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The Mug 117 Apple Street Greenfield In. 46140

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Now this place is far from our normal turf but it seemed like it would be a good choice for today. It took over for a Drive In by the name of The Frosty Mug,which opened in 1954 but was forced to close in 2011. The owner of local Tyner Pond Farm bought it at auction in 2013 and started selling the usual drive in fare;with a twist. All of the product is local and the beef and pork all come from his own farm.

Their basic burger is a quarter pounder with cheese,white onion and pickle for $2.75 and grows from there;culminating in a triple patty with triple bacon and cheese for $9.50. I started with the “Two and change Burger” for $2.75.

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It certainly isn’t much to look at but it was just what I wanted,a tasty little piece of meat with white onion and pickle.


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I don’t think a shot under the cover helps much;does it?

I also wanted to try one of their dogs. They offer a “Kiply Dog for $3.50. That’s one of their dogs topped with Sloppy Joe meat. They have a Sloppy Joe sandwich for $3.75.

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It was very good. They make the dogs at Tyner Farm and they are excellent tasting more sausage than Ball park dog. The Sloppy Joe meat was a bit sweet; as it should be and made a very nice balance.

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The last item I ordered was the house made onion rings. I was a bit disappointed in these;only because they added mustard to the batter. Not a big fan. Wouldn’t get them again.

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Yes I was slow in eating my lunch;but I had two sandwiches and rings to deal with and Patrick only had one sandwich. Speaking of which he gave me a hunk to try and I was impressed with the quality of the meat. Oh here is a pic of Pat’s naked dog.

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I personally would love to go back and try their Cuban and their pulled pork. And some other stuff but they are so damn far. Luckily they are adding a second place in Irvington; sometime. It was supposed to be open by now I have no idea what the hold up is. They also sell a locally source ice cream. What brand I do not know. I do know they have a sweet corn flavor as well as a maple bacon. Can you image a waffle cone with one scoop of each in it. Ain’t Indiana Grand.

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9 responses

  1. Mustard in the batter? I am at a loss. Today on “The Chew,” Michael the Greek was frying up onion rings, and he put seltzer, beer, and VODKA in the batter. He said it made it super crispy, so crispy you could freeze it for later. Surely they realize the bun does not fit the tenderloin?

    July 13, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    • Oh those silly Greeks. Adding extra carbonation can make for a light and fluffy batter. Beer or seltzer works for that. The vodka prevents the gluten and other protein molecules from gathering into a “clump” making a “tough” skin on the product you are frying. As for the freezing? Why freeze the batter? Just make what you need and when you run out make some more. Of course they know the bun doesn’t tit the tenderloin. I think that is part of their hook. In general they could improve the quality of the buns as they are pretty generic.But for the most part no one is complaining. Trust me if anyone was gonna’ bitch about the bun it would be Patrick.

      July 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

      • You sure know more than I do. I think he was saying you could freeze the fried onion rings but that sounds weird.

        July 13, 2016 at 6:56 pm

      • Yes it does.

        July 13, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    • OOH I just thought of something. When you mix a batter whether you use beer or seltzer you are adding water. The water vaporizes in the hot oil leaving a crust. Alcohol would vaporize faster so if you were to carbonize vodka and use it for your batter that should make for a wonderfully crisp batter. I think. Just had to add that.

      July 13, 2016 at 5:22 pm

  2. Looks good. Not too sure I’d drive to Greenfield for it, but maybe if I was out there already 🙂

    July 13, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    • For sure. That is why I was willing to wait for the one in Irvington to open but Pat couldn’t wait. Actually it was a pleasant drive;part Interstate and part US 40.

      July 15, 2016 at 2:32 pm

      • Ah, I remember it well. It’s so changed out there now. Why, I remember when it was just farm land…

        July 15, 2016 at 6:13 pm

      • Oh yes; farmland. I remember a time before Washington Square when Mitthoeffer and Washington Street was a two way stop and Mitthoeffer wasn’t even paved North of 21st Street. Change may be inevitable but it ain’t always pleasant.

        July 16, 2016 at 7:43 am

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