. Definitely delicious, old-time, hand-formed, and you can get whatever you want on it.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 09/3/04 10:39 AM
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I think that I mentioned this in another thread but any way, I had something different as far as pork tendeloin goes. Last week on our way home from Myrtle Beach, we stopped at a Fatz Cafe in Florence, SC and they had a fried pork tenderloin served with red skin mashed potatoes and milk gravy poured over top of both. This was served with coleslaw and poppy seed rolls. The tenderloin was very tender and it along with everything else was delicious.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sat, 09/4/04 9:50 PM
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I highly recommend The Market Street Grill in Wabash, IN. There's also Nick's Kitchen in Huntington which has a widespread, excellent reputation. They've been doing BPTs since 1908!

As an ex-Hoosier living in Boise, Idaho, I became desperate for this culinary delight which doesn't seem to exist west of the Mississippi, so I decided to make my own. My efforts included "consulting", by phone, with the management at both Nick's and Market Street Grill. Amazingly enough, both were free with their recipes and advice. As a result, I'm now able to create a BPT as good as anything I can recall from "the good old days".

Tom

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 09/17/04 12:29 PM
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There was a bit about pork tenderloin sandwiches on the Food Channel last night (Thurs. 9/16).

The show was Food Finds and it covered a number of foods from Indiana.

It showed the host assisting the chef at a place called something like Speedway Grill making the sandwiches. They used pork loin, not tenderloin. They pounded it flat. This tenderizes the meat, so maybe they are called tenderloins not because they come from tenderloins, but from tenderized loins.

Anyway, the show made this old Hoosier (referring to the state, not that other school) homesick.


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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 09/17/04 6:57 PM
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And now a warning about a not-so-good BPT. I stayed in Keokuk, IA a couple of nights this August while I was visiting Nauvoo, Illinois, and their Chamber of Commerce said Keokuk has the world's largest BPT. When I wrote the C of C to ask "Where?" I got no response. The motel manager said they were probably referring to a place on Main Street downtown that's called, if I remember correctly, the Chuck Wagon. The motel manager gently tried to steer me away from there, but I didn't listen. The BPT was huge, but was mostly breading and flavorless. The fries were worse. Thank goodness the preceeding soup had some flavor.

Lleechef was kind to give us her recipe. It sounds yummy! Making things at home yourself is the best answer to "I miss the flavors of where I was born."

Condiments we use are a matter of personal choice. Let's not criticize others for using the "wrong" condiments. If you don't like ketchup, no one is forcing you to use it. We all enjoy our playhouse more when we get along.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sat, 09/18/04 12:37 AM
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This thread made me hungry and nostalgic. I just went to the local yuppie store, Andronico’s in Walnut Creek, CA, and had their pork schnitzel sandwich. Not exactly a BPT, but as close as I can get here.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 09/20/04 4:27 AM
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I had my first tenderloin sandwich today when I found a bit of a pork loin in the freezer I had forgotten about. I thawed it out and proceeded to do the honors myself. An awesome sandwich! I'm so glad to have learned about it and will be looking forward to experimenting with breading and condiments.

I'm sure this would catch on down here if anybody offered it because Texans like meat and Texans like fried things .

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sun, 10/3/04 7:46 PM
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I agree with the post above; you'd think tenderloins would catch on in the south. But, alas. I have to make my own which I do frequently.
A post earlier mentioned Maid Rites (sp ?) in Iowa. They are great as well.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 10/4/04 11:37 AM
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The very best tenderloin sandwhich I have ever had, was in a little northern Iowa town of Britt. It was at the Red Rooster or Hob Nob Lounge, on main st.

This beauty was huge and delicious, it must have been over 2 in. outside the bun. It just melts in your mouth.

This little town also hosts the National HOBO day festival. It is a neat little town.

An Iowa treasure indeed.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 10/4/04 12:13 PM
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When I took on a Managment job in Indianapolis for 2 years, they served Pork Tenerloin.. I never heard of them before but oved them! Not to mention they where a good seller! So after my stint down there I came back to Michigan and tried to offer them as a lunch special now and then... Only customer for them was ME... I couldnt understand it, but a fine example of regional food...

