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Fireman’s Raceway Pub 9104 Crawfordsville Road.

This joint is a first for us.  The food is cooked to order, but with pre- made product. They use a frozen crust and a ready-made sauce for the pizza. The pizza product comes from a well know purveyor that sells a good product. They also use an independent restaurant supply for the rest of their inventory.

We learned of this joint recently after visiting Jimbo’s BBQ. Actually this was where we heard of Soul Bear’s. The hook to us was the fact they were just blocks from the BBQ and they offered $1 domestic bottles on Wednesday. As for the reason we decided to eat here was solely because of Danielle. She waits tables, tends bar and cooks the food all with an amazing amount of energy and humor. She told us she wanted to go to a Culinary School but was having second thoughts. Her attitude about cooking and tending to the customers is very refreshing. She does everything to the best of her ability which is very exciting to see. That is why we opted to have lunch here. There are several joints that have one person doing it all. Serving drinks and cooking food and they are all independently owned and they deserve some attention as well as a Gastropub.

Staying with the “sausage” motif I opted for a corn dog as my app.

It was pretty dark in the bar so my pictures are less that stellar. For my “main dish” I chose a Stromboli. As Danielle explained it to me she prepares the sandwich the same as a deluxe pizza. Ground meat, sauce, peppers,onions, mushrooms, pepperoni and cheese all on a toasted Hoagie bun. All of the pizza product comes from Delco Foods, a well know supplier of Italian food products. This sandwich was a big hit. The bun was exceptional and the toast was just right. It hit all the right notes and went down quickly. For $6 it was a bargain.

You don’t always need scratch made food to have a good meal. Good product and good preparation go a long way in making a joint shine.
Firemen's Raceway Pub Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

2 responses

  1. I can see what you mean about Danielle. Each Sunday after church, we go to the same Mexican restaurant more for the server than for the food. And we’ll wait an hour for his section if we have to. So hard to find good service. Glad to hear that Danielle treats customers right. As for the food, my doc just put me on a low cholesterol diet, so that yummy sandwich is like torture. I can almost taste it! That combo of peppers,onions, mushrooms is better than the Cajun mirepoix.

    May 26, 2017 at 11:24 am

    • Shoot I have been on a low cholesterol diet for a few years now and I feel obligated to cheat. My numbers have never been too bad but Doctors just need to remind us that they are the learned ones. Now my numbers are excellent due more to statin drugs than my diet. So I feel your pain. Just be patient and soon you too will be able to cheat with few ill effects. Better than the Trinity? That would be a close one.

      May 26, 2017 at 12:06 pm

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