Posts Tagged ‘Indiana’

Popcornography

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine The best caramel corn comes from butterflies combined with mushrooms. Some people use only mushrooms—the kernels that pop into smooth, round balls—but Sharon Yoder of Yoder Popcornsays butterflies—the kernels that sprout wings that extend far beyond the hull—make for better texture. For those who like extra-sweet … Continue reading Popcornography

Drive Ins

August 14th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2005 Gourmet Magazine For two-lane travelers, pulling into a parking lot perfumed by hamburgers and hot onion rings is as satisfying as any four-star dining experience. At a true classic drive-in, you never even need to undo your seatbelt. Ensconced behind the steering wheel, you order from a … Continue reading Drive Ins

Love Me Tenderloin

August 12th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 2003 Gourmet Magazine In the heart of the heartland, between Nebraska’s Midlands and the Wabash River Valley in Indiana, a tenderloin is not just a cut of meat. It is a very important sandwich. When you ask for one in a café, drive-in, or diner, you can expect … Continue reading Love Me Tenderloin

Heartland Soda Fountain

August 1st, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1998 Gourmet Magazine If Dr. Seuss had been a restaurant reviewer, he would have liked soda fountains best, for they are where Pink Elephant punch and rootbeer Black Cows line up alongside marshmallow Rocky Roads; where emerald-bright Green Rivers flow and Banana Boats are launched. Though customarily located … Continue reading Heartland Soda Fountain

Curbside, America

July 29th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1997 Gourmet Magazine Before Ralph Nader, cars were fun. For generations of joyriders, a purring V-8 was a vehicle for play and pleasure. “Companion of carefree days” is how Chevy advertised itself in 1950, when few people behind the wheel worried about such mundane concerns as safety and … Continue reading Curbside, America

Dining In Indianapolis

July 24th, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1996 Gourmet Magazine We venture off the road this month for the first in an occasional series of city guides. Our goal is to direct you to restaurants plain or fancy, famous or little-known, that provide a memorable taste of America’s good-eating towns.  Urban renewal has outfitted downtown … Continue reading Dining In Indianapolis

Perch Palaces

July 22nd, 2019 by Lorelai Dunn

By Jane and Michael Stern Originally Published 1995 Gourmet Magazine Northwest Indiana, between the Illinois border and the old steel mills of Gary, is a marvelous place to eat. Before factory soot stained the air and before the flatlands were webbed with train yards, this waterfront enclave was a favorite retreat for sport fishermen, and … Continue reading Perch Palaces

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