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Brains in Evansville

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jackrugby Jan 22, 2007 05:30 PM

Just watched a re-run of Alton Brown's recent motorcycle road trip across the country. Watched him eat a brain sandwhich in Evansville. Is this really a local specialty and if so can you give a bit more info regarding how they are made and where to get them?

  1. Spoonula Jan 26, 2007 12:18 PM

    That would be from the Hilltop Inn - egg and flour and deep fried (would a Hoosier have it any other way?) - served on a bun. My mom likes it with mustard and pickle - personally I can't get past the obvious... Looks like a breaded tenderloin. oh, and it's typically beef brain. Evansville and the vicinity has good hearty German stock - no doubt one of their contributions. The West Side Nut Club festival the first week of October is a huge - HUGE festival - four block of 200 tents with nothing but food - and not a spec of it healthy!

    http://www.nutclub.org/component/opti...

    1. DavesCheapEats Jan 24, 2007 07:01 AM

      I don't know about Evansville, IN but last time I was in Blackstone, VA (several years ago), you can get scrambled eggs and calf brains at the downtown breakfast joint.

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