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 10/4/04 1:09 PM
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The Hardware Cafe in Liberty, MO has a great pork tenderloin. It's right on the town square. They have a curious menu composed of great road food, like pork tenderloin, burgers etc, mixed in with quiche, salads, pasta and steaks. And they have a soda fountain. It's right off I-35, not more than a mile off the interstate.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 10/21/04 4:32 PM
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Bushie and I stopped in Gnaw Bone, IN on Rt 46 for one of the Pork Tenderloins they are known for. The meat was a Loin Chop butterflied. The batter was very light, almost not noticable against the Pork Chop. it was nothing like the breading I have seen on many other 'cutlets' cooked this way. It made a very good sandwich, chewy but with a lot of flavor.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Tue, 11/23/04 10:45 PM
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I'm feeling a strong desire for tenderloins. I may have to make a batch this weekend after Turkey Day. I'm envious of you people that can get the real ones.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 11/24/04 2:24 PM
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If you ever get to Bloomington, Il, I had a tenderloin like that at Schooners on Grove Street. In Tucson, try Wags Restaurant on E. Grant Rd.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Mon, 02/28/05 9:25 AM
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Visited the MIL this weekend in Peoria, Il and stopped along the way for lunch at a place we have stopped many times before but had changed hands before Christmas. They have a decent buffet bar with pizza and pasta as well as salads but I spied Breaded pork tenderloin on the menu and ordered that. I was not disappointed, nice sized, hanging outside of the bun several inches, I wound up eating part with knife and fork due to the size! The breading was crisp and the meat was tender and juicy. The fries that came along were also very crisp and good. My partner had stuffed portobello mushrooms that were also very good. Best part of this visit to Pomodori Grill is that's it's pretty easy to get to, 9 miles south of I-80 on I-39 at the Oglesby, Il. exit.

Pomodori Grill
210 N. Lewis Ave.
Oglesby, Il. 61348
815-883-3171

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 03/3/05 2:06 PM
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Food Finds on the Food Network today had a episode called "Racing around Indiana" that featured breaded pork tenderloins from The Brickyard. Their recipe was a butterflied 5oz. cut off the tenderloin pounded out to less than 1/2 inch, dredged in buttermilk, flour and then coated with Japanese breadcrumbs. They are then deep fried for about 3 minutes. For all those who haven't experienced BPT, catch this episode, better yet, the host says these are availible by mail order which you can get info on off FTV website.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 03/4/05 4:38 AM
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Yeah It did look like they knew how to make 'em didn't it? I haven't been to the Brickyard Crossing, but it is now on our list of things to do in Indianapolis.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sun, 03/6/05 6:10 AM
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I met a woman at my church last week. She's from this area but lived in Lafayette for past 27 years and then moved back here. I asked her if she missed tenderloins. She made a face, said she couldn't understand how "those northerners" could eat some of the stuff they did and certainly had no desire for it now. That was pretty much the end of the coversation.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Thu, 03/10/05 7:22 AM
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I fixed me a tenderloin tonight and it was delicious, thanks to the recipes and advice from two noted Hoosier tenderloin vendors. There's nothing mysterious about it. Once the deep fryer is up to temp and the ingredients are at hand, one can be enjoying this delicacy in about fifteen minutes.

Tom, in Boise

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Fri, 03/11/05 6:41 PM
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I had my tenderloin hopes dashed today. Fairly new place in Knoxville opened up late November west side of town called Savannah's. I was meeting Sundancer somewhere else and thought I'd check this place out on the way to see him.
I bought a pork tenderloin sandwich and I knew there would be a problem when the owner asked me if I wanted it as a biscuit or a sandwich. Well, the sandwich was a thin piece of tenderloin broiled but fit well within the bun and was not a standout.
He didn't have a clue when I tried asking him about a midwest tenderloin. But, he still charged a hefty $5 for this thing. So... no more trips to Savannah's for me.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Tue, 03/15/05 7:25 AM
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Update! 3/14/05

For months now, I've been extolling the virtues of tenderloins to my co-workers. My supervisor, who happens to be from near Dayton, OH, is fully aware of the extistance of this delicacy, 'cause he used to have two or three per week when he lived back there. But, like me, hasn't been able to find them anywhere West of the Mississippi. So, I finally fixed a couple and took them to work, today. Gave one to my supervisor and shared the other with a co-worker. The response was indeed gratifying. I asked my boss, "Is it close?" Boss says, "More than close. This is the real deal!" Co-worker says, "Hey you oughta' open a sandwich shop. You'd sell a million of these!" A couple of other guys showed interest, but the loins had been consumed. I now have standing orders for a minimum of five t'loins, at least one day per week. Omigod, what have I done?! Spread the "word", that's what.

