Sunday March 16
When I woke up, I was still quite tired and feeling run down. Considering it was the very next day I really started feeling sick with what ended up being strep throat, I shouldn't be surprised. But instead of going out for breakfast, I just stayed in my hotel and got some extra sleep. This is extremely unusual for me, but was definitely the right thing to do. Finally, around 9:00, I checked out of my hotel and had a few hours to kill until where I wanted to eat lunch opened.
So, I decided to just get in the car and drive around. Before I knew it, I was outside of this place.
Can anyone tell me the Roadfood significance of this building?
Intrigued by the review of Plump's Last Shot
on Roadfood, I wanted to check the place out. Unfortunately, since the wrong address was listed with the review (since corrected), I had a tough time finding it. I finally asked some joggers on the trail next to the road and they pointed it out to me. The only sign with the restaurant's name is on a neon sign in the second floor window that wasn't lit up.
Since I love the movie Hoosiers so much, I considering sticking around for when they opened, but since they had no sign outside giving their hours, I decided the risk wasn't worth it. I will definitely eat here next time in Indy! http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=4563&RefID=4587
Time for lunch! I drove down to the small city of Mooresville, southwest of Indy to eat at Gray Brother's Cafeteria
. I have eaten here three times before and I absolutely love the place. As a general rule, I enjoy cafeterias, but this place has much better food than even the typical cafeteria.
Arriving ten minutes before they open at 11:00, I was greeted with this line waiting outside.
I can tell you right now, there is no time to eat here in which you won't be standing in line. Luckily, with it being cafeteria style, the line moves very fast. I was sitting down with my food within ten minutes after the doors opened.
Here is the view when you get to the beginning of the line.
It is at this point where I start frothing at the mouth and I have that little talk with myself where I say "Remember, control yourself!" It rarely works.
Starting with the hot entrees and sides:
Here is what I ended up with...... Every meal for me here has to start off with some deviled eggs.
As always, I regretted only getting three of them, when I could have easily eaten 30 of them. Two of my sides were sweet potatoes and porky green beans, both of which were excellent.
My entree was the fried chicken along with a side of macaroni & cheese.
This was actually the first time I have had the wonderful fried chicken. Not exactly Stroud's
great, but still well seasoned, crunchy crusted and juicy. The macaroni & cheese is also some of the best I have ever had. Here is a close-up:
Pie-wise, it can be incredibly difficult to choose with so many great looking pies available. I make it a rule to always choose one fruit pie and one cream pie. So, I ended up with a slice of butterscotch
and a piece of raisin
Both pieces lived up to Gray Brothers
high standards and were unmistakably homemade.
What an excellent meal! This place is easily in my Roadfood all-time top 10. http://www.roadfood.com/Reviews/Writeup.aspx?ReviewID=1312&RefID=1312
More to come.....