The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL)

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ScreamingChicken
Filet Mignon
2011/09/03 19:47:44
Last Monday I was on my way home from a long weekend and found an unexpected surprise here (US-30 facing east).

 
US-30 facing west.  This intersection is about 15 miles north of Mendota and 12 miles south of Rochelle.

 
The northeast corner has a scale and an abandoned truck stop, the southwest corner has a strip club, and the northwest corner has something I never expected to find in the middle of the Flatland.

 
Since I hadn't eaten yet I made a quick decision to pull in and check it out.  I spent a few minutes chatting with the owner while waiting for my order and I learned that he uses a CB radio to take orders from truckers; in fact, while I was there a grain truck pulled onto the US-30 shoulder and the driver came and got his lunch to go.  That's a good marketing strategy, and they also do catering jobs.
 
I ordered the beef and sausage combo, wet.  It was very good and The Beef Hut uses a fairly sweet sausage instead of a spicier version.

 
I don't know what the Chicago dog options are in Mendota and Rochelle but if I lived in the area and had a hankering I would have no problem taking a drive on a nice spring, summer, or fall day.
 
Brad
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 01:01:56
That's a nice looking rig to be out in the middle of nowhere!
BuddyRoadhouse
Filet Mignon
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 01:36:12
Whaddaya mean, "the middle of nowhere"?  He said there was a strip club, didn't he?  Them poor girls gotta eat, for cryin' out loud.  Keep their strength up, and what not.
 
Buddy
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 01:41:46
What a great find!!
MiamiDon
Filet Mignon
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 10:13:53
Good find and nice pix!
 
post edited by MiamiDon - 2011/09/04 10:15:02
Twinwillow
Sirloin
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 12:00:07
Very cool story. I'll bet you were elated to find this "oasis" out in the middle of "nowhere". Only true Roadfooder's would have stopped.
Wienie Will
Junior Burger
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/09/04 18:52:07
Can we get a picture of the strip club?
 
 
(What?!?!  I'm just askin'...)
UncleVic
Sirloin
Re:The Beef Hut (middle of nowhere, IL) 2011/10/13 14:56:32
A true Roadfood find / review! That beef and sausage looks awesome!