Thursday, October 13, 2011

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Do you watch "Triple D" as Guy himself calls it?  I watch at it, but it's not a must see for me.  My son however, loves it.  I was recently in Indiana and had some time (like all day) to kill before my flight home.  Drew texted me the name of a place he had seen on DDD.  As luck would have it, Steer-In wasn't too far off the beaten path from where I was.  So I put the address into my trusty Garmin and off we went; and by "we" I mean me and the Garmin.  The Garmin and I have become buds recently, I will never travel without her again.  I say "her" because I prefer the female voice over the male voice selection.  Drew also told me the owner of the Steer-In makes the meatballs fresh everyday and that I should get the meatball sandwich.  That typically wouldn't be my first choice, but I took his advice and  was definitely glad I did.  The meatballs were outstanding, and those onion rings...TO. DIE. FOR.  These rings were some of the best I've ever eaten.  I sat at the counter in the middle of the restaurant, allowing me to visit with some locals who are regulars, as well as the friendly wait staff.  I got to talking and told them how I ended up there and they insisted I try the coconut cream pie.  I was stuffed after my lunch but I'm not one to turn down a piece of pie.  Especially a pie that put the place on the map...literally.  Let's just say I left there overly stuffed. 
No, I didn't eat the whole thing.  I ate the meatballs and just a couple of those onion rings.
Yes, I ate the whole thing.
Guy left his mark on the place...
and so did I! 
The owner gave me a little white pin to mark my hometown, all of this business has come to them thanks to being on the show.  I'm so glad I had the time to explore this little gem.  I'm glad all of that TV watching my boy does has paid off.

1 comment:

Shannon said...