Friday, August 19, 2011


Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue. Sweet Baby Ray's
We stopped in at Sweet Baby Ray's the other day for a quick lunch.
A Half Slab, Sausage and Burnt Ends, with Cole-slaw a corn muffin and cheesy grits.
The ribs were very good, the sausage was good, the cheesy grits were good and the corn muffin was very good.
Barbecue Nachos with pulled chicken-
Loaded with lettuce, black beans, corn, red onions, diced tomato, jalapenos, green chile sauce and pepperjack cheese. Can also get with pulled pork.

These were very good. The place was very nice and clean. The staff there were friendly and helpful.

It's great for grabbing a quick lunch when your on the go.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Our Indy Trip

My husband surprised me with a weekend trip to Indianapolis. We had a great time and checked out a lot of food places.

First stop: Triple XXX Family Restaurant in West Lafayette, IN Triple X
This was on DDD and they are known for their burgers.
Peanut-butter Burger and Triple XXX Root-beer.
Fried Potatoes, scrambled eggs, Chicken breast with biscuits. The biscuits were fabulous!

Stop 2: Bub's Burgers & Ice Cream in Indianapolis. Bub's Burgers
This was on Man vs Food for the Big Ugly Burger Challenge, 4, 1 & 1/2 lb burgers.

We were had just eaten and always have more places to go so, we had Ice-cream here. Very good.

Stop 3: Jersey's Cafe in Carmel, IN Jersey's Cafe
A DDD restaurant, serving 33 different types of cheese steak.
A Philly Cheese Steak with Cheese Whiz.
 Gooey & Messy & Good.
The Badda Bing- chicken, marinara, provolone, tomato, onion, lettuce & Italian dressing.

Stop 4: Zydeco's New Orleans Grill, a Cajun place in from DDD but has not aired yet. 
Garlic Soup, very good and creamy.
Crawfish Etouffee- very good.
Crawfish Po Boy and Potato Salad.
Chicken Po Boy.
They had some good beer here too.

Oliver Winery, Bloomington, IN Oliver Winery
We went and did a wine tasting here. They are free and the place is very nice. Great staff and a beautiful place to take a bottle of wine and walk around the pond or have a picnic.
We had a very nice time.

The Tamale Place another DDD. The Tamale Place
I love tamales, my husband not so much. After eating here he said "they were great, the best tamales he has ever had"

Word of advice if you are going here get there when they open or better yet call ahead and place your order. They will hold them for you. First time we went there around 4pm they were sold out. Next time we got there around 11:40am, they open at 11:00, and a lot were already gone!
They come wrapped ether in corn husks or banana leaves.
Chipotle Beef Tamale with chips.
Black Bean and Cheese and a Veggie with Green Sauce.
They were Fantastic! Extremely moist and delicious.

Next stop: 3 Sister's Cafe in Indy. Another DDD gem. 3 Sister's Cafe
We sat out on the porch.
Sounds intriguing.
Fresh Berry Corn Cakes with Lemon Curd- Fantastic!
The lemon curd takes it to a whole different level.
Fish Tacos- fresh grilled fish with guacamole, chili mayo and their green chili sauce.
The fish was excellent in flavor and preparation. The chili mayo was very good.

Blueberry Goat cheese Pie. Fan Freakin Tastic!

Final stop of our trip Sky Line Chili
They were on Food Wars, they serve spaghetti with chili and other things on it, Its a Cincinnati thing.
The 5 Way- spaghetti with chili, beans, onions and cheese.

We had a very fun time, ate a lot and still didn't get to all the Food TV places. I am very glad my hubby surprised me with this trip!