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Hoosierland Aug 27, 2008 03:08 PM

I am working in IN Congressional District 8 and would love to know some good lunch places I can stop at. Not too expensive. I am from Indianapolis but will be spending most of my days anywhere from Terre Haute to Evansville, including Greencastle, Vincennes, Princeton and all towns in between.

  1. nofunlatte Aug 28, 2008 01:57 PM

    Can't help you out with recs, but you might get a better response by titling this south WESTERN Indiana--Evansville and Vincennes are in the SW (Terre Haute is more west central). Sorry--I'm in the other side of the state!

    1. porkanista Aug 29, 2008 01:19 PM

      I was thrown off by SE as well. You would be wise to stick to exploring the little diners and such. I can't help but want to ask if the P Funk will be joining you? Jasper is an old German town, and about 5 min away in Ireland, there is a place called the Chicken Place. A simple and fun meal in E'ville is a Lic's Deli and Ice Cream.

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      1. re: porkanista
        porkanista Aug 29, 2008 03:25 PM

        I didn't know if you are going any farther north, but a couple of greasy spoon type places are the Apple Tree in Veedersburg (tasty grilled tenderloin) and Short Stop in Attica (burgers and fries.) More along the lines of trashy food, in Williamsport, at the Arni's, you can get an interesting interpretation of Mexican pizza. It sounds gross, but it's tasty.

        1. re: porkanista
          Danimal Sep 5, 2008 09:54 PM

          Trashy food? "Mexican pizza", or "taco pizza", is great midwestern cuisine. It is a refreshing summer meal, but you won't find a good one at Arni's, or any other medicre regional chain pizza place. A grilled pork tenderloin? Its sliced pork loin grilled well. Short stop has fries from a bag, and its north of 74.

          1. re: Danimal
            porkanista Sep 6, 2008 08:54 PM

            Mex/Taco pizza is a guilty trashy pleasure, not really on my cuisine list. The only place that I've enjoyed one worthy of talking about, in that area, is at the Williamsport (only at this location) Arni's. I may be mistaken, but trashy food, at least to me, includes food that is a guilty pleasure. I occasionally enjoy bagged fries, and I always try not to take myself too seriously. District 8 spans from Attica to Evansville.

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