eating indie in indy

Batters 5543 E. Washington Street

Well there is another new joint in Irvington. A self-described pancake house that serves breakfast all day. I hope this place lasts longer than the 2 previous tenants. If they don’t survive it won’t be because the food isn’t good or the prices are too high. Most of the dishes are in the $6 to $7 niche with specials going for $9 with soup or salad included. As for the quality of their fare the items we had were top-notch.

I opted for breakfast as well. For me it was “Bases Loaded” (?) for $7; the same as Pat’s omelet. Mine was biscuits and gravy with 2 eggs and 2 bacon or sausage.

I was quite impressed. I believe I have tried every biscuit and gravy in town and I think that Downtown Olly’s does it best. Now I may have to reconsider that proposition. The first bite was loaded with sausage flavor and a hint of bacon fat, as though bacon fat was used in the making of the roux. It could have been from the bacon on the side but what ever it was I hope they do it every time. The gravy had a very creamy quality that most country gravies don’t have. It was an excellent dish and bargain priced at 7 bucks.

The only thing I would do differently is order a side of toast to sop up all the gravy and egg yolk. I was able to used Pat’s crust from his toast so none of it went to waste. I think I will be back again. They do list their specials on Facebook so I am keeping my eye open for liver and onions. I have it on good authority they do a respectable job with that diner classic.



6 responses

  1. It’s amazing how hard it is to find a good gravy for biscuits and gravy. You’re right that bacon fat being used in the making of the roux helps. Sometimes all it needs is just some more pepper but it’s nice with sausage chunks. Who wouldn’t want a yummy breakfast like that?

    December 13, 2017 at 10:03 am

    • I know a good milk gravy should be standard fare in any cooks cookbook. I like to add bacon pieces and a touch of crushed red pepper to mine. I don’t make it too often because I always make enough for an army and feel compelled to eat it all. You are so right that breakfast is perfect for temps in the 20’s.

      December 13, 2017 at 10:15 am

      • LOL I wouldn’t be able to waste any either. You’re making me hungry for bacon and eggs!

        December 13, 2017 at 10:19 am

      • That is the nice thing about being an “adult”. you can eat whatever you want whenever you want it..\ So go for it.

        December 13, 2017 at 10:25 am

  2. Gawd I love breakfast foods! I’m full, really, really full, and still, I wanna nibble on these plates! Can’t wait for breakfast now.
    I’m with you on the toast to sop up, too! 🙂

    December 24, 2017 at 11:04 pm

    • With gravy and yolk sopping is mandatory. I could eat breakfast foods 24/7.

      December 25, 2017 at 9:07 am

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