The tenderloin now has a toe-hold in the hinterlands of Idaho.

Tom, in Boise


Update: 3/21/05

Today, I took five t'loins to work and distributed them to my co-workers at lunchtime. For condiments, I offered mustard, mayo, pickels and onion slices. The sandwiches went over, big-time! Actually, I'm at an advantage here, as there is no other source for these in the region, and the guys have nothing to compare mine to. However, my foreman, who is from Dayton, OH declared them every bit as good as what he enjoyed back there. I tend to agree with him.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Tue, 03/15/05 9:46 AM
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Evangelistic roadfood!! Spread the word, brother Sherp, (and pass the mayo!)

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 03/16/05 6:28 AM
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>>Evangelistic roadfood!! Spread the word, brother Sherp, (and pass the mayo!)<<

I'm doin' what I can. I grew up in Northern Indiana, and t'loins were as common and every bit as popular as hamburgers. Once one leaves the region, loins become scarce as hens' teeth, with the exception of places in Iowa. It's a shame that the general population doesn't have access to this great sandwich.

Tom, in Boise

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Wed, 03/16/05 6:39 AM
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I've found great one throughout Missouri.

One of my favorite tenderloin places is a little tavern at the only red light in a town of Montezuma, OH, right near Lake St. Mary's off Rt 127. It's called Arnie's. Place hasn't changed in over 25 years and some of the best tenderloins and on Fri night fish fries.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sun, 04/24/05 12:34 PM
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In answer to the original question by HawkeyeJohn there is a breaded pork tenderloin sandwich in the heart of Chicago at Petros Restaurant on the corner of LaSalle and Randolph across from City Hall. It is not quite the traditional kind as it is an open faced sandwich consisting of two huge breaded loins on top of two pieces of white bread and smothered with gravy and mashed potatoes on the side. Stripping away the gravy and the loins taste pretty good but have to be eaten with a knife and fork.

It seems the farther away you get from the heartland of the pork tenderloin sandwich, Indiana, Illinois and Iowa, the less traditional the breaded pork tenderloin sandwich becomes. I had one in Lyon's Pub in Minneapolis served on wheat toast with melted chedder cheese topping. It is just not the same.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Tue, 04/26/05 10:30 PM
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I have been busy posting tutorials on making breaded pork tenderloin sandwiches in another long running pork tenderloin sandwich thread. Those pictorial tutorials can be found here:

http://www.trackforum.com/forums/showthread.php?s=&postid=784110#post784110

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sun, 06/5/05 6:06 PM
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I made my annual mecca trip to Indianapolis for the Indy 500. This year I made a point of seeking out this gourmet delight of a sandwich. In four days I had a chance to try three. The first was at Grindstone Charley's in Speedway. It was great. The next one I had was at the race track itself from the Indy Grill concession stand behind the Northwest Vista stands. It was pre-prepared wrapped in foil but it was good as well. I finished the trip by going to the Nickel Plate restaurant in Fishers, IN to try what Indy Men's Magazine judged to be the best of 64 restaurants. I could not disagree. It was indeed perfect in all respects.

There are so many places just in around Speedway, IN that I wanted to try but I was trying the patience of my spouse and also had other eatery committments. I passed on the famed Mug'n'Bun, Brickyard Crossing, Union Jack, Charley Brown's, McGilvery's, and Billy O'Neal's in and around the small town of Speedway.

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RE: Pork Tenderloins - Sat, 06/25/05 11:41 AM
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I just had another great tenderloin sandwich last night at the Peppermint Twist Drive-in in Delano, Minnesota. The Peppermint Twiist is featured in the Stern's ROAD FOOD book. Here is a picture of the tenderloin sitting in a basket on the dashboard just before I devoured it.


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