Did you shop at the Broadbent Ham store?
I wanted to try the tamales, but I didn’t feel I had the appetite for them. For sides at Doe’s Eat Place, we had a starter salad, and french fries and steamed vegetables. The fries were sturdy and greasy. The salad was basically just a salad, though the lemon vinaigrette dressing was nice. The vegetables had completely escaped my memory until I looked back at my pictures; I don’t think they were distinctive.
Ralph, I was glad to meet you and Lori and am glad you had the time to let me take you around the area.
With the writing quality of this report, you have elevated yourselves into the pantheon of personages on this site that other roadfooders will be looking forward to when you issue further reports of gastronomic excellence.
As for Heaton’s, I’m not surprised. My experience in that part of the state has rarely turned up barbecue with the flavor impact that say, Peak Bros. or Moonlite, have on the tongue. I have not been to Jewell’s yet, but it won’t be much longer.
The Stern’s wrote up the General Butler S P Inn in one of the earlier Roadfood Books.
Al, is the restaurant there still open?
Thanks for the fine trip report. You have a gift for food description. Did you try any of the sides at Doe’s Eat Place, like the shrimp or the tamales?
In all the times I have eaten at Young’s Jersey Dairy, I never did eat at Golden Jersey Inn, though I was curious. Those chicken and dumplings sound terrific!
Nice job, Ralph ! Y’all come back, y’hear.
Our last stop on the trip was Young’s Jersey Dairy in Yellow Springs, Ohio. Young’s is a dairy farm that has added a lot of things to draw tourists: an ice cream stand, a restaurant, a miniature golf course, a petting zoo, a hay ride and corn maze (in season), and so forth.
I’d hoped to get there in time to play miniature golf, but we didn’t feel we had time for mini golf as well as dinner and the drive home. So we went to the Golden Jersey Inn.
Instead of a basket of bread, they brought us dishes of coleslaw, apple sauce, and sweet potato bread. The coleslaw was not special, but the apple sauce was excellent, with a touch of cinnamon enhancing the apple flavors. The sweet potato bread was fantastic, especially when spread with the cinnamon honey butter. It was so good that we bought a loaf as a gift and a loaf for ourselves.
I ordered the combination meal with chicken and noodles and beef and noodles. I have a soft spot in my heart for thick noodles, and these obliged. Both the chicken and the beef were mild and savory. Were I to choose one of them for the next time, I’d choose the beef; the chicken was a bit too bland for my ideal.
For a side, I got the deep-fried cheese curds. These were surprisingly non-greasy, with a clean herby taste and a texture that squeaked against my teeth a bit.
The big winner of this meal, though, was Lori’s chicken and dumplings. The first bite of this sumptuous dish immediately called to mind a grandmother. Perhaps not my grandmother, who never made chicken and dumplings, nor Lori’s grandmother, nor the silver-haired grandmother we met in Dallas driving a Mustang convertible with the top down–but some apple-cheeked, checked-apron-wearing Jungian ur-grandmother.
As we left the restaurant, we met a little orange cat who clearly considered herself the mistress of the premises, but graciously permitted our intrusion.
This sign shows a small fraction of the dairy-related names that were applied to anything that could be named. The dairy puns were everywhere.
Lori drew my attention to the plaster cows that guided the line for ice cream, and particularly their sneakers and mascara.
I regret that too much ice cream in New England has dulled my memory of the details of our ice cream, though it was very good.
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Just an FYI~~Although you said it was not your first choice in Cincinnati, Camp Washington Chili is not open on Sunday. CWC does have goetta on their menu, though, for future reference.
Lynn’s IS unique, that’s for sure. We use it as a place to take folks who visit and demand something “Unusual”….like Bushie !
Thursday afternoon I stopped at Graters and got a single scoop of Peach in a Waffle Cone (so I could lap while I drove). It was just as you described, the best Peach ice Cream I have enjoyed in a very long time.
Sorry we missed contact, but I am pleased to see you had a good ride. Looking forward to the rest of your report.
