eating indie in indy

Sister’s Place 215 Terrace Ave.

I am sure lots of folks were disappointed when this place closed several moths ago. Well now, after a change in ownership and extensive re-modeling they have re-opened.

I have eaten there pre-blog days and have never had a bad meal. I am happy to say that trend continues.

At the old place it was typical to order pie before ordering anything else. Pie was very popular and it was not uncommon for it to be sold out during lunch. We continued that tradition today.

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That is pecan pie. Pat wanted that as a palate cleanser. I was slow in taking the shot, as you can see. I was able to get a couple of bites and it was excellent. Buttery, rich and sweet. A great pie.

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It’s at this point I would post a shot of Pat’s lunch. Well I was late once again. It has been awhile since I’ve done this. I took a shot anyway.

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I enjoy good liver and onions and I invariably order them when ever I see it on a menu. Knowing that more than likely that I will probably be disappointed. The liver is over cooked and the onions under cooked.

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Yeah I did it again. The plate looked a lot better when it first came out. The plate lunch came with potato choice and VOD and a roll with butter. They don’t have bakers until the evening, so my choices were instant mashed with mix brown gravy or french fries. The veggie was California Blend. That misnamed mix of broccoli, cauliflower and carrot that you can always find in your grocers freezer case.

My taters and gravy were adequate. Well prepared and tasty. The veggies were what you might expect, providing texture if not flavor. As for the liver and onions is was by far the best I have had in a restaurant in Indianapolis. Of course the list of joints around here that offer it is a short one. That doesn’t detract from the fact this liver was nicely done, as were the onions. They did the job they were supposed to do. A little sweet and a little crunch. The roll they offer was your everyday fluffy hunk of white bread. Good for sopping, one of my favorite things. They do provide real butter which is always a treat. All in all I would eat it again, instant potatoes,frozen veggies and all. After ordering I checked out the desert case, something Pat did upon entering.

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They offer more than pie as you can see. Any picture I took of the rest of the case didn’t work out. The glass reflected too much light. I did get a nice shot of the piece of Coconut Cream I ordered.

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This pie was really good. I am not even going to try to give any more description than that. They do not make any of the desserts in-house. I was told that they buy them from the Chicago Pie Company. When I googled it I came up with this http://www.hoosiermamapie.com/

If that’s the right place it must be destiny. The prices are excellent. Both plates were $8.95 and the pie was $3.00. So you can still get great food on Terrace Avenue, and it won’t break your budget.

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4 responses

  1. Lord, I do love pie. I’d never heard of the term California Blend. I don’t see a lot of liver and onions on menus. I can only think of one place that serves it. It sure looks good. Cute eyeballs on those desserts!

    November 1, 2014 at 10:33 am

    • All the time I lived in Cali,neither have I. I think it was a marketing ploy by the frozen food industry to make Midwesterners think they are getting an exotic side. It’s all too common around here. You’re right about liver and onions. It’s not real prevalent anywhere. Thirty or so years ago it was a different story. I still like it. I don’t make it at home too often because the woman I live with likes it raw with salt. I like tartar, sushi and kibbeh niyah,but I draw the line at raw beef liver. I’ll be back for the pie and to eat some of those cute little eyeballs.

      November 1, 2014 at 12:19 pm

  2. YUM! Liver and onions. Oh, what a wonderful dish. In a family of four kids I was the only one who gobbled that up when it was served. All my siblings would casually excuse themselves to the bathroom during the meal. And frequently.
    There’s a fantastic French bistro about 40 minutes from me that does the best calf’s liver and onions I’ve ever tasted. The demi glaze is truly astonishing. Forget the leftover pot roast–I’m heading over for a taste of France for lunch.
    And boy oh boy, do those pies look awesome. I’m super picky about pecan pie. I just can’t seem to find many that aren’t made into gelatinous gunk. I want sticky and gooey.
    Well, I suppose tis the season to practice that little recipe, right?
    Cheers, Benson.

    November 2, 2014 at 12:08 pm

    • I have always been a fan of liver and onions. I hardly ever make it at home because the woman I live with insists on eating it raw with salt. I am sure part of my delight with this joint was relief that the liver did not come out like shoe leather. Now I have to go get some liver and lock that woman in her bathroom. Enjoy your lunch.

      November 2, 2014 at 12:19 pm

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