Consider dropping south on 41 or the Freeway south- to the Western KY Parkway when you leave Henderson..follow it to Broadbents at I-24 exit 40, then go on to Paducah. You can have dinner there at Does and still have daylight til ten PM !!
It is a bit longer but freeway almost all the way, so it actually takes less time.
Make your reservation for the St Park Lodge ASAP they get pretty busy this time of year. Last week was the big Henderson Blues and BBQ Festival so most of that crowd will be long gone. The State Park is on the east side of RT 41 as you come up the hill from the Ohio River to the main part of Henderson. It is indeed one of the real treasures of the Kentucky park System.
REMINDER- Monday hours for Does in Paducah…
11 AM to 2 PM Lunch
5 PM to “dinner hour” for Dinner service.
You might call ahead when you get close if your timing is cutting it close.
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For lunch on Saturday, we stopped at Mehlman’s Cafeteria in St. Clairsville, Ohio.
My roast beef was very good, moist and tender.
Lori got the stuffed chicken, which I found only okay. I believe that stuffed chicken is one of those dishes that becomes splendid only if every detail is just right. This might have had nine out of ten things perfect, but it didn’t impress me. Both her macaroni and cheese and her broccoli casserole were gooshy and soft, and good if you like broccoli you can cut with a stern look.
Lori got the Dutch Peach Pie for dessert, and it was very good, with a bright sweet peach taste.
I got the raisin pie, which may have been my first experience with raisin pie. I liked it quite a lot; it definitely had the dark deep sweetness of raisins in spades. Both pies had notably good crust as well, staying flaky instead of succumbing to the pastey doom that awaits pies left out for long.
We made it to the convention center about an hour before the dealer’s room closed, and didn’t feel we had time to find parking, register for the dealer’s room, and see any of it in time. Particularly since a drive around the block seemed to indicate that ComFest was taking all the parking. But the parking for North Market customers was open… So we stopped in at Jeni’s.
I got a trio of three ice creams: Bourbon Butter Pecan (nutty and creamy with a definite bourbon kick), Meyer Lemon with Blueberry (cool and tart), and a seasonal cherry-plus-something flavor that I unfortunately forgot to write down.
Lori chose a trio of Strawberry Buttermilk (a great tangy flavor), Meyer Lemon with Blueberry, and Chocolate.
I was fascinated by the sundae offerings, particularly the Mock Turtle and Black and Tan, but didn’t have the appetite to sample any.
From there to the hotel and then to the party. I didn’t hear substantial buzz about many games at the party. I played in three games:
Revolution!, by Steve Jackson Games. I’m glad I got a chance to play this, because SJG had hyped it enough that it had raised my interest–but it turns out to be an auction game, and auction games hit some sort of blind spot within me that leaves me playing dismally and having no fun. I felt so utterly unable to strategize effectively that I pulled out an iPhone dice-rolling app to make decisions randomly. (It didn’t help, but it couldn’t do any worse than my previous play.)
Who Would Win? This was a very fun party game. The premise: two people are each dealt a random famous person, and a judge announces a domain of competition. Each player then has twenty seconds in which to argue that their famous person would dominate in that category. Some examples that I remember: Steven Hawking almost beat Superman at a contest of Massage through an excellent argument from one player. Helen Keller won a competition at Lion Taming through a truly inspired display of rhetoric. Th,20,594338.002001001001001001,6,103190,220.127.116.11
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I’ll see Ralph at the Bon Ton Mini Mart at 10 a.m. Monday morning.
I always enjoy visiting with other roadfooders.
They have some outstanding hams at Burger’s Smokehouse too only they have great bacon, venison, buffalo, smoked turkeys, etc. They have all kinds of prepared food to ship. I have been buying from them for 20 years. They have a restaurant I think but I’ve never been there. It’s between STL and KC I think.
Burger’s Smokhouse @ 32819 State Highway 87, California, MO 573 – 796 – 3134.
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